Credit Review Analyst

Closing Date2024/01/08
Reference NumberDBS230911-1
Job TitleCredit Review Analyst
Job Grade17
Job Type ClassificationPermanent
Location – Town / CityMidrand
Location – ProvinceGauteng
Location – CountrySouth Africa
Job Profile (Downloadable)Job_Profile_Credit_Review_Analyst_March_2022.pdf (336.90 kb) – 9/11/2023 8:42:19 AM
Job DescriptionThe purpose of this position is to ensure that the credit quality of the portfolio is managed and maintained within the Bank’s risk appetite. The Credit Review Analyst will manage a portfolio of high value and/or high-risk clients, conducting high quality credit evaluation and financial assessment of the borrower’s credit worthiness and disseminating these findings through high quality reports outlining key credit risks, credit mitigation and recommendations. Additionally, the Credit Review Analyst will review the quality and detail of key credit assessment deliverables of the Credit Analysts, ensuring that these are executed within in a diligent and timeous manner.
Key ResponsibilitiesCredit Risk & Advisory Services, Monitoring & Reporting
1. Preparing and reviewing credit applications and appraisals for new and existing customers on large/complex
exposures, including but not limited to:
a) deal assessment and structuring, including financial analysis/modelling and stress testing with
regards to ensuring that new and existing business written is of an acceptable risk.
b) adherence to credit limits; and adopting the appropriate credit scoring methodology.
c) ensure credit ratings and loss given default (LGDs) together with return on investments proposals
are acceptable to the Bank.
d) issuing recommendations as to the creditworthiness of a given project or counterpart.
e) meeting with internal and external clients in the context of assessing credit risk.
2. Perform annual and on-going credit and financial review of clients in the allocated Portfolio.
3. Form part of the deal closing team to:
a) negotiate covenants, collateral and legal conditions with clients and co-lenders, in accordance with
the Bank’s approved key terms; and
b) disburse approvals in accordance with the Bank’s internal procedures and legal agreement
4. Reviewing and signing off covenants and annual reviews, keeping up to date on other credit risks including
active credit migration of clients on/off the Watchlist and NPLs book.
5. Review the Credit Analysts client risk reports to:
a) Check the quality and relevance of information captured within the report
b) Verify accuracy of data and/or establish errors or weakness in the credit risk analysis by evaluating
the model assumptions, analysis and interpretation, and appropriateness of recommendations made.
c) Guide Credit Analysts to produce acceptable credit reports and quality assure submissions.
d) Ensure adherence to credit / loan policy, procedures, and regulations as it relates to credit
6. Monitoring and produce reports detailing exposures to risks for a portfolio of key clients.
7. Adhere to Bank’s lending protocols, credit risk management policies and procedures and ensure that they are
fully complied with and that any policy breaches have been suitably addressed, mitigated and/or escalated.
8. Scan the business and operating environment to detect and respond to emerging risks and those associated
with change and advise divisional management and staff on any credit and other risk related issues within the
portfolio, as they arise.
9. Provide support to management by representing DBSA management where required.
10. Exercise mandated responsibility in areas where the incumbent has delegated authority for project approval,
jointly with other relevant staff.

Review Oversight
1. Optimize skills usage within the area of responsibility, minimizing “key-man” risk.
2. Oversee the work output of respective Credit Analysts in relation to quality standards, agreed benchmarks,
objectives and required timeframes.
3. Develop the skills and abilities of team members, with the result that they perform at their highest potential
and optimize their current and future job performance.
4. Contribute to building synergies and cooperation across functions in the DBSA.
5. Promote DBSA values and a culture of High Performance within the unit.

Key Measures
1. High quality of credit evaluation and financial risk assessment and reporting, not compromising on accuracy and
speed to meet deadlines.
2. Annual reviews completed (% complete by Value and by Number) for all clients in the portfolio, within the agreed
3. Effective collateral, covenant and undertakings monitoring, and reporting completed within agreed timeframes.
4. Disbursements and NPLs achieved within agreed targets.
5. Fully comply with the Bank’s key Governance & Compliance measurement requirements.
6. Ongoing monitoring of high-risk clients and 100% of Watchlisted clients monitored and reported to and as required by the Portfolio Committee; and any other Committee so directed.
Expertise & Technical CompetenciesMinimum Requirements
1. A minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Financing, Accounting, Economics or Engineering.
2. A minimum of 5 years’ work experience (post Articles) in wholesale credit risk management, corporate or
investment banking or similar, with strong analytical experience (.
3. Practical knowledge of Credit Risk Management and a broad appreciation of the range of Compliance and
Enterprise Risk Management and Reporting practices.
4. Solid experience in Microsoft Office (MS-Word, MS Excel (at an advanced level of proficiency), MS PowerPoint,
MS Outlook), Quantitative and Qualitative Credit Rating Models.
5. Above average report writing skills.
6. Experience in the implementation of policy compliance and best practice.
7. Excellent Analytical and problem-solving skills complimented by in-depth understanding of business procedures.
8. Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as effective presentation skills and with the ability to
express complex concepts in business terms.
9. Strong abilities in relationship management, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
10. Proven ability to effectively manage competing deadlines for projects in a high-pressure work environment.
11. The ability to:
a Communicate and persuade at all management levels and thrive in a cross-functional environment.
b Determine whether processes comply with credit laws, regulations and/or standards.
c Apply logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions
or approaches to problems.
d Identify complex problems and to review related information to develop and evaluate options and
implement solutions.
e Integrate knowledge building through knowledge sharing and knowledge application throughout the
incumbent’s professional duties.
f Keep record of compiling information related to reports and publications.
g Build strong partnerships with external and internal stakeholders.

