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Equipment Finance Specialist 

Division Arvest  
Location 4600 SE 29th St  
Location OK, Del City  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Grade 17 SSMET
Accepting applications through May 11, 2014  
Details Position is Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm with the ability to work overtime as needed.  
Preferred Qualifications See Below  

SUMMARY: The Equipment Finance Specialist is responsible for the effective generation, evaluation, approval, processing, closing and servicing of commercial leases.  This person must utilize the bank’s available assets to maximize the generation of revenue, profits, deposits, and plus other cross-selling opportunities.  Detailed knowledge of the many products offered is critical to allow proper evaluation of prospective customers.  The incumbent must also protect the bank by providing continual supervision of the leases under his/her accountability.  Must be an active participant in civic and public relations activities that provides new business for the bank and further development of relationships with existing customers.  The incumbent will be active in marketing all bank lending and leasing programs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provide integration, effective implementation of and conformance to the commercial leasing policies of the bank.
  2. Attain objectives and goals through the extension of loans and credits to existing and new customers.
  3. Minimize lease-related credit losses, and maintain same within a targeted level.
  4. Contribute to the expansion of the bank’s deposits.
  5. Provide accurate, timely, and objective credit analyses to serve as effective guides for credit decisions.
  6. Develop and maintain an effective relationship with those sectors of the community and within the bank that offer a market potential for leases.
  7. Maintain and develop current customer base.
  8. Interview and determine desirability of applicants, including gathering all necessary information and making available all relevant information.  Decide with the customer the appropriate product for their needs.  Detailed knowledge of the many products offered is critical to allow for proper evaluation of all loan prospects. 
  9. Secure applicant’s credit information by reviewing the bank’s credit files, obtaining data from the applicant and securing external credit data from credit references.
  10. Review and analyze financial statements. 
  11. Underwrite credit requests in a prompt manner.  Exercise appropriate discretion daily to analyze data gathered and approve, deny, or recommend alternative products or services. 
  12. Calculate debt servicing, payments, and other aspects of a transaction.
  13. Daily, weekly, and monthly review of past dues and take appropriate action.
  14. Respond to and resolve customer complaints and/or questions.
  15. Attend meetings as designated by the Supervisor and assist in gathering and preparing needed data for senior management review, as requested by the Supervisor.
  16. Attend various officer meetings, peer group sessions, seminars, training programs, schools, etc. as may be directed from time-to-time.
  17. Analyze potential leasing markets to develop prospects for Equipment Finance business.
  18. Appraise collateral as required and monitor to see that the value of collateral is in concert with the division’s credit risk policies.
  19. Keep abreast of current and new regulations and competitor actions. Stay current on changes within the financial products industry.
  20. Must be able to identify the customer needs, analyze the applicant’s request and financial data, and make decision for approval or denial.


  1. Support and uphold the Arvest Mission Statement.
  2. Maintain a high level of cooperation and rapport with all associates in order to ensure accurate and efficient operations and service.
  3. Formulate and communicate new ideas and suggestions that will improve profitability and efficiency for the company’s overall operation.
  4. Foster and promote the proper company image at all times. 
Position Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, required
  • Previous commercial lending or commercial leasing experience with emphasis in evaluation/origination of large credits; required
  • Knowledge of commercial lending and leasing required.
  • Previous experience in a banking environment; preferred


  • Must be able to arrive at work on time, work on site and have regular work attendance
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with other co-workers regardless of personality, presence or communication style
  • Must be able to provide cordial customer service regardless of customer personality, presence or communication style
  • Must be able to perform several tasks at once
  • Must be able to work in a stressful atmosphere
  • Must be able to rotate job tasks
  • Must be able to greet others cordially
  • Must be able to coordinate multiple and changing priorities
  • Must be able to verbally communicate with all other associates
  • Must be able to operate telephone, scanner, copier and FAX machines
  • Must be able to occasionally work outside of normal business hours.
  • Must be able to move from department, division, or bank to department, division, or bank to attend meetings
  • Must be able to operate personal computer keyboard in order to create reports, schedules and other appropriate documentation


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to talk, hear, and sit. The associate occasionally is required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects.

The associate may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The incumbent must be able to travel occasionally/frequently by themselves within the US, including overnight, and via automobile and air.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Category Equipment Finance  
About the Organization As a provider of financial services, our #1 focus is our customers. We are people helping people find financial solutions for life. That is our culture - that is who we are as an organization.

As an employer, our #1 focus is our associates. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and an engaging work environment driven by the desire to serve our customers and communities.

With over 315 locations in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas, we offer a variety of jobs. Whether you are looking for full-time or part-time employment, Arvest has the opportunity for you.

Arvest is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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