Japanese Banking Specialist
Company: Bank of the West
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 25, 2022
**Japanese Banking Specialist**
At Bank of the West, our people are having a positive impact on the
world. We're investing where we feel we can make the most impact,
like advancing diversity and women entrepreneurship programs,
financing for more small businesses, and promoting programs for
sustainable energy. From our locations across the U.S., Bank of the
West is taking action to help protect the planet, improve people's
lives, and strengthen communities. We are part of BNP Paribas, a
global leader supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs). Yes, we're a bank, but as the bank for a changing world, we
are continually seeking to improve the ways we help our customers,
while contributing to more sustainable and equitable growth.
**Job Description Summary**
Responsible for developing, growing and retaining banking
relationships with Japanese speaking customers who own or operate
multi-national companies, and/or with officers and employees of
those companies. Typically works with complex accounts. Assists
Japanese speaking customers with lines of credit, wire transactions
and cash management. Prepares general ledger tickets, account
analysis worksheets and additional clerical work.
**Essential Job Functions**
+ Provides technical assistance to San Line customers by phone,
researching, and troubleshooting problems with wire transactions.
Acts as liaison between multi-national customers and Bank of the
West's Treasury Department for the purchase of Euro's or other
+ Calls on potential and existing multi-national customers over the
phone, as assigned, to develop new business (deposit and fee
income) and retain existing business (portfolio maintenance).
Supports the Bank's sales objectives and campaigns by selling or
cross-selling all Bank products. Identifies opportunities to refer
customers and potential customers to other units of the Bank to
provide services that meet their needs. Coordinates introduction of
customer/prospect to appropriate Bank personnel, and follows up to
ensure their needs are met. Provides product or service information
to multi-national customers and ensures that they receive the best
+ Works closely with Corporate Services, Treasury, Trust, and other
major areas of the Bank to promote the sale and implementation of
complex, financial products and services. Provides assistance to
customers with Call accounts and Foreign Exchange transactions by
contacting the Treasury and Global Payment Services departments.
Acts as a liaison between customers and Bank of the West's Treasury
Department for the purchase of Euro's or other investment
+ Generates GL (general ledger) tickets to reverse fees or
adjustments, to reconcile suspense and IBT (interbank transfer)
accounts. Prepares paperwork to establish day/night overdraft line
or value dated wires. Enters data into account analysis
+ Recommends approval for daylight overdraft and forward contract
credit lines by analyzing financial statements.
+ Resolves unusual or non-routine inquiries to ensure customer
+ Ensures positive public perceptions of the Bank by extending a
courteous greeting and welcome to customers and by providing
accurate and timely customer service; answers telephone inquiries
or directs telephone inquiries to appropriate personnel; researches
and resolves customer problems.
+ Handles daily management of operational account activities and
make recommendations as to exposure and possible risk to the Bank
on customer's accounts wire transfers, overdraft conditions and
uncollected funds usage. Approves checks and wires under assigned
authority. Handles complex operational duties.
**Other Job Duties**
+ Participates in community and business functions/groups to ensure
a positive image for the Bank within the designated marketplace.
Ensures compliance with CRA outreach program.
+ Performs other duties as assigned.
+ Requires advanced knowledge within a specific discipline
typically gained through extensive work experience and/or
+ Requires 7 years minimum experience.
+ May require vocational or technical education in addition to
prior work experience.
+ Associate's Degree
+ Good knowledge of banking services and products required by Asian
owned and operated companies.
+ Must be bilingual with fluency in both English and Japanese.
**Equal Employment Opportunity Policy**
Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to
provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without
regard to any status protected by applicable law. Bank of the West
is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female /
Disabled / Veteran.
Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants
with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance
Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws
**Job:** Customer Service
**Location:** United States-California-Los Angeles
**Requisition ID:** 059692
Keywords: Bank of the West, Los Angeles , Japanese Banking Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Los Angeles, California
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