Trade Finance Officer (15249836/001) Northwich, England

Trade Finance Officer - £20,000-£25,000 – Northwich – Permanent

The Company
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established bank in their Northwich office during an exciting period of growth. The Bank is seeking a few different positions to join their Trade Finance Department. The role will involve working on a shift pattern basis, with shifts between 8am and 7pm Monday – Friday (9 hour shift).

Main Duties:

• 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’) for example.
• Support colleagues that are transacting with other bank’s (SWIFT) and maintaining 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.

The Successful Candidate will be:

• Technical knowledge of letters of credit, collections, payments, documents checking, guarantees, standby letters of credit and back to back letters of credit.
• Ideally Qualified CDCS
• Relevant experience in trade finance - The ability to take on board technical knowledge of letters of credit, collections, guarantees, standby letters of credit and back to back letters of credit.

Key skills:
We are looking for someone with:
• Keen eye for detail
• Ability to work to strict deadlines
• Self-motivation and good attitude to work
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word.
• Knowledge of Loan IQ and Swift Alliance would be an advantage.
• Previous financial services experience
• Accurate and timely data inputting and administration

If you have the skills and experience for this position, forward your CV or call Luke on 07894 757 759.