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Associate, Trade Finance Operations


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-5750

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse are currently in the process of managing an exclusive search for an organisation, within the commodities trading and logistics sector, whom are in the process of looking to recruit an Associate of Trade Finance Operations.

This Associate will take oversight of all documentation processes, across the management of import and export letters of credit (LC), along with an overview to the drafting and execution of contract agreements; to support both financial and compliance related obligations.

In conjunction, this role shall also link to areas of accounting, collections and fee management, within the overall finance system, whilst also tracking trade flows and managing any financial arrangements with both end-customer and any banking/financing partners.

The Operations Associate shall also be required to oversee the administration aspects across areas of shipping, logistics support and the settlement of payment cycles across all suppliers, vendors and/or intermediary parties, to develop strong financial reconciliations and P&L delivery.


The client will look for a candidate, with up to 8 years of experience, across the operations/middle office sphere, combined with strong exposure to areas of commodity trading and trade finance related activities and principles.

The successful candidate shall be required to understand the full-cycle of operations formalities, linking to LC financing and contracts, along with the requirement for strong and accurate documentation and industry guidelines.

This business will demand an individual whom can work and manage within a diverse role; whereby all tasks pertaining to middle office activities and any accounting activity can be handled in support of the senior management.

Successful applicants shall also be able to demonstrate a strong insight to shipping and logistic functions; allowing for strong controllership, governance and the further development of business policy and operational procedure.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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