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Sr. Commercial Credit Associate - Boston, MA #7545396

Company: Berkshire Bank

Date: 08/01/2020

City: Boston, MA

Employment type: Full-time

Division: Risk Management

Department: Credit

Reports to: Regional Credit Officer

Status: Exempt

Grade: 9

Location: Flexible Location


Perform financial analysis and prepare underwriting documents to support and make recommendations for complex multimillion-dollar commercial credit requests and vendor arrangements. The Sr. Credit Associate provides support for the deal team in analysis, approval and execution.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for underwriting all business opportunities.
  • Communicates and maintains active dialogue with both the Relationship Manager and Client.
  • Reviews financial statements, projection models and all other relevant financial and non- financial data to develop a concise focused analytical foundation for a credit decision.
  • Prepares thorough credit underwriting identifying industry concerns, market share trends, financial trends and other pertinent underwriting issues to present to the approving Credit Officer or Loan Committee.
  • Ensures underwriting and structuring decisions reflect commitment to strong asset quality.
  • Prepares analysis and write-ups for amendments, consents and waivers to existing credit documentation.
  • Conducts periodic site visits with the Relationship Manager to assess management and business conditions.
  • Attends bank meetings when applicable.
  • Ensure risk rating accuracy and compliance with Credit Policy
  • Monitors the financial performance of portfolio companies to include ongoing covenant compliance and annual reviews.
  • Mentors the Credit Analysts and Credit Associates.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and duties as necessary to ensure department objectives are met. May manage the distribution and taking of minutes for Executive Loan Committee.
  • Assists in department objectives by determining to extend credit to complex commercial relationships. In addition, provides analysis and recommendation to conduct business with specific participation banks and vendors.
  • Coordinates with both the Relationship and Portfolio Managers in making recommendation regarding the extension of credit to new and existing commercial clients. In addition, works closely with both the Relationship and Portfolio Managers on making recommendations on business relationships with commercial clients.
  • Ensures compliance with all banking laws, rules, regulations and prescribed policies/practices/procedures necessary to reduce risk and uphold ethical standards related to and required by one's duties.
  • Assist with the completion of various projects as outlined by management regarding the credit quality of the portfolio or other projects as needed.


  • College degree with preference for a major in Business / Accounting / Finance / Economics.


  • At least 5 years of commercial loan experience or general banking experience with preference for working on middle market, ABL and commercial real estate transactions.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of both financial and managerial accounting.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Berkshire Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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