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Trade Finance Officer

  • Location: London
  • Sector: Operations
  • Salary: £25000 - £27500 per annum
  • Job type: Contract/Interim/Temporary
  • Date posted: 29/06/2017
  • Job reference: 27067

A new opportunity has become available at an International Bank for a Trade Finance Officer to assist in the processing of the Bank's Letters of Credit.

Duties to include:

  • Login the incoming shipping documents on the system
  • Scanning of shipping documents
  • First and Second checking of documents
  • Conduct KYC on the shipping companies, agents or master of the vessel
  • Tracking the bill of lading on the system
  • KYC on the parties involved under the transactions
  • Taking up discrepancies with the beneficiaries or their banks, also with L/C issue banks and follow up
  • Payments under collections
  • Preparing the forwarding schedules to dispatch the shipping documents
  • Periodic payments under export L/Cs
  • Monthly reminders on unpaid collection bills
  • Reconciliation of cash cover on daily basis concerning Trade Operations transactions
  • General queries with the banks and customers on different issues relating to trade transactions
  • Uploading incoming L/Cs in the system
  • Liquidation of loans
  • Maintaining reports in spreadsheets
  • Back up relief for Operations Officer

The candidate will have:

  • Detailed knowledge of UCP600
  • An understanding of the use of computers in international business
  • An understanding and knowledge of money laundering regulations
  • A knowledge of the internal working of a branch

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