An account officer's guide to Field Exams and Back Office Reporting
Participants will develop an overview and basic analysis
skills that are used to monitor commercial loans that
use asset based lending tracking techniques. This
course is designed to prevent asset exposure in asset
based lending with examples and discussions about
improper accounting, poor test results and deteriorating
risk factors that signal possible and real problems.
Students will be able to take this knowledge to more
fully monitor into the field to dig deeper, document
better and probe for answers that affect the collateral
position and reporting.
Officers with 6 months or more of prior
commercial lending experience and Operations
Management interested in expanding field scope on
knowledge about asset based lending testing and
Group Internet (Webinar) Group Live upon request
Contact Clear Choice Seminars, Inc. at
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or by phone at 410 747-7994 for more information and
ABL Monitoring Guide is designed to teach account officers and other credit
professionals the meaning of the analysis contained in a field examination and typical back office
Based on feedback from students in the Intermediate ABL Auditing class, this class was
designed to convert the course into a less technical product for account officers, while
adding an emphasis on the reports that can be used to monitor credit.
ABL Monitoring Guide uses multimedia presentation, class instruction and case studies to
convey the importance of field examination information and recommendations.
Students are taught to look at the numbers and analyze trends. The focus is:
Analysis of numbers
Professional Judgment and planning
Risk analysis of when to respond to results
Danger signs and possible responses
Reporting and office Monitoring
Benefits of This Course
We believe that borrowers are smarter than ever and the possibility of willful misconduct
increases with adverse conditions. These factors make a well trained staff a
priority. Students learn the professional judgment skills and testing techniques to
help safeguard assets and enhance a standard workpaper format. Computers can enhance
appearance, speed analytical time and help to test conditions, but a trained mind is
needed to spot adverse trends and dig deeper when needed. ABL Monitoring Guide
provides the skills and techniques to enhance account officer performance. Combined,
these skills can reduce asset exposure, help to prevent booking poor quality credits and
This is an intermediate level course. Students should have at some basic
knowledge of practical ABL terms and procedures associated with a borrowing base.
Besides a willingness to learn, the course demands attention to detail and a personal goal
of striving to do the best job possible.
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