Operations and Payment Officer - Settlements - German speaking

A leading German Bank is hiring a German speaking Operations and Payment Officer within the Settlements department, based in London.

Main Responsibilities:

Treasury Services:
*Processing of new deals and trade events on existing deals and handle confirmation process:
- Settlement of all Treasury related products (incl. MM/FX, Financial Futures, Securities and Derivatives)
- Swap settlement instructions with counterparties
-Monitor and investigate any discrepancies in confirmations (both broker and counterparty confirmations) manually and using confirmation matching systems
-Maintain and use tracking system for confirmations and chase confirmation where applicable
*Reconciliation of Financial Futures positions
*Handling issuance and maturity of CDs (incl. ISIN generation and WKN requests at providers)
*Fixing of existing products:
-maintain bond portfolio Research & fund pool factors for ABS Bond holdings
- fixing other derivative products (e.g. IRS, CCS)

German Desk Services:
*Process all relevant payments (Swift, BACS, SEPA, FPS, CHAPS, BGC, Cheques) applying automated and manual process steps
*Conduct manual payments
*Investigate exceptions and errors within payments
*Liaise with German Desk and customers to rectify faulty payment messages
*Support set-up of new account from Operations perspective (e.g. exchange EBICS keys, support set-up of GenoCash software)

Branch Payment Services:
*Release payments for the branch
*Input, verify and release SWIFT messages directly from the SWIFT application
*Monitor SWIFT Alliance queues to ensure all messages are successfully sent

Projects and Processes:
*Support department head with implementation of new requirements
*Work on projects and task forces to implement changes
*Analyse market trends towards impact into processes
*Drive process improvement

Job Requirements:
Academic Requirements/Professional Qualifications/Regulatory Registrations):
*Educated ideally to degree level or other professional qualifications (e.g. PMP)

Technical Skills:
*Solid experience in settlement processes of FX, Money Market, Financial Futures, Certificate of Deposits and other Derivative products and comprehensive knowledge of afore mentioned products
*Comprehensive knowledge and experience of SWIFT messages types MT1xx, MT2xx,MT3xxx,MT59x and MT999
*Knowledge of cross border and domestic payments and transactions managements and international payment deadlines
*Literate in PC applications relevant to daily duties (Word, Excel, access)
*Experience of SAP, MX3
*Experience in project management and / or process optimization
*Knowledge of regulatory requirements and market trends in the industry
*Fluency in German

Attitude:
*Proactive and flexible attitude
*Team player
*Able to work under pressure
*Reliable
*Positive attitude towards change
*Strong analytical skills
*Proven record of successful project implementation
*Able to adapt to new process and work in changing environments

Thank you for applying to Euro London Appointments, the UK's largest independent language consultancy. We aim to respond as promptly as possible to your application, however, due to the high level of CVs we receive we are only able to respond to applicants whose profile matches our Client's requirements. To enquire about other vacancies please visit our website at www.eurolondon.com.

Please send your CV as a word document to m.christie@eurolondon.com

Please note that in order to process your CV we must receive it in a Word document.

Consultant

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Maurice Christie

Principal Consultant

Team: Banking & Financial Markets

I specialise in: Recruiting client facing functions within financial services

Languages: English, French, Spanish and Northern Irish-isms

I’ve been at Euro London since: 2007

About me: Originally from Northern Ireland, I have lived in London for 13 years and worked for Euro London for 10 of those. I studied French and Spanish at University, so being able to work with International talent and promote that in the London market was a natural choice for me. When I’m not in the office, I’m exploring what London has to offer. This usually means at the markets or trying out new pubs and restaurants. I’m a foodie so I enjoy eating out a lot. To try and balance this indulgence, I go to the gym and swim (although not as much as I should) and I enjoy playing tennis when Wimbledon fortnight is upon us.

If I was a famous person, I would be: A male version of Maya Angelou – her poems and wise words have always resonated with me

Fun fact: I used to compete at school national level in swimming in the butterfly stroke

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