Centralized Funding Specialist II
First Financial Bank

Cincinnati, Ohio

Posted in Banking


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The Centralized Funding Specialist is responsible for document management, wire settlement and review of wire requests for accuracy prior to funding directly within the wire transfer and cross application systems.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Accurately and timely review all loan documents required and provided for funding.
  • Work closely with Loan Review, Doc Processing, Relationship Managers and Administrative Support to ensure loans are funded in a timely manner per scheduled loan closings.
  • Assure of the appropriate receiving beneficiary and wire amount based on fees and other transactions as outlined within Disbursement Authorizations, Settlement Statements and approved wire forms.
  • Transact disbursements within core system application between loans, settlement accounts and direct deposit accounts based upon Disbursement Authorizations, Settlement Statements and approved wire forms.
  • Performs complex tasks to support the
  • Operations group. Medium to high skill set;
  • May be called upon to mentor a new
  • Associate. Handles escalated issues and
  • Resolution needs. Determines Level 3
  • Escalation, if necessary. Ability to multitask.
  • May be a backup to Centralized Funding Specialist III.
  • Data Entry (i.e. file maintenance, transactions)
  • Clerical Duties (i.e. filing, scanning)
  • Admin Duties (i.e. reporting, escalation of issues)
  • Document and Data Review
  • Research & Resolution
  • Handles internal business partner telephone calls
  • Balancing & Reconciliation
  • Training and support
  • Participates in special projects (i.e. conversion, release, disaster recovery)
  • Performs other tasks and assignments as directed by Management.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Needed to Perform Essential Functions of the Job
  • At least 3 years prior experience with Lending Business Products preferred.
  • At least 3years prior experience with Loan core systems Ability to read, analyze, and interpret legal documents (e.g. Settlement Statements, Disbursement Authorizations) comparable to a paralegal
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in corresponding with clients.
  • Extremely detailed and proficient with multi-tasking.
  • Ability to perform in a high volume, stressful environment that works within deadlines.
  • Prior Banking Operations / Banking center Teller experience
  • Customer Service experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of appropriate banking software (i.e. Jack Henry, First Navigator)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Word & Excel
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Professional certifications, as applicable

Preferred Knowledge and Skills
  • This individual must provide superior client service and support, with particular sensitivity to closing deadlines.
  • This individual must display professional etiquette and have excellent time management and organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills, be self-motivated, and a team player.

Level of Complexity and Scope
  • Low. Funding of transactions is a standard and consistent process regardless of the complexity of the transaction itself.

Degree of Independence and Decision-Making
  • Low. Funds loans in accordance to the funding instructions received from the Commercial Loan Reviewer, including the appropriate g/ls and account numbers.

Required Supervisory Responsibilities
  • none.

Physical Requirements
  • Occasionally lifts and carries up to 50 lbs.
  • Occasionally stands and walks.
  • Frequently sits.

Compliance Statement
  • The associate is responsible for meeting all compliance requirements imposed on First Financial Bank by State and Federal law and regulation, as well as all related First Financial Bank policies and procedures. This includes all Bank Secrecy Act, Anti-Money Laundering, OFAC and Suspicious Activity reporting requirements, as well as all other lending and deposit compliance requirements.

Development and Training

    It is our policy to not discriminate against any individual in violation of federal, state, and local laws as it relates to age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran/military service, or any other characteristic protected by law.

    We are an E-Verify Employer.


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