Loan Operations Assistant – El Dorado, AR 

First Financial Bank has an immediate opening for a Loan Operations Assistant

The primary responsibility of this position is to assist the Vice President of Loan Operations and to perform the daily duties as assigned below. 

Major Duties:  Process Loans for Ag, Farm & Ranch, Retail and/or PSD Divisions. Process and build SBA Loan documents.  Assist in the origination process of PSD loans.  Assemble and verify accuracy of loan documentation.  Review and verify CIP. Load customer data into computer using software such as T-Soft Plus, Compliance One and/or E-Tran.  Work with FFB loan assistants and loan officers with questions and troubleshooting.  Send documents and packages via FedEx/UPS/USPS and check incoming mail each day.  Order appraisals, title work, verifications, conduct lien/UCC searches, and file UCC’s.  Build and maintain loan files, ensuring the files contain documents with proper signatures, dates and other relevant data.  Close or assist in closing of new loans.  Disburse funds when loan is closed and request payments in form of checks and wires. Maintain log of loan disbursements on all loans.  Work on modifications and extensions of SBA loans.  Assist with Secondary Market Loan Sales as needed. Handle written and oral correspondence with customers. Answer telephone and written inquiries concerning SBA loans and related information.  Cross train as back up in other areas of the department.  Cross train in other Loan Operations areas.  Assist Vice President Loan Operations as needed. Assist with other special projects for management.  All other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Education/Experience Requirements: High school graduate; Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school with an emphasis in business/accounting; four to six years related experience and/or training preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Other Skills and Abilities:

Position requires individual who has excellent customer communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills. Also requires an individual who has excellent organization skills and can work well under pressure.  Requires strong computer background in MS Excel and Word. 

First Financial Bank offers an excellent benefits package which includes: 

  • Health/RX/Dental Plan
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • 401(k), Profit Sharing and ESOP  

First Financial Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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