Credit Analyst III


Provident Bank, a multi-billion dollar NJ bank with branches in NJ and eastern PA, is seeking an experienced commercial credit analyst for an opportunity based in Iselin, NJ.  This position requires a minimum of five years of commercial banking underwriting experience. 


We offer a competitive compensation package that includes medical/dental/life insurances, generous paid time off, 401(k) with match, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Student Loan Paydown program and more!


Under moderate direction, this position is responsible for detailed research and credit analysis of complex credit requests in Commercial Credit Underwriting.  This is a senior position.  The incumbent is expected to have comprehensive knowledge of credit & risk analysis, credit rules, structuring of credits, regulations and documentation with the ability to exercise independent judgment within established Underwriting Guidelines and Credit Policy.  At this level, the incumbent is expected to increasingly work with and assist the Commercial Loan Officers on customer calls.  The incumbent will assist in training less experienced staff members and handle more complex and/or challenging assignments (e.g., larger deals or complicated request with greater exposure to the Bank).



Analyze customer and prospect financial information for renewals and new business.


Prepare loan approval and credit analysis, assist in structuring loans.


Spread financial statements and verify covenant compliance.


Accompany Commercial Loan Officers on customer and prospect calls.  Participate in       discussions with management regarding creditworthiness of proposed loan requests.


Prepares reports and handles special assignments.



       Subject to business needs may have supervisory responsibilities.


       Thorough knowledge of underwriting and credit analysis.

       Strong analytical skills with ability to highlight and mitigate risks.

       Knowledge of commercial real estate lending.

       Proficient in Commercial & Industrial lending including debt service coverage and cash flow.

       Strong knowledge of and the ability to practically apply, modern office software (MSword, Excel).

       Strong verbal and written communication.

       Ability to prioritize multiple projects and complete them on time.

       Ability to conduct meetings, effectively present information and respond to questions from peers, auditors and various levels of management.

       Sound grasp of accounting.



Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics.  MBA a plus.

Credit Training


5 or more years in Commercial banking.





Work is mainly performed in a normal office environment.  Noise levels usually are moderate.


The hazards are only those present in a normal office setting.

This job description may not be all-inclusive.  Employees are expected to perform other duties as assigned and directed by management.  Job descriptions and duties may be modified when deemed appropriate by management.


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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