Bank of the West SBA Underwriter in Salt Lake City, Utah
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 working closely with business development officers and/or agents, selling banks/financial institutions and borrowers and loan processors to approve and recommend SBA loan requests from a variety of industries and businesses using bank and government policies. Generally handles loan requests of moderate to high complexity.
Essential Job Functions
Spreads and analyzes business and personal financial data.
Utilizes sound credit underwriting skills to recommend a credit decision, and to prepare appropriate internal and external reports to obtain necessary bank and government agency approvals.
Approves loans within the prescribed limits of individual lending authority. Serves as contact officer on loans that exceeds individual lending authority.
Meets or exceeds all assigned production goals and objectives.
Negotiates, where necessary, the terms under which credit will be extended including the costs, repayment method and collateral requirements.
Develops support information and makes loan presentations to senior credit management, when requested. Follows up on loans submitted whether recommended for approval or declined.
Maintains excellent relationship and customer service with all clients, government partners and co-workers.
Maintains a working knowledge of the bank’s lending policies, procedures, and philosophies toward various types of loans which may include, but is not limited to, SBA loans, commercial real estate loans and construction loans.
Other Job Duties
Understands and promotes bank philosophies, personnel, products, services programs, campaigns and goals to staff and public.
Assists with special projects as needed.
- Bachelor's Degree Finance
- P3 - 5 yrs "Requires advanced knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience. May have practical knowledge of project management.Requires 5 years minimum prior relevant experience."
Strong understanding of small business and owner-occupied commercial and real estate lending as it pertains to underwriting and loan structuring.
Experience in financial statement analysis
Working experience in SBA and other government-assisted lending programs, with knowledge of the SBA standard operating procedures
Knowledge of commercial and real estate loan processing
Knowledge of personal computer software (Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel, and related software)
Excellent customer service skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently, organize and coordinate multiple tasks, and follow through to completion
Verbal and written communication and presentation skills
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 and regulations.
Job: Sales and Sales Related
Location: United States-Utah-Salt Lake City
Requisition ID: 054231