Senior Auditor

TX - Frisco

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Our client is a full-service title settlement underwriting services company serving title agencies in support of residential and commercial real estate transactions is looking for a Senior Auditor for their agency division.The ideal candidate will perform financial and accounting auditing duties of a complex nature requiring advanced professional knowledge and experience in auditing principles and practices.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Engage in the company's culture that emphasizes engagement in our 4 Cs, quality of work, and high performance.
  • Conducts audits of the company's direct operations and the operations of title agents underwritten by the Company located throughout the U.S.
  • Examines business and banking records, documents, methods, policies, costs, and other factors.
  • Examines work processes looking for adequate accounting controls and supervisor authorities.
  • Conducts in-depth analysis of banking functions with special attention to all fiduciary (trust) accounts maintained by entities subject to audit.
  • Conducts post-event forensic reviews of real estate transactions looking for adherence to established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains familiarity with and promotes all title insurance and settlement services offered by the Company along with those offered by other companies affiliated with the Company
  • Prepares and/or coordinates the preparation of reports summarizing audit results.
  • Makes recommendations and reviews audit findings with title agent managers and owners.
  • Travels independently, or with other auditors to conduct on-site audits and reviews.
  • Responsible for completing audit assignments according to Department priorities as assigned.
  • May provide work-related leadership to lower-level auditing personnel on complex audits.
  • May review the progress, adequacy, method, and procedures of audits performed by others.
  • May act as Audit Supervisor for an audit team assigned to a specific function or operational areas.
  • Plans methods to be followed in the conduct of audits, recommends activities and documents to be examined, the extent of a specific audit assignment, and establishes completion schedules.
  • Develops audit programs for specific audits or operating entities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Highly detail-oriented with emphasis on accuracy, coupled with the ability to see the broader picture.
  • A comprehensive understanding of title insurance rates and the application of rates to real estate transactions.
  • Ability to read, understand, and apply title insurance rates as filed with, or promulgated by state departments of insurance.
  • Possess an in-depth understanding of the processes and workflows associated with real estate sales, purchase money mortgage loans, refinance transactions, and closings.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how banking laws, good funds statutes, and recording acts affect real estate transactions, closings, and disbursements.
  • Proven understanding of the title insurance claims process.
  • Solid consultation skills and the ability to seek out information and provide quality advice.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Aptitude for working with details as well as ability to analyze process gaps.
  • Ability to research and analyze data and process discrepancies.
  • Ability to resolve issues exercising sound judgment, initiative, and strong critical thinking skills.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years recent audit, compliance, risk management, or quality control experience in loan servicing or master servicing.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of auditing principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Knowledge of guidelines and regulatory requirements surrounding mortgage loan servicing, performance scorecards, and vendor oversight guidelines.
  • Works with discretion and treats as confidential all information that comes into her or her possession, understanding, or knowledge.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal history and credit background check.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience as a Title Examiner, Settlement/Escrow Officer, or Agency Auditor.
  • Advanced education or certification such as a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

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