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Assistant Payments Manager

Contract Type: Contract
Location: Belfast, County Antrim
Industry:
Finance
Salary: Up to £30000 per annum + very good benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: 6 months
REF: ASH17150WC_1533115508
Contact Name: Will Cusack
Contact Email: wcusack@ashdowngroup.com
Job Published: about 2 months ago
A successful and growing financial services company is seeking a Payments Assistant Manager to join the firm on an initial 6 month fixed term contract, with a view to the role becoming permanent. As part of a global team you will be responsible for supporting all back office functions in relation to international payments processing including settlements, confirmations, reconciliations and investigations. You will also be required to manage the work flow of the team.

In this role you will:

* Ensure all outgoing Payment transactions are authorised accurately
* Oversee performance and validation of all static data tasks aligned with the opening, closing and day to day account maintenance
* Provide subject matter knowledge and expertise, or identify the appropriate team resource to do so, in order to ensure timely settlement of all money movements on third party banking systems
* Build and maintain an in-depth understanding of all banking systems and other settlement processes including swift to ensure that handling of customer accounts and client funds is maintained to the highest standard.
* Ensure team has knowledge of all third party banking systems
* Be proactive in identifying development and training requirements
* Establish and maintain effective lines of communication with Client Services Teams
* Understand and use best practice on the time reporting system
* Understand the process in setting up, gaining authorisation for and releasing payments
* Ensure relevant procedures and checklists are adhered to and completed to minimise risk of errors
* Report any breaches, complaints or errors to the relevant Client Services Team Accountant and Compliance officer promptly

Requirements:

* Min 3 year's experience in a similar role (ideally financial services/banking role) responsible for the processing of high volume/value payment settlements on banking systems (Swift)
* Min 3 year Team Management experience
* Good academic track record
* Can do attitude, ability to cope with tight deadlines and working under pressure
* Attention to detail
* Strong team ethic
* Ability to manage and drive change

When you apply for this 6 month FTC position please ensure that you include all relevant skills and experience to stand the best chance of securing an interview. Please send a WORD CV indicating reference number ASH17147WC in the subject line of your email.




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