Barclays Bank UK Careers – Commercial Asset Finance Administrator

Organisation: Barclays Bank UK
Duty Station:  Commercial Operations – COO
About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London. It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million customers. As of 31 December 2011, Barclays had total assets of US$2.42 trillion, the seventh-largest of any bank worldwide.
Barclays Africa serves its 2.8m customers through a network of 573 branches and service centres providing a variety of traditional financial products including retail mortgages, current and deposit accounts, commercial lending, unsecured lending, credit cards, treasury and investments.
Job Summary: The Commercial Asset Finance Administrator will steer , manage and support the CAF sales team and the rest of the front team for ensuring efficient limits management and Monitoring & Control to the entire CAF portfolio for the Bank.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Product Administration: 50%
  • Make sure that there is correct CAF income reporting on a monthly basis
  • Timely reconciliation and reporting of CAF account balances
  • Extract and circulate VAT invoices for customers with CAF facilities, plus, sales & Purchases reporting to Finance and the business as a whole.
  • Ensure that the customer has correctly executed agreements and facility letters
  • File documents with RCU to get Safe-To-Lend
  • Responsible for Debit Negotiation fees from customers Current Accounts
  • Raise LPO  suppliers of Assets to be financed
  • Issue release letters and delivery receipts to customers
  • Drawdown CAF loan on CreditEase, extract the payment plan and Schedule to Master Agreement for each contact entered, plus receipt negotiation fees in CreditEase
Drawdown CAF loan in Flexcube.
2. Service and Customer Relationship Management: 20%
Work in liaison with customers/ suppliers with regards to:
  • Producing and delivering statements
  • Follow-up and retrieval of security documents .i.e. logbooks, offer letters etc
  • Quickly resolving issues and dealing with complaints
  • Forward payments to Finance for issuance of VAT Certificates and Cheques
Liaison with Relationship Teams:
  • Answering queries relating to Asset finance staff & office issues
  • Forwarding Customer Balance Reports monthly to RMs
Liaison with Insurance Companies: Updating insurance for all assets financed and forward policy documents to DSC
3. Compliance and KYC: 10%
  • Achieve operational rigour excellence in all aspects of procedures and processes personally undertaken to ensure green audit.
  • Comply with general Barclays operational risk & rigour requirements e.g. Health & Safety standards and security of premises, KYC and anti-money laundering regulations.
  • Sign customer contracts on behalf of the bank once the contents have been agreed by all internal parties in accordance with current procedures.
4. Risk Interface: 10%
  • Collect securities documentation from customers ensuring that the securities meet Barclays standards and any specific requirements depending on the facilities offered to the customer.
  • Check all such documentation before submitting to the back office.
  • Together with the Relationship management team, conduct annual reviews of existing facilities to check utilisation and the continued health of the portfolio.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should have detailed knowledge of the bank’s sales, credit assessment, account opening and other processes.
  • At least two years’ experience in a Banking environment.
  • A working knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation e.g. KYC, Anti-Money laundering, banking code, service standards, health & safety standards etc.
  • A sound knowledge of the bank’s internal departments, systems & procedures.
  • Awareness and understanding of Barclays products & services to generate leads.
  • Past exposure and experience in presenting technical aspects of banking products in a variety of mediums including formal presentations, proposals, telephonic presentations etc.
  • Preferred
  • Good working knowledge of the Barclays Corporate Banking structure.
  • Prior experience in Barclays core applications is preferred
  • Past exposure and experience in data reconciliation
  • Essential knowledge on Leasing in Uganda.
  • Proven ability in the field of sales and administration
  • Excellent communication skills – written, oral and presentation
  • Good time management skills
  • Good organization skills (especially archiving & Filing)
  • Strong planning & organization skills
  • Good PC skills
  • Good numeric & analytical skills
  • Good networking skills
  • Proven team working skills
  • Fraud prevention skills
  • Training/coaching skills
  • Excellent listening skills
How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
For queries contact us on 0417122453 or email:
Deadline:  29th August, 2014                       

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