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Staff Accountant Originations

Villa Park, Illinois
Job Type
19 May 2023
The Fay Group, which originated in 2008, is a full-scale real estate services company that offers mortgage servicing, property renovations, business purpose lending, insurance, and more to homeowners, investors, and clients nationwide. Fay handles a wide range of mortgage loan solutions for prospective homeowners with varying credit histories and also offers to refinance for existing mortgages.

The Fay Group is made up of separate business units offering a complete range of home ownership products and services that provide customers with solutions to navigate the challenges of home ownership while helping them build toward their long-term financial goals.

Fay Cares!
While others in our industry focus on collecting money-or else-we take a kinder, more humane approach when homeowners fall short," explains CEO Ed Fay. We consider the people behind those mortgages and work hard to give them the best chance possible to stay in their homes.

The Fay-Constructive Foundation was established to fulfill the philanthropic mission of Fay Financial employees to serve the communities in which they live and work. Over 80% of employees across Fay, Constructive, and GenStone affiliate companies make voluntary contributions to the Foundation. Each quarter, their contributions are donated to organizations focused on improving education opportunities, combating poverty, and supporting military service members and first responders.

Come join us on our journey to serve our customers and be the leader in our industry!

The Staff Accountant will be an integral part of the Origination & REO Accounting teams that offers a wide variety of experiences and plenty of opportunities for professional growth and exposure to upper management. The Staff Accountant's primary responsibilities will be month-end close, reconciliations, journal entries, accruals, financial statement preparation, and financial reporting. Also, working under the direction of the VP of Finance, the Staff Accountant will support the preparation of Agency documents for pooling purposes.

What you will do for Fay:

Responsible for the preparation of timely and accurate monthly financial statements and supporting schedules under the direction of VP Finance
Responsible for preparation and timely input of daily journal entries for Originations & REO Departments
Perform month-end close duties including assigned balance sheet reconciliations
Assist with third-party audit requests, preparation of year-end audit schedules, and footnote preparation
Assist in the documentation of policies and procedures while identifying and driving improvement opportunities. Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction to accomplish objectives
Ability to meet communicated schedules and deadlines
Adherence to policies, procedures, and instructions of VP Finance
Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem-solving, and results

What you will bring to Fay:

High school diploma/GED required; College degree preferred
2-4 years of corporate accounting/finance experience, preferably in the Mortgage Industry
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Deadline focused
Strong computer skills especially in Excel
Highly detail-oriented
Audit experience is a plus, but not required

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are deeply embedded into our way of working at Fay. We believe that the best ideas come from having a team that is diverse in backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We strive to ensure each of our employees feels valued, respected, included, and is presented with equal opportunities to be successful here at Fay. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. The Fay Group and affiliated companies participate in E-Verify. For more information go to E-Verify is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
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  • Job Reference: 1010169766-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: TICG Management LLC
  • Location: Villa Park, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent