Training in the core skills for commercial lending and credit
The RMA Lending Academy® I provides training in basic core skills for commercial lending and credit. It should be used as a springboard to RMA's Mentor® core curriculum. This introduction to commercial lending and credit will help participants better understand what their customers need in order to run a strong business and what the bank needs in order to make sound lending decisions.
Who will benefit?
The RMA Lending Academy® I is designed for credit risk professionals who are new to banking (0 to 3 years), such as new hires, branch managers, those new to commercial lending, business development officers, and relationship officers who are required to read financial statements and tax returns. If you are a credit risk professional in a bank, government agency, or finance company that no longer offers credit training for this level of personnel, this is the course for you.
The RMA Lending Academy® I offers the three most fundamental topics for lending to small, closely held businesses—accounting, financial statement analysis (including tax returns), and cash flow analysis.
Day 1 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- Basic accounting review.
- Interview and communication skills.
- Analyzing industry, business, and management risks.
Day 2 and 3 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- Financial statement analysis.
Day 4 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- Personal and business tax returns.
- Personal financial statements.
Day 5 (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
- Basic cash flow analysis (does not include projections or sensitivity analysis).
A basic understanding of accounting is recommended. Participants must complete the pre-course accounting assignment before coming to class. On the first day, participants take an accounting assessment for self-evaluation. The open enrollment version of this course requires the participant to complete a pre-course assignment that should take approximately four to five hours.
All scheduled dates for this event are listed below. If there are no dates listed we do not currently have this event scheduled.