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Account Officer, Global Commodity Finance

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About Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (Crédit Agricole CIB)

Crédit Agricole CIB is the corporate and investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole Group, the 10th largest banking group worldwide in terms of balance sheet size (The Banker, July 2022).
8,600 employees in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East and North Africa, support the Bank's clients, meeting their financial needs throughout the world.
Crédit Agricole CIB offers its large corporate and institutional clients a range of products and services in capital market activities, investment banking, structured finance, commercial banking and international trade.
The Bank is a pioneer in the area of climate finance, and is currently a market leader in this segment with a complete offer for all its clients.

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Account Officer, Global Commodity Finance

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary

Transactional Commodity Finance (TCF) is a product line that belongs to Global Commodity Finance (GCF), itself part of International Trade and Transaction Banking (ITB). The main goal of ITB is to support Corporate and Financial Institution clients with the management of their international trade and transaction banking needs.

GCF-TCF provides short to medium term transactional trade facilities and financings to CACIB's clients whose activities essentially relate to the commodity sector: oil&gas, metals&mining, agri products.

Reporting to the Head of Account Officers, the Account Officers’ Team is in charge of the day-to-day activities related to the portfolio, independently reviews new transactions and raises deal summary for internal approval, ensures a close monitoring of the collaterals and risks, provides up-dates on transactions financed by CACIB throughout their lifecycle till ultimate repayment.

Main Responsibilities:
Preparation of daily transactions

  • Assess clients’ proposed transactions versus existing credit approvals with identification and information on variances and advise on mitigating factors in containing the transaction risks/deviations.
  • Perform due diligence on the transactions features and counterparties involved to identify risks such as performance risk, credit risk, documentary risk, compliance risk, etc.
  • Prepare a transaction summary for approval, LGDs, overall client position and summary of outstanding, inventory follow-up report if necessary.
  • Obtain non-objection from other Departments / Authorities as and when required.

Collateral risk management, monitoring on client’s position, documentation handling

  • Update client’s position and follow through the life of the transaction (loading dates, receipt / release of title documents, receipt of export instruments, checking export LCs) with identification and information on variances.
  • Perform collateral risk management ensuring that at all times there is no collateral shortfall.
  • Up-date the Mark-to-Market position in line with the latest credit approval and monitor the overall cash-balance of clients’ current account.
  • Realize accreditation of new warehouse operators.
  • Prepare and participate to Monthly Portfolio Review and Anomaly Meeting.
  • Prepare notification of assignment of receivables, risk cover contracts, RORs, AOP
  • Development of the business dealings
  • Ensure good utilisation of the credit facilities within the approved parameters.
  • Regular interaction with clients, join Relationship Managers for meeting with the clients as and when required.
  • Actively participate to the structuring of transactions such as inventory financings, short-term prepayments, borrowing bases.

Supplementary Information

The candidate should have at least 10+ years of relevant experience in a middle office within a commodity bank set-up. Significant portion of the portfolio would require strong level in Mandarin to conduct market due diligence and to liaise with clients.

Position location

Geographical area

Asia, Singapore



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Finance or related field

Level of minimal experience

6-10 years