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Trust Operations Manager

Posted: September 15, 2022
Location: Fayetteville or Mountain Home
Description: Farmers & Merchants bank is seeking a motivated individual to fill the role of Trust Operations Manager. In conjunction with the Chief Wealth Management Officer, the Trust Operations Manager is responsible for the operational functions and personnel for the Trust Division of the Bank. Also responsible on a daily basis for the operational procedures, policies, fee schedules, trust accounting and trust software program and other division tools and equipment.

Farmers & Merchants Bank offers competitive pay and benefits. For more information or to apply for this job, please visit www.mebanking.com.

Commerical Loan Officer III

Posted: November 2, 2022
Location: Jonesboro
Description: Southern Bancorp is seeking a Commercial Loan Officer III. This position manages a variety of commercial loans in compliance with bank loan policy and regulatory requirements. This position also develops new customer relationships and maintains a positive presence in the local community. This position may supervise loan assistant(s) and/or junior commercial officer(s) .

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the loan policy and procedure statement and comply with all provisions. 
  • Assist commercial loan customers with the loan application process and ensure the confidentiality of all information provided by applicants. 
  • Perform thorough analysis of proposed loan feasibility by analyzing customer’s financial records, cash flow, collateral valuation and credit history. Understand and document the specific purposes of the loan, the source and plan of repayment, and all back-up sources of repayment. 
  • Decline or approve loan requests based on sound analysis and bank loan policy. 
  • Prepare detailed and organized loan proposals/credit memorandums for all loan approvals. Communicate with customer for additional information as necessary and when loan decisions are final. 
  • Make loan referrals to Southern affiliates when appropriate. 
  • Complete loan set up sheet for loan documentation staff and assist in obtaining necessary documentation for loan closing. 
  • Review and approve loan closing papers. 
  • Achieve and maintain required loan portfolio balance and yield as directed by Senior Management. 
  • Service loans as needed including making site visits to loan customers to periodically evaluate collateral, checking floor plan loan inventory, and reviewing loan agreement covenants to verify borrower compliance. Monitor loans for credit risk changes and manage past due loan payments, including pursuing collection of past due and charged off loans. 
  • Review NSF list and approve customer overdrafts. 
  • Review and approve general ledger entries. 
  • Supervise loan assistant and/or junior commercial loan officers. 
  • Develop new business, maintain professional network, and establish favorable presence in local community by participating in civic organizations and community activities. 
  • Participate in a team effort to cross-sell bank and affiliate products and services. 
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and banking experience is required or equivalent combination  of related education and experience
  • Six years of commercial lending experience including developing and maintaining loan portfolio. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements governing commercial lending. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in banking compliance issues is required. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in real estate and new construction lending is required. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate with employees and customers. 
  • Ability to achieve loan portfolio goals, establish business relationships and maintain client satisfaction.
  • Regularly required to sit, to talk, and to hear. Must occasionally stand and walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and color vision. May be required to lift or move up to 5 pounds occasionally.

 

Talent Acquisition & Employee Engagement Manager *$1,500 New Hire Sign-on Bonus*

Posted: September 13, 2022
Location: Greenbrier
Description: First Service Bank, award winner of Arkansas Best Places to Work in 2020, 2021, & 2022, is now accepting applications for a full-time Talent Acquisition & Employee Engagement Manager to work at our Greenbrier, AR corporate headquarters.

The Talent Acquisition & Employee Engagement Manager is responsible for overseeing First Service Bank’s employee engagement and talent acquisition programs and policies on a day-to-day basis. This position regularly and actively engages with all employees promoting First Service Bank culture, vision and First Service Bank’s community commitment, working with a variety of stakeholders to develop, enhance and implement strategies that will focus on connected and engaged First Service Bank employees. They will be responsible for developing and executing First Service Bank’s talent strategy to ensure the acquisition and placement of highly qualified employees. They will utilize a variety of methods to continuously recruit great talent that personifies the First Service Bank culture.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who would like to work with a professional team in a friendly banking environment.

This position offers a comprehensive, robust benefits package. First Service Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To see a full list of qualifications, apply online for this position.

