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Portfolio Analytics & Strategy Analyst Sr -. Loan Loss Reserve at PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

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Position Overview

At PNC, our people are our greatest differentiator and competitive advantage in the markets we serve. We are all united in delivering the best experience for our customers. As a Portfolio Analytics & Strategy Analyst Sr. within PNC's Balance Sheet Analytics & Modeling Group, you will be based in Cleveland, Ohio, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Washington, DC.

You will play a key role in the development and management of the loan loss reserve for PNC’s $82B retail loan portfolio under the new CECL (Current Expected Credit Loss) standard. In this role, you will apply quantitative analytics and conceptual thinking towards the development of solutions for the loan loss reserve. You will work with large datasets, predictive models, and financial and analytical reports. You will develop effective written and verbal communications to share the strategies that you develop. You will work closely with Finance, Independent Risk Management, Data and Business teams. You will cultivate a deeper understanding of PNC’s retail portfolio (including residential real estate loans, credit card, automobile, education and other personal loans), drivers of losses on the portfolio and loss forecasting techniques. Ultimately, this role will support PNC’s continued sound management of the loan loss reserves and impact PNC’s financial statements

This Sr. Analyst role is responsible for working with the lines of business in creating and developing loss reserve solutions, methodologies and models for PNC’s consumer loans portfolio in response to changing business conditions, regulatory environment and accounting policies. Analyst will also be responsible for testing and validating the solutions during the implementation phase as well as executing the solutions and documenting the results post implementation for on-going CCAR reserve reporting cycles. A key aspect of the analyst’s responsibility is also to develop, monitor and refine new forms of analytics on a continuous basis to capture potential risks, track the overall trend and communicate out effectively to CCAR loss reserve governing bodies and lines of business in the consumer loss reserve space.


BS/BA in STEM related area. Masters and PhD are a plus.
3 years of related analytical experience.
Knowledge of banking industry and financial services industry.
Knowledge of Loss Reserve Process is a plus.
Knowledge of Stress Testing is a plus
Ability to conceptualize.
Solid verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
Strong technical writing skills.
Programming skills in SAS, R and or Python, SQL.
Advanced Excel and PowerPoint Skills.
Ability to act as a self-starter and work well on a team.

Please note, PNC will not sponsor work visas for this position.

Job Description

  • Independently performs advanced quantitative analyses and model development to drive decision-making by running quantitative strategies. Makes recommendations based on analyses.

  • Analyzes and develops new model frameworks by supporting the line of business. Refines, monitors, and reviews existing models. Conducts on-going communication with model owners and model developers during the course of the review. Works with larger, more complex datasets to create models.

  • Performs quantitative analysis and develops complex reports. Performs qualitative and quantitative assessments of all aspects of models including theoretical aspects, model design and implementation as well as data quality and integrity. Analyzes complex data and associated quantitative analysis. Makes recommendations based on findings from data analytics.

  • Uses quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze model risks and reaches conclusions on strengths and limitations of the model.

  • Prepares and analyzes detailed documents for validation and regulatory compliance, using applicable templates.

PNC Employees take pride in our reputation and to continue building upon that we expect our employees to be:

  • Customer Focused - Knowledgeable of the values and practices that align customer needs and satisfaction as primary considerations in all business decisions and able to leverage that information in creating customized customer solutions.

  • Managing Risk - Assessing and effectively managing all of the risks associated with their business objectives and activities to ensure they adhere to and support PNC's Enterprise Risk Management Framework.


Bank Quantitative Analysis – Knowledge of and ability to use numerical methods to develop statistical models for devising trading strategies.

Consulting – Knowledge of techniques, roles, and responsibilities in providing technical or business guidance to clients, both internal and external; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.

Data Gathering and Reporting – Knowledge of and ability to utilize tools, techniques and processes for gathering and reporting data in a particular department or division of a company.

Effective Communications – Understanding of effective communication concepts, tools and techniques; ability to effectively transmit, receive, and accurately interpret ideas, information, and needs through the application of appropriate communication behaviors.

Predictive Analytics – Knowledge of, experience with and ability to use the tools, processes and practices for predicting business trends and providing forecasts that drive business decisions and business planning.

Quantitative Techniques – Knowledge of and ability to use quantitative tools and techniques to measure and analyze risks.

Regulatory Environment - Financial Services – Knowledge of and ability to help an organization adapt to applicable federal, state, local, and company-specific regulations, policies, and guidelines affecting business practices.

Testing – Knowledge of and ability to plan, implement and manage testing strategies, policies and practices that assure the delivery of high quality applications.

Work Experience

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree, with 3+ years of relevant / direct industry experience. Certifications are often desired. In lieu of a degree, a comparable combination of education and experience (including military service) may be considered.



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