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Approval Officer III or Approval Officer II-Small Business Underwriting

Phoenix, Arizona

Job Description:

The Small Business Lines and Loans team is part of the Client Underwriting and Protection organization. The primary focus of our team is to underwrite and decision Small Business loans, of various types to a variety of industries. Our business partners include Small Business Banking, Small Business Client Management, Risk Management and Credit Management and Administration. Key priorities for our team are effective risk management; growing the portfolio in a sustainable way; systems enhancements; strong partnership with our sales teams.

The teammate in this role is responsible for underwriting and decisioning Small Business loans, ranging in size from $250M to $2MM, complying with all bank policies, procedures, and regulations, interacting with Small Business Bankers, Client Managers, colleagues and clients, both in writing and over the phone, performing well on the various metrics by which the role is measured. As part of the responsibilities of the role, the teammate will develop business partner relationships with Small Business Banking, Small Business Client Management, Credit Fulfillment and Credit Management and Administration.

The Approval Officer (AO) is responsible for underwriting and structuring of straightforward and complex credit transactions with minimal oversight from the CPAM/CPTL. The AO is able to underwrite complex credit transactions with minimal oversight and also approves credit transactions with minimal coaching from the CPTL/CPAM, considering their credit approval authority limits and utilizing independent judgment and discretion to approve loans. They deliver financial, industry, economic and other analysis used to recommend and approve loans. The AOs exercise their own single signature loan authority while also ensuring adherence to credit policies, guidelines, and applicable regulatory requirements. The AO will be called on to take on customer facing responsibilities in obtaining background and financial information, articulating the banks position and negotiating more complex relationships. The AOs provide ongoing coaching and support to their sales partners and other Credit Products team members. They report to the Credit Products Approval Manager (CPAM) or Credit Products Team Leader (CPTL).

This position can be filled as AO III or AO II.

Required: Skills and Experience for AO III

  • Must have Small Business/Commercial lending experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Small Business underwriting, financial analysis, structuring and portfolio management
  • Familiarity with banking regulations
  • Time management skills
  • Strong communication (both oral and written) and partnering skills
  • Ability to work on transactions without close supervision
  • Ability to evaluate business and personal cash flow
  • Prior experience in a high volume production environment

Required: Skills and Experience AO II

  • 3 or more years of Small Business or Commercial Lending Underwriting experience
  • Strong Time management skills
  • Strong Communication (both oral and written) and partnering skills
  • Ability to work on transactions without close supervision
  • Ability to evaluate cash flow

Desired Skills and Experience

  • SBA experience
  • Strong analytical/technical skills, including financial accounting, modeling and loan structuring
  • Proficient with PC applications including Microsoft office (Excel and Word)
  • BS/BA degree

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Full time

JR-20002347

Manages People: No

Travel: No

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Street Address

Primary Location:
1825 E Buckeye Rd, AZ, Phoenix, 85034