Analyst - Oil & Gas - Corporate Banking

CIBC - Houston, TX3.9

Full-time
BUSINESS UNIT DESCRIPTION

CIBC World Markets is the wholesale and corporate banking arm of CIBC, providing corporate, government, and institutional clients with innovative solutions to help them raise capital, and grow and invest actively throughout North America and key financial centres around the world. To deliver on its mandate to be the premier client-focused bank in Canada, CIBC’s banking business focuses its strengths to deliver outstanding service and value to its clients. Our mission is to bring Canadian Capital Markets products to Canada and the rest of the world, and also bring the world to Canada.

Through industry specialty groups (including energy, real estate, media and telecommunications, mining, forest products, financial institutions and diversified industries), Corporate Banking (CB) is responsible for originating, structuring, syndicating, and managing investment and non-investment grade credit-related products for CIBC wholesale banking’s corporate clients. CB professionals work closely with Investment Banking, Mergers and Acquisitions, Equity Capital Markets, Merchant Banking and Capital Markets in providing financing solutions to our clients.

JOB PURPOSE

The Analyst/Associate for Corporate Banking provides corporate credit analysis and transactional support within Corporate Banking and assists with managing the credit relationship between CIBC’s wholesale bank and clients primarily with US Oil & Gas - E&P companies as well as Midstream companies, including both reserve-based lending, covenant-based lending and trading lines for energy/commodity derivatives. This necessitates maintaining an awareness of the client, company, industry, regulatory issues, relevant economic/political trends and client needs as well as tailoring coverage and financing solutions to meet client needs. Experience with U.S. based oil and gas companies is highly desired.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

Conducts credit and financial analysis, both for existing clients and on new financing opportunities
Researches and analyses information and drafts credit proposals in conjunction with Directors, Executive Directors and/or the Managing Director
Establishes and maintains contact with clients throughout the due diligence process to obtain/provide information and advice, conduct interviews and relay information regarding the process and CIBC’s requirements
Assists in analyzing, structuring and documenting new loan transactions
Is familiar with appropriate due diligence criteria and effectively conducts such analysis and investigation to provide CIBC with an appropriate “due diligence defense” under applicable securities legislation
Organizes presentations to potential clients, assisting in the development of presentation information
Follows up credit-related customer queries and customer service-related matters not otherwise covered by Credit Processing Services. Acts as liaison with officers of Credit Processing Services
Liaises with other units of CIBC, CIBC Wholesale Banking and Risk Management in preparing credit reviews and proposals for clients’ financing needs
Oversees and/or participates in the conduct of research and collection of information to assist in the identification and analysis of potential business transactions
Assists in the on-going monitoring of the terms and conditions of approved credit arrangements and appropriately identifies any relevant changes in the financial condition/business of a client
Ensures that recommendation and opinions offered to clients are in compliance with legislation and at all times maintains the professional standards and policies of CIBC
CROSS-FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

This job works with the department’s Managing Director, Executive Directors and Directors as well as other Associates/Analysts
This job must effectively foster client relationships
This job acts as a liaison with officers of Credit Processing Services
This job liaises with other units of CIBC, CIBC Wholesale Banking and Risk Management
COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS/RESPONSIBILITIES

As an employee of CIBC, the incumbent must comply with all applicable CIBC and Line of Business policies, standards, guidelines and controls.

JOB DIMENSIONS

Enterprise-wide accountability
Responsibility for the U.S. Region
This job provides credit analysis and transactional support, and also ensures compliance with internal and external requirements

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Bachelors degree in Business, C.P.A. or C.F.A.; previous corporate finance, energy-specific corporate lending experience is preferred
Knowledge of the U.S. energy sector (upstream, midstream, refining) and US reserve based lending practices is preferred
Excellent analytical ability including demonstrated knowledge of valuation techniques and practices, including cash flow analysis
Ability to work well and excel in a team environment
Thorough understanding of Corporate Finance theories and practices, well-developed financial analysis skills, including financial modeling
Excellent understanding of financial statements and accounting principles
Well-developed organizational skills in order to respond to shifting priorities on several simultaneous projects
Demonstrated job commitment including a willingness to work extended hours and personal flexibility and adaptability in order to meet client requirements
Develop financial models to assist in structuring transactions and perform sensitivity analysis
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, oral and written communication skills in order to convey factual and conceptual information to others and promote the interests of CIBC

WORKING CONDITIONS

This role operates within a normal office environment with little exposure to adverse working conditions.