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Credit Analyst - Construction Lending (Cedar Rapids, IA)
Position Summary

About this position:

Do you want to be challenged every day?  Credit underwriting is an exciting and challenging career that allows you to analyze businesses across a variety of situations within the construction and equipment rental industries.  Based on financial strength, visibility and economic conditions, a construction lending specialist is empowered to make the decision to extend credit. 

Do you want to work in a fast paced environment?  Our typical credit analyst will process between 6-8 credit applications each day.  Applications can be for construction and geospatial (surveying & scanning) equipment and software originated by our vendor partners across the U.S.  Our best credit analysts are familiar with tax returns and financial statements, eager to learn, self-starters, excel at thinking on their feet while making prudent decisions, and are passionate for the mission of GreatAmerica.

Do you want to be part of a team?

GreatAmerica is a team-based environment.  Your team includes individuals from sales, collections, account support, documentation and credit functions working towards common goals.  The team works together to better serve our customers each day and take our business to new heights.

About the Specialty Markets Business Unit

The business unit was started 7 years ago and since has been one of the fastest growing units within GreatAmerica.  Our focus on customer success differentiates us from our competitors. We use a consultative sales process to uncover needs, formulate solutions, and implement financial tools into our customer’s sales process. We are not interested in just “doing transactions;” we provide value with improved sales, margins, or sales productivity to make our customers more successful. 

Our sales team is divided into industry segments to support captive finance, co-branded and private label programs for OEM’s across all our niche sectors. Our partners quickly realize how our approach and Customers For Life® culture sets us apart from the others.  We partner with manufacturers and distributors of light industrial equipment and technology ranging from survey, GPS, aerial lifts, concrete cutting equipment, generators, compressors, software solutions and more.

About GreatAmerica:

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime.  While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 500 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead.  We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.  GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers.   There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere.  When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.


Position Qualifications
Education, experience and skills required:

The Credit Analyst position requires a bachelor’s degree or minor in accounting, finance, economics, business or related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Understanding of finance and financial statements is a plus. 
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required.  You must possess excellent analytical ability, enjoy making individual decisions and have the ability to process information quickly.  Demonstrated interpersonal skills are a must as GreatAmerica takes pride in providing an excellent customer experience during every interaction.

Competencies for all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability

Competencies for this position: Financial statement and tax return analytical skills, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Honesty, Decision Making, Judgment, Problem Solving, Research Skills, Self-Confident, Working Under Pressure. Prior experience in construction lending or knowledge of Construction Company accounting are a plus.