Deal Closing Associate - Assistant Vice President

MUFG - Tempe, AZ2.8

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $150,000 a year
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Job Summary:
MUFG’s Loan Operations team services several lines of business within MUFG for the Americas; including Wholesale and Investment Banking, Japanese Corporate Banking, Securitization, and Supply Chain Finance. The Loan Operations team provides end to end loan origination, servicing, restructuring and trading support. Services are tailored to meet the needs of the clients and line of businesses including, but not limited to: Loan Origination, Deal Closing & Funding, Collateral/Document Review/Doc Workflow Management, Loan Servicing, Trade Confirmations & Settlement, Credit Control functions, and Syndicated/Agent Bank Booking and Servicing.

The Deal Closing Associates are broadly responsible for verification/coordination for a team of administrators that support complex syndicated and bi-lateral loans, and letter of credit transactions for the Corporate Bank’s lines of business. The Team operates in a Middle Office capacity and is in close contact with the Relationship and Portfolio Managers, ensuring all required documents, reference data, and critical information are reviewed for operational feasibility, optimal execution mechanics, regulatory requirements and mitigation of operational risk. The team partners with various internal and external parties including, but not limited to, Debt Capital Markets, Portfolio/Relationship Management, Loan and Agency Services, Finance, Legal, Trade Counterparties, as well as external Agent Banks and Lender clients. The team also interacts with their counterparts in other Regions and Legal Entities throughout MUFG’s robust network of Operations areas.

Major Responsibilities:
Oversee a small group of administrators (typically 2-3) that each maintain a portfolio of active leveraged and high grade loan transactions for our Business Partners
Support the Verification, Execution, and Closing of complex loan transactions, including, but not limited to; new deals, refinancing, amendments, acquisition financings, and re-pricings
Perform a Second Level Review of legal loan documentation against required Legal, Credit, and Regulatory approvals, as per Bank policy, as well as perform review and verification of Facility booking in the MUFG System of Record
Review internal loan related documents and notices for accuracy and completeness and submit approval to the Back Office with all necessary information/instruction for loan/fee booking
Support the admins with pre-closing requirements with internal and external clients (i.e. Portfolio Management, Syndications, Credit, Loan and Agency Services, Finance, Legal, and Back Office Servicing)
Review and advise on funding mechanics and operational requirements as it pertains to internal booking, according to Operational policies
Support Escalations from the Front Office, Controllers, Reporting, and the Back Office pertaining to the closing process and ongoing queries
Schedule internal conference calls to ensure pre-closing requirements have been met and resolve / escalate any outstanding issues (for Admin Agent/Lead transactions)
Manage trade settlement process with ClearPar system and coordinate with Syndications and internal trade settlement teams for Institutional trades and asset sales
Ensure execution of best practices of control, risk mitigation and escalation
Actively participate /or lead projects and provide valuable input with various working groups, with the goal to continually enhance performance and efficiency
In-depth knowledge of Banking Regulations and Standard Practices
Periodically reviews/enhances the relevant procedures to ensure appropriate control and consistency with Head Office guidelines and bank regulations
Ensures adherence to all bank policies and procedures relative to Regulatory Compliance including but not limited to the Bank Secrecy Act, USA Patriot Act, Anti-Money Laundering Act, Privacy Act, Regulations Q& X, Customer identification Program, Know Your Customer, Suspicious Activity Reports

Additional Information:
Undergraduate degree plus 3-5 years of Syndicated Loan experience or equivalent knowledge
Robust understanding of the Loan product / Syndicated Loan business, including in-depth knowledge of Credit Agreements and other Credit Documentation, loan funding mechanics, deal structure, etc.
Demonstrated understanding of financial services, specifically within Wholesale and Investment Banking
Prior experience supporting Corporate Lending, with the ability to prioritize and balance numerous responsibilities in a fast paced environment
Management experience is preferred, or relevant experience performing a second level review function in the banking industry
Proven ability to collaborate with team members and senior management across and within the lines of business with a keen attention to detail, strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical capability
Ability to Lead in a challenging and rapidly changing environment with a desire to take on new responsibilities and the ability to learn new principles and dynamic systems quickly
Critical decision-making abilities including the ability to identify, escalate, and propose solutions to problems
Ability to multi-task through the practice of strong organizational and time management skills

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.