• Negotiable
  • Singapore
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Standard Chartered Bank Singapore
  • 05 Dec 17

Trade Finance Officer

  • Location: Singapore
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full time

Please view Job Description for details.


1) Trade Operations:

a) To pre-process / monitor various trade transactions are processed in accordance with the applicable procedures and within agreed service standards .

b) Ensure compliance to operational instructions laid down by the Bank.

c) Good control on operational / transactional risks and operating cost.

d) Assist Senior Manager in overseeing the day-to-day operations.

e) Contribution to future strategic direction and processing innovation.

2) KCSA Responsible Person:

a) To undertake periodic self-assessment on key controls to assess the proper functioning and adequacy of existing controls.

b) Assist in coordinating, facilitating and promoting understanding of operational risk and implementation and management of OR within the Unit.

Key Roles and Responsibilities


1) Trade Operations :

a) Pre-process & verify trade transactions according to the individual delegated authority, laid down procedures and standard of service.

b) Understand fully the Service Level Agreement (SLA)

- offered to customers

- signed between the Country Processing Centre (CPC) and Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC), giving full support to achieving it.

- agreed turnaround time for scanning documents to GSSC

c) To ensure all trade transactions are accurately processed ( by GSSC ) / verified in accordance with the customers' instructions and according to the bank's operational instructions, procedures and policies and neither the customer nor the Bank is at risk.

d) To maintain all quality standards to ensure customers total needs are met and that continued effort is made to exceed the customers expectations.

e) Monitor morale and constantly motivate supporting staff to ensure optimum level of productivity
and service standards are achieved.

f) Understand the risks associated with Products Processing and ensure that they are minimized.

g) Ensure full awareness of the responsibilities for

- Trade Policies
- Group Policies relating to Operations matters
- Legal & Compliance
- Operational Risk management
- Money Laundering Prevention / Countering the Financing of Terrorism
- Sanction measures

and timely escalation of control failures based on the procedures laid down in the
Escalation Policy accordingly

h) Maintain good internal & external customer relationship by responding promptly, accurately and courteously to enquiries, or request for advice relative to new or outstanding transactions.

i) To provide ad hoc support to Senior Manager for special assignments (e.g. Country / Group
projects or initiatives).

j) To provide support across the units relative to guidance for transaction processing and training
of existing staff / new joiners in handling different products.

k) To release the alerts in SCSTAR diligently and to escalate true alerts immediately in accordance to the laid down procedures

2) KCSA Responsible Person :

a) To report Unit's OR issues and losses to UORM

b) To assist UORM in developing and updating of procedures, controls and monitoring
plans for Operational Risk Management

c) To adhere to the agreed KCSA plans and timely submission of review

d) To identify and report

- all exceptions on non compliance with standard controls
- all weaknesses inherent in the standard controls

e) To maintain

- proper record keeping on all KCSA related activities
- independence in the conduct of KCSA, i.e. not selecting and reviewing
sample of self-performed transactions


1) Trade Operations :

a) Achieve the required standards for volumes of work and service turnaround timing

b) Maintain quality of work with zero defects :-
o Minimal customers' complaints
o Minimal operational loss to the Bank.

c) Maximise productivity of resources available by multi-skilling the team members

d) Product processing costs

2) KCSA Responsible Person :

a) No overdue KCSA

b) Non compliance and control weaknesses inherent in the selected samples are detected and duly reported

c) No unsatisfactory compliance reviews and audits on the conduct of KCSA and record keeping

d) Maintaining robust controls and monitoring actions.

Qualifications and Skills

In line as above

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