Loan Administration - Credit Analyst: Ames, Iowa

Zions First National Bank
Ames, Iowa
Jul 01, 2024
Aug 22, 2024
Full Time
Zions Agricultural Finance (ZAF), a division of Zions Bank, is one on the top originators and servicers of agricultural land loans throughout the United States. The division was formed in 1997 and has continued to grow over the years with over a $2 billion loan portfolio currently being serviced.

If you are looking for a start in banking, a switch in your career path, potential career advancement, benefits starting on day one, 12 bank holidays, profit sharing, company-matched 401(k) contributions, and want to work with great people we are the place for you.

You bring the talent; we bring the opportunity!

The ZAF team is seeking a Loan Administration - Credit Analyst for the Ames, Iowa office location.

Ideal candidates will have these skills and experience :

  • Review new applications/submissions for completeness.
  • Provide all new loan file set up.
  • Conduct credit analysis including gathering, analyzing and interpreting all types of credit information for new loan requests.
  • Review and monitor files for documentation and to maximize credit quality to minimize potential loss.
  • Preparation of credit presentation to lenders for lending consideration.
  • Provide Loan Origination System support.
  • Process and track loan origination fees.
  • Manage underwriting and pipeline reports.
  • Provides administrative and/or operational support within one or more of the following loan areas:
  • processing, closing, documentation, servicing, and disbursements.
  • Process withdrawn loans and declined applications.
  • Facilitate disbursement of weekly rate sheet.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications :

  • Requires College degree or equivalent experience. Some previous banking or loan experience preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational and problem solving skills with an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills with phone etiquette.
  • Must possess numeric and verbal aptitudes.
  • Tact, diplomacy, and good judgment required at all times.
  • Proven customer service skills and effective team skills.
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office products (outlook, Excel, Word, Access, Etc.)
  • and other industry-specific applications including loan origination, closing, and servicing systems.

Location Amenities:

Located in the heart of downtown Ames, Iowa, the Zions Agricultural Finance building serves as the headquarters for our division. Ames is the home of Iowa State University, and as we like to say, is big enough to have everything, while being small enough to get there quickly. Big 12 sporting events, live performances, a diverse selection of restaurants, bike friendly, and some of the best schools in Iowa make the Ames area an exceptional place to work and live. Work location features include:

  • FREE employee parking with a private parking lot.
  • Easy access to city bus lines with a hub directly outside of our building.
  • Restaurants, shops, grocery stores, and city hall are all within a quarter mile of our location.


  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance - START DAY ONE!
  • Life and Disability Insurance, Paid Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Health Savings (HSA), Flexible Spending (FSA) and dependent care accounts
  • Paid Training, Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 Paid Federal Holidays, and any applicable state holidays
  • 401(k) plan with company match, Profit Sharing, competitive compensation in line with work experience
  • Mental health benefits including coaching and therapy sessions
  • Tuition Reimbursement for qualifying employees enrolled in an accredited degree program related to the needs of the business, maximum of $5,250 per calendar year, employees are eligible for the program upon hire
  • Employee Ambassador preferred banking products

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