Credit Analyst - Chatham, IL
Chatham, IL 
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Credit Analyst - Chatham, IL

Chatham, IL

The position of Credit Analyst is responsible for gathering and analyzing credit information on current and potential borrowers; determines the advisability of granting credit for diversified types of loans; assists loan officers in writing detailed loan requests; and attends weekly UCB Loan Committee meetings.


1. Assists loan officers in performing pre-qualification assessment and analysis of financial condition and risk of financing requests within framework of Bank credit culture and current economic and industry trends.

2. Assists loan officers to ensure required data is gathered from customers, internal and outside sources; prepares spreadsheets and analyzes financial information including financial statements and tax returns; and occasionally contacts customers directly for additional information and clarification of data.

3. Compiles data from credit bureau reports and various types of financial statements (Balance sheet; Income statement, Statement of cash flows; Statement of equity; Financial audits; Personal & company tax returns and statements; financial schedules; etc.); conducts industry peer comparisons, and performs cash flow analyses and other such tasks and comparisons.

4. Writes financial reviews and reports; makes recommendations on loan structures and terms to loan officers.

5. Works closely with other credit analysts and Credit Department Manager to effectively prioritize commercial credit requests and complete credit presentations in a timely manner.

6. Informs loan officers when up-to-date financial statements are needed for commercial accounts; ensures credit inquires and UCC filings are researched to determine credit worthiness and appropriate collateral positioning are achieved

7. Assist loan officers in the review and renewal of credit facilities; provides back-up support. Completes ongoing financial covenant and borrowing base calculations related to commercial credits.

8. Checks pledged assets as requested by loan officers.

9. Assists loan officers in verification of funds with mortgage companies and contractors.

10. Develops knowledge of financial industry, economy, market conditions, rates, vendors and competition. Remains informed of applicable industry and rate fluctuations.

11. May represent the Bank in various community, civic, and community reinvestment functions to further enhance the Bank's image and develop additional business.

12. Reinforces the application of superior customer service through his or her own example along with appropriate follow through with involved customers and employees.

13. Assists in providing deposit and loan account ratings for loan officers.

14. Updates and corresponds with legal counsel and collectors on workouts, bankruptcies, and charge-offs to ensure all possible precautionary actions or measures are taken.

15. Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values; accepts responsibility for own actions.

16. Demonstrates knowledge of and adherence to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes working environment free of harassment of any type; builds a diverse workforce and supports affirmative action.

17. Assures compliance with all Bank policies, procedures and processes, and all applicable state and federal banking laws, rules and regulations; adheres to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) responsibilities that are specific to the position.

18. Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports the Bank's goals and values; benefits the Bank through outside activities.

19. Performs the position safely, without endangering the health or safety to themselves or others and will be expected to report potentially unsafe conditions. The employee shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations and orders issued pursuant to the OSHA Act of 1970, which are applicable to one's own actions and conduct.


The position of Credit Analyst performs duties specific to the position and other functions as assigned.


The position of Credit Analyst is not responsible for the supervision of any employee(s).


The incumbent is in a non-confined office-type setting in which he or she is free to move about at will. The incumbent in the course of performing this position spends time writing, typing, speaking, listening, driving, carrying, seeing (such as close, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and adjusted focus), sitting, pulling, walking, standing, squatting, kneeling and reaching.

The incumbent for this position may operate any or all of the following: telephone, smart phone, copy and fax machines, adding machine (calculator), check protector, scanner and image systems, scanning equipment, encoder, money counter, credit card terminal, typewriter, computer terminal, laptop computer, personal computer, tablet, printers, or other equipment as directed.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

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.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The incumbent in this position must be able to accommodate to reading documents or instruments, detailed work, problem solving, customer contact, reasoning, math, language, presentations, verbal and written communication, analytical reasoning, stress, training, and multiple concurrent tasks.


These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactory manner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

*Bachelor's degree (BA) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Work related experience should consist of a financial analyzing or lending background. Educational experience, through in-house training sessions, formal school or financial industry related curriculum, should be business or financial industry related.

* Basic experience, knowledge and training in financial statement and tax return analysis typically resulting from a combination of education in accounting, financial and/or credit analysis or related areas.

* Basic knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, and Outlook. Prior experience with internal banking software a plus.

* Credit Presentation Technical Writing - Ability to clearly articulate and explain complex financial reporting.

* Basic knowledge of commercial, construction, real estate and consumer loan processing.

* Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures.

* Basic knowledge of related state and federal loan regulations and other Bank lending policies.

* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, and members of the general public.

* Basic skills in computer terminal and personal computer operation; host computer system; and word processing and spreadsheet software.

* Basic typing skills to meet production needs of the position.

* Basic math skills; calculate interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages; balance accounts; add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals; locate routine mathematical errors; compute rate, ratio and percent, including the drafting and interpretation of bar graphs.

* Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to apply common sense to carry out instructions and instruct others, interpret documents, understand procedures, write reports and correspondence, speak clearly to customers and employees.

* Ability to deal with normal problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.

* Excellent organizational and time management skills.

* Ability to work with minimal supervision while performing duties.

* Management reserves the right to change this job description at any time according to business needs.

Credit Analyst - Chatham, IL

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at United Community Bancorp will be based on merit, qualification, and abilities. United Community Bancorp does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other actual or perceived characteristic protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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