Default Recovery Legal Specialist
Home Trust
Toronto, Canada
15h ago

Company Profile

Home Trust is Canada’s leading alternative mortgage lender, employing nearly 1,000 people in our Toronto headquarters and branches across the country.

Our vision is to be Canada’s market leader in alternative-based financial services solutions. Building on the strength of our core residential mortgage lending business, the Company and its affiliates also offer complementary lending services and competitive deposit investment products through Oaken Financial and Home Bank.

Our culture has been shaped by the passion and integrity of our people, and we are guided by our mission and belief that every Canadian deserves a home and the opportunity to prosper.

Home Trust is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Home Capital Group, which trades on the TSX under the symbol HCG.

The Operations Team manages the administration of business practices to create the highest level of efficiency possible within the organization.

The group is concerned with delivering the products and services as efficiently as possible to maximize profit. The Operations team oversees people, equipment, technology, information and all other required resources in the delivery products and services.

It is also responsible for driving operational excellence and supporting key business objectives while fostering a culture of respect, trust and integrity.

Position Responsibilities

Team Contribution (10%)

  • Work as a team in order to support group efforts to achieve targets both company-wide and inter-departmentally.
  • Provide coverage for staff absences, and take onus of any outstanding issues as they arise, in relation to this coverage.
  • Develop detailed and concise recommendations for Management, as it relates to workout solutions & legal continuance proposals, through a thorough assessment of the client, property and account history.
  • Operational Excellence (25%)

  • Complete financial assessments in order to enter into firm and feasible arrangements with clients.
  • Ensure legal action is proceeding as required based on adherence to payment arrangement(s) and / or outcome of financial assessment.
  • Produce detailed notes, ensuring all pertinent information is provided to ascertain a full scope of account / client activity.
  • Practice continual use of the follow up system to ensure adequate turn-around time to clients, solicitors & authorized 3rd parties.
  • Incorporate regulatory and compliance requirements into existing business processes and activities to ensure guidelines are met within all aspects of the position.
  • Service Excellence (20%)

  • Allow for minimal escalations due to errors and / or non-compliance with department / company processes.
  • Ensure documentation, account information and statements are produced accurately, and in a timely manner.
  • Provide accurate information, through written or verbal communication, to clients and third parties to ensure there is no jeopardy to Home Trust Company’s legal action.
  • Complete thorough reviews of account histories and activities to safeguard against errors resulting in out of pocket expenses.
  • Personal Contribution (15%)

  • Understand, follow and implement the Company’s high standards of ethical business practices and conduct throughout day-to-day activities.
  • Have a firm focus on the most critical goals to achieve business success, control risks and comply with legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Meet targets for individual objectives as set out by Management, by performing tasks and duties confidently, efficiently and with a positive outlook.
  • Business Unit and / or Team Specific (15%)

  • Participate in daily proactive management of a portfolio, resulting in a percentage of accounts under 90+ days in arrears, measured monthly, quarterly and yearly, as an average, in order to achieve expectations, as measured through regular portfolio audits and account discussions with Management.
  • Through consistent review, follow up and action, meet a target of percentage of files cured on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis, as an average, in order to achieve expectations on an individual, team and company wide basis, as set out by Management
  • Risk & Compliance (15%)

  • Acts in accordance with HTCs core values, Code of Conduct & all internal policies & standards
  • Engages in the highest standard of business conduct and ethics
  • Understands the regulatory & compliance requirements applicable to scope of responsibility
  • Incorporates regulatory & compliance requirements into existing business processes & activities
  • Identifies opportunities to mitigate potential risk and to strengthen compliance activities, for HTC & its stakeholders, in daily operational activities
  • Formal Education

  • Post secondary degree or diploma required (University degree preferred) in Finance, Business or equivalent
  • Certification(s) / Designation(s) preferred
  • Related Experience

  • 2 years in mortgage administration
  • 3 years in mortgage collections or related legal administration
  • General understanding of mortgage origination and servicing an asset
  • Skills

  • Solution-focused and takes initiative ensuring self and team work effectively and efficiently within established guidelines
  • Exceptional organizational, time management, research / analysis, auditing, reconciliation and attention to detail
  • Well developed negotiation, influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal relationship building and listening skills to partner with all levels of the organization and external business partners
  • Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a team environment
  • Excellent written / verbal communication and professional maturity
  • Able to multi-task and flourish in a fast paced, deadline-driven work environment
  • Consistently demonstrates and reinforces organizational values
  • Understands Home Trust Company’s lending criteria and culture
  • Exceptional level proficiency in all Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of mortgage remedy law
  • Position Complexities

  • Bilingualism an asset
  • Some work beyond standard hours
  • Acknowledgement

    All employees of Home Capital Group Inc. must comply with all applicable Home Capital Group Inc, Home Trust Company, and specific Line of Business policies, standards, guidelines and controls.

    Additionally, all employees are obligated to become familiar with Home’s risk management framework and understand the operational risk management requirements within their specific business.

    Employees are also expected to understand and comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct & Ethics Policy at all times and escalate any issues or concerns through various reporting channels (i.

    e. Ombudsman, Compliance Hotline, Whistleblower Policy, etc).

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