Job Ref: 12766
New York Branch of Prime European Bank seeking VP Level Trade Services Pro to be responsible for staff of 5 that administers the Bank’s letters of credit portfolio, specifically the issuance, confirmation, and advising Standby/Guarantees and Import/Export letters of credit.
Ensure that letter of credit transactions are in conformity with client instructions, UCP Publication 600/ISP98, and the Bank’s credit/ compliance procedures.
Ensure timely processing of sensitive transactions and report to management any unusual or intricate transactions requiring review, discussion and or approval.
Provide assistance/support to clients and corporate groups on technical aspects and practices of letters of credit.
Review daily maturity report to ensure action has been taken by Administrators, as applicable, for maturing transactions.
Approve transactions to record standby/commercial letters of credit activity in ACBS and LCMS, Swift Alliance as required.
Monitor pending inquiries, discrepancies and resolution of documents filed, ensure that all items are actively traced via correspondence with respective parties, tickler schedule and actively follow-up until payment is secured and transaction is finalized.
Ensure amendment notices/confirmations are completed and forwarded to clients or commercial group by the L/C Administrator.
Coordinate clearing/reconciling of open cash items and daily exceptions reported by the CBO Control Unit for L/C portfolio.
Ensure that Letters of Credit file contains relevant supporting documentation i.e. copy of executed letter of credit/ amendments and completed compliance checklist, when required.
Ensure timely disbursement of funds, as required for LC drawings, and record transaction through the Bank’s accounting system (ACBS) for accurate accounting and reporting.
Approve outgoing SWIFT messages for LC transactions and manual wire transfers for payments, as required.
Review and approve letter of credit authorizations entered by LC staff in ACBS from submitted ALTAR Closing Requests.
Act as point of contact for periodic LC Compliance review and provide documentation requested for LCs being reviewed.
Review past due fee report for LC portfolio to insure accuracy and timely presentation for management reporting
Prepare annual reviews for LC staff.
Minimum of 15 years commercial and standby letters of credit experience
Knowledge of UCP 600/ISP 98/URDG 758
Examination of all relevant trade finance documents
Knowledge of all regulatory guidelines i.e. sanctions, OFAC compliance, anti-boycott and others
Knowledge of SWIFT
Spanish language skills would be a plus