Job Details

Title: Tax Research Specialist (Non – LO –No Consumer Contact) Job Status: Full Time/Hourly

Department: Servicing Reports to: Tax Team Leader

Amount of Travel Required: No travel required Work Schedule: Flexible

Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc. was established in 1974 and currently services over 200,000 loans. Our strength as an organization is rooted in the quality of our people and products. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. Furthermore, we're financially strong, with a reputation for leading the industry with unsurpassed products, a broad range of services and a coast-to-coast presence. And we're professionally strong, from entry level to more experienced positions, we're actively recruiting individuals who are passionate, positive, and eager to learn. As a member of our team, we will equip you for success, you'll enjoy excellent benefits, opportunities for growth and an encouraging culture that supports work/life balance.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Tax Research Specialist exists to research and review tax data on all VMF loans.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Reviews legal documents, closing documents, and any other pertinent information to research, identify, and confirm VMF’s property of interest.

  • Assists in the registration of new homes with the respective taxing authorities and following up on the accounts until registration has been completed.

  • Sets up new vendors in VMF’s servicing system.

  • Reads and reviews property assessments.

  • Communicates frequently with tax/local government offices, attorneys, and various internal departments to obtain information.

  • Processes customer requests, completes customer correspondence, and conducts tax research for NOW loans and loan modifications.

  • Ensures information on tax bills are accurate, updates VMF Servicing System accordingly.

  • Ensures the appropriate parties have reviewed and decisioned the loan for tax payment, and research is completed quickly to avoid excess penalties and interest.

  • Performance will be measured on productivity and accuracy standards.

  • Exhibits high level of judgment and discretion.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applications.

  • Great attention to detail and organizational skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently via phone, email and person to person.

  • Capable of gathering facts accurately, analyze causes, evaluate alternate solutions and arrive at sound conclusions on action to be taken.

  • Ability to manage multiple and/or conflicting responsibilities.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.

  • Constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a telephone, calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • 90% communication methods completed over the phone. Must be able to exchange accurate information at all times.

  • Ability to identify and assess account status and determine appropriate process.

  • Constantly works in an indoor temperature controlled, sealed window office environment.

    BENEFITS:

  • 401(K) includes 100% company match of the first 4%

  • Medical and Dental Plan with Prescription Coverage and Vision

  • Paid Time Off days and holidays

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Wellness Programs and On-site workout facility

  • On-site restaurant

  • BONUSES!!!