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CRA Analyst

El Monte, CA, USA Req #570
Thursday, June 13, 2019
About Cathay Bank

More than half a century ago, we opened our doors at Cathay Bank to serve the growing Chinese American community in Los Angeles. We helped our customers put down new roots with cars and homes, and we supported their businesses, which continue to sustain generations. We remain committed to enriching the journeys of our customers and the diverse communities we serve.

Over time, we’ve expanded along with our customers. Today, we’re a subsidiary of Cathay General Bancorp (NASDAQ: CATY), a publicly held bank holding company. We operate in nine states across the United States, including California, New York, Illinois, Washington, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, and New Jersey, and we have outposts in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei. Forbes named us the #10 Best Bank in America in 2019.

Along with our extensive experience and innovative thinking, we bring an open mind to every interaction and a willingness to work with customers and communities in ways that best suit their needs. Our lines of business include personal banking, home mortgages, business banking, corporate
lending, cash management, SBA loan programs, community lending, international banking, foreign exchange, and wealth management.

What’s Next

Are you passionate about a potential career in the financial services industry? Cathay Bank is excited about what’s to come for our company and customers. Our employees are the reason our customers can get where they want to go and aspire to what’s next.

If you bring your best self to work, see opportunities instead of obstacles, and always want to advance in your career, then Cathay Bank may be a great fit for you. We’re excited to offer our employees opportunities to grow and develop in their career journey. We also provide the resources, support and freedom so that employees can best deliver an extraordinary customer experience.

Join Cathay Bank—and be energized by what’s possible for your career!


Provide overall analytical support for the department ensuring that loans are correctly identified, evaluated, and maintained. This position supports the functions of the Cathay Bank Foundation by handling the intake of grant requests, and distribution of funds. Responsible for the completion of reports that monitor and track CRA performance - loans, service and investments. Assist with coordinating CRA service activities and other assignments that contribute to the implementation and maintenance of an effective CRA Compliance Program for the Bank.


Review lending data to identify and qualify loans reportable under the CRA (both small business and community development loans)

Input and prepare data in CRA Wiz for internal review and annual submission

Prepare and maintain Community Development Loans Spreadsheet

Prepare and compile CRA activity performance tracking

Monitor reports and assist in the preparation of quarterly reports, self-assessment, and strategic plan

Provide Lending Status Report for Director of Community Development and regional managers

Assist with the maintenance of CRA information updates – Intranet, Public File, Bulletin, forms and charts

Assist in reviewing CRA compliance data that conforms to internal policy and procedures and external regulations


Bachelor’s Degree preferably in Business, Accounting, or Finance

1 - 2 years of banking experience, preferably lending.

Some working knowledge of accounting or loan underwriting.

Good organization and analytical skills.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.

Highly organized, results-oriented with strong attention to detail and good follow-through skills.

Highly energetic, enthusiastic, and self-motivated.

Willingness to work overtime occasionally to accomplish and meet deadlines.

Strong computer skills; Proficient with Microsoft Office products.

Knowledge of CRA Wiz and SharePoint preferred, but not required.

Cathay Bank is an equal opportunity employer. It is the Bank’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state or local non-discrimination law. 

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