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Date Added: Tue 02/03/2021

Trade Finance Officer

Cheshire, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £20000 - £25000/annum plus benefits

Our client, a well-established Commercial Bank is looking for Trade Finance Officer who will be located in the Northwich Office and be part of a high-performing team.

Your day-to-day responsibilities:
This role will be responsible for the administration of all operational aspects of trade finance products. You will also:

* Assist with the resolution of corporate customers' queries and concerns, as well as liaising with and providing advice to internal Corporate Relationship Managers.

* Develop your knowledge and compliance of rules and procedures with regards to country sanctions and money laundering ('know your customer').

* Support colleagues that are transacting with other bank's (SWIFT) and maintain good banking relationships.

* Assist with foreign and sterling payments (CHAPS), account reconciliation and monitoring currency risk.

* Issuing, advising, documents checking, payments, amendments, Guarantees,

* Standby Letters of Credit etc. in accordance with regulations and customer requirements whilst adhering to strict deadlines.

* Administration of all operational aspects of trade finance products.

Person/Experience required:

* Educated to degree level

* Technical knowledge of letters of credit, collections, payments, documents checking, guarantees, standby letters of credit and back to back letters of credit.

* CDCS qualification (Preferably)

* Relevant experience in specialism (trade finance) - The aptitude to take on board technical knowledge of letters of credit, collections, guarantees, standby letters of credit and back to back letters of credit. (Issuing, amending, maintaining and cancelling of both domestic and foreign Guarantees and Standby Letters of Credit, in accordance with regulations and customer requirements whilst adhering to strict deadlines.)

* Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word.

* Knowledge of Loan IQ and Swift Alliance would be an advantage.

* Previous financial services experience would be beneficial
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