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Lead Credit Review Officer

M&T Bank • Buffalo, NY

Posted 27 days ago

Job Snapshot

Degree - 4 Year Degree
Banking - Financial Services
Finance, Accounting

Job Description


The Credit Review Team serves as the second line of defense relative to credit risk. With guidance from the Credit Review Manager, the Lead Credit Review Officer is responsible for the day-to-day activities of an assigned working group. The Lead Credit Review Officer analyzes and monitors credit quality and loan exposure for the Bank’s Commercial and Retail loan portfolios. The Lead Credit Review Officer makes recommendations for risk rating changes including non-accrual and charge-off through the department hierarchy. In addition, the Lead Credit Review Officer may be responsible for supervising day-to-day operations and workflow of a portion of the team.

With guidance from Credit Review Manager, lead standard and targeted portfolio reviews as required. Independently complete reviews of assigned loans/portfolios to achieve appropriate loan coverage in accordance with established operational procedures and timelines set by Department’s Business Plan.
Independently review and validate the accuracy of individual risk ratings and/or Retail protocol for risk analysis for loans reviewed.
Ensure underwriting and credit analyses are sound and appropriately justify and/or mitigate credit risk.
Analyze and understand financial data, collateral documentations and other credit issues. This process includes analyzing financial data and collateral documentation to determine the borrower’s cash flow and ability to repay debt and gauging the quality and collectability of collateral.
Provide guidance and assistance to other Review Officers on the larger, more complex loan relationships.
Communicate regularly with relationship managers regarding loans reviewed.
Prepare, or assist in preparing, written reports and escalate material findings to the Credit Review Manager.
Assist with, or act as lead, in special projects as assigned and perform additional duties and responsibilities as required.
Participate and/or lead targeted bank examination components, as required.
Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.
Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
Complete other related duties as assigned.

As part of the second line of defense, the Lead Credit Review Officer independently performs assessments and monitoring of credit risk. The Lead Credit Review Officer has a strong understanding of credit policies and procedures, as well as large and more complex loan exposures. In addition, the Lead Credit Review Officer provides direct assistance/support to the Credit Review Manager.

Act as a subject matter expert to provide coaching and mentoring to the staff.
May act as a backup to the Credit Review Manager and may lead team meetings, as required.
May have some supervisory responsibilities to include providing feedback on Review Officers’ work product and process improvement initiatives.

Bachelor’s degree in a business related curriculum and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial or consumer credit, lending, residential mortgage, finance, accounting, audit and/or other relevant experience, OR 9 years’ higher education and/or working experience, including 5 years’ experience in commercial or consumer credit, lending, residential mortgage, finance, accounting, audit, and or other relevant experience.
Working knowledge of credit risk management techniques, credit regulatory guidance, and bank credit administration.
Ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.
Experience with spreadsheet, word processing, presentation and database software.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize to complete work within established timeframes.

About M&T
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever
do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance
your career, look to M&T. As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing
regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development
opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of
careful,conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we
serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future.

Job Posting:  Apr 25, 2018, 5:30:43 PM
Unposting Date:  Ongoing
Job ID: 3DI8V
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