Operations Analyst- Trade Finance

  • Date Posted Dec 15, 2022
  • Location Montréal, QC
  • Job Type Contract
  • Job ID 15449

If you are a self-confident, self-motivated person with a strong work ethic and excellent communication skills and you enjoy a fast-paced team-driven environment, contact us today!

Working with one of the top financial clients this role calls for an Operations Analyst- Trade Finance who will support the team by actively building operations and business services by thinking critically about processes and opportunities for improvement, sharing ideas and transferring knowledge within the team, across the function, and with partners. The successful candidate has a solid working knowledge and understanding of business processes and procedures and should be able to handle the transaction lifecycle of documentary letters of credit, and documentary collections with a sound knowledge of payments.


  • Maintain a culture of risk management and control, supported by effective processes in alignment with risk appetite; adhere to enterprise frameworks and methodologies that relate to operations activities for own area (e.g. Anti-Money Laundering, Anti- Terrorist Financing, Business Continuity Management) – following processes and procedures
  • Ability to analyze, organize prioritize and manage team workflow requirements to meet multiple deadlines.
  • May lead small-scale initiatives related to team objectives and ensure timely completion.
  • Demonstrate proven skills with strong client focus and the ability to provide a good level of service
  • Provide technical expertise in Trade Finance products and practices with their operational knowledge of international rules governing Trade Finance Products.
  • Provide solutions in processing Trade Finance products that protect the bank as well as satisfy the International Trade business of clients by consulting experienced, knowledgeable and more senior team members.
  • Undertake the financial liability of the bank by making daily decisions based on the compliance of the Trade finance instruments.
  • Issue Trade instruments that represent an Irrevocable undertaking of the bank to pay.
  • Act as the first line of defence and mitigate ML/TF Trade Finance risk by acting based on their analytical AML knowledge and act as the first line of defence for the detection of red flags and unusual transactions that could expose the bank to the risk of breaching AML/Sanction policies.
  • Attention to detail with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proposes process improvements and identifies areas of STP

Desired Skill Set:

  • Minimum 3 years of proven experience in Trade Finance Operations preferably with a Financial Institution
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, International Business or another related Discipline
  • Working professional level knowledge of AML and ATF procedures and requirements related to Trade finance
  • Strong exposure to risk management and control focus with a high level of personal accountability and ownership of the role
  • Ability to work successfully as a member of a team and independently
  • Excellent listening, conflict resolution and mediation skills
  • Collaborative and relational work style with proven success in a team environment
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Clear, professional and informative communication style
  • Solid exposure to Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorist Financing, and Business Continuity Management

Nice To Have:

  • CDCS or CSDG Certification
  • Hands-on experience with programming tools
  • Bilingual in French (oral and written)

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