Sr. Project Underwriter in Brooklyn, OH at Key Bank- Corporate

Date Posted: 3/2/2018

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    4910 Tiedeman Road
    Brooklyn, OH
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Job Description


The KBM Sr. Project Underwriter reports to the KBM National Underwriting Manager and is responsible for review, analysis and approval of condo/PUD projects. The KBM Sr. Project Underwriter is responsible for reviewing insurance, budgets, questionaires, and HOA documents to determine project eligibility. This position will be responsible for maintaining a comprehensive list of projects reviewed for acceptability with KBM standards. As time permits the KBM Sr. Project Underwriter will also review residential loan applictions for acceptability by reviewing income, assets, credit and collateral documents including self-employed personal and business tax returns. The KBM Sr. Project Underwriter may be involved in one or several types of mortgage lending (agency conventional, portfolio conventional, FHA/VA MI etc.). Lending authority to include conventional, government and jumbo loan programs for up to $750,000. Excellent phone and communication skills and a value of providing superior customer service to internal and external customers required. An exemplary customer service oriented attitude and the ability to work effectively in a Team Environment is essential.


Evaluate condo/PUD project documents to determine acceptability with KBM standards. This is inclusive of, but not limited to, budgets, insurance, questionnaires, and legal documentation.
Understanding of the requirements for both limited and full reviews and ability to apply the requirements of each review type.
Review budgets to ensure the 10% reserve requirement for agency approval has been met. Comprehensive underderstanding with the ability to substitute and review Reserve Studies to satisfy the reserve requirement when the budget does not satisfy requirements.
Review project insurance verifying sufficient coverage including liability, fidelity, or other insurance type required for the project.
Review project questionnaires and legal docs to determine the project meets delinquency, investor concentration, as well as all other requirements of a full review.
Complete all condo/PUD project reviews within the required SLA.
Evaluate creditworthiness of borrows in order to render a credit decision. This includes but is not limited to the review of paystubs, W2’s, financial statements, tax returns, asset statements, bank account statements, credit reports etc.
Must ensure all loans meet or exceed corporate credit policy and be in compliance with the Ability to Repay (ATR) and Qualified Mortgage provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Ensure compliance with appropriate company and Agency/Investor/FHA/VA guidelines.
Review transmittal & 1003 to make sure it is accurate and complete and matches the final AUS findings
Review credit report and compare to liabilities on 1003. Verify the investor guidelines for outstanding derogatory items and requirement payment or satisfaction if needed.
Calculate income/self-employed cash flow using documentation and methodology required per investor, and CFPB regulations. Analyze the business’s financial strength by examining annual earnings to determine stability and validity. Income must be verifiable, stable and ongoing.
Review assets to ensure adequate funds to close and required reserves. Ability to analyze bank statements for any recent large deposits and possible other debts that might impact ATR.
Review appraisal to ensure the report is accurate, complete and the value is supported and the collateral is acceptable. Recognize when additional field reviews may be necessary to support value
Review file to make sure state regulatory guidelines have been met and federal (patriot act)
Calculate net tangible benefit for those states that require this test
Ensure all tax, title, insurance and closing documentation is accurate and complete
Verify that the rate lock matches the underwriting file with the correct program, LTV, credit score and pre-payment penalty
Review final conditions submitted to Underwriting Final Approval within SLA
Re-review all Suspended loans within SLA
Review a minimum number of files per month as determined by management which would include new submissions, re-submissions & final conditions
Maintain current and fluid knowledge of investor and agency guidelines and adapt to changes quickly
Communicate effectively and engages proactively with mortgage loan officers, processors, branch managers, funders and post-closers in regards to loan decisions, assignment of loan conditions, investor guidelines/documentation requirements and possible loan scenarios
Assists in the training of Key Bank Mortgage employees as needed
Perform other related duties as assigned
Work “underwriting help desk” on a rotational basis answering emails and phone calls from the sales force.
Demonstrate exceptional service philosophy in all interactions with internal peers and partners
Perform second level review on loans recommended for denial. Evaluate the application to determine if there are any other products or alternative terms available before issuance of denial.
Perform Second Level One up Reviews on those loans recommended for approval above someone’s lending authority.
Once approved, has lending authority up to $750,000

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
5+ years of recent Mortgage Underwriting Experience (FHA, VA and Conventional) with strong agency guideline knowledge
2+ years of recent condo/PUD project review experience
Strong working knowledge of ATR/QM Requirements
Proven knowledge of Mortgage Insurance Guidelines and rates
Working knowledge of Empower LOS is a plus
Strong analytical skills; accuracy, consistency and completeness is critical
Ability to work in a fast paced, fluid environment and be held to meet minimum production standards
High integrity and outstanding work ethic
Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
Must have proficient written and verbal communication skills
Proven knowledge of compliance and disclosure requirements
Proven knowledge of closing, post-closing & quality control responsibilities

KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.

Key Community Bank serves individuals and small to midsized businesses from Maine to Alaska through our 15-state network of over 1,200 branches, 1,500 ATMs, telephone banking and robust online and mobile platforms. KeyBank’s Consumer/Business Banking segment provides consumers and small business owners with straightforward banking solutions and personal finance expertise that helps them make confident financial decisions today and plan for tomorrow. Key Private Bank offers wealth planning that follows a consistent, disciplined approach guided by objective advice based on each unique situation. KeyBank Commercial Bank offers midsize business financial services that drive growth and profitability and help business owners identify new opportunities with products and services including deposit, cash management, investment services, commercial lending, equipment leasing, and asset-based lending.


KeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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