Current Job Opportunities

Mortgage Processing and Closing Manager

Growing Columbia-area financial institution is seeking an experienced mortgage professional to lead its processing and closing function. Responsible for managing the activities and operations of the mortgage loan sales support processing and closing team including pipeline management and appraisal ordering. Mortgage production through this team includes conventional, government, jumbo and construction perm (both origination and servicing) residential loans. All loans are sold into the secondary market.  Duties include:

  •  Manage a staff of up to 7-8 mortgage associates (loan processing, loan closing, construction-perm processing including inspection/draw servicing).
  •  Manage the Mortgage Pipeline to ensure on-time closings and high levels of customer satisfaction.
  •  Ensure mortgage loans are processed, closed and funded in complete accordance with bank, federal, state and regulatory standards as well as secondary market investor requirements.
  •  Manage communication protocols with Sales as needed.
  •  Deliver on agreed service levels for processing and closing to/from sales and credit risk.
  •  Work with the credit risk management team as needed to ensure timely funding and closing of mortgage loans and delivery to investors within 30 days of closing.
  •  Develop and utilize high-impact processing/closing dashboards for all key process steps, turn times and customer touchpoints.
  •  Provide ongoing development opportunities to all staff.
  •  Work closely with the Sales Director and Credit Risk Manager to meet shared goals.
  •  Maintain operational documentation and procedures.
  •  Ensure accuracy, quality and excellent customer service in all.
  •  Maintain and manage internal controls.
  •  Maintain current working knowledge of all mortgage loan operational job functions in order to provide technical support or directions and ensure compliance with regulatory, investor and bank policies and procedures.
  •  Ensure quality customer service is provided to all internal/external customers.
  •  Act as the primary Calyx Point Mortgage System Administrator.
  •  Participate and Represent the team in monthly executive and sales meetings.

Job requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related degree and 5+ years of experience managing a team of mortgage loan processors and closers. Candidate should knowledge of FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional loan products, underwriting procedures, investor requirements and escrow/title practices, as well as regulatory compliance laws as they apply to mortgage transactions.  Should also have up-to-date knowledge and experience with TRID, RESPA, TILA, HVCC/AIR, MDIA, and other applicable compliance/legal requirements and a working knowledge of mortgage lending in order to determine upfront risk factors and communicate as necessary to appropriate parties.  Position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and analytical skills.  Should be proficient in Excel and ideally have experience with Calyx Point.  Must be detail-oriented, able to work effectively under pressure, and be able to multi-task.

To $75K.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO1705

Manager-Investment Accounting

Growing real estate investment company has a high-profile opportunity for a strong accounting professional with commercial real estate experience.  The Manager-Investment Accounting will manage all aspects of property and investment accounting for the company’s investments, including the closing process, property-level financial statement analysis, budgeting, reforecasting, and business intelligence.  Specific duties include the following:

  • Supervise, manage and direct day-to-day activities of property accounting and staff, including recurring journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations, variance reports and internal/external  financial reporting
  • Oversee and ensure timely and accurate monthly close of the property general ledgers and creation of property level financial statements
  • Review budget to actual explanations by line item for all properties and determine the key drivers of budget to actual property Net Operating Income variances
  • Partner with the Director – Investment Accounting and the Managing Director – Asset Management on the budgeting and reforecasting process for all properties
  • Partner with the Asset Management team to review accounts receivable detail along with the operations teams to determine the required bad debt reserves and to ensure all income is billed in accordance with lease terms, including review of monthly accruals and annual reconciliations of recovery items
  • Partner with various property operations groups to identify value creation opportunities at the property level that will drive efficiencies into the leasing and property valuation process and increase cash flow through sales reporting, percentage rent, and expense recoveries
  • Play a key role in the Company’s financial reporting process including the preparation of the quarterly report and annual audited financial statements
  • Provide sound advice relative to potential financial implications of proposed transactions, acquisitions, and dispositions and interact with all levels within the Company to ensure proper recording of financial transactions
  • Manage departmental projects that deploy updated processes and technology to create efficiencies and automate manual tasks
  • Assist with special projects or tasks to support the overall Company’s goals
  • Maintain and document policies and procedures around financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting system infrastructure

Position will supervise a growing staff, report to Director-Investment Accounting, and work closely with the Chief Financial Officer and other members of senior financial management.

This opportunity requires a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field and 6+ years of experience specifically in commercial real estate property accounting.  A focus on retail or office space preferred.   Masters degree or CPA preferred but not required.  Experience with Yardi and Argus Enterprise ideal.

To $120K plus bonus potential.

Please submit your resume in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO0205

 

Bank Compliance Officer

Growing Charleston-area financial institution is seeking an experienced bank compliance officer to ensure that the bank’s lending, accounting, and investment practices adhere to state and federal regulations. Duties include advising senior management on upcoming regulatory changes, serving as a liaison between the bank and regulatory authorities on compliance matters, evaluate new banking products and services to evaluate risk, administer matters related to codes of conduct, BSA, and AML regulations, and so on.  Position will report to Chief Executive Officer and involves little travel.

Candidates should have Bachelors degree, ideally in a business-related field, and 5+ years of experience in bank compliance, internal auditing, BSA/AML compliance, risk management, or public accounting with financial institution clients.  Must have strong work ethic and solid communication and analytical skills.

To $90K plus bonus potential.

