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Commercial Credit Underwriter I-II

Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

The UW is responsible for underwriting and structuring of credit transactions.  The UW is able to underwrite credit transactions with minimal oversight from the Credit Officer (CM) and also approves complex credit transactions with some coaching from the CO/Commercial Credit Manager (CCM).  The UW leads the credit approval process with assistance from the CCM as needed for clients without CO coverage and is an active participant with the CO in credit approval process for complex clients/transactions. UWs may call on credit clients and prospects in partnership or independently with the RM and/or CO as appropriate. Provides ongoing management and primary accountability for a portion of the monitoring and maintenance activities on an assigned portfolio or market, including a higher composition of complex client relationships. They monitor clients operating performance and financial condition to proactively identify issues and opportunities. They deliver financial, industry, economic and other analysis to facilitate decision making, while also ensuring adherence to credit policies, guidelines, and applicable regulatory requirements. The UW's provide ongoing coaching and support to other Credit team members. They report to the Commercial Credit Manager (CCM) and partner closely with Credit Officers (CO's).

Required Skills:

General qualifications include:

  • BS/BA degree,
  • 5+ years of solid experience in financial analysis, structuring, underwriting and portfolio management in Commercial Banking Loans
  • strong communication and analytical/technical skills, including financial accounting, modeling and loan structuring

Desired Skills:

  • Participate with Relationship Managers (RM's) or CO's to negotiate Credit Agreements & loan documents, as needed.

  • Be knowledgeable of the closing process & timelime for all types of loans (i.e. real estate, revolvers, etc.)


1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 


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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Street Address

Primary Location:
110 N Wacker Dr, IL, Chicago, 60606