Audit & Compliance & CRA Officer *$1,500 New Hire Sign-on Bonus*

Posted: September 13, 2022
Location: Greenbrier
Description: First Service Bank, award winner of Arkansas Best Places to Work in 2020, 2021, & 2022, is now accepting applications for a full-time Audit & Compliance & CRA Officer to work at our Greenbrier, AR corporate headquarters.

The Audit and Compliance Officer position is responsible for managing the Audit and Compliance department; providing operational support to all bank staff in regards to laws and regulations; maintaining the Bank's Compliance Management Program to ensure conformity and adherence with all applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations, reviewing and responding to complaints, and reviewing marketing materials and efforts. The Officer works closely with the bank regulators, external auditors, and other bank service providers and consultants to ensure the Bank’s compliance posture, policies, procedures and compliance management systems are aligned to protect and minimize the bank’s reputation, regulatory, and capital risk. Additionally, the position advises and trains banking staff on these compliance procedures and policy.

The compliance officer and supporting staff are responsible for Compliance Monitoring and Activities, coordinating and assisting in hosting internal training, tracking internal and external training, CRA and fair lending monitoring and tracking, committee leadership, maintenance of compliance management system and document storage, participating in new product development and providing guidance on advertising and marketing campaigns.

The Audit and Compliance department coordinates external audits and examinations, as well as conducts internal audits and reviews, maintains the Bank’s exception tracking system to ensure mitigation of all Board and Audit Committee directed risk, prepares and coordinates.

This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who would like to work with a professional team in a friendly banking environment.

This position offers a comprehensive, robust benefits package. Apply online for this position.

Credit Analyst

Posted: September 2, 2022
Location: Fayetteville
Description: First State Bank is hiring a Credit Analyst. This role is responsible for analyzing credit and financial reports to determine risk involved in lending money or extending credit. Scrutinizes financial data such as market share, income growth and management quality to decide if loans will be lucrative.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complete credit analysis for new business loans and annual analysis for customers meeting guidelines.
  • Analyze tax returns, credit data and financial statements to determine the degree of risk involved in extending credit or lending
  • Compare liquidity, profitability and credit histories of individual or company being evaluated with similar establishments to determine risk.
  • Generate financial ratios to evaluate customers’ financial status and assist in preparing presentations within the Abrigo system
  • Preform quarterly stress test reports on concentrations within the loan portfolio.
  • Complete credit analyses and summaries of loan requests and submit to loan committees for approval.
  • Focus on continuous learning to keep up with an ever-changing market dynamic.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge: Bachelors degree is required. Experience in Accounting/Finance is preferred. Apply basic accounting principles in the interpretation of customer financial statements and basic understanding of tax returns. Effective analytical skills, business writing and professional communication skills. 1-2 years’ experience utilizing Microsoft Office Suite, Internet and related computer skills. Letter of Credit and other export credit security and knowledge (when applicable). Demonstrate effective Customer Services skills. Comfortable handling high volume of transactions and have the ability to adapt quickly and efficiently.

Interested candidates should send resumes to [email protected]. First State Bank is an equal opportunity employer.

Bank Secrecy Officer

Posted: August 12, 2022
Description: Eagle Bank & Trust Company has been serving customers in central Arkansas and beyond since 1919. From our humble beginnings, we’ve grown to 13 full-service bank locations and mortgage loan production offices located in six states (Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee).

We are very proud of our heritage and long history that would not have been possible without our founders, wonderful customers, and many diligent hard-working members of our staff. Our continued focus on our customers, local communities, volunteerism, and economic development has remained a constant throughout our history. We’ve continued to remain locally owned and operated, privately held, and committed to the service and support of our communities. Today, Eagle Bank & Trust is a healthy, successful, and well-capitalized community bank.

The position of Bank Secrecy Officer works with the Bank Secrecy Act Senior Officer in implementing and administering the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance program through report and account reviews and assisting in the preparing of all necessary supporting documents and reports.