Desirable Requirements
12. Knowledge of financial structuring and doing business in Africa will be a distinct advantage
13. Honours and/or Masters degree in Finance or Accounting, CA(SA), Professional Body Certifications
Qualifications (e.g., GARP CFA or FRM, CFI FMVA or CBSA) or an MBA is a distinct advantage.
14. Previous working experience in a senior or supervisory capacity would be an advantage.
Technical Competencies
1. Written Communication
a. Is relied on by others to help them write complex technical and non-technical documents and briefs.
b. Is able to determine which aspects of this knowledge area needs to be transferred to others in order to
achieve organisational goals.
c. Coaches’ others and transfers communication skills and knowledge to others.

2. Presentation Skills
a. Can reinforce key presentation points with examples.
b. Is able to translate technical terminology into language understandable to the audience.
c. Has insight into the audience’s behavior and motivation and responds appropriately and professionally,
adapting communication style as appropriate.

3. Reporting
a. Designs, reviews and improves reporting processes and provides guidance.
b. Leads production of complex credit and financial reports, takes an editorial role, determines content and level
of detail, and ensures consistent messaging and branding.

4. Planning and Organising
a. Is relied on to help others plan and organise their workload.
b. Uses effectively advance time management processes to deal with high workload and tight deadlines.
c. Organises, prioritises, and schedules tasks so they can be performed within budget and with the efficient
use of time and resources.
d. Achieves goals in a timely manner, despite obstacles encountered, by organising, reprioritising and

5. Data Collection and Analysis
a. Skilled in the use of advanced/complex analytical techniques.
b. Is able to use judgement to decide upon the most appropriate analytical techniques according to the situation.
c. Recognises underlying principles, patterns, or themes in an array of related information, and determine
whether additional information would be useful or necessary.
d. Through an in-depth understanding of the business environment, reviews outputs of analysis to identify
anomalies and draws conclusions, relating these to operational circumstances.
e. Can model a range of scenarios covering all potential business circumstances and highlight potential

6. Negotiation
a. Understands and can apply basic negotiating skills and techniques, e.g., obtaining a full understanding of
the other party’s agenda and needs before disclosing own perspectives.
b. Possesses an understanding of various unspoken communications from other parties and can decipher
hidden agendas.
c. Is able to successfully conclude negotiations which require the development of an emotional as well as
factual argument.
d. Is able to develop mutually beneficial potential solutions.

7. Financial Analysis
a. Interprets, analyzes and/or evaluates compliance with applicable legislation, sound regulatory practices
and procedures, generally accepted accounting principles, and other such rules and regulations.
b. Analyzes or interprets financial records and develops program procedures, financial models and databases.
c. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable regulations, rules, entity/company practices, concepts, and industry issues.
d. Demonstrates a thorough knowledge or experience working with various legal and regulatory issues in deal structuring in their subject area.
e. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with regulated industries, government officials, administrators, and civic leaders.
f. Serves as subject matter expert and leads work teams for more complex issues.
Required Personal AttributesBehavioural Competencies
1. Achievement Orientation
a. Undertakes challenging assignments and strives to complete them.
b. Sets priorities and chooses goals on the basis of calculated costs, anticipated benefits and improvement of
c. Aims at exceptional performance; setting out to achieve a unique standard.
d. Constantly analyses outcomes to ensure the achievement of business goals.
e. Identifies short-term opportunities or potential problems aiming to achieve better outcomes.

2. Customer Service Orientation
a. Tries to understand the underlying needs of customers and matches these needs to available or
customized products and services.
b. Adapts processes and procedures to meet on-going customer needs.
c. Utilises the feedback received by customers, in order to develop new and/or improved existing services/
products that relate to their on-going needs.
d. Thinks of new ways to align DBSA’s offerings with future customer needs.

3. Integrity
a. Is willing to end a business relationship because it was associated with actual or perceived unethical
business practice.
b. Is capable of challenging senior management (in an appropriate and respectable manner) in order to act
on espoused values.

4. Leading and Empowering Others
a. Creates the conditions that enable the team to perform at its best (e.g., setting clear direction, providing
appropriate structure, getting the right people, obtain needed resources).
b. Monitors performance against clear standards and addresses performance issues promptly and takes
action to get performance back to desired levels.
c. Proactively asks for feedback on own performance from team members, aiming to become more effective.
d. Ensures tasks are delegated so that team members are empowered to deliver results and develop their

5. Self-awareness and Self Control
a. Withholds effects of strong emotions in difficult situations.
b. Keeps functioning or responds constructively despite stress.
c. May apply special techniques or plan ahead of time to manage emotions or stress.

6. Strategic and Innovative Thinking
a. Recognises opportunities or potential problems, before they become obvious, by seeing the connections in a range of sources of information, including insights from outside DBSA.
b. Restates complex knowledge in a way that makes it easier for others to understand.
c. Experiments with new approaches, tests scenarios, questions assumptions and challenges conventional thinking.
d. Creates new concepts that are not obvious to others, leveraging internal and external sources of information, to build incremental revenue and growth opportunities.

7. Teamwork & Cooperation
a. Acts to promote a friendly climate and good morale and resolves conflicts.
b. Creates opportunities for cross-functional working.
c. Encourages others to network outside of their own team/department and learn from their experience.

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