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Bank of the West Senior Underwriter, Small & Medium Enterprise in Salt Lake City, Utah

Senior Underwriter, Small & Medium Enterprise


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

The Senior Underwriter is responsible for making credit worthy decisions on complex commercial transactions to determine acceptability of risk in accordance with the company guidelines and standards in our Small & Medium Enterprise with an advanced expertise on commercial loans.

Essential Job Functions

  • Evaluates all financial statements (business and personal tax returns, fiscal year-end and interim statements and personal financial statements) for credit worthiness.

  • Identifies recurring and non-recurring income/expenses.

  • Comprehend all schedules, notes, and K-1's.

  • Differentiates between cash and accrual method as well as comprehend UCA cash flow analysis.

  • Consolidates related entities and summarizes results.

  • Identifies credit strengths, weaknesses, industry risks, and anomalies that lead to further investigation.

  • Determines or amends applicable loan agreement covenant and monitoring requirements.

  • Collaborates with Relationship Managers on reasoning for a particular decision, answering potential loan request questions, identifying/resolving potential problem loans.

  • Prepares a comprehensive credit summary in conjunction with the Relationship Managers and Credit Manager to address all material aspect of the request.

  • Supports management of the Relationship Manager portfolio by addressing covenant violations, completing annual review/renewals, and identifying opportunities.

Other Job Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Requires 7 years minimum prior relevant experience in commercial credit analysis or underwriting experience

  • Ability to analyze financial conditions, financial statements, and tax returns.

  • Ability to understand business relationships and business entity structures.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals and groups.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge of credit policies, procedures, practices and documentation.

  • Excellent organizational 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: Small / Mid Business

Location: United States-Colorado-Greenwood Village

Other Locations: United States-Utah-Salt Lake City, United States-Arizona-Tempe

Requisition ID: 052265