Conterra Ag Careers - Junior Analyst

Junior Analyst

Conterra Ag Capital, a growing agricultural lending and asset management company located in West Des Moines and serving agricultural producers nationwide, is seeking a Junior Analyst to join its Underwriting Department.  Ideal candidates will possess a basic understanding of financial accounting, financial analysis, and agricultural production. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Junior Analyst position provides analysis, review and general credit functions, and generally is assigned the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Conduct and/or assist in analysis of loan applicants and associated financial position to determine creditworthiness, including reconciliation of financial statements and analysis of income, cash flow, and repayment ability.
  • Compare liquidity, profitability, and credit histories of loan applicants and/or existing borrowers against company credit standards to determine risk.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other company personnel, as well as with contacts outside the company with limited supervision.
  • Complete credit packages and present applications for credit approval.
  • Assist in periodic reviews of borrower performance, prepare written summaries, and update risk ratings.
  • Provide analysis on various types of agricultural credits, including agricultural production, services provided to the agricultural industry, and/or agricultural processing operations.

The following experience is representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability desired for the position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, or an agricultural-related field from an accredited college or university.
  • 1-3 years of credit experience in a commercial and/or ag lending industry.
  • Knowledge of crop and livestock industries and ag production practices.
  • Basic understanding of financial analysis, including the interrelationship of balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flow.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of standard computer programs, including Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills, with ability to prioritize work, be detail oriented, and manage deadlines.
  • Knowledge of web-based programs, software and database applications and technologies.
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