Escrow Assistant

Full Time

 

Houston, TX

 

SUMMARY:


Processes and responsible for pre-closing matters on each file; makes sure tax certificates and surveys are in file; orders payoffs; makes sure any authorization documents are in file; verifies legal description with commitments and surveys; receipts funds for closing, disburses funds, records documents, prepares title policies, and puts file in audit order.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:


  • Verify tax certificates are complete and accurate.
  • Verifies legal description matches the description in commitment and on survey.
  • Obtains payoffs and any invoices that will appear on settlement statement.
  • Assists closer in preparing settlement statement.
  • Requests permission from lender for authorization to fund; receipts in monies; balances file; disburses funds; and sends out payoffs.
  • File all documents to be recorded in appropriate counties and/or state.
  • Prepares pro-forma policy and final policy and sends to appropriate parties.
  • Places file in audit order and prepares file for scanning.
  • Regular consistent attendance is required and could include after hour Company events
  • Acceptance of supervision; Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Ability to foster, develop and maintain professional and collaborative working relationships. Must be able to get along with others, i.e., peers, supervisors, outside customers, and vendors.
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of management, employees and customers by email, phone and in person.
  • Ability to work the regular scheduled hours Monday through Friday of this office Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:


  • Minimum one year experience as an escrow assistant.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills required.
  • Must be able to work under pressure of deadlines and get along with others, e.g., peers, supervisors, external customers, vendors and internal customers.
  • Accurate typing and computer proficiency required.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, with aptitude for performing mathematical and accounting functions.
  • Must have a professional demeanor and appearance.



The above statements reflect the principal function and most significant duties of the job, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that are inherent in the job.



We offer a competitive salary, and excellent benefit package including health, life and disability insurance; paid time off; and retirement plans. To apply, email resume along with salary requirements to: Megan MacIntyre


Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Note: If you currently are employed by Old Republic Title (or one of its wholly owned affiliated companies) and you are in your introductory period of employment; you are not eligible to apply for this open position until you are no longer in your introductory period. If your employment status currently is "conditional" subject to written performance deficiencies or conditions for improvement, you are not eligible to apply for this open position until your employment status is no longer "conditional" subject to written performance deficiencies or conditions for improvement. If you have questions, contact your human resources representative.

Old Republic Title is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

*Old Republic Title’s policy-issuing underwriters are Old Republic National Title Insurance Company,
and American Guaranty Title Insurance Company.

 

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