Manager, Escrow Officer at Amherst
Amherst is revolutionizing the way U.S. real estate is priced, managed and financed in order to unlock opportunities for all market participants. Driven by data, analytics, and technology, Amherst has a 20-year history of anticipating where the next risks and opportunities are likely to emerge and designing actionable strategies for investors to capitalize on opportunities across residential real estate, commercial real estate and public securities. Amherst, along with its affiliates and subsidiaries, has more than 900 employees, $5 billion under management and approximately $15 billion under advisement and oversight. www.amherst.com.
Role and Responsibilities:
Examines title commitments for accuracy and identify any requirements, defects, and exceptions and work to clear the issues timely while effectively notating all systems to track progress.
Manage the entire real estate closing process, including compliance with real estate contracts, lender instructions, title requirements, company requirements, and other written instructions.
Execute closing and obtain payments due, disburse funds to appropriate parties, and maintain follow-up necessary for transaction completion and issuance of policy.
Prior to disbursement, confirm all funds are collected, all appropriate documents are checked for accuracy, signatures are collected, and acknowledgments and legal descriptions are correct.
Oversee the issuance of checks, bills and statements, and receipts associated with the closing process.
Ensure timely recordation of closing documents and issuance of title policy.
Correspond with lenders, builders, real estate agents, and attorneys as needed.
Manages policy, processes, and procedures at the program level for the company. This includes cross-functional processing involving multiple workstreams.
Ensuring SLAs are consistently met or exceeded in accordance with contractual requirements.
Running daily, weekly and monthly reports to ensure that title and closing turn times meet with client SLA’s.
Provide best-in-class customer service to clients and customers.
Coordinating the interviewing, hiring, orientation of, training, disciplining, evaluation of, and termination of employees.
Manage all Texas personnel.
Conduct accounting functions including but not limited to filing tax returns, conducting financial audits, completing 3-way reconciliations monthly.
Assisting with the development and implementation of policies and procedures.
Performance of internal compliance audits; support during underwriter and regulatory compliance audits.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
College degree with industry experience is preferred.
Escrow Agent licensure and 5+ years’ experience within the Texas Title industry and real estate industry required.
Must have knowledge of all escrow processes and able to maintain escrow process from beginning to end.
Knowledge of Texas Title Insurance Procedural and Rate Rules.
Superior analytical and critical thinking skills.
ALTA best practices experience preferred.
Work under general supervision.
Strong communication skills, with the ability to clearly and concisely present issues, ideas, and recommendations in verbal, written, and presentation formats.
Highly motivated, inquisitive, self-starter with the ability to multi-task and effectively manage priorities to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects, and the capacity to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
Ability to direct teams and influence stakeholders at multiple levels within the enterprise in an environment with shared authority (over the vendor relationship).
Capable of generating a high degree of respect and trust to develop, maintain strong relationships with business partners across all levels of stakeholders.
Our full-time employee benefits include:
- A competitive compensation package, annual bonus, 401k match
- Flexible PTO including 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, and 1 volunteer day
- Employer-paid benefits (medical, dental, vision, health savings account)
- Professional career development and reimbursement
- Up to 16 weeks paid maternity leave; up to 4 weeks of paid parental leave
- Backup childcare offered through Bright Horizons
- Relaxed casual environment with virtual office events
Amherst is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or veteran status, and encourage all applicants to apply.