Trade Finance Analyst

Date: 10-Jun-2022

Location: London, GB

Company: Mizuho

We are currently recruiting for a Trade Finance Analyst 


Profile Summary

Process Trade Finance transactions in Operations providing support to the business lines.  Multi task to enable work flows to run smoothly ensuring adherence to all procedures and controls. 
This role has a heavy focus to have extensive technical Trade Finance knowledge and experience, excellent communication skills, detail to attention/accuracy whilst applying HO Procedures, local procedures, key controls and governing rules. 


Duties and Responsibilities

•    Ensure all transactions are processed and settled on a timely basis with priority given to high value and time critical files whilst meeting SLA’s.
•    Ensure all internal reporting requirements are met
•    Identify and resolve errors promptly and report to Head of Department / Front Office.
•    Cross train self and others proactively to create a fungible team capable of flexing to the requirements of a multi business stream environment.
•    Correct use of systems and processing tools.  
•    Adherence to Head Office and Internal Operating procedures to produce accurate work thereby retaining professional image of the Bank and maintain high customer service levels.
•    Support initiatives, strategic planning and projects (as required)
•    Support others across the wider team covering all products to include L/C Document Checking. 
•    Complete compliance checks and further controls put in place to mitigate risks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

•    Deep understanding of all Trade Finance products, Import and Export LCs, Guarantees, Collections, Discounting, Forfaiting, Confirmations, Risk Participations.
•    Commodity Trade Finance experience
•    Knowledge of UCP 600, ISP98, URDG 758, URC 522 and other relevant ICC publications
•    Knowledge on Money Laundering procedures and UK Proceeds of Crime Act
•    Awareness of UK and OFAC sanction policies & experience with Restricted Counterparty Checks & IMB Checks.
•    Microsoft Office Manager Products
•    SWIFT Alliance (MT202, MT103, all MT4 series, all MT7 series)
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills - Ability to deliver clear communication to staff at all levels.  Ability to communicate technical guidance to customers in a concise manner.
•    Excellent organisational and time management skills
•    Sound knowledge of the Banking industry.
•    Strong numerical and analytical skills
•    Collaborative nature to contribute to a successful team performance. Foster the spirit of teamwork and cohesiveness across the team
•    Demonstrable ability to innovate, support change and problem solve.
•    Eximbills system experience (desirable)
•    CDCS Qualification (desirable)
•    EMEA Hub experience (desirable)

We champion a flexible work environment, as we understand the need for people to meet other commitments or simply strike a good work-life balance.  As such, we are happy to talk flexible working for this role such as reduced working hours.  The role will also include homeworking. 

At Mizuho we are committed to supporting equality and diversity, and seek to create a workplace that is fully inclusive.  We welcome applications from all sections of the community that we operate in and from all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientation, beliefs, gender identities and disabilities.  

If you require more information about our equal opportunities policy or wish to discuss any accessibility requirements or reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team – and we will be happy to help. 




Mizuho Bank provides financial and strategic solutions for the increasingly diverse and sophisticated needs of international clients, focusing its efforts on serving major corporations, financial institutions, individuals and public sector entities. A relationship management approach to serving clients enables Mizuho Bank, together with group companies including Mizuho Trust & Banking and Mizuho Securities, to develop customised solutions in areas such as corporate, structured and project finance, transaction banking and risk management. 

With 81 offices outside Japan, Mizuho Bank offers both local experience and the ability to progress careers across its global business network. Mizuho Bank is a subsidiary of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc, one of the largest financial services companies in the world, with total assets of approximately US $1.8 trillion (as of March, 2016). Mizuho London Branch has over 850 employees, Mizuho Bank employs over 27,000 employees and is part of the Mizuho Financial 
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