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Senior Credit Review Examiner - Vice President Financial Institutions/Counterparty - Hybrid (NY/NC/AZ)

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  • Requisition # 10053966-WD
  • Job Type Full time
  • Date Posted 06/24/2022
  • Location Charlotte, NC | Tempe, AZ | New York, NY

Your potential. Your opportunity.

Do you want your voice heard and your actions to count?

Discover your opportunity with Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), the 5th largest financial group in the world. Across the globe, we’re 180,000 colleagues, striving to make a difference for every client, organization, and community we serve. We stand for our values, building long-term relationships, serving society, and fostering shared and sustainable growth for a better world.

With a vision to be the world’s most trusted financial group, it’s part of our culture to put people first, listen to new and diverse ideas and collaborate toward greater innovation, speed and agility. This means investing in talent, technologies, and tools that empower you to own your career.

Join MUFG, where being inspired is expected and making a meaningful impact is rewarded.

This is a hybrid position. There are flexible work from home options available. A member of our recruitment team will discuss the options with you in more detail.

Department Summary:

Americas Credit Review (ACR) is a key department within MUFG’s third line of defense (TLOD). Our mission is to provide executive management and the Board of Directors an independent view of asset quality and credit risk management practices across businesses and functions that originate or manage credit exposure. The team is comprised of risk management professionals with deep credit analysis, product knowledge, and transaction skills across wholesale and investment banking, capital markets, commercial, and consumer banking domains.

The Senior Credit Review Examiner - Vice President (Financial Institutions) position is a key contributor role on a high performing team that provides TLOD coverage of credit risk in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico. The role provides the incumbent with diverse exposure to a variety of portfolios and products that involves regular engagement and collaboration with stakeholders of various seniority levels from across the bank. As such, the position has an outsized influence on helping the organization maintain its strong credit risk management practices, safety and soundness. The position can be located in either of MUFG’s Phoenix, AZ, Charlotte, NC, or New York, NY offices.

Job Summary:

Senior Credit Review Examiners are responsible for continuously monitoring and periodically leading examinations of Business Units’ asset quality and credit risk management practices. This includes evaluating the adequacy of a unit’s credit risk governance framework including risk appetite, credit policies and procedures, and risk reports; the depth, accuracy and timeliness of credit analyses, risk ratings and regulatory classifications for individual credits; adherence to policies, procedures, and underwriting guidelines; and the quality of ongoing surveillance and problem loan management activities. Examiners report findings and recommendations to ACR and Business Unit stakeholders and, for defects requiring formal action, monitor the adequacy and sustainability of management’s remediation progress. From time-to-time Senior Credit Review Examiners also lead or contribute to thematic topical examinations, special projects, or department enhancement initiatives in furtherance of ACR’s mission. This specific role requires a background and focus on the Financial Institutions portfolio with an emphasis on Counterparty Credit Risk analysis.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead and/or participate in periodic credit examinations that evaluate Business Units’ asset quality and the design and operating effectiveness of credit risk management practices and controls.

  • Conduct sample testing of individual credits for adherence to risk appetite and approval requirements, the quality of repayment sources and transaction structure, the accuracy of risk ratings and regulatory classifications, and the adequacy of Business Unit credit analysis and other documentation.

  • Perform continuous monitoring of assigned portfolio(s), including analyzing portfolio data, underwriting and financial trends, payment performance, and monitoring relevant market, industry and regulatory developments to identify emerging risks or negative trends.

  • Develop collaborative working relationships with Business Unit stakeholders to monitor portfolio, policy and other developments, including the unit’s progress in remediating credit risk management defects.

  • Keep ACR management informed of material credit risk developments in assigned portfolio(s).

  • Collaborate with ACR team members to promote knowledge sharing, exchanges of best practices, and foster a positive and enriching work environment consistent with MUFG’s values.

  • Lead and/or participate in special projects as needed.

Required Qualifications: 

  • BA or BS degree; MBA, FRM, CFA, or other advanced degree or certification is a plus.

  • 10+ years of prior lending, credit risk management, credit review, regulatory supervision, or similar experience covering Financial Institutions including one of more of Broker Dealers, Hedge Funds, Regulated Funds, Insurance Companies, Banks and Central Clearing Counterparties.

  • Strong credit / financial statement analysis skills, proven understanding of business and financial markets and the effects of economic conditions on a Bank's credit portfolios.

  • Familiarity with OCC Heightened Standards related to credit risk, the Shared National Credit (SNC) program, and regulatory expectations when classifying credit exposures.

  • Broad knowledge of corporate finance concepts and theories, industry credit practices, current financial and regulatory environments, and risk management techniques.

  • Ability to analyze portfolio trends at a macro level, identify leading/lagging indicators or other signs of changing risk levels and/or symptoms of process control breakdowns.

  • Some people, project management or comparable experience demonstrating a track record in successfully leading small teams is preferred.

  • Effective communication skills, both oral and written, and a high degree of professional maturity appropriate for interactions with Business Unit management as an ambassador of the ACR department.

  • Strong attention to detail, a dedication to quality, and enthusiasm for learning. Eagerness to remain current on Bank, market, and industry developments to keep skills current and sharp.

  • Willingness to travel 0-10% if needed.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experience of our workforce to create opportunities for our colleagues and our business. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, age, ancestry, marital status, protected veteran and military status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status of an individual or that individual’s associates or relatives that is protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. 

Some MUFG roles require that individuals be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons, as well as any other reason required by applicable law or order. Should you be selected for an interview, your recruiter will provide additional information.

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