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Robert Half Finance & Accounting

Funding Officer, Construction



Company Information

Founded in 1948, Robert Half International is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm with more than 360 locations worldwide. Robert Half’s specialized staffing divisions include:


  • Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Robert Half Management Resources, for temporary, full-time and project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance;
  • OfficeTeam, for full-time, temporary, and temporary-to-full-time opportunities for highly skilled temporary administrative support office management and HR personnel;
  • Robert Half Technology, for full-time and project information technology professionals;
  • Robert Half Legal, for temporary, project and full-time staffing of lawyers, law clerks, paralegals and legal support personnel; and,
  • The Creative Group, for advertising, marketing and web design professionals.


We encourage you to work with us to find out why for more than 15 years, Robert Half once again was named first in our industry on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies.” (March 1, 2017)

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Job Description

Our client, one of Canada’s largest commercial mortgage lenders, is now expanding into construction and development financing. Our client works in a fluid and fast-paced environment that is supportive of efficient and motivated individuals who pride themselves on being flexible and results-driven.

Our client is seeking a Funding Officer who will focus on establishing funding requirements for our client’s construction program for various commercial assets, including condo construction, CMHC insured, non-profit, care facilities and industrial across Canada. The ability to maintain positive working relationship with different departments, brokers, customers, solicitors, CMHC and third party professionals is a must.

Reporting to the Risk Manager, Construction the successful candidate will be joining a hardworking and dynamic team of Analysts, Risk Managers, Funders and Account Managers.

Key Responsibilities for the Funding Officer, Construction role are as follows:


  • Funds and administrates construction mortgages, managing the lifecycle of the loan from inception (LOI), commitment letter, funding to payout;
  • Confirms appropriate approvals and security requirements have been received and maintained throughout the lifecycle of the mortgage, demonstrated knowledge of the unique aspects of each real estate asset class;
  • Prove understanding of construction loans and unique customer needs;
  • Administrates and maintains integrity of loan files in order to be audit ready;
  • Maintains positive relations with key corporate partners including investors, solicitors, corporate clients and government agencies;
  • Liaises with solicitors, originators and/or brokers, and Credit Risk Management, to ensure that all supporting documents and pre-funding conditions have been received and satisfied prior to advancing funds;
  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures, legal, ethical, and regulatory requirements.


About You:


Qualifications involved for the Funding Officer, Construction role include:


  • Have 5+ years of funding experience in the construction real estate lending and financing industry;
  • Have completed an undergraduate degree in one of the following concentrations: business administration, accounting, finance, or real estate;
  • Be very knowledgeable about commercial real estate acts including lien acts and land titles in BC and ON; in all provinces would be considered an asset;
  • Be very results-driven and possess strong organizational skills with a high attention to detail;
  • Possess an entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to adapt to a variety of responsibilities;
  • Have a passion for real estate combined with an understanding of financial analysis;
  • Take ownership of your work and demonstrate a high degree of accountability and commitment at all times;
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and are able to work well independently as well as within a team environment.


To Apply:

If you have a Construction Real Estate Lending background, and looking to work in an incredibly professional, yet dynamic and enjoyable corporate culture, then email your resume to, referencing file #05090-0009280020 Funding Officer, Construction.


Contact Information

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Anne Marie Richter
Senior Recruiting Manager
Posting Date: 22-Jun-2017Accounting and Finance Permanent, Full-Time $70,000 - $75,000/yr 1 ASAP
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