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Commercial Underwriting Officer

Company: Comerica Bank
Location: Costa Mesa
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Commercial Underwriting Officer
The Commercial Underwriting Officer plays an integral role in the loan approval process by providing credit decision makers with in-depth risk analysis to make informed credit decisions for the bank. Our Commercial Underwriting Officers underwrite and handle documentation for a variety of large and complex loan requests from assigned Lines of Business. They are responsible for monitoring credit exposure for assigned relationships, including renewals, reaffirmations and annual risk ratings.

Team Structure and Development Opportunities:
Professional career development through assessments, coaching, team building, and mentoring
Exposure to senior and executive leadership
Collaborative and supportive team environment
Gain in-depth knowledge of lending and non-lending products and services, including Treasury Management, Wealth Management, International Trade Services, Foreign Exchange, and Global Capital Markets.
Lines of Business: Business Banking, Middle Market, Private Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Large Corporate, Technology Life Sciences, Equity Fund Services, Environmental Services, Mortgage Banker Finance, International, National Dealer Services, Energy
Team Footprint: Costa Mesa, CA; San Jose, CA; Detroit, MI; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX

Key Responsibilities:
Identify and analyze inconsistencies and inaccuracies in customer data, including spreads, aging's, projections and other financial documents.
Ensure complete and thorough analytical narrative and commentary on requests and provide recommendations on structural enhancements to mitigate risk or help win business.
Evaluate strengths and weaknesses within each credit request and escalate risks and other issues to the Manager of Commercial Underwriting and/or Relationship Manager or Portfolio Manager.
Calculate loan covenants and assist with tracking on complex transactions in conjunction with Credit Support Center teams for assigned relationships. Follow-up with Relationship
Manager or Portfolio Manager on violations and provide recommendation for waiver, modification or cure.
Investigate title searches, surveys and Uniform Commercial Code searches as requested by the Manager of Commercial Underwriting or Relationship Manager/Portfolio Manager. Work with Portfolio Manager and loan closing team as needed to resolve issues.
Process Sustainability
While maintaining a strong understanding of Comerica processes, ensure that Line of Business and self are adhering to proper procedures. Meet or exceed established Service Level Agreements.
Ensure appropriate Record Evidencing Credit Approval Package formats are used in accordance with approved process and procedures.
Recommend process improvements in support of continuous improvement culture within Commercial Underwriting.

Position Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree
Completion of a Commercial Credit Training program or 18+ months of commercial underwriting, credit and/or lending experience
2 years of experience with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Seeking candidates with:
Strong analytical skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Time management skills and ability to handle multiple assignments
Bank Overview
Comerica is the largest U.S. commercial bank headquartered in Texas with a focus on relationships and helping people and businesses be successful. With over 170 years of success, Comerica's longevity is a testament to its strong relationship focus, integrity, and dedicated workforce - more than 7,800 colleagues, who serve as Comerica's ambassadors in the community.

At Comerica, our colleagues are essential to our success. We strive to provide you with the opportunity to grow and develop, both personally and professionally, by offering a wide range of programs that are designed to recognize, reward and develop you throughout your career.

Comerica demonstrates its commitment to the communities it serves through a strong culture of diversity and inclusion, community investment and environmental commitment. We are recognized as one of the most community-minded companies in the nation by Points of Light, earning a Top 10 ranking in Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies, and ranked by DiversityInc - as Top 4 regional companies for diversity.
Costa Mesa
8:00am -5:00pm Monday - Friday work schedule has Onsite and Remote work days as determined by the manager%387008%

Keywords: Comerica Bank, Costa Mesa , Commercial Underwriting Officer, Other , Costa Mesa, California

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