Senior Payments Manager

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Operations & Middle Office

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £60000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Bethany Singer

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

Our client, a Docklands based Bank are looking to recruit a Senior Payments Manager to join their expanding London Operations. Reporting into the COO, the Senior Payments Manager will oversee, manage, supervise and direct the Payments and Settlements teams, with responsibility for the day-to-day settlement and positioning of all the Bank's treasury deals, assisting with the implementation of the cash management function of the Bank, along with the operational side of all the bank's products offered to clients including but not limited to Current Account Services, Overdraft Facilities, Customer FX deals, Fixed Term Loans, Fixed Term Deposits, Multicurrency Pooling Arrangements, Domestic and International Payments. A high level of familiarity with the SWIFT messaging system is required.

Main responsibilities will include;


  • Ensure Banknotes and FX/MM transactions are correctly recorded for cash position purposes.
  • Ensure all ad hoc cash positioning adjustments are processed on behalf of other departments.
  • Match Banknotes and FX/MM trades confirmations with counter-parties'.
  • Settle all Banknotes and FX/MM transactions in an accurate and timely manner using SWIFT.
  • Settle all Banknotes transactions in an accurate and timely manner using SWIFT.
  • Provide statistical data to Management monthly.
  • Repair all SWIFT messages failures advised by the IT department.
  • Manage queries emanating from the Treasury department or counter-parties.
  • Assist other areas of Operations as and when required.
  • Investigate, advise and resolve any discrepancies with counter-parties in a timely manner.
  • Regular reviews of the cash management and Nostro reconciliation services to guarantee that it is being provided as per SLA.

Current Accounts/Fixed Term Deposits/Loans Administration/Overdrafts

  • Development of effective operating procedures for all clients' transactions.
  • Ensure Conditions Precedent are met by before allowing any drawdown.
  • Process Facilities, Fixed Term Loans, Rollovers and Repayments according to internal payment processes and procedures.
  • Process Fixed Term Deposits and renewals according to the approved procedures.
  • Responsible for processing corporate customers' authorized overdraft and ensure unauthorized overdrafts are closed by client as soon as possible.
  • Book upfront fees and breaking costs as required.
  • Provide tickets to Treasury for appropriate funding requirements.


  • Development of effective payment processes and procedures.
  • Help set up correspondent payments network to ensure the bank can support its customer's payment needs in the most optimum way.
  • Act as the dedicated/first point of contact for all customer payment related queries. Tracking, investigating and resolving payment issues in a timely manner, whilst keeping the customer informed on the progress of their case at all times.
  • Maintain detailed records of customer queries and resolution and provide trend analysis.
  • Releasing the swift payments after verification with the proper support documents and ensure that the payments are processed within the cut-off time set for different banks/currencies
  • Ensure that the swift payments are transmitted properly and the acknowledgement (ACK) report has been countersigned. If the report is not acknowledged (NACK) inform the concerned and return the payment to the payment creator.
  • Follow faster payment settlement cycles and keep track of BOE settlement account and Faster Payment system.

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, ideal candidates must have the following experience/knowledge;

  • 5 years' Treasury Back-office experience within Banking
  • Knowledge and experience of settlement systems and services.
  • Knowledge and experience with Bank Operational Processes
  • Good knowledge of Banknotes and MM/FX transactions.
  • A strong understanding of accounting concepts and principles
  • Excellent communication skills and providing high levels of customer service
  • Experience in excel
  • Strong attention to detail, time management and problem-solving skills
  • Effective stakeholder management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer focused
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • 5 year' Customer Services experience with Payments, Current Account services, fixed term deposits and Loans administration
  • Knowledge and experience of payment systems and services, in particular Faster Payments
  • Strong SWIFT payment knowledge and experience with SEPA and other STP payments
  • Good knowledge of FX transactions/multi-currency account operations

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