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JPMorgan Chase & Co.
McLean, VA 22101
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Commercial Bank - Risk - Credit Risk - Middle Market, Associate

Job Description


JP Morgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with operations worldwide. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small business, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at http://www.jpmorganchase.com/.


Our Firmwide Risk Function

Our Firmwide Risk function is focused on cultivating a stronger, unified culture that embraces a sense of personal accountability for developing the highest corporate standards in governance and controls across the firm. Business priorities are built around the need to strengthen and guard the firm from the many risks we face, financial rigor, risk discipline, fostering a transparent culture and doing the right thing in every situation. We are equally focused on nurturing talent, respecting the diverse experiences that our team of Risk professionals bring and embracing an inclusive environment.





The Chase Middle Market Banking Group is part of JP Morgan Chase's Commercial Bank and focuses on companies with annual sales of $20 million up to $500 million. Chase's Middle Market Banking footprint covers 23,000 + clients with over 600 bankers in 26 states across the United States. Chase Middle Market Banking is the 3rd largest traditional Middle Market lender in the country.



The Mid-Atlantic and Eastern PA Regions are expansion markets in the Middle Market that encompass 5 of the top 50 MSAs and 7 of the top 100 MSAs in the country.  Additionally, the Aerospace Defense and Government Services Industry is a national discipline with all underwriting and risk activities completed centrally in these Regions.



As a Sr Associate Underwriter in Middle Market, your primary role is to take ownership of your portfolio and to utilize excellent credit skills to work independently on the portfolio of relationships assigned. 


You will appropriately assess the risk in your portfolio, diligently managing the portfolio (i.e. renewals, modifications, managing the credit metrics), consulting with both clients and Bankers, and meeting client deadlines.  You will be a partner to the Bankers in the Regions, striving to balance sales and credit quality goals. 




Key attributes in the role include (i) structuring and credit policy expert and go to person for the Bankers, (ii) leadership in both the Regions and Underwriting, and  (iii) serve as a mentor to less experienced Underwriters and Bankers.




Responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Taking ownership of the portfolio, acting with a sense of urgency, doing whatever it takes to effectively complete the job. 
  • Structuring open-minded and creative transactions by being open minded from the standpoint of "how can we do this deal," while balancing the risk/reward.  Rather than immediately declining a transaction, seeking out a tenable structure even though that structure may differ from the original request.  Additionally, provide ideas/suggestions on how to market the structure to the client.  
  • Utilizing excellent credit, communication, and organizational skills to author well thought out and concise analysis of Middle Market relationships identifying appropriate structure and key risks.
  • Work in partnership with the Bankers to develop fulsome Client relationships including being looked to as the go to person when the banker is out.
  • Working proactively, in a constructive, diplomatic manner, with both internal and external contacts to keep transactions moving.      
  • Effective leader in complex transactions including syndications and multi-level capital structures.
  • Quick and accurate evaluation of smaller relationships to determine if the risk profile is acceptable and recommend simple structures that adequately protect the bank while not over engineering the transaction.
  • Leadership in the market by being a positive contributor to the team including (i) proactive consulting with both Bankers and clients/prospects, and (ii) mentoring less experienced team members and embracing change.
  • Demonstrating excellent communication skills both internally and externally and using these skills to effectively consult and provide solutions.
  • The ability and courage to voice your opinion in a clear, concise manner and to defend that position with Management.


  • BA/BBA/MBA and completion of a major corporate or commercial bank credit training program (or the equivalent corporate banking/corporate finance experience)
  • 3-5 years experience in commercial banking/lending which might include credit, structuring and marketing experience
  • Significant accounting and finance knowledge
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical and problem solving skills

To be considered for this role, you may be required to complete a video interview powered by HireVue.


Req #: 200001162
Location: Mclean, VA US
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit/Risk
Employment Type: Full Time
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)

Keyword: consumer%20banking


Posted: 2020-03-23 Expires: 2020-04-22

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