Trade Services Officer

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Operations & Middle Office

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Scott Duerden

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Startdate:


Prestigious International Bank based in the City of London, are looking to recruit a Mandarin speaking Trade Services Officer. In this position, you will perform tasks relating to import and export initiation and settlement business, including L/Cs, Clean and Documentary Collections, Bank Guarantees, AML System checking and assessment on trade transactions.

Main responsibilities of the Trade Services Officer will include;

  • All aspects of import transactions including: L/C issuance, L/C acceptances, collections such as D/P, D/A, etc., scan document and send to BPC for their checking under import L/Cs, effecting payment under L/Cs, D/P, D/A, etc., bank guarantees / standby L/Cs and import finance.
  • All aspects of export transactions including: L/C advising; L/C confirmation, scan documents and send to BPC for their checking against export L/C negotiation, L/C reimbursement and collections under D/P, D/A, etc. Double check the contents of delivery documents before mailing.
  • Trade related finance solutions such as packing loans, factoring, bills discounting, forfaiting and funded or un-funded risk participation.
  • Calculate accurately the fees and interests for the relevant transactions.
  • Liaise correspondence in connection with documentary import and export letters of credit for customers of the Bank in line with agreed procedures with BPC.
  • Collate and check documents which have been processed by BPC to ensure Compliant with letters of credit terms and conditions.
  • Proficient checking of payments with appropriate knowledge of Swift rules after being made by BPC.
  • Timely following up of irregularities with customers and BPC.
  • Liaise with clients on matters relating to L/C transactions together with BPC.
  • Assist Head of Institutional Banking in carrying out various trade finance related statistical reports for Management and Head Office.
  • Funds positioning.
  • Carrying out periodical accounting reconciliation internally with Credit Administration, Corporate Banking and Financial Control departments and externally with BPC.
  • Make proper registrations to the business as required by the procedure.
  • Assist Head of Institutional Banking to monitor the progress of the transaction processing.
  • Suggest the upgrading of the working procedure.
  • Filing and archiving.
  • All the CDD and AML checking in trade services and other products lines as required by the Bank's policy.
  • Keep all AML check evidences for audit trail purpose. Must report / escalate to MLRO for potential positive hit or suspicious transactions in accordance to the Bank's AML policy.
  • Other tasks as directed by the Head of Institutional Banking.

To be considered for the Trade Services Officer position, ideal candidates must have the following experience and skills;

  • Expert know of Trade regulations including UCP600
  • Accuracy and able to adapt to change in work flows
  • Analysis, planning and organising
  • Teamwork and communication
  • Bilingual: English & Mandarin. Mandarin is essential for this role.

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