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Commercial Construction Risk Portfolio Manager (Hybrid)

M&T Bank

M&T Bank

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2024

These hybrid positions can be based within the M&T footprint.


Monitor and assess the credit risks of larger, more complex commercial construction loan portfolios through detailed financial statement analysis, industry assessment, collateral valuation, cash flow analysis and the ability to repay annual debt service.


  • Manage the ongoing credit risk of existing commercial construction loan portfolios through continuous credit monitoring (CCM) activities enabling the timely identification of emerging credit risk so that appropriate actions can be taken to manage the risk, minimize losses and assign an accurate risk rating. A CCM program includes but is not limited to annual reviews (PLRs), interim update memos, a covenant monitoring program, problem loan management early warning indicators, and other forms of credit surveillance. Team’s focus will be specifically on the monitoring of commercial construction loans.
  • Review all pertinent credit and financial information, including but not limited to financial statements, tax returns, due diligence reports, credit bureaus, appraisals, internal credit information, industry research and peer data. Determine the need for more thorough investigation or additional information.
  • Analyze financial information and related materials and complete ongoing credit monitoring for the Bank’s commercial construction loan transactions. Risk assessment of customers is on an ongoing basis with a focus on identify emerging risks or material changes in customers financial position, including evaluation of compliance with the loan agreement. Analyses to include an independent credit quality assessment for existing loans with well-supported risk rating rationale, identification of credit risks and mitigants, industry concerns, market trends, financial trends, and other pertinent credit issues.
  • Liaison between Commercial Banking Relationship Managers, Portfolio Managers, and the Underwriting Team for facilitating credit needs of customers, whether through new requests, modifications or annual reviews / renewals. Includes documenting and tracking of relevant information, reports and memos to ensure necessary credit approvals are obtained, documented and adhered to from fulfillment through closing and maintenance in order to maintain timely and accurate risk ratings for a portfolio of commercial construction loan credits.
    Spread financial statements and prepare financial models designed to sensitize various conditions impacting the proposed transaction. Prepare cash flow, collateral schedules, covenant sensitivity calculations, financial models, and guarantor statement analysis as appropriate.
  • Monitor credit performance of customer portfolios and escalate or remediate, as appropriate.
    Responsible for the timeliness of the construction loan monitoring activities and ensure credit policy compliance by verifying adherence of monitoring activities to the Commercial Credit Policy, and evaluating any risk associated with non-compliance.
  • Present analysis or address questions during credit discussions or presentations.
    May attend client calls with RMs in order to gain a thorough understanding of the client / prospect and their business in order to effectively assist in annual reviews, renewals and ongoing monitoring activities.
  • Adhere to applicable compliance/operational risk controls in accordance with Company or regulatory standards and policies.
  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.
  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.


The Commercial Credit Portfolio Management Department is responsible for the ongoing monitoring process for the Bank’s commercial loans to ensure timely and accurate credit risk ratings and compliance with both credit policy and loan agreements.

This position interacts with Commercial Banking Relationship Managers throughout the bank’s footprint, as well as other internal personnel, on credit monitoring of construction loans. Works under limited supervision.

Potential for client interaction.

Works independently with limited supervision


Input into training of junior/newly hired Portfolio Managers


Bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related discipline with 5 years' experience in commercial credit, public accounting, financial statement preparation/analysis or other financial analysis or in lieu of degree a combined minimum of 9 years’ higher education and work experience to include 5 years experience in commercial credit, public accounting, financial statement preparation/analysis or other financial analysis.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Excellent analytical ability


    M&T Bank is committed to fair, competitive, and market-informed pay for our employees. The pay range for this position is $98,720.40 - $164,534.00 Annual (USD). The successful candidate’s particular combination of knowledge, skills, and experience will inform their specific compensation.


    Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America