The Bilingual Account Manager is primarily responsible for contacting all customers rbut also Spanish speaking customers regarding past due payments, making payment arrangements, correcting customer information, answering customer’s questions about their accounts and quoting accurate payoff information when requested.
The Account Manager should do this while representing C&F Finance Company in a professional and positive manner and ensuring that all applicable laws and regulations are complied with in this process.
Understand and effectively apply C&F Finance Company’s collection philosophy as reflected in the Collections Manual
Demonstrate complete knowledge and successfully passing the annual testing of Collections Manual policies and procedures
Demonstrate knowledge of FDCPA, TCPA, CFPB and related laws in all states that C&F does business in and be able to apply it successfully
Call customers on delinquent accounts and secure “Promise to Pay” or payment on the account to keep the account current
Follow daily work structure
Properly document all conversations with the customer in the Finesse & Megasys system.
Be familiar with and effectively utilize all collection remedies within policy (deferments, due date changes, Quick Collect, Money Grams, One-time ACH, auto deducts, credit card payments, etc.) to get an account current
Follow up on promises to pay and properly document in system
Maintain and update account information: changes to name, address, phone #, etc.
Skip Tracing as needed per account
Meet or exceed established company and team goals for delinquency, charge offs, repossessions, etc. as set in the Account Manager Monthly incentive plan
Understanding of all audits and reviews to correct deficiencies or to apply changes and recommendations
Work NSF, first pay and off extension list as required by managers
Demonstrate understanding of the daily tracking reports
Knowledge, understanding and compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations that regulate the collection and finance industry
Take all AFSA University required courses and be able to successfully pass all testing requirements at the end of each training segment
Knowledge, understanding and compliance with C&F policies and procedures
Must be able to follow the attendance requirements for the position.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule to include rotating weeknights, weekends, and holidays as business dictates.
Perform other duties as assigned.
One year of customer service or collections experience in banking, auto collections and special finance is preferred. Experience and a level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point) required. Proficient computer skills and typing skills are necessary.
The Account Manager must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and good judgement for professional contact with customers, co-workers, 3rd parties and vendors. Must be a highly motivated team player and work cooperatively with peers, employees, managers and other departments. The individual must have good organizational skills and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Other skills required include rapport building, problem solving, attention to detail, accuracy in mathematical calculations, analytical ability, good PC and computer literacy, and professional telephone etiquette. The individual must maintain an updated knowledge of collection laws and regulations. Must demonstrate proficiency in the navigation through Megasys.
Able to communicate effectively with people at all levels. Must have excellent active listening skills and be able to work independently or with a team. The Account Manager must be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with deadlines and performance standards. In addition, they must understand the auto loan industry processes and regulations and be able to present accurate mathematical calculations. An Account Manager must have the ability to maintain confidentiality.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. College level courses in business preferred. Courses in banking and credit and collection law are encouraged. Without a degree, equivalent relevant work experience will be considered.
The Account Manager’s success will be measured based on their ability to successfully complete the essential duties and responsibilities enumerated above. Other measures of success include teamwork (ability and willingness to work with other team members for the success of the department and the growth of the individual collectors) and the ability to meet or exceed established goals for the team, department and company. Management will provide goals each month.
Employee may experience the following physical demands for extended periods: view computer monitor, keyboarding, talking on the phone, sitting, hands and wrists fine motion, lifting boxes no heavier than 10 pounds and standing/walking. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Work is performed in an operational office environment. The work environment can be stressful at times.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
C&F Finance Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons and reaffirms in policy and practice that it shall not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, gender, age (over 40), disability, genetic information, veteran status (disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and Vietnam era veterans), national origin, or any other consideration protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This applies to all areas of employment, including promotion, transfer, layoff, termination, compensation, benefits, recruitment advertising, recruitment, and selection for training. EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans