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U.S. Bank Credit Loss Allowance Senior Financial Analyst in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Job Description

The Credit Loss Allowance Senior Financial Analyst will support completion of credit analytics, reporting, and documentation as required to support allowance recommendations and present recommendations to executive management for their assigned portfolios. Documentation will incorporate management views on factors affecting reserve estimates and address model validation, audit, and regulatory requirements. Key capabilities are ability to execute and troubleshoot processes that assimilate data and forecasts from multiple sources and portfolios, and knowledge of financial accounting and lending concepts.

Develop and execute reporting routines to support reporting and analysis of the Allowance for Credit Loss (ACL) credit reserves and provision expense

  • Update documentation and reporting to communicate procedures and outcomes for financial results, regulatory reporting, capital analysis, and other risk management and financial reporting functions.

  • Develop analytics and procedures to support calculation, reporting, and forecasting of loan loss allowance components. Ensure results are consistent with accounting standards and management loss expectations.

  • Execute SOX control process and retain key evidence to support GL entries and financial reporting schedules related to allowance and credit statistics. Review certain calculations and reports with internal and external audit.

  • Ensure appropriate process design and documentation (i.e., model validation, testing, maintenance, detective review controls). Ensure model limitations and qualitative risks are understood and addressed in the overall allowance framework.

  • Collect credit information from various internal and external systems that support calculation, reporting, and forecasting of loan loss allowance components.

  • Investigate and report on credit quality levels and trends.

  • Example projects: Work with Credit Risk Management to develop appropriate benchmarks for portfolio level reserve evaluation; Review Model Validation observations and manage response planning / disposition.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience

  • Seven to ten years of applicable experience

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Finance, Accounting, Economics, or Information Systems), or equivalent work experience

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in credit analysis or financial reporting

  • Creative problem solver with the ability to develop processes and systems using conceptualizing, reasoning, and interpretation skills. Solutions require a thorough understanding of issues affecting credit performance and credit model limitations

  • Solid understanding of statistical concepts.

  • Competency with data querying languages and analytical software, including SAS

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and/or PowerPoint skills

  • Resourceful problem solver, with ability to identify and correct reporting issues

  • Experience in risk management, credit underwriting, or credit reporting

  • Advanced degree or certification in finance, accounting, risk management or relevant field

  • Direct experience with Allowance for Credit Losses

  • Previous experience building or evaluating roll rate, vintage, or probabilistic models

  • Significant experience in credit analysis, accounting, and/or financial reporting


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