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Loan Officer

Duties:

  • Meet with loan applicants to gather personal information and answer questions
  • Explain different types of loans and the terms of each one to applicants
  • Obtain and verify financial information, such as applicants’ credit rating and income level
  • Analyze and evaluate applicants’ financial information provided on their loan applications
  • Provide customer service by answering questions and guiding customers through the application process
  • Determine applicants’ loan needs and ability to pay back
  • Conduct loan underwriting by evaluating clients’ creditworthiness
  • Evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses.
  • Refer applications to management for a decision
  • Contact companies or people to ask if they need a loan
  • Market loan products and services to potential clients and actively solicit new business
  • Knowledge of commercial loans offered to businesses
  • Ability to combine the use of good judgment in addition to analysis by underwriting software, especially in cases of complex financial situations and statements – for commercial loan purposes.
  • Ability to guide applicants through loan processes and to handle cases with unusual
    circumstances.
  • Seek out clients who require developing relationships with real estate companies and other sources that can refer prospective applicants – for mortgage loan purposes.
  • Keep regular contacts with borrowers of good standing to discuss future financial needs
  • Contact borrowers who fail to make their loan payments on time.
  • Work with borrowers to help them find a way to keep paying off the loan.
  • Initiate the process of taking over collateral given to secure defaulted loans

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, or related fields, with a minimum of
    two years of loan services and underwriting experience, or
  • Five years of relevant work experience – for non-holders of bachelor degrees in business administration or related fields

Skills:

  • Language – Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of loan underwriting software, or manual processing
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoin
  • Experience with QuickBooks for maintaining accounts and budgets
  • Simple statistical analysis for presentation purposes

Email your resume to rpallay@vsedc.org

Accountant

Summary:
The Accountant will work closely with the Director of Finance and Administration to maintain accurate financial records for the organization.  He or she will have responsibilities in purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, and financial administration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Director of Finance and Administration with all aspects of maintaining accurate financial records for the organization.
  • Maintain accounts payable system, including: process bills, prepare checks for signatures and mail payments on a weekly basis.
  • Manage organization petty cash and accurately record receipts and expenditures.
  • Process receipts, donations and miscellaneous receipts, prepare deposits to bank on a daily basis.
  • Coordinate purchasing and delivery of supplies and other purchases as assigned.
  • Prepares monthly analysis of all general ledger accounts.
  • Assist the Director of Finance and Administration in the preparation of audits.

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 may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Accounting coursework and job-related experience with accounts receivable, accounts payable and computerized accounting software. Business degree in Accounting preferred.
  • Computer experience; MS Word and intermediate MS Excel a must.
  • Experience in QuickBooks a must.
  • 10-key by touch.
  • Excellent organizational skills and multitasking abilities.
  • Careful attention to detail and ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds and disciplines.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend English language to follow instructions, prepare correspondence and memos.

Math Ability:

Understand basic accounting procedures.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office especially MS Word and MS Excel.

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

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

The Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable will encounter staff with the following tasks:

  • Processing of expense reimbursement
  • Ordering of office and program supplies
  • Office equipment maintenance
  • Maintain personnel records for medical, dental, 403B and life insurance including workers compensation and short/long term disability

The Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable will encounter vendors with the following tasks:

  • Receive and review vendor invoices daily; date stamp, code and input into accounting system
  • Process weekly check run for payment and signature and follow through to distribution, mailing and filing
  • Maintain communication with benefit administrators regarding updates and/or changes

The Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable will:

  • Receive cash and check contributions on a daily basis
  • Prepare and deliver deposits to bank daily
  • Record deposits in accounting system and maintain accurate records

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Physical Demands: 

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

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 -20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Email your resume to FCastillo@vsedc.org

Client Program Contracting Services

Request for Qualifications

Client Program Contracting Services

Vermont-Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)

Vermont Slauson Economic  Development Corporation (VSEDC), is the City of Los Angeles, South Los Angeles

BusinessSource Center contractor and serves as the administrative entity for this Request for Qualifications (RFQ)

Request for Qualifications

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) is seeking proposals from qualified and experienced individuals, organizations, and/or institutions to provide client program services for our City of Los Angeles BusinessSource Program.

VSEDC anticipates that contracts will be awarded to the successful Proposer for an initial period of twelve months, November 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020 with an option to extend with two (2) additional one-year terms. At VSEDC’s sole option, any extension of the contract term will be contingent upon the availability of funds, evaluation of subcontractor’s performance, subcontractor’s continuing compliance with applicable federal, state, and local government laws and regulations. VSEDC reserves the right to adjust the contract term, amount and scope in order to best serve the needs of its clients and regulations of the grant or fund sources.

Scope of Services

Proposers are applying for a subcontract with VSEDC. The services subcontracted include: Program recruitment, case management, and program implementation.

