Credit Risk Senior Staff - Small Business Administration ( SBA )

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LOCATIONS: Chicago, Oak Brook, IL, New York, Atlanta, Indianapolis, DC, Los Angeles, Dallas, Grand Rapids and Columbus.


This position will be responsible for leading Small Business Administration (SBA) 7a reviews, writing reports, managing teams and working closely with the SBA on the various types of compliance reviews of SBA Lenders as well as be able to perform commercial loan review work when not reviewing SBA Loans.  Deep and technical knowledge of SBA SOPs is needed to perform this work (minimum of 10 years of SBA experience is required).  In addition to SBA knowledge, a strong understanding of commercial lending is needed. 


The focus of this position is to perform SBA compliance reviews. The applicant should be comfortable, have knowledge of loan review, and overall credit consulting. 

This would include providing loan review services and consulting with clients on credit related matters.  Supervise, train and review the work of other consultants.  Manage key aspects of client service projects from planning to completion.  Become a trusted advisor to client management by providing appropriate recommendations and solutions. Able to make and sustain meaningful client relationships.  Support proposal and business development activities by identifying new target clients, building business relationships with key executives, developing/presenting proposals and handle other duties assigned by employer.

  • SBA Underwriting, knowledge of SBA SOPs, Commercial Underwriting, Lending experience required / not a role for consumer finance experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years’ experience of working in financial institutions or regulatory supervisory institutions.
  • Deep understanding of the SBA 7a program and working knowledge of 7a SOPs.
  • Overall understanding of SBA lending, including 7a program (mentioned above) and 504 program.
  • Knowledge of risk rating methodology are required.
  • Management and team leadership is a plus.
  • Working knowledge as a credit expert.
  • Direct and deliver significant engagements that deliver value to clients through project management, creation of deliverables and knowledge transfer.
  • Manages engagement to ensure quality is delivered within budget.
  • Understanding of credit processes, such as loan origination and underwriting; credit policies; portfolio management, allowance for loan and lease losses; loan review and remediation.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal and state banking laws related to credit risk.
  • A self-starter who can prioritize multiple tasks, be resourceful and able to research and find solutions.
  • Write and present to clients clear and concise reports and presentations containing meaningful recommendations.
  • Willingness to travel 60% or more annually.
  • Additional skills desired
  • Graduate degree a plus.
  • Professional certification a plus (i.e. – RMA CRC).
  • High level of comfort using technology.
  • Bilingual a plus.



Risk Consulting is organized by both industry specializations (financial services, healthcare, public sector, GRC Technologies Integration and emerging industries) and solutions (anti-money laundering, regulatory and compliance, internal audit, cybersecurity, emerging global solutions, GRC Technologies and third party risk). Risk Consulting provides governance, risk and compliance expertise to keep clients advised of emerging trends, industry benchmarks and best practices.



We will nurture your talent in an inclusive culture that values diversity. You will have the chance to meet on a consistent basis with your Career Coach that will guide you in your career goals and dreams.


Crowe ( is one of the largest public accounting, consulting and technology firms in the United States. Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Global, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world. The network consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 130 countries around the world.


Visit and find out what it's like to work at one of the “50 Best Workplaces for New College Graduates.” Crowe ranked seventh on this Fortune list, in addition to being named one of Fortune’s “Top 100 Best Companies to Work For” and among Fortune’s “20 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services”.  In these surveys, Crowe personnel attribute the following policies to making Crowe a great place to work:


Innovation: Each year, Crowe invests about two percent of firm revenue in new product development funding to develop ideas brought forward by its people. Building upon a foundation of deep industry specialization, Crowe professionals follow a detailed innovation road map to create original, practical solutions that help address their clients’ biggest challenges. This process allows them to see their ideas through from start to finish.


Mobility strategy: Rolled out more than two years ago, this strategy defied the norm of the professional services industry. It allows Crowe personnel to work where they’re most productive – whether that be the office, their home or elsewhere – and wear jeans while they’re in the office. This policy continues to receive great reviews on annual internal employee engagement surveys.


Benefits: The firm promotes healthy living through its internal well-being portal, which allows Crowe individuals to complete wellness activities – such as exercise challenges, healthy eating, doctor visits and mindful lifestyle changes – for gift cards and health insurance premium reductions. Additionally, on top of its healthcare and retirement programs, Crowe recently expanded its paid time off policies for military leave and all new parents.


Community service: Recently acknowledged in the Fortune Best Workplaces for Giving Back list, the firm places a high priority on community service. In honor of the firm’s 75th year, Crowe personnel are working toward a combined goal of 75,000 hours of volunteering, which they’re well on their way to achieving. In addition, Crowe has policies in place to align its charitable contributions with the volunteer efforts of its people.




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At Crowe, you have the opportunity to deliver innovative solutions to today’s complex business issues. Crowe’s accounting, consulting, and technology personnel are widely recognized for their in-depth expertise and understanding of sophisticated process frameworks and enabling technologies, along with their commitment to delivering measurable results that help clients build business value. Our focus on emerging technology solutions along with our commitment to internal career growth and exceptional client value has resulted in a firm that is routinely recognized as a “Best Place to Work.” We are 75 years strong and still growing. Come grow with us! 

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