CIT Group Inc.

VP, Underwriting - Capital Equipment Finance

Location US-NY-New York
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Originations Support - Underwriting


CIT is a leading national bank focused on empowering businesses and personal savers with the financial agility to navigate their goals. CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) is a financial holding company with over a century of experience and operates a principal bank subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A. (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender). The company's commercial banking segment includes commercial financing, community association banking, middle market banking, equipment and vendor financing, factoring, railcar financing, treasury and payments services, and capital markets and asset management. CIT's consumer banking segment includes a national direct bank and regional branch network. Discover more at


  • Lead deal team to evaluate new transactions, pre-screen transactions, conduct due diligence, prepare credit approval memos on transactions that are green-lighted in the pre-screen process, pitch transactions to credit committee in order to obtain credit approval, negotiate and review legal documentation as needed, and participate in deal closing.
  • Analyze financial statements and capital structures, conduct business/industry/competitor analysis to identify transaction risks and mitigates; recommend transaction structures appropriate to the opportunity; provide a yes/no recommendation on the transaction based on due diligence.
  • Manage assigned portfolio accounts - monitor performance and covenant compliance, prepare trend cards and periodic/annual reviews, process amendments and waiver requests in a timely manner to meet customer expectations, provide performance updates to managers, identify and act on warning signals, participate in portfolio reviews as needed.
  • Maintain familiarity with CIT policies, procedures, and underwriting standards.
  • Interface with other parts of the EF business, such as Asset Management, Legal, Operations, Insurance, Environmental, as well as other departments such as Capital Markets, Corporate Risk Management, Compliance, Problem Loan Management, Loan & Risk Review, and Internal Audit.
  • Interface with customers (including brokers and intermediaries), as needed, to complete diligence process, as well as to assist the relationship management efforts of the Originators.
  • Mentor and train junior resources (Analysts, Associates, AVPs) for the business.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in finance or accounting preferred. MBA/CFA a plus.
  • Experience of Equipment Financing deals, equipment collateral, lease products and leasing structures, is required.
  • 7- 10 years of experience as a senior underwriter in the commercial lending industry with direct experience of leading the underwriting and execution effort on large equipment and/or senior debt transactions.
  • Must have a solid understanding of financial statements and capital structures, modeling & strong analytical skills with an ability to question assumptions.
  • Experience with structuring transactions, leading deal teams, and negotiating documentation.


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