Business Systems Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

Who we are:


We are a $24 billion wholesale bank that’s been financing agriculture and rural America for nearly 100 years.  Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending cooperatives in five states and we’re active in the nation’s capital markets.  Join the Farm Credit Bank of Texas team and help us grow to meet the ever-changing credit needs of food and fiber producers, the agribusiness sector, and rural Americans. If you’re looking for a rewarding career with one of the nation’s most respected financial institutions – Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) may be a great fit for you.

Position Description:


This position is responsible for comprehensive development, testing and implementation of new business information systems or enhancements to more expert level existing systems used in the department to align information technology solutions with the Bank’s business initiatives. Areas of focus include comprehensive support of all loan accounting systems, including the implementation of new systems.


Day to Day Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish sound, progressive and effective loan accounting systems and related software applications which support the lending operation of the bank, and fairly and accurately reflect borrower legal obligations and the bank’s investment in loan relate assets, in accordance with general accepted accounting principles (GAAP), FCA regulations, and district policies and procedures.
  • Possess and maintain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of loan system file structures and field uses, general business processes within the loan systems, and a comprehensive knowledge of the past practices and reasons therefore.
  • Work with key software users, department staff and other bank staff to define functional processes and requirements for new and existing business systems.
  • Work with district association staff to ensure that system design meets specifications for all users.
  • Interact with the Accounting Help Desk and other staff to ensure that user documentation, communication to the associations and training are coordinated and completed along with implementation of new systems and/or system changes.
  • Direct and lead special projects which establish direction for the bank concerning the development of its loan and accounting operations.
  • Develop, analyze and recommend new or improved policies and procedures that contribute to the successful operations of the bank.
  • Review and evaluate loan information and perform analyses as required.
  • Participate in the implementation of new loan or accounting systems for bank and/or association use.
  • Provide support and assistance to department and bank staff for various software systems, including loan systems and office automation software systems.
  • Oversee and participate in the development of modifications of software systems, including the documentation of technically related information, interaction with programmers of software systems analysts, business analysts, and end users in the development of the changes, and the related testing of new or modified programs.
  • Assure that progress and status reports are prepared, as requested.
  • Maintain frequent contact with district users and follow up on problems to ensure satisfactory progress toward acceptable solutions.
  • Design ad hoc reports/queries for to the bank departments and association users.

What You Bring to the Team:

Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Information Systems, or equivalent experience and a minimum of four (4) or more years of experience in loan systems support and design.

  • Comprehensive experience in helping users with software and/or business systems problems, and training and developing detailed business requirements is preferred but not required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of both Capital Markets and Mortgage Banking preferred.
  • Must have comprehensive functional knowledge of business processes and requirements including major areas of loan accounting and related software.
  • Must have the ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks and learn new business systems quickly.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills, excellent oral and written communications skills, analytical skills, problem solving and organizational skills are essential. 
  • Handles comprehensive issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff. 
  • Ability to communicate/coordinate effectively with all levels of management as well as with outside vendors; Ability to exercise sound judgment, use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to travel on a moderate basis. 
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. 
  • Skill in oral and written communication. 
  • Intermediate to advanced skill level in Microsoft Office applications. 
  • Possesses analytical thinking and mathematical skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team. 
  • May coach or instruct lower level colleagues. 
  • Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff.  
  • Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group. May act as a "lead" or first-level supervisor.

Why Farm Credit Bank of Texas:

Benefits are an integral part the Farm Credit Bank of Texas total compensation package. In addition to this position having a very competitive salary and bonus plan, we offer comprehensive, affordable and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance.

  • Flexible health and wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more…
  • 401(k) plan that includes an employer match and additional employer contribution
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Vacation leave, sick leave and paid holidays
  • Option to use sick leave to take your pet to the vet for emergency services
  • Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services or events
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Generous tuition reimbursement program
  • Physical fitness incentive plan
  • Employer matching gifts program
  • Relocation funds can be considered


Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. There is a real person behind the screen and response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. Unfortunately, we are unable to personally follow-up with each and every applicant, but we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit. Please be assured, we will contact you if that is the case!
 
AA/EOE/M/F/D/V

Principals only, please.

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Farm Credit Bank of Texas is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information.

Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation to complete the application process should contact us at recruiting@farmcreditbank.com to request accommodation in the application process.