Position Overview: The Financial Associate Program is a 12-18 month training program. The full-time benefit eligible Financial Associate works through a syllabus which will prepare them for a position in Credit, Sales, Appraisal or Crop Insurance.
Provides accurate financial analysis and loan structuring analysis to Financial Officers on select loan accounts utilizing Loan Origination System (LOS), TRAC, Credit Desk, or other software to determine credit risk and support the loan decision.
Performs verification of assets, liabilities and income using public records, outside vendors and direct contact methods.
Provides prompt turn around on credit packaging and servicing requests coming to the department.
Spends time contacting the client's or prospective client's farm/agribusiness.
Markets credit and related services, establishing new market relationships which will contribute towards attainment of Compeer Financial's goals and business objectives.
Assists with the maintenance of a prospect file, establishing ongoing prospecting plans and activities, and developing and making a commitment to individual sales goals for both loans and related services.
Accomplishments will include sales closings, servicing insurance policies, appraisals, positive client relations and generally contributing to Compeer Financial's image as the leading financial institution committed to clients.
Minimum Qualifications & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Pursuing or completed a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics, ag business or equivalent ag or business related degree.
Experience in agribusiness/farming industry, agricultural credit or closely related field preferred.
Ability to make sound judgments is required.
Solid organizational, interpersonal, communication, problem solving, analytical, negotiating and influencing skills are required.
Knowledge of farm production methods and products, a general understanding of farm business management and finance.
Must demonstrate effective team building and processing skills.
The understanding of and ability to use various computer, business/financial applications is required.
This is an entry level position for the organization.
On July 1, 2017 AgStar Financial Services, Badgerland Financial and 1st Farm Credit Services joined together as Compeer Financial, strengthening our commitment to the agricultural community.
Compeer Financial, headquartered in Sun Prairie, WI, exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America like never before. If you are interested in empowering those in agriculture and rural communities to achieve their goals and expand their possibilities, we invite you to learn more about our organization. We are looking for innovative, dynamic and collaborative team members to join our team.
We offer great benefits including:
Competitive base salary
Health insurance benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
401k (3% Compeer contribution & up to an additional 6% match)
Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
Training and development programs
Qualified candidates please apply online at www.compeer.com/careers.
Compeer Financial is 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.