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Manager, Transaction Management, SME

  • Focus on credit due diligence for SME clients

  • Support diverse Australian businesses across a range of industry groups

  • 12-month fixed term opportunity (parental leave cover)

  • Competitive salary and benefits in a prime Sydney CBD location (working from home temporarily)

We provide financial expertise and solutions to drive sustainable growth that benefits Australia and our partners. Through our loans, guarantees and bond options, we enable SMEs, corporates and governments to take on export-related opportunities, and support infrastructure development in the Pacific region and beyond.

Export Finance Australia is continuing to hire and will embrace virtual forms of communication entirely due to COVID-19 restrictions. All new and existing employees will work remotely from home until it is safe to return to our offices. 

About the role

We have a 12-month fixed term opportunity for a Senior Manager, Transaction Management, SME to focus on the execution of transactions for a portfolio of small to medium sized (SME) businesses.

This is a credit focused role that involves undertaking due diligence (including financial, credit and legal analysis) and the completion of internal credit submissions.

Writing high quality credit proposals in partnership with Portfolio Management, Legal and other key departments is of primary importance, and key to the role’s success.

You will gain exposure across a range of Export Finance Australia’s finance products and work on diverse and interesting deal types.

Skills and experience 

Reporting to the Head of Transaction Management, SME, your key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

Contribute to business growth 

  • Support the efficient execution of transactions and the provision of advice to the Business Development Team in a timely and accurate manner
  • Undertake analysis of transactions, preparation of credit application and preparation of facility documentation

Prudent underwriting and documentation 

  • Ensure transaction assessment is in compliance with credit policy and procedures and other obligations in line with the Efic Act compliance.
  • Coordinate the transaction due diligence process and manage the inputs of all relevant stakeholders in an efficient and timely manner.

Relationship Management 

  • Work with the Origination SME team to manage relationships with clients, banks and other alliance partners, developed through the negotiation and execution of transactions.
  • Manage relationships and communication with key internal stakeholders including the Business Development team, Credit, Legal and Portfolio Management.

About you

We are looking for a banker with a strong understanding (3 years) of financial services experience, predominantly with credit writing exposure to small and mid-market (SME) transactions. You will be outcomes driven and highly motivated and focused on providing solutions in an efficient and effective manner.

You will also bring a combination of the following skills, qualities, and experience to our team:

  • Degree qualifications in Finance, Accounting and/or relevant technical disciplines.

  • Credit analysis skills including a strong understanding of balance sheet, P&L and cashflow statements.

  • Exposure to and understanding of standard loan documentation processes

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good experience in the preparation of credit proposals and in the execution of transactions.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to forge and manage successful relationships with external clients, banks, alliance partners, consultants, and internal stakeholders.

  • Ability to work effectively in a small, inter-dependent team within the broader Export Finance Australia team environment.

  • Self-motivated and ability to drive a deal to signing close in an appropriate time frame.

Next steps

If this sounds like you the right challenge for you, apply now! We'd love to hear from you.

Applications close 3pm AEST Friday 7 August 2020. Interviews will occur in parallel, so please apply ASAP.

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By choosing to apply, you agree to the recruitment privacy policy. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply. 

Why Choose Export Finance Australia?

We are small enough to have impact, BIG enough to make a world of difference.

Our size means our people have interesting and varied work that stretches and challenges them, with the opportunity to learn from senior leaders and specialists. At Export Finance Australia, there are opportunities to grow your career and broaden your experience, build your expertise, and receive development through targeted learning, mentoring and feedback. 

Our people have an impact, and through our collective efforts, we know that helping our customers grow helps Australia grow. Our customers are dynamic and diverse and so are our people. We believe in flexibility and giving our people choices about how they get their work done and how they balance this with other areas of their lives.