Proposers must have experience in  the following areas:

Client Program Services: 

  • To conduct outreach and recruitment activities to each individuals who reflect the demographics of the primary geographic service area to be served.
  • Assess customer for eligibility by verifying the customer is either a resident or owns a business in the City of Los Angeles.
  • Provide a business needs assessment that shall include an evaluation of educational attainments, occupational/transferable skills, client interests, and aptitudes, and/or vocational potentials for business objectives of each client. Once the assessment is done, it should be used to develop a plan of action and relationship with the Client, guiding them toward job creation.
  • Develop client services notes, together with the Business Objectives Assessment, is tailored to address the Client’s objectives. The Client Service Notes must include a self-sufficiency goals, realistic ibjectiv3es and appropriate, coordinated services (based on the completed assessment) that reasonably can be expected to result in desired changes, increased business stability, profitability and business expansion.
  • Shall coordinate and deliver business services in various subject matters applicable to businesses, including:
  1. Entrepreneurial Workshops
  2. Fiscal Management
  3. Marketing/Social Media
  4. Technical Training
  5. E-Commerce
  6. Employee Training
  7. Green/Clean Tech Transitions
  8. SWOT Analysis
  9. Cash Flow Management
  10. Cybersecurity
  11. Gender Equity
  12. Sustainability
  13. Resiliency
  14. Procurement
  • Business Services
  1. Business Objectives
  2. Permits/Licenses
  3. Business Plan/Executive Summary
  4. Obtaining Certification
  5. Marketing Assessment
  6. Site-finding Assistance
  7. Lease Negotiation Assistance
  8. Legal Considerations
  9. Cash flow Management
  10. Tax Consulting
  11. Procurement
  12. One-on-One Consulting
  13. Referral to SCORE
  14. Referral to other Partners including Work Source Centers
  15. Referrals to Procurement/Export Partners
  16. Assistance in launching a business
  • Shall effectively promote and market the available business incentives to businesses operating in the targeted low to moderate income areas.
  • Shall provide technical assistance with City ordinances and policies compliance to businesses
  • Businesses that are given one-on-one consultation on how to access capital based on one or more of the following.
  1. Financial Analysis
  2. Personal Credit Report Review
  3. Personal Credit Building/Correction
  4. Business Credit Report Review
  5. Projections Preparation/Modification
  6. Marketing Plan Development/Analysis

Outcome Performance Measured

Contractor shall be required to coordinate and deliver business services in various subject matters applicable to businesses out line in the above section.  Clients shall  receive one or more of the services which should lead to meeting/exceeding the goals of creating and/or retaining permanent jobs .

  • Contractor shall provide number of permanent jobs secured / retained for the stated contract award amount.

( # of permanent jobs / total contract award = per permanent job ) 

Contract Amount:

Total funds for client services is $50,000. All bids will be reviewed for demonstrative ability, services proposed, and cost. Based on performance and funding, contract may be eligible for two one year extensions.

 

Proposal submission requirements:

  1. Include Cover Page with Proposer’s name, address, contact information and total amount of bid.
  1. The proposal should be no more than three (3) pages in length (not including cover page and or evidentiary of successes), Microsoft Word or PDF format, and 10-12 point font. Bid should include responses to the following:
  • Describe ability and experience demonstrating at least five (5) years of experience in website design, maintenance and social media marketing. Proposers must cite previous accomplishments and offer referrals from organizations or clients for whom they have performed similar work. Failure to provide referrals, relevant examples, and/or sample work will be considered nonresponsive.
  • Response must provide evidence of the number and type of websites built and maintained. Additional evidentiary of successes is welcomed (not to exceed 1 page) in the form of website links, ads, social media content, and/or references to online content.
  • All submission should include provide a budget for proposed services. If Proposer plans to utilize the services of secondary contractors to meet the contractual obligations of this RFQ, a detailed overview of services and costs associated with these activities should be provided as well.

 Evaluation Criteria:

 

Demonstrative Ability Demonstrates quantifiable track record of experience and successes. 40/100

 

Proposed Services Plan to deliver specific services outlined in this RFQ. 30/100
Cost Cost reasonableness. 30/100

 

Submissions are due NO LATER THAN,  October 18,  2019 @ 3:00pm, and may be submitted electronically or in person.

In person submissions:  

Attn: Ms. Andrea Solomon

Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation

1130 W. Slauson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90044 

Email submissions should be sent to:   Andrea Solomon at asolomon@vsedc.org 

Important Dates & Info:

 

RFQ Release Date: September 30, 2019

RFQ Question Period: October 1, 2019 – October 7, 2019

Submit Questions to: Ms. Andrea Solomon asolomon@vsedc.org or call 323-753-2335

Bidder’s Conference: October  11, 2019 

Submissions Due: October 18, 2019 NO LATER THAN 3:00PM PST