Trade Finance Officer in Lugano

Francesca Albini, Lugano
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Lugano, Tessin
Francesca Albini, Lugano
+41 91 922 21 50


For an estimated trading company, with almost 50 years experience in crude oil and petroleumproducts, we are looking for a new Trade Finance Officer with previous experience, preferably intrading companies to join the Finance team in Lugano.

Follow-up of Trade Finance positions and daily operations:

· Daily monitor of Trade Finance positions in order to check and explain potentialdiscrepancies between Banks positions

· Update Trade Finance positions according to Additional Agreements /Supplemental Agreements

· Follow-up and registration of incoming and outgoing payments (goods,transportation and services)

· Presentation of deals to Banks for financing purpose

· Follow-up of outstanding deals and daily operations

· Registration of deals into positions

· Check, registration of shipments, discharges, purchase & sale invoices as wellas registration of Holding Certificates & Warehouse Receipts

· Checking and instructing release requests to financing Banks

· Daily follow-up of Trade finance instruments for securing payments andperformance

· Drafting/checking Letter of Credits (LCs) and documents for LCs negotiations

· Presentation of documents to negotiating banks for LCs negotiation, trackingstatus of LCs negotiations/payments/utilization/expiry/costs

· Drafting/checking/tracking deeds of surety, Purchase Confirmations,Performance Guaran-tees, Advance Payment Guarantees, Stand-by LCs

· Processing Bank debit/credit advices

· Checking Bank debit and credit advices

· Supporting Accounting Dept. with tracking and classification of bank charges

· Investigation, allocation and registration of financing commissions

· Interaction with financing Banks and other department

· Providing banks with necessary information and documentation (Bills of Lading,invoices, contracts, etc.) for transactions follow-up and good orders sakemaintaining a daily interaction with Key Account officers

· Reporting:

· Periodic Banks commissions reports; Ad hoc reports to middle and topmanagement

· Archiving documents in the system and in paper folders:

· Saving scan-copies of documents (L/C, amendments to L/C, PCO, AoP, Deedof Surety, etc.) in relative folders and support

· Accounting for the correct registration in the dedicated IT system


Significant experience within a trading company or bank active in the CTFbusiness as Account Officer or equivalent

· Negotiation and risk analysis skills

· Fluent in English. Italian is a plus.

· Microsoft Office