Manager, Underwriting I

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The Manager, Underwriting I is responsible for evaluating commercial loan requests for new commercial loans including, lines of credit, term loans and mortgages on owner occupied properties as well as, spreading financial statements, processing loan renewals and extensions, all in accordance with bank polices/regulatory requirements. This position must be able to evaluate complex transaction structures and analysis of business and guarantors/sponsors. Additional scope of responsibilities includes performing due diligence and gathering information as necessary to make sound lending decisions. This position will also perform other duties as necessary to support the goals and objectives of the Commercial Lending area. An understanding of the Bank's Credit Policy and outside regulatory requirements is also required.

  • Evaluate prospective and or existing loan requests by: Spreading and analyzing current business/ guarantor financial statements. Have a complete understanding of cash flow reports, financial ratios, trends, etc. Also spread personal financial statements and tax returns and be proficient in K-1's and cash flow analysis. The underwriter must be able to identify recurring and non-recurring sources of cash flow, the property's ability to cover debt service liquidity and assets conversion cycle, collateral adequacy, appropriates of financial covenants and financial reporting ticklers in addition to the ability of guarantor to support the proposed credit exposure. Preparing Dual Risk Rating calculations.
  • Working with the loan officer in reviewing credit proposals for new loans as well as for renewals, modifications and short-term extensions. This includes financial and risk analysis, purpose of loan, repayment sources, collateral, financial & reporting covenants, ticklers, industry analysis, and sponsor/guarantor review.
  • Order and review third party reports such as Appraisal and Environmental assessments. Run credit reports on companies and individuals to assist in the analysis process. Conduct research on specific industries/companies and due diligence on sponsors and guarantors to assist team.
  • Review documentation such as leases, purchase/sale agreements for consistency and accuracy with credit narratives. This requires working with the Borrower, loan officers and portfolio managers
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations, policies, and procedures .


  • 3-5 years of direct commercial loan underwriting experience.
  • Candidates with advanced degrees (Associates, Bachelors, and/or Masters) preferred, yet a High School diploma or GED is required. Candidates with some combination of coursework and experience, or else extensive related professional experience, are eligible for consideration
  • Proficient with all financial statements (Tax Returns, Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Cash Flow Statement).
  • Significant dual loan grading expertise.
  • Proficiency in legal terminology and documentation to ensure approved loan terms are correctly interpreted and captured for monitoring.
  • Demonstrable track record of working under pressure and managing multiple projects with limited supervision
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as analytical, mathematical, and reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with contacts across lines of business / clients.
  • Technical aptitude with Word, Excel and Outlook

About Us:

At Sterling National Bank, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure this we seek talented, qualified people for all of our career opportunities, regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state and/or local laws. Sterling National Bank is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

**All Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization. H1-B and green card sponsorship is not available for any position and we will not consider F-1 visa holders with Optional Practical Training (OPT) who will require H-1B status, TNs, or current H-1B visa holders for employment opportunities.**

All offers for employment with Sterling National Bank are contingent on successful completion of background investigation, including drug and fingerprint screening.