Escrow Assistant

Kingwood, TX

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 if applicable, and puts file in audit order for Post Closing Department

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 Closing Disclosure/ALTA Settlement statement and HUD’s.
  • 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 if applicable.  
  • 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 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.

Physical/Mental Demands:

  • Ability to maintain a courteous, business-like composure in both the office and social/marketing situations.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and be flexible with disruptions throughout the workday.
  • Must be able to work approved and requested overtime, by supervisor.
  • Repetitive and continual typing motion is required.
  • Sedentary work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting a majority of the time. Walking and standing are required, occasionally. 

 

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 in a pdf format, along with salary requirements to: Tara Anderson


Note: If you currently are employed by Old Republic Title (or one of its wholly owned affiliated companies) please contact your human resources representative regarding the application process.

Old Republic Title is an Equal Opportunity Employer