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Senior Issued Guarantees Officer

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Job description

Business type

Types of Jobs - Corporate & Investment Banking

Job title

Senior Issued Guarantees Officer

Contract type

Permanent Contract

Job summary


The Senior Issued Guarantees Officer is responsible for the end to end processing of Guarantees and SBLC’s, including drafting, sending and recording in systems and fees management.


Key Responsibilities:

o    Responsible for the timely and accurate processing of guarantees and associated work.

o   To check client and bank requests for issuance of guarantees and SBLC’s, to ensure legal acceptability, and compliance with the Bank’s standards. To verify client instructions against credit authorisations and agreed client conditions

o   Registering transactions within bank tools, ensuring a high level of accuracy and efficiency in a timely manner

o   Preparation and issuance/re-issuance/checking of guarantees and SBLC’s including Tender Bonds, Financial / Performance / Advanced Payment Bond / Warranty Bond / Bid Bond / Evergreen / Tax /Trade Related Financial, Retention Monies Guarantees, Customs Guarantees etc., (including the booking of our share of syndicated loans and guarantees).

o   Follow-up work on guarantees and SBLC’s including amendments, extensions, cancellations/releases, queries and claims.

o   Communication with other CACIB European sites, FO, Fin Sec/Compliance, Legal and other Banks

o   Claiming and handling receipt of all related fees and commissions.

o   Preparation of invoices to clients, ensuring a high level of accuracy in terms of calculation of fees and production and regular follow up of unpaid invoices

o   Prepare and check issue bank fees from local issuing banks

o   Maintaining excel spreadsheets and monitoring/agreeing suspense accounts at month end.

o   Providing guidance to junior officers, checking, signing and releasing Guarantees/SBLC’s

o   Capture of Guarantees and SBLC’s processing of follow up work and fees in TI+

o   Perform controls to ensure compliance with internal and regulatory regulations

o   Providing advice to clients and Front Office. Reviewing and helping to structure guarantee texts. Vetting/drafting guarantee texts for clients. Ensuring the compliance of client requests with authorisations held.

o    Ensure that all necessary controls and reporting are undertaken on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.


Supplementary Information

Management and reporting

Assisting the Issued Guarantees Team leader with daily processing activities taking into account productivity, operational risk and audit requirements


Legal and Regulatory Responsibilities

o   Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal Compliance requirements, including, but not limited to, the London Compliance manual and the Financial Crime Policy.

o    Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure to be fully qualified to undertake the role. Complete all mandatory training as required to attain and maintain competence.


Key Internal contacts

ITB (Front Office)

FCS and TBS  Middle Office / Account Officers

Financial Security/Compliance


Nostro Reconciliation & Investigations

RPC (Risk)



FTO internal departments


Key External contacts

Major Corporate Clients, other CACIB branches worldwide and correspondent banks

Optim Trade (electronic platform)

ELCY (Electronic Platform)

Komgo Konsole (Electronic Platform)


Position location

Geographical area

Europe, United Kingdom



Candidate criteria

Minimal education level

Bachelor Degree / BSc Degree or equivalent

Academic qualification / Speciality

Educated to GCSE level which is to include passes in at least English and Mathematics or equivalent.



  • Experience of all aspects of guarantees & SBLC work within a similar organisation.
  • Minimum 3 year’s experience of issuing Guarantees and SBLC’s in an international Bank



  • French language

Required skills


  • Good product and systems knowledge.
  • Previous experience in checking and releasing Guarantees/SBLC
  • Good communication skills.
  • Team work: cooperative and proactive
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Pragmatic approach
  • Proactive thinking


  • French language (written and spoken).
  • Other European languages (Italian, Spanish, German).

Technical skills required


  • Specialist knowledge of the different products processed in the Issued Guarantees area.
  • Knowledge of Uniform Rules for Demand Guarantees (URDG) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules for Demand Guarantees ISP98 & UCP 600.
  • Functional knowledge of all systems used in this area.