Operations Specialist Operations Specialist …

Cathay Bank
in El Monte, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
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Cathay Bank
in El Monte, CA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Be the first to apply
Operations Specialist
Menu Foreign Exchange Operations Specialist El Monte, CA, USA Req #775 Thursday, April 2, 2020

About Cathay Bank

More than half a century ago, we opened our doors at Cathay Bank to serve the growing Chinese American community in Los Angeles. We helped our customers put down new roots with cars and homes, and we supported their businesses, which continue to sustain generations. We remain committed to enriching the journeys of our customers and the diverse communities we serve.
Over time, weve expanded along with our customers. Today, were a subsidiary of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATY), a publicly held bank holding company. We operate in nine states across the United States, including California, New York, Illinois, Washington, Texas, Maryland,Massachusetts, Nevada, and New Jersey, and we have outposts in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei. Forbes named us the #10 Best Bank in America in 2019. Along with our extensive experience and innovative thinking, we bring an open mind to every interaction and a willingness to work with customers and communities in ways that best suit their needs. Our lines of business include personal banking, home mortgages, business banking, corporate lending, cash management, SBA loan programs, community lending, international banking, foreign exchange, and wealth management.

Whats Next

Are you passionate about a potential career in the financial services industry? Cathay Bank is excited about whats to come for our company and customers. Our employees are the reason our customers can get where they want to go and aspire to whats next. If you bring your best self to work, see opportunities instead of obstacles, and always want to advance in your career, then Cathay Bank may be a great fit for you. Were excited to offer our employees opportunities to grow and develop in their

career journey. We also provide the resources, support and freedom so that employees can best deliver an extraordinary customer experience. Join Cathay Bankand be energized by whats possible for your career!


Following established policies and procedures and under supervision, assists in the areas of foreign exchange described below.


The incumbent has no direct reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Settlement Functions:
  1. Assures the accuracy of verification, confirmation and settlement of foreign exchange transactions.

  2. Investigates outstanding items from reconciliation of foreign currency nostro accounts.

  3. Reconciles and investigates outstanding items on foreign exchange and foreign currency banknotes G/L clearing accounts, nostro accounts.

  4. Check the correctness of daily currency banknote rate before upload to Intranet.

  5. Verify/Authorize all daily FX transactions.

  6. Input GL entries.

  7. Prepare daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for management review.

  8. Perform end-of-day processing of daily transactions.

  9. Performs gate keeper function and reports foreign exchange transactions related problems to Treasury Risk Management team.

  10. Work with sales and funding team in monitoring and solving problem on foreign exchange activities.

  1. Check / sign daily federal wire payment.

  2. Release daily MT300 and MT202 swift for FX trade confirmation and payment.

  3. Create/send swift message to correspondent banks.

  4. Communicate with counterparties for any changes in FX trades including swift code and account number changes.

Other Tasks:
  1. Participate in FX system integrations and conversions and ensure that relevant material is efficiently communicated.

  2. Prepare/Upload DTCC reporting.

  3. Respond enquires from auditors, counterparties, dealers and other departments.

  • Education: Bachelors degree in related field preferred.

  • Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in foreign exchange operations and wire transfer environment.

  • Skills/Ability: Basic knowledge of MS Word and Excel; some knowledge and understanding of International and International Wire Transfer functions; good verbal and written communication skills; good math skills.

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Cathay Bank is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Banks policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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