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Analyst at Webster Bank

Posted in Banking 30+ days ago.

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Location: Stamford, Connecticut

Job Description:
If you're looking for a meaningful career, you'll find it here at Webster. Founded in 1935 by Harold Webster Smith, our focus has always been to put people first--doing whatever we can to help individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial goals. And while we've grown into a leading commercial bank, we remain passionate about serving our customers, supporting our communities, and making a difference in people's lives. We can make a difference in your life, too. By empowering you to build the meaningful career you've been looking for.

Responsibility, respect, trust, teamwork and citizenship are the values on which Webster was founded. Together we call them The Webster Way, and they are what set us apart as a bank and an employer. Guided by these values, we put people first - working hard to live up to our customers, and each other, every day.

Webster Sponsor and Specialty Finance provides customized secured commercial loans to middle-market companies, typically backed by private equity capital. Our loans are used by clients to facilitate acquisitions, fund working capital, finance growth/capital expenditures, and restructurings. Sponsor and Specialty Finance focuses on general commercial industries but also has dedicated specialty lending teams that cover healthcare, technology, media and franchise businesses. We are headquartered in Boston, MA and have offices in Stamford, CT and New York, NY.

Webster Bank --Analyst Middle Market Lending

Position Summary

As an Analyst for Webster Bank's Sponsor and Specialty Finance team, you will conduct financial and business due diligence on sponsor-backed healthcare service companies to determine the credit worthiness of prospective borrowers. You will also help to manage the ongoing financial performance of a portfolio of healthcare accounts. Potential candidates at this level are typically initiating and building the skills required to underwrite and manage leveraged loan transactions. You will be a meaningful contributor to Webster's growing healthcare leveraged finance team and be provided increased responsibility based on ability and job performance.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include company & industry research, financial modeling & analysis , and portfolio management support. Analyst help prepare internal credit memos and will be part of a team that presents the underwriting diligence and portfolio management results to an investment committee. There is opportunity for increased responsibility as the Analyst progresses from execution and portfolio support to eventually leading key elements of the transaction execution process.

Throughout the underwriting and portfolio management processes the Analyst will interact with multiple stakeholders. You will interact with sponsor coverage teams, credit professionals, capital markets, private equity sponsors, company management, and investment bankers, as well as legal counsel, loan closers and operations personnel.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or equivalent work experience.

Superior written and verbal communication skills.

Strong analytical skills and proficiency with financial statements.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with little supervision.

Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Strong desire to learn and self starter quick learner.

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