Senior Accountant
Corporate Support
Santa Ana
Santa Ana, CA

Senior Accountant
Stearns Lending, LLC is a leading provider of mortgage lending services in Wholesale, Retail, Strategic Alliances and Consumer Direct sectors throughout the United States where licenses are held. The company was ranked as the #3 Wholesale Lender nationwide by Inside Mortgage Finance in 2016.*
If you are interested in joining an exciting team where excellence and customer service are a fundamental part of the culture, Stearns Lending, LLC is the place for you!
At Stearns, we consider all employees an everyday hero and we are always looking for OUTRAGEOUSLY TALENTED® individuals to join our team.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Assist in month end financial close, prepare monthly account reconciliations of designated accounts
  •  Assist the corporate accounting team with entries related to Mortgage Servicing Rights, Fixed Assets, Interest Income, etc.
  • Act as lead senior accountant and provide research and apply relevant accounting guidance. Reviews and analyzes work as needed
  • Accurate and timely recording of all daily and month-end journal entries (assigned to the general accounting group)
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned
  • Manage fixed asset set up, reporting & reconciliations
  • Monthly Equity pick up entries
  • Analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts and perform monthly reconciliations on complex ledger accounts. Research variances and prepare adjustments to correct account balances as necessary
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Prepare, review and periodically test desk procedures and policies for assigned tasks
  • Prepare audit schedules as assigned
  • Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works ethically and with integrity; upholds organizational values; accepts responsibility for own actions 
Desired Skills, Experience, or Education:
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Demonstrates familiarity with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and ability to quickly familiarize self with accounting software.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • 5-8 years accounting experience
  • CPA preferred, but not required
  • Mortgage banking accounting experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excel (Intermediate to Advanced)
  • SQL/Cognos/Crystal Reports Experience
  • Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent collaboration and teamwork acumen
Stearns Lending is an equal housing lender and is licensed to conduct business in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, Stearns Lending is an approved HUD (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development) lender; a Single Family Issuer for Ginnie Mae (Government National Mortgage Association); an approved Seller/Servicer for Fannie Mae (Federal National Mortgage Association); and an approved Seller/Servicer for Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation). Stearns Lending is also approved as a VA (United States Department of Veterans Affairs) lender, a USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) lender, and is an approved lending institution with FHA (Federal Housing Administration). Stearns Lending, LLC is located at 4 Hutton Centre Drive, 10th Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92707. Company NMLS# 1854.
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