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Escrow Account Funder

| Austin
The Company

Perch is transforming the way people buy and sell their homes. Simplifying it all, to the way it should have always been; fair and true to market, straightforward, easy. Every year in the U.S., $1.5 trillion of single family residences transact, generating over $120 billion of fees in a process that has changed little in decades. For the average American, the home purchase and sale process takes months, creates anxiety and is filled with uncertainty and hassle. Perch offers a modern alternative, making one of life's biggest decisions -- the sale and purchase of a home –so stress free, fair and simple that people cannot imagine any other way.
Perch is headquartered in New York City and has 100+ employees in New York and Texas. We have raised $250 million in financing from top tier investors including: Firstmark, Accomplice and Juxtapose.
The Role

The Escrow Account Funder is responsible for swiftly and accurately releasing money from escrow accounts via wires or checks for parties to real estate transactions. An ideal candidate will have prior funder experience in resale transactions and is detail-oriented, extremely customer service oriented, adaptable to execute quickly. The Funder works in lockstep with the Escrow Officer and Closing Operations Team so that the moment a real estate transaction closes, the Funder immediately performs detailed quality control review of the transaction and once a file is fully balanced, releases funds. The Funder will also support in-house closings where real estate professionals (brokers, agents, loan officers) expect checks/payments delivered at the closing table. 
Responsibilities

  • Monitor the status of each file scheduled to fund on a daily basis.
  •  Work in conjunction with Escrow Officer and other Closing Operations team members to perform duties upon funding authorization.
  • Once Escrow Officer confirms closing, immediately perform quality control activities to confirm payees, match disbursement ledger to the settlement statement, ensure file is balanced and that documents are recorded
  • Confirm that wiring instructions are correct
  • Ability to manage high volume transactions in a paperless environment
  • Push wire data to the banking system for release
  • Follow up and resolve any matters pertaining to rejected wires
  • Print checks and send to proper parties in accordance with delivery instructions.
  • Process earnest money deposits and refunds
  • Perform remittance tasks as required
  • Additional tasks as needed
Professional Qualifications

  • 1+ years’ experience working in a Funder role for a lending or title operation
  • Experience managing fiduciary funds, preferably in a title and settlement business
  • High degree of familiarity with real estate settlement statements, property tax prorations, loan fees, title insurance rates and commissions
  • Ability quickly verify data accuracy
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with Escrow Officers and other team members to resolve issues quickly
  • Strong attention to details and good organization skills
  • Outstanding integrity
Who you are

  • You understand how to use banking portals. You can juggle multiple priorities and are very time conscious. You understand the impact that the funding process has on the consumer and have a desire to see our customers served well. You carry yourself professionally and with outstanding integrity, and represent Perch both internally and externally.
  • Team player, who subscribes to the concept of “Team Before Self” and always willing to pitch in for the good of the team
  • Finds satisfaction in mastering complex processes and contributing with the understanding of his/her role within a larger series of processes
  • Organized and exceptionally detail-oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication 
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages

Location

316 West 12th Street, Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of Perch

How does your team reward individual success?

At Perch, we are really big on celebrating both team wins and individual successes. We highlight people who go above and beyond to embody our Perch Values. This is done through monthly nominations that are shared at our Town Halls.

Rich Danner

Customer Experience Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Perch is a hyper-connected company and cross-departmental collaboration is key to our success and culture. On any given day, I am working with investments, contracts, field ops and title to drive conversion. Since we have an office in NY and Austin, teams connect through break outs, zoom meetings, our internal platform and, most notably, Slack.

Samantha Hurley

Customer Experience Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

By blending our personalities, knowledge, experience and skills to create a cohesive team of contributors, all team members feel valued. Successful team members show grit and drive and stay engaged and excited as we grow. While everybody is great at their individual role that value and connection is ultimately what creates a successful team member.

Kathryn McCurley

Listing Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

As an early-stage fast growing company, we're faced with daily challenges and tall goals. It's important to hold all team members accountable, provide a balance of autonomy and guidance, and create an environment where it's okay to fail. This supports creativity and encourages your team to be resourceful and solution-oriented.

Thomas Lalonde

Head of Sales

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Our team's ideas and actions directly influence the company's acquisition of real estate and our profitability attainment.  Being a part of the company's direction in changing the way people buy and sell real estate, with the full support of our seasoned senior leaders and cross-functional teams, is what makes this job a dream.  

Dillian Pesquera

Acquisition Manager

What are Perch Perks + Benefits

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted once per month.
Parking
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