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Escrow Accounting Clerk

Company: PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL TITLE NETWORK
Location: Illinois City
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

General Summary of Duties: Process all funds collected and disbursed for each real estate closing Supervision Received: Reports directly to Escrow Accounting Manager Supervision Exercised: None Key Results Areas: Answer inquiries (by phone and in person) and provide needed information in a timely basis Process previous day real estate closing files Log files into computer system Verify check endorsements Generate checks for current day and next day closings Download wire reports for bank via computer Audit accounting files Identify problem files and report them to the Escrow Manager Provide support for closing agents in the field by answering questions Audit outstanding check registers Deliver deposits and other items to bank Perform additional duties as assigned including those to help other departments as needed Review Sales Contract to identify earnest money Identify inconsistencies between the sales contract and earnest money agreements. Follow up with Real Estate Agent for missing documents May perform other duties as assigned SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Must demonstrate precise attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize tasks to achieve the best possible results for all internal and external customers. Proficiency with software and technology including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat Reader SoftPro experience a plus Excellent business vocabulary and grammar; Organizational communication (written, oral, telephone), and client interface skills are essential in this position Problem solving, decision-making, and analytical skills required Strong initiative; positive, outgoing, and upbeat attitude General knowledge of debit/credit accounting Basic knowledge of account reconciliation a plus -- Ability to read, understand and follow oral and written instruction. -- Ability to sort and file materials correctly by alphabetic or numeric systems. -- Ability to learn and comprehend general accounting principles. -- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. -- Ability to analyze and work in a stressful environment Typical Physical Demands: Work may require sitting for long periods of time. Requires standing for periods of time at photocopier. Occasionally lifting files and paper weighing up to 30 pounds. Employee will operate a keyboard, calculator, telephone and other office equipment. Work can be stressful during peak periods of work cycle. Typical Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office environment. Work involves interaction with fellow employees in a community environment as well as attorneys, lenders, realtors and others involved in the selling or purchasing of a property through PNTN. Education Requirements: High school graduation or GED Experience Required: 1. 2-3 years accounting experience 2. Word processing and/or computer including the use of Word and Excel 3. Title experience preferred but not required Certificate and/or Licenses Required: None Alternatives to Minimum requirements: none All positions involving the handling of Escrow funds require a background check. Any offers are contingent on the candidates passing our underwriter and financial institution verification process. This is a Full Time job based out of our Loop office, with potential to alternatively work out of our Oak Lawn office. PNTN's hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm Job Type: Full-time Pay: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour Benefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Vision insurance Physical Setting: Office Schedule: Monday to Friday Education: High school or equivalent (Required) Experience: Accounting: 1 year (Required) Escrow or Title: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: One location Work Remotely: No

Keywords: PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL TITLE NETWORK, Davenport , Escrow Accounting Clerk, Accounting, Auditing , Illinois City, Iowa

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