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Analyst - Nostro Reconciliations**

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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 Credit Agricole Group, the 12th largest banking group worldwide in terms of tier 1 capital (The Banker, July 2020). Nearly 8,400 employees across Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and 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 markets 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 - Operations

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Management position


Job summary

**This position will be under the Employee Referral Program in Hong Kong.

Department: Capital Markets Operations

Team: Nostro Reconciliations



Operations & Country COOs (OPC) in Hong Kong is made up of four main teams:

  • Financing & Trade Operations (FTO) including Documentary & Guarantee Operations, Credit & Loan Operations
  • Transaction Banking Operations (TBO) covering client account operations
  • Capital Markets Operations (CMO) including Middle Office, Back Office and Transverse Operations functions
  • Asia & Middle-East Operations Projects (AOP) covering CMO, FTO, TBO and Transversal projects

Team structure:

Within Capital Market Operations (CMO), there is a service in charge of Transverse Back Offices (Capital Market Transverse – CMT) dedicated to:

  • Collateral Management and Client Servicing
  • Control and Coordination
  • Nostro reconciliation management
  • SSI (Standard Settlement Instruction) management.


 The CMT service is a worldwide platform serving Europe, US and Asian entities of CA-CIB.

Nostro Reconciliations team is responsible for the reconciliation of cash nostro and cash custodian accounts for EMEA and Asia.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Perform complete daily reconciliations of various currency accounts, on a multi entity basis, in accordance with pre-defined deadlines
  • Perform preliminary investigations in order to accomplish manual matches wherever possible
  • Investigate and allocate all open items to the relevant department in charge of its regularization
  • Investigate unidentified amounts with the Nostro Agent/internal departments
  • Chase and escalate open/aged breaks regularly and in accordance with procedures
  • Post entries (charges, small differences, book to book…)
  • Distribute and repair swift messages to relevant department within agreed timeframe
  • Produce daily/monthly reporting within the deadlines
  • Assist Team Head to carry out common projects / global initiatives / ad hoc projects
  • Liaise competently and professionally with contacts, both internally and externally (if applicable) ensuring that strong relationships are forged and maintained in key areas
  • To continually evaluate the reconciliation process ensuring that optimum matching rates are attained and that any negative trends are identified and addressed
  • Assist with specifying business requirements in order to enhance the reconciliation process
  • To actively contribute towards mitigating operational risk whilst performing daily responsibilities
  • Report and/or escalate issues in a timely manner to the Team Head
  • This post will be under Day Shift


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Position localisation

Geographical area

Asia, Hong Kong



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

• University Degree
• Knowledge of accounting

Level of minimal experience

0-2 years


• 1-3 years' experience in Operations/Back-Office (payments, Nostro account management etc.) or accounting will be an advantage.
• Swift messages knowledge such as MT103, 202COV, MT199, MT299, MT950.etc.
• Experience on reconciliation process will be an advantage (ledgers vs bank statements).

Required skills

• Good understanding of the processing of Capital Markets Operations and its organization
• Risk awareness (especially operational risk)
• Ability to communicate clearly, easily and efficiently
• Excellent sense of urgency and prioritization
• Proactive and client-oriented attitude
• Motivated
• Team Oriented
• Responsible

Technical skills required

• Proficient in Microsoft Office


• English speaking, reading and writing (French would be an advantage)