Reconciliation Specialist

Payment Operations Tempe, Arizona


Description

WHO WE ARE:

Freedom Financial Network is a family of companies that takes a people-first approach to financial services, using technology to empower consumers to overcome debt and create a brighter financial future. The company was founded in 2002 by Brad Stroh and Andrew Housser on the belief that by staying committed to helping people, you can ensure better financial outcomes for both the customer and the business. This Heart + $ philosophy still guides the vision of our growing company, which has helped millions of people find solutions for their financial needs.

What began with 2 people in a spare bedroom has now rapidly expanded to a vibrant business that employs over 2000 employees (known internally as The Freedom Family) in two locations: San Mateo, CA and Tempe, AZ. When you visit either of our offices, you’ll understand why our employees have voted us the Best Place to Work for the last several years. It’s a place where the Heart + $ philosophy continues to thrive, where we believe that success is only achieved by doing what’s right for our customers, our employees, and our communities.

In order to create brighter futures for our clients, employees, and businesses, Freedom Financial Network holds itself to four core values that have grown out of our Heart + $ philosophy: to care for everyone around us, act with integrity every time, collaborate with everybody we work with, and get better at what we do every day.

 

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Reconciliation Team is made up of Consolidation Plus, Accounts Receivable and Freedom Debt Relief functions.  
  • Review settlements for accuracy and complete root cause analysis on all discrepancies with payment shortfalls including reconciliation of payments
  • Reconcile and solve fee revenue discrepancies
  • Resolving client issues including: Shortfall, Settlement Issues and Consolidation Plus payment issues
  • Responsible for completing compliance research requests from Payment Processors
  • Stay relevant on process updates related to settlement structures, legal structures and C+ loans
  • Accountable for the quality and efficiency of cases completed as well as contacting client or creditor for possible resolutions
  • Obtain all documents needed to resolve problems, i.e., check copies, settlement letters
 Come join the elite group of Reconciliation Specialists where you can enjoy a collaborative atmosphere, where creativity and talent excels as we help thousands of clients every day! Enjoy a flexible schedule with competitive pay, bonus potential and a fun, team environment!  

THE ROLE:

  • Daily Responsibilities                         
    • Enter data accurately and ensure consistent business practices are applied throughout the life of the settlement
    • Validate settlements, review/attach documents from creditors and update settlement data accordingly
    • Research/Review client accounts, including specialty/escalated accounts
    • Resolve settlement escalations and inquiries creatively and timely
    • Perform quality checks on settlement and payment functions when needed
    • Adhere to team/department/company procedures and make recommendations for improvements
    • Contribute to individual/team/department goals
    • Work directly with other teammates, leaders and business units to accomplish goals
    • Assist all Payment Operations teams when business needs dictate
  • Special Projects                                                                                                                                                                                  
    • Delegated special projects
    • Assist in onboarding new hires through side by sides and team meetings
    • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED completed
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in the Customer Service, Quality Control or Business Operations environment or related industry
  • Strong problem solving skills, the ability to think critically
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Proficient knowledge of PC skills in the Microsoft product line including: Word, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Positive and proactive attitude
  • Preference given to
    • Settlement Operations experience
    • Financial Service experience
    • Research experience

 

CULTURAL FIT (Our Core Values):

  • Care (for everyone): We show compassion and contribute to the well-being and growth of those around us. We only pursue products that improve the financial lives of our clients.
  • Act with Integrity (every time): We take the right action even when it is hard and even when no one is watching. We treat our employees, clients, and communities the way they wish to be treated.
  • Get Better (every day): We innovate, iterate, and improve each day. We are creative, take thoughtful risks, and ultimately learn and recover from failures.
  • COLLABORATE (with everybody): We strive to work together toward a common purpose by proactively sharing information and inviting participation. We recognize the perspective of various groups and embrace healthy, constructive debate.

  

WHY JOIN THE FREEDOM FAMILY?

  • Fast, continued growth – there’s a lot of opportunity for advancement
  • Voted a Best Place to Work multiple times by our employees, most recently #1 in Phoenix for the 2nd year in a row!
  • Leadership opportunities – manage a team of your own!
  • Benefits start within 30 days
  • 401k with employer match
  • 2 weeks’ paid vacation (increased with tenure)
  • 9 paid holidays & 5 sick days
  • Paid time off for volunteer work and on your birthday

 

This is your opportunity to be part of a growing company where dedicated professionals strive to help customers and each other succeed every day. If that sounds exciting to you, we want to talk to you. Apply today!