Qualifications, Duties, Education and Experience:

  • Analyzes transactions to determine if they are suspicious in nature and takes appropriate action and maintains proper documentation.
  • Conducting periodic assessments of accounts and bank’s applicable departments for compliance with BSA/AML procedures.
  • Use BSA/AML monitoring systems and other reports to detect suspicious activities.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the BSA and all related AML and OFAC regulations.
  • Maintain high level of trustworthiness and confidentiality.
  • Assist in providing applicable BSA/AML training.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Understanding bank operations, policies, and procedures.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required.
  • At least one-year experience in BSA/AML
  • Effective leadership, management, coaching, presentation, and training skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodation(s) may be made to enable qualified individuals to perform the essential job functions. Physical Demands: Manual dexterity for computer work and handling/plus lifting boxes/files, typing, standing, extended reaching, etc.

To apply for this job, click here. Or forward you confidential resume directly to: [email protected]

Bank Manager (bilingual required)

Posted: August 1, 2022
Location: Rogers
Description: Banco Sí, a division of Signature Bank of Arkansas, is looking for experienced bankers to join our downtown Rogers Team. Banco Sí –a first of its kind dedicated bilingual banking experience. We’re building something meaningful for the Hispanic and Latino community and you would have the opportunity to help build this from the ground floor up. Banking with Banco Sí is a curated banking experience within Signature Bank of Arkansas, meaning we are backed by the experience and financial standing of a well-established community bank. At Banco Sí, 100% of our staff is bilingual in Spanish and English.

The position of Bank Manager is responsible for management of the market locations retail function and for assisting with coordination of the entire market team. The Bank Manager will exhibit leadership and project a positive and professional image at all times while maintaining a flexible work schedule to ensure adequate retail coverage for the location.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit a sense of urgency to provide the finest of customer service at all times and in all forms of verbal and written communications.
  • Manage the retail banking team and provide excellent communication to keep the retail team informed at all times.
  • Complete all tasks on Branch Monthly Checklist & Completing form.
  • Handle all of the day to day issues at the location.
  • Coach and develop the system skills, sales, and customer service skills of retail team members.
  • Work the Daily Branch Recon Reports.
  • Review Daily OD Report and contact customers regarding overdrafts.
  • Responsible for O/D Occurrence Report
  • Meet and greet customers; make it a priority to meet new customers being served at the market location.
  • Responsible for working directly with Senior Retail Banker to ensure controls of operational activities along with standard procedures and practices are followed and maintained.
  • Assist customers and team members with resolution of issues or complaints.
  • Sell and setup all types of deposit accounts and related services; process all necessary paperwork.
  • Maintain compliance with BSA and other regulations; comply with bank policies and procedures.
  • Exercise diligence against potential fraud risks; maintain appropriate cash levels.
  • Maintain contact with locations high balance customers to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Oversee locations Safe Deposit function; ensure the accuracy of all records.
  • Make sure the locations security-related procedures are completed to include scheduled testing of alarms and cameras.
  • Perform paying and receiving functions as needed.
  • Maintain clean, neat, and professional appearance of banking location.
  • Perform all other tasks requested as they relate to the Bank and its functions.

Banco Sí is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. Team member recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, on-the-job treatment and all other terms and conditions of employment are administered in accordance with this commitment. For more information and/or to apply please visit our career site at www.signature.bank/careers.

Commercial Lender (bilingual required)

Posted: August 1, 2022
Location: Rogers
Description: Banco Sí, a division of Signature Bank of Arkansas, is looking for experienced bankers to join our downtown Rogers Team. Banco Sí –a first of its kind dedicated bilingual banking experience. We’re building something meaningful for the Hispanic and Latino community and you would have the opportunity to help build this from the ground floor up. Banking with Banco Sí is a curated banking experience within Signature Bank of Arkansas, meaning we are backed by the experience and financial standing of a well-established community bank. At Banco Sí, 100% of our staff is bilingual in Spanish and English.

The Commercial Lender position is responsible for growth of a loan portfolio with strong asset quality by using sound underwriting practices and conforming to bank policy and regulatory guidelines. This position will maintain a presence in the community through volunteer activities while actively promoting all bank products and services to fulfill customers banking needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit a sense of urgency to provide the finest customer service at all times and in all forms of verbal and written communication.
  • Grow current loan portfolio and customer base by adding new clients and maintaining a small to medium pipeline of new business while maintaining strong asset quality.
  • Understand the Banks Loan Policy Manual and stay current with changes.
  • Make timely and sound loan decision; keep charge-offs at a minimum level.
  • Work closely with Loan Coordinator and the lending team.
  • Work past dues, understand and clear technical exceptions, and work renewals in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and present loans to the Executive Loan and Directors Loan Committee.
  • Recognize cross-sell opportunities outside of own product specialty and refer to correct Banker to fulfill all of customers banking needs.
  • Understand involvement in the community and being to produce business and recognition through good community work.
  • Perform all other tasks requested as they relate to the Bank and its functions.

