Job Description

Category
Accounting
Business Unit
Corporate
Address
1720 W Rio Salado Pkwy
City
Tempe
State/Province
AZ
Postal Code
85281
Country
US

Overview

DriveTime Needs a Payment Research Specialist (Accounting)

DriveTime is the nation’s second largest used car retailer, focused on helping people find and finance used vehicles (trust us, it’s more exciting than it sounds).  We have single-handedly rebuilt, retooled, redreamed and reconfigured the way people think about driving cars, breaking apart from the industry’s status quo.  For more than 14 years, DriveTime has changed the auto world from the ground up while emphasizing values, morals and growth from the inside-out!

DriveTime’s goal is to take every customer on the full path to ownership. All the way from purchasing vehicles, inspecting and selling; to financing, servicing and warranties – when it comes to owning a vehicle - we know what’s up!  As motivated as we are to take our customer on the path to ownership, we are just as focused on taking our employees on the path to owning their careers.  Across the nation, from our home office and call centers to our 145 retail locations and 26 inspection centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

In short, as a Payment Research Specialist you will be responsible for managing customer and other refunds to ensure proper processing.  You will also research and resolve issues related to payment transactions.

In long, our Payment Research Specialist are responsible for:

  • Verifying and reconciling daily dealership deposits.
  • Performing research on accounts as needed.
  • Posting and reconciling payments and corrections after ensuring complete and accurate documentation.
  • Resolving payment rejects and manage account accuracy through SHAW (loan management software).
  • Reconciling directly impacted GL accounts.
  • Preparing journal entries for out of balances/required adjustments.

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences including management.
  • Organization and time management skills in spades. You’ll be handling multiple projects and deadlines that will require you to prioritize then re-prioritize… then… re-prioritize again.
  • A mind for the details. Okay we know “detail-oriented” is on about every job description – but we really mean it! 
  • Plays well with others. You will be working in a high-functioning team environment.  We work together in order to win together.
  • Passionate and goal-oriented. We are looking for someone that is enthusiastic about their work and is passionate about not only meeting their goals but exceeding them.
  • Takes a hold of the wheel.  You’ll need to take the initiative and be comfortable doing so.
  • Positive emotional resilience. Problems will arise.  We want to make sure you have the ability to rise past them while maintaining an optimistic attitude.

The Specifics.

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance strongly encouraged (completed or in progress)
  • Previous Finance or AR experience preferred
  • Proficient in 10 key by touch
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office with basic Excel skills
  • Must reside near or around the greater Phoenix area in AZ

Anything Else?  Absolutely.

DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by AZCentral.com for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break – no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within. We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!

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