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Sr. Principal Finance

Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Req ID: 012814

Job Description

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We’re here to keep the dream of home ownership alive. Oh, and while we’re at it, we’re determined to change the lending industry itself. It’s simple, but it won’t be easy. And we’ll need a great team behind us. (That’s where you come in.) We want to show the world that transparency, candor and collaboration aren’t just good values. They’re good business. Working here isn’t for people who want to punch a clock. It’s for people who want to punch a hole in the status quo. Come join us. And make a difference instead of just a living.

The Sr. Principal Finance will be focused on developing methodologies and reporting to derive financial & operational performance in a timely manner. The role includes assessment on Portfolio, Balance Sheet and Operational risk exposures, and establish standardized reporting, policies and procedures. The analyst will be required to gather data, develop the necessary scripts in SQL, develop and validate models and present results to Senior Management.

Essential functions include providing data driven analytics to Servicing Operations, Finance & Accounting. The role will develop financial models and analyses as required to support key project initiatives within Servicing division.

This position will report into Operational Strategy & Analytics group, primarily supporting Balance Sheet Management.

Role / Responsibilities

  • Prepare analysis, commentary and presentation material for the monthly and quarterly business and financial review meetings.
  • Engage in cross functional collaboration on reporting across Servicing (business lines, corporate, tech, enterprise risk & audit)
  • Provide financial modeling, financial analysis and valuation support for acquisitions, new product development, long-term contracts and other ad-hoc financial projects.

Additional Details

  • Customer Focus: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  • Integrity and Trust: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
  • Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold thing together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can diffuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
  • Functional/Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
  • Learning on The Fly: Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.
  • Self-Development: Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve him/herself; understands that different situations and levels may call for different skills and approaches; works to deploy strengths; works on compensating for weakness and limits.
  • Written Communications: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.
  • Presentation Skills: Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings; one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, direct reports, and bosses; is effective both inside and outside the organization, on both cool data and hot and controversial topics; commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation; can change tactics midstream when something isn’t working.
  • Problem Solving: Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions; probes all fruitful sources for answers; can see hidden problems; is excellent at honest analysis; looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.
  • Decision Quality: Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
  • Process Management: Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow; knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t; can simplify complex processes; gets more out of fewer resources.
  • Dealing with Ambiguity: Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.

Education / Experience Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance preferred and/or equivalent work experience.
  • 7+ years of experience in the financial services industry. Experience in mortgage, real estate, accounting, commercial banking or investment banking a plus.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in financial planning tool (Essbase, TM1, Adaptive, etc)
  • Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint expert
  • Strong knowledge of SQL programming preferred.

Mr. Cooper is committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment where every employee is empowered to be their authentic self.  We know that a large part of our success as a business is directly tied to our ongoing efforts to attract and retain diverse talent and maintain an inclusive environment where each employee can thrive.  Embracing and leveraging diversity through an inclusive work environment fosters new ideas, new insights, and constant innovation.  We strive to weave the principles of diversity and inclusion throughout the fabric of how we work, how we interact, and how we engage with our customers and the community.

Job Requisition ID:

012814

Job Category:

Finance

Primary Location City:

Dallas

Primary Location Region:

Texas

Primary Location Postal Code:

75019

Primary Location Country:

United States of America

Posting Organization:

Mr. Cooper

Line of Business:

Origination

Additional Posting Location(s):

Alternate Requisition:

No

Summary

Develop methodologies and reporting to identify and communicate trends regarding financial & operational performance in a timely manner. Assesses exposure to Portfolio, Balance Sheet and Operational risk, establishes standardized reporting and policies and procedures to minimize risk, and protect the organization from loss of earnings and reputational damage. Work closely with the business leaders and team members to provide solutions to address any gaps and improve operational and financial efficiency. Provide a one-stop solution for all reporting and analytical needs of the department. This position will report into Operational Strategy & Analytics group with the various execution we have in play, it is important to have accurate best ex models and P&L views.
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