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Stockman Bank of Montana CREDIT ANALYST in Billings, Montana


Our people, philosophy and the way we do business have positioned Stockman Bank as Montana’s premier financial center for business leaders, agriculture operators, commercial developers and real estate owners. We are a Montana-born company, built on western values, focused on creating long-standing relationships through integrity, expertise and results. Our offices are locally managed and community-oriented, allowing us to best serve our customers. Our workforce is well trained and competent and our work environment encourages productivity, personal growth and job satisfaction.

Position General Responsibilities :

This position assists the Commercial Lender by spreading customer financial statements and analyzing them, identifying customer strengths/weaknesses. In addition they prepare financial forecasts with the assistance of bankers to assist in the assessment of the borrower's capacity. Finally they are responsible for providing support to the banker to assist them in soliciting, developing and maintaining profitable account relationships to increase Stockman Bank's market share in this business. This position will also take on the role of a lender trainee.

Employees Supervised :


Education, Experience and Certification Requirements

Note: Only minimum responsibilities are listed. Other responsibilities may be required as requested by management.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. 4-year college level course of study in Business Administration and/or financial institution or related field experience or equivalent training and/or experience.

  2. Excellent customer service skills.

  3. Strong communication and organizational skills.

  4. Must be able to work independently and to prioritize multiple tasks.

Specific Skills Preferred

  1. 3-5 years of Credit Analyst experience.

  2. Attention to Detail- ability to notice and correct errors, document and follow up on important details and provide a high-quality -end-product.

  3. Knowledge of financial statement and cash flow analysis, & basic working knowledge of GAAP.

  4. Familiarity with legal contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code as related to lending and collateral perfection.

  5. Professionalism - maintaining a professional attitude, image, and work ethic.

  6. Understanding of and ability to work with lending software with proper training.

  7. Team Playing - willingly collaborating and cooperating with others, developing effective working relationships

  8. Ability to remain focused and on task and efficiently work unsupervised meeting all deadlines.

  9. Written and verbal communication skills - ability to concisely and clearly present critical details.

  10. Previous Loan Processing Experience

Physical and Mental Demands (The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Occasionally = 0-33% of shift Frequently = 34-66% of shift Constantly = 67-100% of shift

  • Constant lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs. with frequent lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs. Constantly required to hear, talk, write, read, keyboard/computer entry, reach, stretch, work under time constraints with needed ability for task management flexibility and to perform routine duties with attention for details. Constant abilities used/required on the job are mathematics, memory, reasoning, estimating, problem-solving and exercising judgment.

  • Frequently stand, walk or sit, while requiring oral and written communications with customers and transactions with guidance available.

  • Occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

  • Infrequently climb (up ladders, etc.), balance (to reach items) or drive a car.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee will encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  1. Constantly works with others, around others and with customers and the public. Constantly works indoors, in confined areas and is exposed to the risk of electrical shock.

  2. Frequently works around noise (moderate level). The employee must have the ability to focus on tasks and customers while hearing teller machines (of other tellers), conversations of others, coin sorter, music, phones etc., in a confined area.

  3. Infrequently the employee works alone and also works near moving objects. The employee is also infrequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions.

Company Functions and Expectations :

Technical Knowledge

Has the technical knowledge and analytical skills to fulfill job duties in a positive manner. Keeps abreast of new and changing developments in industry/field especially as it pertains to the individual's position. Has the ability to analyze situation and react accordingly.


Expresses information/thoughts clearly and concisely in both written and verbal form. Keeps communication channels open with subordinates and supervisors. Responds promptly to calls or inquires in a courteous and professional manner. Communication is effective and efficient.


Establishes priorities, sets goals and meets deadlines in an accurate and efficient manner. Organizes overall workflow and working area. Quickly identifies problems, makes timely decisions and notifies affected personnel. Plans effectively to ensure timely completion of duties.

