Job opportunity for Payments Reconciler at Barclays Bank

Job Title: Payments Reconciler – 00196499

Organisation: Barclays Bank UK

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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.

Job Summary: The Payments Reconciler will be a member of the Payment Operations Clearing team which is tasked with reconciliation of clearing accounts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Reconciliation/control – 75%-85%
  • Daily review and reconciliation of all allocated Payments accounts/ GLs and demonstrated control of these accounts.
  • Submission of daily MI for all reconciled accounts to the team leader, manager and HOO.
  • Expeditiously follow-up for all outstanding items on GLs. The outstanding items should comply with business rules.
  • Rectify all errors identified.
  • Circulate daily log (error log) for all exceptions identified.
  • Make reversals of all previous day outstanding entries and all actioned by end of day.
  • Print and ensure all extracts are reviewed and signed by Team leader and filed on a daily.
  • Prepare and hand in end of month extracts by the 1st day of every month.
  • Attend to all customer complaints and queries within 24 hours of receipt of complaint and log all complaints for tracking to resolution.
  • Have broad understanding of Bank procedures, policy and controls requirements and put them to practice.
  • Have good understanding of the various payments processes.
  • Deliver high reconciliations  accuracy levels that conform to business policy and controls  framework
  • Work in liaison with colleagues and proactively respond to and seek to exceed the expectations of customers.
  • Attend departmental meetings and hurdles.
  • Carry out allocated snap checks and RCAs within set timelines and ensure no repeat findings amongst issues raised for your area.
  • All soft copy registers / logs are password protected and backed up on the shared folder on a weekly basis.
  • All work is accurately processed as per the set SLA.
  • Proactively take on any other duties assigned.
  1. Team Working – 10%-15%
  • Develop and maintain a close working relationship with the entire team.
  • Maintain acceptable control on the SLAs and maintain effective communication all the time.
  • Actively support Management in delivering effective coaching of colleagues on best practice.
  • Follow up on exception items and liaise with business units to resolve outstanding items
  1. Staff Management-20%
  • Agree resource plans with the Programme Manager (programme) or Senior Project Manager and manage the recruitment of staff, contractors and external consultants, as appropriate.
  • Manage and lead project team, provide assistance to less experienced staff by giving guidance and supporting on the job training, as appropriate.
  • Acts as task manager for Implementation Managers in country as appropriate.
  • Regular review of individual and team performance targets.
  • Delegates effectively, allowing team members to take responsibility for performance.
  • Proactively and creatively develops team’s skills encouraging learning and knowledge transfer and recognising achievements.
  • Identify any training needed to support project implementation planning delivery of training within project timescales.
  • Significantly contribute to the performance assessment of staff undertaking sub-project work.
  1. Relationship Management – 20%
  • Agree the Corporate Retail needs in terms of their running and upcoming initiatives
  • Manage and lead the corporate Retail project teams, provide assistance to less experienced staff by giving guidance andsupporting on the job training, as appropriate.
  • Serves as Lead manager for the Corporate Retail Projects Managers in country as appropriate.
  • Regular review of individual and team performance targets.
  • Delegates effectively, allowing team members to take responsibility for performance.
  • Proactively and creatively develops team’s skills encouraging learning and knowledge transfer and recognizing achievements.
  • Identify any training needed to support project implementation planning delivery of training within project timescales.
  • Actively contribute to the performance assessment of staff undertaking sub-project work.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicants for the Barclays Bank Payment Reconciler Job should hold a University Degree or its equivalent
  • Two or more years business experience or experience leading a team is preferred
  • Computer literacy skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • Skills in bank accounting & reconciliations
  • Working knowledge of the various payment processes
  • Knowledge of internal accounts reconciliation process
  • Good working knowledge of manual and automatic reconciliation process
  • Keyboard skills
  • People Development
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Drive for results
  • Performance Development
  • Knowledge of Flex cube system and processes
  • Skills in Bank Reconciliation
  • Skills in Payments processing (RTGS, EFTs, SWIFT, etc)
  • Working knowledge of Bank products
  • Internal & Office accounts
  • Flex cube reports
  • Call over process
  • Good knowledge and understanding of bank procedures and policy

How to Apply for the job:

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:

Click Here 

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: barclays.uganda@barclays.com

Deadline:  3rd February, 2015

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