At Farm Credit Mid-America, we believe people are our strongest asset. We are consistently looking to hire individuals from a wide range of experience and capabilities who have a desire to serve. Currently, we have over 1,400 employees across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.
The Financial Specialist serves the Association's internal and external customers by preparing financial loan packages for system and manual underwriting decisions in a timely manner that meets or exceeds customer expectations. Provides assistance to Credit Analysts in loan processing activities and support for the local marketplace delivery team. Perform standardized and consistent financial input and monitoring for all levels and types of operations. Work in a team environment to accomplish goals.
Provide financial input support for Credit Analysts and Retail Teams.
Analyzing, servicing, and monitoring lower risk and less complex loans
Confirm, assemble, and input financial data including balance sheets, tax returns, income statements, and cash flow statements into the Association's portfolio management database for all levels and types of operations where some interpretation and decision-making would be required.
Receive loan information and conduct other analysis, research and/or calculations, as needed, before data is entered into the system e.g., multiple entity loans, cash flow calculations, income statement preparation, prepared tax returns, and/or specialty input work.
Construct consolidated financial information. Complete After-Close/RCU balance sheets, Income Statements, and Analysis Summaries.
Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers. Respond to inquiries from Retail teammates regarding the financial input status of loans. Successfully communicate with Retail teammates any needs for missing and/or inconclusive information on loan requests.
May assist with cross-training and mentoring new employees and other Financial Specialists. May serve in roles for special projects.
Education and Experience
Two year college degree or equivalent combination of education and/or experience required. Four year college degree preferred and/or a combination of related experience or specialized training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
KEY COMPETENCIES: Active listening, attention to detail, customer focus, dependability, initiative, integrity, oral communication, problem solving, stress tolerance, teamwork.
Knowledge of: accounting systems; loan origination systems and processes; credit practices; credit administration; products, services, fees and their applications to customers' needs; basic agriculture; economic conditions; competition's products, interest rates, and fees; technology; and policies and procedures. Basic knowledge of financial principles and their application to credit delivery.
Skills in: Using accounting systems; loan origination systems; using automation and computers; credit administration; loan packaging; loan document preparation; decision making; probing for customer needs, matching products and services to customer needs; translating features into benefits; interpersonal relations; listening; verbal and written communications; organizing; and problem solving.
Ability to: Be flexible; work efficiently and accurately; identify priorities; be disciplined; work with interruptions; maintain confidentiality; be analytical; achieve goals; accept and implement corporate strategies; demonstrate the Association values; relate positively to others; listen to customers; use FCMA systems and computers; be logical; work under stress; overcome objections; manage time; assess risk; professionally represent the Association.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
A general working knowledge of Association credit policies, procedures, standards, credit extension and administration processes
Basic knowledge of financial principles and their application to credit delivery
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction
Ability to appropriately handle highly confidential materials
Very high level of accuracy and attention to detail
Strong and professional customer service skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to initiate, organize, and prioritize work
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and demonstrate team-building attitude and skills
Ability to use credit-related computer systems and software applications (AgriLytic, Agrinomics, Relationship, etc.)
Proficient in Windows environment using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Internet Explorer.
Limited overnight travel and irregular hours required as needed.
Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the Association's policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change duties of the position at any time.
Here's What We Can Offer You...
Farm Credit Mid-America has an outstanding Total Rewards package, which includes, but is not limited to:
Salary commensurate with experience
15 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 11 paid holidays per year
401(k) plan with outstanding match
Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D benefits, etc.
Fitness Incentive Program
Tuition assistance for employees and dependents
Farm Credit Mid-America is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law.
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