Leading Private Bank Based in the west End are looking for a Trade Finance Officer. This is a great role with great career prospects and has become available due to promotion of previous candidate.


Relevant experience in Trade Finance operations

Experienced back office professional with strong analytical skills and a

proven track record in the financial services industry, preferably a commercial bank.

Must have an understanding of the International Trade operations framework of a financial institution and knowledge of general operational policies.

Specific experience in the advising and amending of Documentary Credits and associated activities

Good experience of SWIFT and relevant message types

General experience of Pay/Receive operations, local and foreign settlements, Documentary Collections and Funds transfers.

Excellent customer service skills

Ability to identify, analyse and manage operational risks

Good understanding of Compliance requirements, including Know Your Customer, Anti Money Laundering and Treating Customers Fairly Adaptable and flexible

Independent and innovative.


As a team member reporting directly to the Team Leader, Trade Finance, you will be responsible for your assigned role and will be able to demonstrate:

Ability to multi-task and maintain poise under pressure

Prioritise tasks and resources so as to maximise efficiency and cost.

Emotional stability and attention to detail.

Awareness of the importance of Customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and profitability of the bank.


Below are your specific responsibilities within the Trade Finance Team. This will be reviewed from time to time based on your experience and the organisation's scope of operations.

You will be responsible for the following activities


Advised and Confirmed Letters of Credit

Issued Letter of Credit

Back to Back Letters

Transferred Letter of Credit

Reimbursement Undertaking


Guarantees and Bonds

Bills for Collections

Check content of messages to ensure workability.

Following up with Issuing and correspondent banks on transactions Ensure appropriate internal ledger entries passed.

Ensure correct calculation/recording of tariff for each transaction Advise beneficiary and presenting banks on settlements

Respond to queries and enquiries from beneficiaries or issuing banks. Ensure archiving of all documents on OMS and complete documentation on file.

Process return of cash cover where final shipment has taken place. Produce required MIS on work area


This is a small team and flexibility is required of all staff. Other duties will be assigned from time to time, including:

Advising and amendment function where required

Process first or second check on documents where required

General support to other team members where required.

To support the Funds Transfers team where required.