PURPOSEOF ROLE & EMPLOYING ENTITY DESCRIPTION
Launched in January 2016, Rakuten Europe Bank continues thediversification of Rakuten in Europe and provides financial services to itsmembers.
Rakuten Europe Bank S.A. is a fully licensed credit institutionestablished in Luxembourg and supervised by the Commission de Surveillance duSecteur Financier.
The FinancialOperations Manager will :
Oversee all operations andsettlement of customer related transactions through REB’s bankinginfrastructure, payment gateways, FX and Card schemes.
Ensure timely and efficientdelivery of REB’s banking products and services by ensuring to adequateprocesses and procedures in place for managing reconciliation, settlement andresolution of related operational issues.
Ensure efficient control and management of Financial Operations of the Bank by overseeing :
Correspondent Bank partners :
Manage relationships with all correspondents (fees,settlements, connections)
Support integration discussions (product and connectivity)
Nostro management (reconciliation, accounts, currencies)
Core Banking System (T24) Operations
Booking, settlement and validation of all Treasury activity
Nostro Account set-up and mapping
FX and Interest Rate updates
SWIFT / SEPA integration and control
Settlement and Clearing :
Monitoring and managing impacts of all client relatedtransactional activity (funds flows in and out ) - Maintain relationship with banks / payment gateways / FX / cardproviders
Product Comprehensive knowledge of products and relatedsettlement operations :
Banking Products - Wallet structures manage settlementchannels and issue resolution
Card issuing relationship with Program Manager or Cardprovider
FX management engage with Provider on the product andsettlement cycle
Manage and implement reconciliation modules in core system orwith 3rd parties - Automation and recon efficiency (key for adherence toregulation and timeliness)
Extensive experience on settlement channels and serviceproviders such as - but not limited to : SWIFT; SEPA; BACS; CHAPS; FASTERPAYMENTS; ACH
Identify and drive initiatives to improve the efficiency ofthe Bank’s financial operations while ensuring compliance with applicable rulesand regulations
Create implement and enforce policies, procedures to operatethe business
Define and ensure relevant KPIs metrics and reports are inplace to measure performance and quality of delivery as well as timelyidentification and resolution of issues
Drive the culture of continuous improvement at Rakuten.
Oversee the processes :
Nostro Account Settlement / Reconciliations
Suspense Accounts Management
Clearing Accounts Management
Transaction-level Settlement / Reconciliations
Exception Handling and Processing
End of Day / COB from Operations perspective
Review Hold / Authorization queues Management
Collateral Management (as per marketing instructions)
Transaction Processing Management (third party processors)
Other Third-Party Operational Management :
Create implement and enforce policies, procedures andprogrammers to operate the business
Coordinate of and critically analyze KPI; monitoring alloperational matters.
EXPERIENCE,KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR THE ROLE
Master’s Degree in the fieldof Business Studies, Finance or Accounting
Minimum 8 years of relevantexperience in a similar function, preferably in an international bankingenvironment
Comprehensive knowledge of banking product, payment services,settlement infrastructure
Experience in Core Banking Systems setup (T24)
Experience driving a cross-functional projects / programs in aLean organization
Strong communication and presentation skills
Ability to distill complex operational issues for broadunderstanding
Ability to build a team from scratch and lead in amulticultural environment
Project Management Qualification desired
Fluency in English is mandatory.
WHAT WE OFFER
Interesting and challenging fast paced environment
A chance to shape and build the business and inspiration to make a difference
Open and respectful multicultural environment
Professional, passionate, ambitious, but friendly team
Possibility for professional growth and international assignments
A friendly environment where teamwork matters and were we enjoy each other’s company in and outside work (e.g. Happy Friday Drinks, Pizza Lunch, Laser Tag or Bowling evenings, and, and, and )
Innovative and flexible people full of energy
Friendly team player with a professional mindset
Those who can think for themselves and take action
Willing to work in a dynamic, multicultural and global environment where multilingual skills are a big asset
Ambitious to grow as an individual within the company
Passionate about working in a global company which wants to make a difference by empowering society.
Our goal is to be Global Innovation Company. Webelieve in innovation as a driver of global change enriching the lives ofpeople around the globe and bringing joy to the everyday.
Rakuten,Inc. (TSE : 4755) is a global leader in internet services that empowerindividuals, communities, businesses and society.
Founded in Tokyo in 1997 asan online marketplace, Rakuten has expanded to offer services in e-commerce,fintech, digital content and communications to more than 1 billion membersaround the world.
Since 2012, Rakuten has ranked in the top 30 of Forbes Magazine’sannual World’s Most Innovative Companies list. The Rakuten Group has over14,000 employees, and operations in 29 countries and regions.
Our mission is to empower people and society throughinnovation and entrepreneurship.
Weembrace new and disruptive ideas, the commitment to act on them and the venturespirit that believes in our potential to change the world.
That’s why we wereselected by Forbes magazine to be in the Top 20 of World’s Most InnovativeCompanies in four consecutive years!
This iswhere you come in : Rakuten is built on a philosophy of empowerment whereeveryone has the chance to make an impact.
We believe in taking on newchallenges and driving innovation. Together, we get ahead through success andlearn from failure.
In the end, truly empowered people produce amazing results.No matter your area of interest, we need your spirit, energy and drive to pushus further and help unlock our potential.
If you are interested inbecoming part of an organization that aims to empower society and become theWorld’s best, join the company where YOU shapethe future.
Come and work with us!
English Requirement : Fluent LevelTo Recruiting Agencies : Rakuten does not accept candidate referrals or resumes / CVs from recruitment agencies with whom Rakuten does not have a contract.
Rakuten will not accept any claim for payment based on unsolicited referrals or resumes / CVs.