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Lenders Finance- Associate

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
remote work
United States, New York, New York
277 Park Avenue (Show on map)
May 07, 2024

SMBC Group is a top-tier global financial group. Headquartered in Tokyo and with a 400-year history, SMBC Group offers a diverse range of financial services, including banking, leasing, securities, credit cards, and consumer finance. The Group has more than 130 offices and 80,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries. Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG) is the holding company of SMBC Group, which is one of the three largest banking groups in Japan. SMFG's shares trade on the Tokyo, Nagoya, and New York (NYSE: SMFG) stock exchanges.

In the Americas, SMBC Group has a presence in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Peru. Backed by the capital strength of SMBC Group and the value of its relationships in Asia, the Group offers a range of commercial and investment banking services to its corporate, institutional, and municipal clients. It connects a diverse client base to local markets and the organization's extensive global network. The Group's operating companies in the Americas include Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. (SMBC), SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc., SMBC Capital Markets, Inc., SMBC Rail Services LLC, Manufacturers Bank, JRI America, Inc., SMBC Leasing and Finance, Inc., Banco Sumitomo Mitsui Brasileiro S.A., and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Co., Ltd.

The anticipated salary range for this role is between $76,000.00and $120,000.00. The specific salary offered to an applicant will be based on their individual qualifications, experiences, and an analysis of the current compensation paid in their geography and the market for similar roles at the time of hire. The role may also be eligible for an annual discretionary incentive award. In addition to cash compensation, SMBC offers a competitive portfolio of benefits to its employees.

Role Description

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation is hiring an Associate in the Lenders Finance Group (LFG) within the Strategic Credit Products Department. The Associate will prepare new and annual review credit applications for leveraged middle-market loans, manage upsize requests, and prepare analysis for reevaluation events as needed. These loans are reviewed and graded prior to their inclusion in portfolios of loans that serve as collateral which supports lending to asset manager customers.

Role Objectives: Delivery

The LFG Associate will be responsible for reading various financial statements, preparing spreadsheets, and will also prepare forward-looking projections using SMBC's proprietary model. These projection models are used to evaluate the expected performance and stability of cash flows and the ability of companies to repay their debt.

In addition, this role requires good communication skills in order to interact with customer counterparts for the exchange information and process requests.

This role will also review monthly collateral loan portfolio reports and check for signs of collateral deterioration as well as loan asset additions and subtractions.

Qualifications and Skills
  • 2-5 years of comparable or relevant experience
  • 2-3 years of experience working as a credit analyst at a corporate bank or other financial institution preferred
  • Middle Market leverage lending credit experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Recurring Revenue business model and/or project finance companies is a plus
  • Knowledge of corporate finance and accounting rules is required
  • Able to read various financial statements and prepare spreadsheets
  • Successful completion of a formal commercial bank credit training preferred
  • Some knowledge of research databases such as Bloomberg, Capital IQ a plus
  • MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.)

SMBC's employees participate in a hybrid workforce model that provides employees with an opportunity to work from home, as well as, from an SMBC office. SMBC requires that employees live within a reasonable commuting distance of their office location. Prospective candidates will learn more about their specific hybrid work schedule during their interview process.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. SMBC provides reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities consistent with applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please let us know at accommodations@smbcgroup.com.