Please submit your resume in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO2404

Senior Financial Accountant

Columbia insurance company is seeking a key employee for its finance team to be responsible for general ledger accounting and reconciliations.  Will support the financial team in the completion of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and statutory accounting principles (SAP).  Specific duties include the following:

  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations and create journal entries and adjustments when necessary
  • Assist with intercompany balancing and settlements
  • Prepare intercompany billing and record into general ledger
  • Prepare and book intercompany expense allocations
  • Ensure that the financial close is done in compliance with US GAAP and company policies
  • Perform detailed reconciliations of complex accounts
  • Assist with preparation of reports and statements for various state and regulatory filings
  • Assist and provide support for internal/external audits and budget processes
  • Assist with expense accruals and analysis
  • Miscellaneous other duties that may be assigned

Position reports to Financial Reporting Manager.

Position requires a Bachelors degree in accounting or finance with 5+ years of experience in corporate or public accounting.  Insurance experience ideal but not required.  CPA and/or MBA preferred.  Must have strong communication, analytical, and Excel skills and possess ability to work independently, prioritize responsibilities, and manage time effectively.

To $70K.

Please submit your resume in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO1204

Inventory Manager/Cost Accountant

Growing, blue-chip Lexington County company is seeking a degreed professional with recent significant inventory management and cost accounting experience.  Will be responsible for ensuring accurate inventory, developing inventory reports, analyzing variances, implementing and enforcing inventory control procedures, maintaining accurate standard costs, and preparing monthly journal entries as needed.  May participate in special projects.  Reports to Chief Financial Officer.

Candidates should have Bachelors degree, ideally in Accounting, Finance, or related field, and 5+ years of strong inventory management and cost accounting experience.  Must have strong work ethic and solid leadership, communication, and analytical skills.

To $75K.

Please submit your resume in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO2703

Director of Financial Reporting

Columbia insurance company is seeking a key employee for its finance team to be responsible for accurate and timely financial reporting in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (SAAP) and statutory accounting principles (SAP).  In addition to quarterly and annual GAAP and statutory financial statements, this role will also manage reinsurance reporting, monthly internal management reports, and the technical business plan.  Will be responsible for establishing and maintaining SOX controls, interpreting accounting policies and authoritative literature, coaching and developing direct reports, etc.  Position reports to the Controller and supervises a staff of up to 5.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting and 8+ years of accounting and financial reporting experience, including 3+ years in a management role.  Prior insurance industry experience required.  CPA and/or MBA preferred. Must have strong working knowledge of GAAP and SAP, ability to prioritize, and possess excellent communication, analytical, problem solving, and Excel skills.

To $115K plus bonus potential.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO0602

Property Accounting Associate

Blue-chip real estate company in downtown Columbia is seeking a Property Accounting Associate to join its growing organization. Our client is looking for a driven, top-performing professional to assume the following duties in its high-quality accounting function:

  • Ensure timely and accurate monthly close of the property general ledgers and creation of property level financial statements including preparation of account reconciliations and posting of journal entries
  • Prepare budget and underwriting to actual explanations by line item for all properties and determine the key drivers of Net Operating Income variances
  • Partner with the Asset Management team to review accounts receivable detail along with the operations teams to determine the required bad debt reserves and to ensure all income is billed in accordance with lease terms, including review of monthly accruals and annual reconciliations of recovery items
  • Provide acquisition and transaction support for Investments team including onboarding of new properties into the Yardi system and preparation of the opening journal entry
  • Assist with annual budget and quarterly reforecast processes
  • Assist with audit and tax preparation
  • Assist in departmental projects that deploy updated processes and technology to create efficiencies and automate manual tasks
  • Assist with special projects or tasks to support the overall Company’s goals
  • Maintain and document policies and procedures around financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting system infrastructure

Positions reports to Director-Investment Accounting.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field and 2+ years of relevant experience in public accounting or commercial real estate accounting. CPA or Masters of Accountancy strongly preferred. Should possess excellent skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Working knowledge of Yardi and/or Argus Enterprise preferred. Must have strong analytical, communication, and technical accounting skills with solid understanding of GAAP. Other desired characteristics include strong work ethic, self-motivation, attention to detail, passion for quality, ability to work independently and meet deadlines, and solid organizational and process skills to manage multiple competing priorities.

To $75K.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO1312

Tax Senior/Manager

Established, respected CPA firm in Charleston is seeking tax professional with experience in individual, corporate, partnership, and fiduciary tax compliance and tax research.  Excellent work environment.  Will be responsible for supervising and mentoring less-experienced staff.

Successful candidates should be a CPA with at least 3-5 years of diverse tax experience in public accounting.  Masters of Taxation ideal but not required.  Must have solid communication and supervisory skills and a passion for assisting clients with tax matters.

Market salary.

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO1012

Tax Professional

Growing tax and client accounting CPA firm has an opportunity for a tax professional in its Sumter office.  Position will have a wide range of tax responsibilities for individuals, small businesses, partnerships, etc.  Firm offers a family-friendly atmosphere, potential fast-track advancement to partner, and reasonable hours during tax season.

Ideal background would be CPA with 3+ years of tax experience in public accounting. The firm will consider candidates who have passed the CPA exam but lack the requisite experience.

Market salary

Please submit your résumé in Word or PDF format to [email protected].

JO2706