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Senior Trade Finance Analyst

LA Recruitment

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Ref: HP365-301

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

- Processing of L/Cs & non-LC Export documentation adhering to UCP 600, ISBP norms examination of documents under UCP 600, URR 725 URC 522 and INCOTERMS.
- Review L/C at the drafting/opening stage to assist Importer to open L/C and advise necessary changes (i.e. amendments) ensuring compliance with all requirements listed under any given L/C.
- Ensure workable L/C is received before shipment and enter accurately L/C text in computer system (SAP) & generate any given documents under L/C.
- Skillful in negotiating error free shipping documents with banks & discrepancy solving skills
- Providing correct information to prepare full-load port survey reports by Independent Surveyors.
- Engage with Sales teams, Treasury and banks in maintaining policy / approach towards bank securities sought from customers (e.g. L/Cs v BPOs v Bank Guarantees, Standby v Documentary L/Cs).
- Ensure bank securities (predominantly export L/Cs) are requested, received, formats and wording acceptable, and processed timely, such that transactions with customers are not delayed.
- Ensure appropriate competitive L/C pricing from the confirming banks and that this process does not delay ongoing sales, and that actual fees are reconciled to agreed pricing.

Salary:
QAR 25,000 to 30,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

Requirements

Educational Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
- Graduate / Masters / Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Finance, or other related discipline from a recognized university
- 10 -15 years of (international) experience in Banking / Treasury / Trade Finance
- Relevant professional certification such as CPA, CA, CFA, CMA, etc.
- Exposure in a similar industry (Oil, Gas, Petro-Chemicals).
- Good working knowledge on Letters of Credits (Usance & At Sight, Back-to-Back L/C), Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC), Bank Guarantee (BG).
- Good knowledge of L/C requirements of product specific - Chemicals / Petrochemicals / Fertilizers / Sulphur - import country requirements of specific documentation
- Proficient in ERP systems – SAP, Oracle, Business Objectives and Outlook E-mail business communications.
- Excellent business communication and correspondence skills.

- Trade Finance Experience - Petro Chemical Industry is a must.
- Proficient in ERP systems – SAP, Oracle, Business Objectives and Outlook E-mail business communications
- Good working knowledge on Letters of Credits (Usance & At Sight, Back-to-Back L/C), Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC), Bank Guarantee (BG).

About the Company

LA Recruitment Ltd and it's associated companies (LA Recruitment WLL, LA Recruitment USA Inc and LA Recruitment & Management Services Ltd) have been leading the way in delivering experienced, qualified direct hire and contract personnel to the Oil & Gas and Construction industries for 30 years.

We are involved in the placement of Engineering, Commercial, Project Support, Marine and Technical personnel.

With our Head Office based in Aberdeen, UK and additional offices in Qatar, Houston and Malaysia, we offer support to many of the world's leading Oil & Gas, LNG and Construction companies.

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