[KB00] Manager (Alt - A), Residential Underwriting

[KB00] Manager (Alt - A), Residential Underwriting

01 Jul
First National Financial LP

01 Jul

First National Financial LP


Working together to be our best!

First National is Canada’s largest non-bank lender, originating and servicing both commercial and residential mortgages since 1988. Over the past thirty years, we have been committed to hiring the best and brightest with over 1,000 proud team members. Through cooperation, ongoing coaching, development opportunities and a culture that celebrates both hard work and teamwork, First National team members are supported to lead, learn and grow.

If you are ready to join First National’s dynamic team, while working hard and having fun doing it, we invite you to apply online and let us know how you can be part of our success story.

We are hiring a Manager (Alt - A), Residential Underwriting!

Reporting To:

Director, Residential Underwriting

Full-Time/Part- Time:


Posting Date:

June 25, 2021

Closing Date:

July 23, 2021

Hours of Work:

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Office Location:     


British Columbia

Great location! Steps away from the main public transit station

What we offer:

Highly competitive compensation package which includes, base salary, bonus, benefits, and career advancement opportunities!

*Eligibility for benefits is dependent on the terms of employment

The Opportunity:

Excalibur department - With both the population and employment demographics of Canada changing so significantly, there are people who want to access a mortgage and own a home - but they may fall outside of traditional credit requirements. Alternative lending (Excalibur) offers a mortgage option for those people. 

Manage a team of Underwriters, Jr. Underwriters, and Funders in meeting the goals of the Residential Underwriting Division. Under their guidance and leadership, the team is responsible for the assessment of mortgage applications in making lending decisions in adherence with the established mortgage underwriting policies and guidelines. The team also has responsibility for reviewing required documentation for accuracy and completion and for closing and advancing funds on approved mortgage applications while maintaining a consistent focus on service excellence.

- Establishes and maintains positive relationships with mortgage brokers to build loyalty to the Company

- Maintains positive relationships with external partners such as mortgage insurers, appraisers, title insurance companies, and solicitors

- Generates new business opportunities through existing referral sources to help achieve company sales targets

- Makes lending decisions within established limits while ensuring adherence to policies and guidelines

- Completes management reporting as required

- Stays current with latest industry knowledge, competition, and market trends

- Manages the capacity of the team through efficient delegation of work and careful monitoring of volumes within the workflow

- Manages the performance of team members through ongoing feedback and coaching

- Establishes performance and work standards

- Recruits, interviews, hires, and on boards new employees as required

- Provides coaching, training, support and development to team members

- Leads team meetings

- Conducts annual performance reviews

The Requirements Needed:

- Completed post-secondary education or equivalent work experience required

- 3-5 years previous mortgage underwriting experience (Alt - A)

- 2 or more years people management experience

- Working knowledge of PC software in a Windows environment

- Ability to manage pressure in an environment of high volume processing with tight turnaround times

Why join First National?

- Bright open concept office environment

- Large kitchens with a coffee and latte maker to enjoy at no cost

- Supportive teamwork focused environment

- Collaborative entrepreneurial spirit

- Opportunities to give back to the communities and work through events focused on a variety of charities

- Ongoing social events throughout the year

- Extensive training programs to set our employees up for success

First National is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

First National supports requests for accommodation from applicants with disabilities; please contact Human Resources at [email protected]

We would like to thank all applications for their interest, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Apply Now

The original job offer can be found in Kit Job:

Reply to this offer

Impress this employer describing Your skills and abilities, fill out the form below and leave Your personal touch in the presentation letter.

Subscribe to this job alert:
Enter Your E-mail address to receive the latest job offers for: [kb00] manager (alt - a), residential underwriting
Publish a new Free Offer
Need to publish an offer? With more than 1 million unique users per month, you will find the ideal candidate for your company instantly, what are you waiting for!
Publish Now

Subscribe to this job alert