Banco Sí is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. Team member recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, on-the-job treatment and all other terms and conditions of employment are administered in accordance with this commitment. For more information and/or to apply please visit our career site at www.signature.bank/careers.

Mortgage Lender (bilingual required)

Posted: August 1, 2022
Location: Rogers
Description: Banco Sí, a division of Signature Bank of Arkansas, is looking for experienced bankers to join our downtown Rogers Team. Banco Sí –a first of its kind dedicated bilingual banking experience. We’re building something meaningful for the Hispanic and Latino community and you would have the opportunity to help build this from the ground floor up. Banking with Banco Sí is a curated banking experience within Signature Bank of Arkansas, meaning we are backed by the experience and financial standing of a well-established community bank. At Banco Sí, 100% of our staff is bilingual in Spanish and English.

The Mortgage Lender position is responsible for actively originating real estate mortgage loans for the secondary market. This individual must use sound underwriting practices and conform to bank policy and regulatory guidelines. This position will maintain a presence in the community through volunteer activities and actively seek realtor and builder referrals and relationships. The Mortgage Lender will also actively promote all bank products and services to fulfill customers banking needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Exhibit a sense of urgency to provide the finest of customer service at all times and in all forms of verbal and written communications.
  • Actively originate secondary market loans.
  • Take ownership in each loan by overseeing the entire mortgage loan process while keeping the customer informed of the proceedings.
  • Be knowledgeable in secondary market guidelines and all secondary market loan products we offer. Must be able to advise applicants on which loan option is best suited for their needs.
  • Actively promote and cross-sell all bank products and services; refer to proper product specialists to fulfill customers banking needs.
  • Be active in the community by participating in civic clubs and/or being involved in community events and realtor/builder organizations.
  • Assist mortgage operations staff with clearing any investor purchase conditions on their originated loans.
  • Must be disposed to working independently and jointly with loan processors and underwriting in a team environment.
  • Responsible for processing any adverse action files in a timely manner and monitoring their pipeline for loans requiring action.
  • Assist Market President with department marketing ideas and implementation.
  • Perform all other tasks requested as they relate to the Bank and its functions.

Banco Sí is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. Team member recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, on-the-job treatment and all other terms and conditions of employment are administered in accordance with this commitment. For more information and/or to apply please visit our career site at www.signature.bank/careers.

Loan Processor

Posted: August 1, 2022
Location: Fayetteville
Description: At Signature Bank of Arkansas, we are committed to delivering memorable service beyond the customer’s expectation, to include both external and internal customers. We consistently demonstrate our values through teamwork, open communication, integrity, honesty and respect for others. Additionally, we will maintain a professional appearance through dress, conduct and an orderly work area. A successful team member will possess these qualities and be enthusiastic, professional and of high ethics. They will embrace our Mission, Vision and Values and actively contribute to our success.

The Loan Processor will work with Lenders and Loan Coordinators to ensure proper preparation of documents for loan closings. This will include reviewing all documentation prior to closing to ensure compliance with regulatory and loan policy requirements.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, & Expectations:

  • Exhibit a sense of urgency to provide the finest of customer service at all times and in all forms of verbal and written communications.
  • Receive and review all loan files ensuring the loan meets all regulatory and loan policy requirements.
  • Accurately prepare and process loan documentation for all in-house loans, renewals, and denials.
  • Remote print loan documents to branch locations for loan closings.
  • Maintain loan closing log.
  • Coordinate loan closings with lending staff.
  • Perform all other tasks requested as they relate to the Bank and its functions.

Signature Bank of Arkansas is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Team member recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, on-the-job treatment, and all other terms and conditions of employment are administered in accordance with this commitment. For more information and/or to apply please visit our career site at www.signature.bank/careers.

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