Collector

Springfield, Illinois, United States Full-time

Company Overview

Since 1925, Federated Funeral Directors of America (FFDA) has been providing a variety of business services to funeral homes. FFDA supports more than 1300 clients. In size, the clients range from small rural operations to large volume firms conducting more than 1000 funerals annually.

FFDA became a part of the Fiducial family in late 2011. Fiducial, founded in France in 1970, is a major provider of financial services (Business Counseling, Bookkeeping, Payroll and Tax Preparation & Advisory Services) to small businesses and their owners. As a trusted advisor to entrepreneurs, Fiducial provides the financial back office infrastructure to clients, allowing them to focus on what they do best:  serve their customers.

Position Overview

FFDA is looking for a Collector for the Springfield, IL branch.

Desired Skills/ Experience/Attributes

  • 2+ years strong customer service experience
  • Previous collections experience with knowledge of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Communicate professionally and appropriately with Funeral Homes, debtors, credit agencies and law firms in writing and on the telephone
  • Possess working knowledge of credit laws, probate laws and usury laws
  • Be able to make independent decisions concerning the collection process
  • Willingness to accept additional assignments or special projects as delegated
  • Document with great detail regarding communication with individuals and clients about an account
  • Understanding and applying Accounts Receivable and Collections procedures in an autonomous and proactive manner
  • Ability to work with MS Office Suite

The ideal candidate for this position:

  • Has a leader’s presence with an unrivaled ability to work with peers, staff and senior management collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Has an entrepreneurial drive
  • Has strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Has exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Is a detail oriented leader and individual contributor with the ability to “think outside the box”
  • Possesses an unquestionable level of integrity and respects quality assurance requirements.
  • Has a history of building relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Is committed to fostering and maintaining a service culture.

 

Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Associate Degree preferred but not required

 

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