First National Financial LP Corporation - Toronto, ON (8 months ago)

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Why Choose First National as a Great Place to Work?

More than 80% of current First National employees indicate that they would recommend First National to a friend as a great place to work. More than 85% of current First National employees indicate that they have trust and confidence in our Senior Leadership team’s ability to achieve our goals!

We are extremely proud to have been awarded the Employer of Choice Award from CMP (Canadian Mortgage Awards) for 2010, 2011, and 2014!

We offer:
A professional and team-oriented culture where we recognize each other for our success and work ethic
A culture dedicated to service, continuous improvement, and efficiency through one of the most efficient paperless processing systems in the industry. This also allows us to do our part for a healthy environment
Career advancement and professional development opportunities through ourLearning Network, lunch and learns, continuing education opportunities, and ongoing opportunities for advancement or promotion
A comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits program including an employer matching RRSP program and Employee Assistance Program
Three (3) weeks of vacation for a new employee’s for their first full year
A health and wellness program and discounted gym memberships
Team building and social events where employees are given the opportunity to have fun, relax and network with each other
Opportunities to give back to our communities through numerous fundraising and charitable activities

We are hiring a Funder, Third Party Residential Underwriting!

Reporting To:
Manager, Third Party Residential Underwriting


Posting Date:

Closing Date:

Hours of Work:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Office Location:
Job Code:
Downtown Toronto - Financial District



Highly competitive compensation package which Includes, base salary, bonus and benefits

  • Eligibility for benefits is dependent on the terms of employment
Reporting to the Manager, Third Party Residential Underwriting, the Residential Mortgage Funder reviews mortgage and legal documentation to ensure accuracy within the established guidelines so that mortgage loans can be funded on scheduled closing dates.

The Third party Residential Underwriting Division, as a Division of First National Financial provides underwriting expertise and services on behalf of other financial institutions to the Canadian Mortgage Broker channel.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Check with law society for entitlement of solicitor
Check information to ensure accuracy, i.e. correct lender, CMHC/GE approval
Contact solicitor to confirm that he/she is acting on mortgagor’s behalf
Prepare and send applicable instructional package to solicitor along with relevant documents
Follow up with solicitor to obtain advance request
Organize mortgage file in correct order
Check the request for funds from the solicitor
Send the mortgage advance sheet to the accounting department
Send the solicitor a list of outstanding conditions, mortgage commitment and mortgage advance breakdown
Contact solicitor when funds are ready
Follow up with solicitor prior to closing
Contact solicitor to advise that funds can be released
Ensure that all conditions have been met, all documentation has been received and that file is complete on the day of closing
Close files in the system and send to accounting department
Review solicitor mortgage documentation to ensure it corresponds to the terms of the commitment and is in compliance with established regulatory and company guidelines and policies
Escalate any documentation issues to the Underwriter and/or Manager for review
Coordinate with mortgage accounting for the release of mortgage funds on a timely basis
Respond to all inquiries within the established turnaround times
Adhere to policy/procedures to ensure AML and Quality Assurance requirements are met

Skills and Attributes:
Ability to maintain positive relationships
Strong aptitude for service excellence
Strong communication skills—both written and verbal
Ability to deal with conflict
Attention to detail
Organizational and time management skills
Positive team player
Fully competent in working with basic PC software and working knowledge of the suite of Microsoft office products
Ability to manage pressure in an environment of high volume processing with tight turnaround times

Key Contacts:
External: Solicitors, Title Insurance Companies, Clients and Customers

Internal: Interdepartmental team members to ensure a fluid and transparent First National customer experience

Education/Certification/Experience Requirements:
Completed post-secondary education or equivalent work experience required
Previous experience within Financial Services sector preferred
Previous experience within Mortgage industry an asset
Completion of Mortgage Agent Course and/or FSCO License an asset
Working knowledge of PC software in a Windows environment required

Core Competencies for all First National Employees:
Client Focus—we have an unwavering commitment for service excellence
Team Orientation—we work together efficiently and are proud of our culture
Respect for Others—we value the diversity of our people and we promote a respectful workplace

Working Environment and Physical Demands Analysis:
Office environment
Periods of high volume with tight timelines
Long periods of stationary position/sitting
Prolonged periods of repetitive movement (i.e. using a keyboard and mouse)
Long periods of time in viewing a computer screen
Multi-tasking, may include speaking to customers on a telephone call while looking up information on a computer program

How to Apply: If you are ready to join First National’s dynamic team in Delivering Service, Creating Solutions, and Building Success, we invite you to apply on-line at:

We value a diverse workforce and invite all interested and qualified applicants to apply.

First National Financial supports requests for accommodation from applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require an accommodation due to a disability throughout the recruitment process, including submitting an application or undergoing testing, please contact Human Resources at

We thank all applicants for their interest.

Please be advised only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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