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Treasury Analyst 2
Ref No.: 18-05609
Location: Foster City, California
Job Title: Treasury Analyst
Job Location: Foster City, CA
Job Duration: 5 Months

Job Description:

The Treasury Settlement Arrangement Services team within Visa has operations located around the globe that supports the timely settlement of payments. This role would suit someone who has a background in Finance and Back Office payment support functions and enjoys solving challenging problems affecting settlement in a critical, time sensitive production environment. The Settlement Arrangement Services Treasury Analyst will be responsible for the review and validation of funds transfer data, receipt and management of related documentation and for liaising with Sales and Product personnel to guide them and our Clients on how best to complete their standard settlement instructions. Initially the focus will be on supporting Visa's Clients across the US, Canada and AP regions.
The candidate will ensure that funds transfer details are set up in line with Visa core rules and policies, in keeping with audit and key controls and which ultimately support the timely implementation of Client's products and services.
A key area of contribution is someone who looks for ways to continuously improve how work is executed and who is comfortable with providing ideas and suggestions for the successful execution of payments on a daily basis. Knowledge and understanding of the various banking formats (EDI/ISO20022/SWIFT MT Fin/FedWire) is a plus. The role will work closely with the various levels of cross-functional teams; including analysts, technical developers, senior executives, clients and banking resources. The role requires a confident demeanor that is able to establish credibility with stakeholders and can navigate complex or ambiguous subjects with ease and diplomacy. The position also requires someone who is comfortable providing education and presenting options to issues in a variety of forms from Excel to PowerPoint.

Key Responsibilities:
Day to Day Work
•Manage complex set up of new and modified funds transfer arrangements within agreed service levels with the ability to keep all stakeholders informed of progress and prioritize own work. Ensuring completion of forms, proper account documentation and requirements are accurate and updated in relevant systems.
•Provide leadership that Includes review and approval of arrangements input by others, ensuring accuracy and completeness and providing constructive feedback for any inaccurate or incomplete data.
•Highly proficient in problem solving of standard and intermediate level setup related enquiries and queries. Expertise in conducting research and identifying the root cause of issues for payment setup or rejections and implementing a resolution.
•Pro-actively liaise with the Visa settlement banks regarding SWIFT or FedWire payment requirements and compliance or regulatory related issues to support the safe execution of funds.
•Prepare and maintain tracking logs of issues and/or other daily-related work, identifying and assigning action items. Analyze and define requirements for follow up with IT on solutions and fixes.
•Experience in prioritizing, planning and completing work within tight time constraints; may include work outside of normal business hours to work through a critical production situation.
•Demonstrate an appropriate sense of urgency in responding to settlement production questions or incidents, including urgent need to respond to all aspects of outstanding payments. (e.g., account closures, sanctions, mandates, etc.).
•Exhibit the ability to collaborate, establish and maintain relationships with cross-functional teams, clients, settlement banks or agents, other service providers and across all global cultures.
•Coordinate coverage with other team members during time-off and holiday periods. Ability to work outside of daily location work hours as needed.
•Participate in efforts to document processes, policies, operating procedures, system guides, forms and other documentation as needed. Provide training session to internal organizations regarding the subject of International and Domestic settlement arrangements.

Skills & Qualifications
•3 – 5 years' experience in a Finance or banking role.
•Banking or payment services experience, knowledgeable of how banking regulations and sanctions relate to the role is highly desirable.
•Demonstrated ability to act as subject matter expert for Visa settlement arrangements for domestic and international funds transfer.
•Collaborative and able to influence without direct authority. Proven ability to engage with internal cross-functional teams, external clients and banks across global time zones and all cultures to ensure compliance of payment details and rules across all regions.
•Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy in entering and reviewing data for complex global funds transfer payment arrangements.
•Knowledge of SWIFT and in country payment systems such as FedWire, LVTS and RTGS's with exposure to foreign exchange products and services.
• Knowledge of agile project planning and ability to create test scripts and perform user acceptance testing.
•Good comprehension of key control environment requirements and experience with various audits (e.g. internal, external, SOX, SSAE16).
•Excellent written and analytical skills with demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft applications (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Visio). Ability to understand and document processes and system flows.
•Consultative skills with the ability to effectively communicate and present complex subjects in a simplified and engaging manner to all levels of internal and external stakeholders.
•High level of organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and respond to urgent issues.
•Helping with additional duties as it relates to the department.
•Flexible and adaptable to change.