Trade Finance Assistant

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Operations & Middle Office

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £35000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Scott Duerden

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

Our client, a prestigious International Bank based in the West End are looking to recruit a Trade Finance Assistant to join their expanding Operations department.

Main responsibilities will include;

  • L/C Document checking - 1st or 2nd checking within given limits. Registering of documents received
  • Acceptance or Rejection of documents - preparation of notification advices by mail or swift MT734/750. DPB
  • Preparation of Import L/C Issuance and amendments - calculation of charges, completion of folders
  • Preparation of Export L/C Advising and amendments - calculation of charges, completion of folders
  • Expired Report - Take/claim charges if necessary and close files
  • Input and complete transactions relative to specific team
  • Ensure timely processing of SWIFT, telephonic, mail and fax instructions/queries from customers, correspondents and principals.
  • Ensure Ticklers in place with regards to chasing of acceptance of discrepancies/Payments/Queries.
  • Ensure timely chasing of outstanding items as identified on daily tickler/tracer reports.
  • General Job related services including despatch of correspondence, export/ import and collection documentation, photocopying and filing.
  • Swift verification
  • Advising and assisting customers in all matters relative to respective team.
  • Keeping up to date with current AML / KYC and Fraud prevention legislation.

Ideal candidates must have the following experience/skills;

  • Education : Minimum A Level educated , CDCS qualified
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years' experience gained within another financial institution
  • Knowledge of Trade Finance banking
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and interaction skills;
  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good overall knowledge and understanding of banking operations and role requirements
  • Ability to be able to deal confidently with the highest levels of bank staff.
  • Good systems and soft skills including general Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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