Performs closing activities for lease transactions. Responsible for task prioritization, quality assurance, documentation, funding and booking. Works in a team environment and collaborates with Lease Closing Specialists, asset management, credit, accounts payable and tax to ensure that lease origination commitments are fulfilled. Provides periodic status to Leasing Operations Leadership and other internal departments.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Completes funding activities for assigned accounts to meet internal, partner and customer commitments. Performs appropriate due diligence according to Farm Credit Leasing policies and prepares vendor payment requests within authority limits. Obtains additional approval from Lease Operations Leadership for payment requests outside of authority.
Completes UCC filings within regulatory guidelines.
Completes booking activities to meet internal, partner and customer commitments.
Backs up other team members. Performs closing activities for other teams in support of work load leveling.
Performs quality assurance functions. Works with Lease Operations Team to ensure that high quality standards are achieved.
Communicates status to Lease Operations Team and Leadership. Keeps supervisor informed of workload and closing issues.
Actively engages with Lease Operations Team contributing to fulfillment of overall partner and customer origination commitments and issue resolution.
Participates in relationship status calls and participates in on-site visits to assigned accounts to build relationships and improve service.
Works closely with Relationship Managers, Account Managers, customers and lease partners to provide superior customer service.
High School diploma.
Two (2) or more years of experience, preferably in the leasing industry; or appropriate combination of education and experience.
Associate's or bachelor's degree in finance, business administration or relevant discipline preferred.
Basic knowledge of the Farm Credit System preferred.
Basic knowledge of the leasing industry, leasing documentation, tax and closing requirements
Working knowledge of office software applications, Tvalue, CRM, and Rapport
Ability to accommodate varying work and scheduling requirements in order to meet deadlines
Ability to solve problems, and identify when to escalate issues.
Ability to interact with and engage others appropriately at all levels in the organization.
Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word and Excel)
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Excellent detail and customer service orientation.
Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
CoBank stands strong as a $125 billion enterprise dedicated to the financial needs of rural communities. That means we help fund new ways to grow food, generate energy, access technology, and otherwise improve life in America. When you choose a career with us, you make a difference by standing for something that matters. A career at CoBank can offer you the opportunity to make a personal impact on the people and communities where we do business. We also provide competitive compensation, health and wellness benefits, company-funded retirement plan, matching 401(k), and professional development programs.
CoBank will not sponsor a work visa (e.g. H1B, etc.) to fill this position.
CoBank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.