Settlement Assistant

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Finance & Risk

  • Salary:

    £20000 - £22000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sarah Stott

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Job Summary
This role is an entry level role initially providing assistance for the Operations Team on invoicing and payments.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities
To receive cargo payable invoices and LOIs, check their details, prepare Payment Instructions and send the same to Treasury;
To issue cargo sale invoices and LOIs, send invoices and LOIs to counterparties and prepare Invoicing Notice and send the same to Treasury;
To enter data in Bridge system related to other costs payables and other income receivables and arrange paper work and submit it to Treasury;
To work closely with physical operators to ensure all payables and receivables are submitted to Treasury on time;
To verify Bridge data related to payables and receivables to ensure their accuracy;
To assist Treasury to chase payment from counterparties in case payment is late or missing;
To receive all original shipping documents and endorse them as per documentary instructions;
To perform any other tasks that the company may reasonably assign from time to time according to business need

Communications and Relationships
This role interacts with a number of internal functions including other members of the operations and finance team in the UK and other offices in Asia (Hong Kong, Beijing, etc).
The role predominantly interacts with staff internally, with occasional communication externally.

Must be educated to degree level at a minimum.

Excellent IT skills - the successful candidate must be IT literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
Team player - the role will work with others to get their tasks done.
Excellent attention to detail - must be used to accurate and detailed working.
Excellent numeracy skills - must be confident working with numbers.
Excellent communication skills and ability to develop effective business relationships - must be able to interact with colleagues in London and also overseas offices.
Flexible approach to work - may be required to work additional hours or support other team members during busy periods.
Fluent business Mandarin language skill is essential.

The successful candidate will be with a good degree and possibly at least 1 year working experience.