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  • Document Collections Specialist

    Job ID
    2018-118957
    Site Name
    TX-HOUSTON-HOUSTON TOWER
    Category
    COMMERCIAL BANKING
    Work Location
    US-TX-Houston
    FLSA Status
    NON-EXEMPT
    Type
    FULL TIME
    EOE Statement
    Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans.
  • Overview

    At BBVA, we are working to make banking better for everyone. That is where you come in. We are looking for smart, team oriented people who want to be part of a first-class workforce that gives people the tools they need to meet their financial goals, all while delivering an outstanding client experience. Learn more below.

    Responsibilities

    Self-starter provided some supervision performing Documentary Collections and Foreign Exchange Currency tasks to support International Trade Services and overall productivity of the department.  The tasks can include but are not limited to reviewing documents, preparing correspondence, data entry utilizing specialized databases, creating reports, responding to inquiries, organizing and maintaining department logs and processing duties associated with foreign currency.

     

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Process, pay and create acceptances of all incoming and outgoing documentary collections on a daily basis.
    • Verify and make payments on all direct collections.
    • Send SWIFT messages on all documentary collections and acceptances.
    • Process foreign currency requests including foreign drafts.
    • Handle incoming correspondence (Interoffice, Facsimile and electronic) and dispense, as appropriate.
    • Work with external resources such as vendors that support the daily activity of International Trade.
    • Create and update archive log for closed Letter of Credit and Collection files older than 12 months and coordinate archive process.
    • Inventory and order department supplies.
    • Establish and maintain relationship with all offices, bank officers, and external customers and provide technical expertise and general advice regarding documentary collections and foreign currency.
    • Maintain an up to date understanding of regulations as governed by the current revision of the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Anti-Boycott Compliance Regulations, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations (OFAC) and the Uniform Collections Rules 522.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of 2 to 5 years of international banking operations experience with an emphasis on international trade service products, and in particular documentary collections and foreign currency.
    • Analytical, organized, task oriented and capable of balancing and handling multiple tasks.
    • High School diploma and some college helpful.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Proficient computer skills including Word, and Excel applications.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of management (internal/external), peers and staff.

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