Team Work/Professionalism

Is willing to assist others to ensure deadlines are met. Provides assistance to less experienced personnel when needed. Informs appropriate personal of significant issues in a timely manner. Works well in group environment and with supervisor. Models professionalism by addressing others with appropriate actions and appearance within professional boundaries.

Customer Service Culture

Employees will strive for outstanding, professional and courteous service to our customers and anyone who visits our facility.

Position Specific Responsibilities, Duties and Competencies

Analyze and Process:

  1. Assist Lenders in analyzing existing and new customer credit requests.

  2. Work with Lenders and Loan Processor to coordinate the request/receipt of business and personal financial statements.

  3. Coordinate timely spreading of financial statements with Credit Analysis.

  4. Analyze statements, identifying customer strengths/weaknesses and questions/concerns to be raised to the client.

  5. Prepare financial forecasts/pro-forma statements in consultation with Lenders to assist in assessment of borrower capacity.

  6. Prepare financial analysis documentation (i.e. Routine Administration Checklist, Loan Documentation Checklist, Spreads, etc.) in consultation with the Lenders/manager, as appropriate, for review and approval by Lenders.

  7. Review file documentation for completeness and correctness, in accordance with Front End Guidance, Credit Policy, and Credit Process Procedures.

  8. Manage annual credit review and file comments.

  9. Working delinquent loan accounts by calling customers and follow-up with tickler list

  10. Monitor existing credits for collateral review, interim statement review, loan covenant compliance, etc.

  11. Process construction draw requests and ensure completeness and identify any discrepancies.

Sales/Public Relations:

  1. Participate in joint customer calls and/or inspections with Lenders to identify additional sales opportunities for existing and potential customers.

  2. Assist manager in the monitoring of overall credit quality through appropriate presentations at weekly/monthly meetings to identify loan delinquencies, reviews past due (60 days +), technical exception (30 days +), watch list and early warning credits.

  3. Involvement in customer interview process when necessary.

  4. Promote the improvement of Stockman Bank through quality customer service, promotion of products professionalism in conduct and diligent work ethic.

  5. Greet all customers pleasantly and make them feel welcome and comfortable.

  6. Handle transactions quickly and professionally.

  7. Effectively handle customer questions and problems.

  8. Perform appropriate follow-up with customers after sales are made and determine if their needs have been met.

  9. Communicate (verbally and /or in writing) in a positive, professional manner with customer and vendors. Display a professional appearance and behavior that will gain the confidence of customers.

  10. Assist Lender in origination of commercial loans.

  11. Maintain extensive knowledge of loan and non-deposit services by studying product information, bulletins, regulations and updates.

  12. Understand and comply with SB/SFC lending policies and procedures and documentation of consumer files.

  13. Lien filings and insurance follow-up.

  14. Responsible for regulatory compliance - all consumer and small commercial loans.

  15. Stay current on various loan programs such as SBA, FMHA, and MBOI.

  16. Ability to properly structure and price loan relationships.

Credit Support:

  1. Prepare credit write ups.

  2. Pulling credit reports.

  3. Filing/Correspondence/Photocopying.

  4. Build/Maintain files.

  5. Process paid and renewed notes.

  6. Receive and make loan advance requests.

  7. Receive and make payments/corrections.

  8. Monitor lien filings.

  9. Preparation and storage of closed & purged files.

  10. Maintain Tickler File.

  11. Prepare comments for loan files; adverse actions letters.

  12. Correspondence related to documentation of loan files.

  13. Process construction draw requests.

Miscellaneous Duties:

  1. Secretarial Support.

  2. Greet and assist customers.

  3. Answer phones, takes messages and assist with general account information.

  4. Other duties as may be assigned.

Federal Regulation:

Maintain a working knowledge of Bank's written policies and procedures that apply to and concern this position's area of responsibility, including general regulations such as the Bank Secrecy Act, Regulation CC, Regulation E, Bank Security and various other Federal and State regulations as they apply.