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Commercial Banking Officer Development Program Banker Track

Hickory Point Bank And Trust

Hickory Point Bank And Trust

Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Commercial Banking Officer Development Program Banker Track

  • Closes 01-Sep-2024 (CST)
  • Finance
  • Decatur, IL, USA
  • Full Time

We're developing the next generation of leaders.

The Credit Analyst is the first position in Hickory Point Bank & Trust's (the "Bank") Commercial Banking Officer Development Program, which is a comprehensive multi-year experience where new bankers will learn and apply financial statement analysis, credit underwriting, industry research, loan administration, relationship development, project management, and leadership skills to position them for a successful and rewarding career in commercial banking.

As a Credit Analyst, the candidate will learn skills necessary to transition into the Commercial Banking Associate ("CBA") position, which handles commercial banking relationships without designated lending authority. The CBA works closely with more experienced lenders to serve customers and to develop his or her knowledge of loan documentation and credit administration. The CBA also works with Cash Management Officers and personnel from other divisions to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the products and services offered by the bank.

Essential Job Duties:

The Credit Analyst is expected to spread financial statements; prepare Extended Ratio, Cash Flow, and Collateral Analyses; prepare the quarterly M-Track monitoring reports; prepare credit approval documents; and assist with special projects and research as assigned.

After approximately 1-2 years, the Credit Analyst would be expected to understand how to appropriately assess and structure loan requests, have a comprehensive knowledge of the bank's commercial loan and related policies, and would be able to transition to a CBA and will be responsible for carrying out the following duties, with oversight from more experienced bankers:

  • Managing and administering a portfolio of loans; also serving as a central point of contact for lending customers' cash management and other banking needs
  • Handling loan requests, taking loan applications and interfacing with the customer/applicant to facilitate a complete loan application
  • Performing (with the assistance of the Credit Department, as appropriate) preliminary analyses of loan requests and recommending an appropriate response (i.e. approval, decline, counter-proposal, etc.) for bank management's consideration; discussing the credit decision with the applicant/customer
  • Developing new business by calling on businesses, accountants, attorneys, and other centers of influence in the community
  • Maintaining excellent credit quality through careful monitoring of existing loans, tracking receipt of timely financial information, and verifying compliance with financial covenants; monitoring loan grades based on customer financial performance as well as industry and other considerations
  • Participating actively in community organizations and being visible at community events
  • Assisting other bankers with loan closings, loan administration, and special projects as needed

The Commercial Development Analyst would be expected to conduct all duties in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and Bank policies and procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The Commercial Development Analyst should have a bachelor's degree in finance or another business-related program, the ability to multi-task and prioritize, and a general understanding of financial statements. Additionally, in the Commercial Banking Officer Development Program, the Commercial Development Analyst should be attentive to detail and deadlines, have a strong work ethic, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a service propensity.

Training and Experience:

Prior experience and training is not necessary for the Credit Analyst; however, a bachelor's degree and background in finance or another business-related program is required.

Physical Demands, Working Conditions and Hours:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as needed and required, which may include the ability to lift 25 pounds.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time.

Must be available to work when banking center is open, including after-hour events, as scheduled. A normal work week is 40-45 hours.

Who Should Apply

  • Students currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree, with a business major (economics, finance, or accounting preferred) with a graduation date of May or December 2024.

Master's degree candidates are welcome to apply but must have one year or less of prior professional experience.

Immigration sponsorship is not available for this position. To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

The successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen, background and credit check is required.

Hickory Point Bank & Trust provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran