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Senior Trade Services Representative - Document Examiner

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Job ID 61596BR

About Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a leading global financial services company headquartered in San Francisco (United States). Wells Fargo has offices in over 20 countries and territories. Our business outside of the U.S. mostly focuses on providing banking services for large corporate, government and financial institution clients. We have worldwide expertise and services to help our customers improve earnings, manage risk, and develop opportunities in the global marketplace. Our global reach offers many opportunities for you to develop a career with Wells Fargo. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you will feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. We are looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you.

Market Job Description


  • Examines documents drawn under import/export Letters of Credit, to determine compliance with the terms and conditions of the LC, in addition to being in compliance with UCP/URR latest version, Communicates discrepancies back to customers using appropriate verbiage
  • Reports irregular items/terms to leadership immediately, e.g. documents quoting restricted countries, OFAC related parties, suspicious goods, boycott related language or transaction flows.
  • Conduct operational risks reviews through Business Self Assessment process
  • Remains current with all trade related rules and regulations and with internal compliance training requirements.
  • Keep abreast of the latest changes on the commercial law/government regulations
  • Responsible for staff coaching and development
  • Assist Team Head to supervise a team of Trade Operations profession in carrying out document examinations on all import and export L/C documents and ensure smooth running of the daily operations and processing all import/export bills documents in compliance with the commercial law/government regulations, e.g. OFAC, UCP600, URC 522
  • Accountable for upholding company vision and values statement
  • Identify and raise risk, control etc. issues in a responsible and timely manner

Market Skills and Certifications

  • College degree or above with minimum 3-4 years’ bills checking, Letter of Credit reviewing and releasing experience
  • Thorough knowledge of commercial law and government regulations governing import and export bills e.g. OFAC, UCP600, URC 522
  • Excellent knowledge of commercial rules UCP/URR/URC latest versions and government regulations governing import and export transactions.
  • Strong knowledge of compliance, particularly BSA/AML, OFAC etc.,
  • Familiar with computerized banking facilities in preparing bills documents to customers
  • Able to work on APAC country holidays during working week Mondays to Fridays
  • CDCS Certification is highly desirable.
  • Good command of spoken and written English
  • Strong communication skills
  • Capable of working independently
  • Strong team player and willing to learn
  • Well versed in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Candidate with less experience will be considered as Trade Documentary Specialist
  • Abbreviations
    OFAC - Office of Foreign Assets Control
    UCP - The Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits
    URR - Uniform Rules for Bank-to-Bank Reimbursements under Documentary Credits
    URC - Uniform Rules for Collections
    CDCS - Certified Documentary Credit Specialist
    AML - Anti-Money Laundering
    BSA - Bank Secrecy Act

We Value Diversity

At Wells Fargo, we believe in diversity and inclusion in the workplace; accordingly, we welcome applications for employment from all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other status protected by applicable law. We comply with all applicable laws in every jurisdiction in which we operate.

Team members support our focus on building strong customer relationships balanced with a strong risk mitigating and compliance-driven culture which firmly establishes those disciplines as critical to the success of our customers and company. They are accountable for execution of all applicable risk programs (Credit, Market, Financial Crimes, Operational, Regulatory Compliance), which includes effectively following and adhering to applicable Wells Fargo policies and procedures, appropriately fulfilling risk and compliance obligations, timely and effective escalation and remediation of issues, and making sound risk decisions. There is emphasis on proactive monitoring, governance, risk identification and escalation, as well as making sound risk decisions commensurate with the business unit’s risk appetite and all risk and compliance program requirements.
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