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Careers 2017-04-06T17:03:39+00:00

Excellent benefits. Great opportunities for advancement. A friendly corporate culture — and a
chance to be a part of a growing auto finance company that could take your career to the next level.
There are many reasons to consider a career with MUSA Auto Finance. If you are innovative and
open to change, take an aggressive approach to growth, like technology, and want to make a name
for yourself in the auto industry, we would love to hear from you.

MUSA careers come with an exceptional benefit package, including health insurance through Blue
Cross Blue Shield, dental and vision insurance, and a 401K program. Our Dallas, Texas office
features an onsite fitness facility where our employees can work out, free of charge. We also offer a
unique telemedicine program called freshbenies, which allows our employees to call a doctor 24/7,
and receive prescriptions and medical advice over the phone — without ever setting foot in a
doctor’s office.

Our company values include honesty, integrity, responsibility, transparency, innovation and respect.
We reward our employees well for their hard work, and provide them with training to advance their
career and achieve greater success. Available MUSA jobs vary depending on the company’s needs
at a given time, but may include positions in leadership, underwriting, funding and sales, servicing
and collections. Browse MUSA careers today — and submit your resume for consideration.

Accounting Manager 2017-10-19T14:40:17+00:00

Accounting Manager

Job Title: Accounting Manager

Date: October 2017

Reports To: Assistant Controller

Department: Accounting

Location: Corporate

Type of Position: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary: Responsible for full cycle accounting procedures including the preparation of monthly financial statements, budget management, financial analysis, payroll, forecasting, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

Essential Functions:

  • Obtain and maintain a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of all monthly financial information.
  • Assist the Assistant Controller in the daily banking requirements.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely processing of positive pay transactions.
  • Ensure the monthly and quarterly Bank Compliance activities are performed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Supports budget and forecasting activities.
  • Collaborates with the other finance department managers to support overall department goals and objectives.
  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions.
  • Responds to inquiries from the CFO, Assistant Controller, and other finance and firm wide managers regarding financial results, special reporting requests and the like.
  • Work with the Assistant Controller to ensure a clean and timely year end audit.
  • Supervise the general ledger group to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
  • Handle personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff.
  • Support Assistant Controller with special projects and workflow process improvements.

Skills: 

  • Active Learning – Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making
  • Analyze – Breakdown a problem to see what is really going on
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Flexible – Can carry out many different responsibilities, sometimes with very little notice
  • Handle Complaints – Deal effectively with complaints made by customers or constructive criticism from your supervisor/manager, company
  • Interpreting – Look at things and make sense of them, figure out what makes things work, why there is a problem, etc.
  • Resourceful – Think of new, creative and different ways to do things when there are not obvious solutions available
  • Speaking and Listening – Talk to others to convey information effectively, give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions, as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Supervise – The ability to watch others to ensure that everything is okay and/or that they are doing their jobs well
  • Time Management – Plan your time so that you don’t forget to do things, you’re almost always/always on time and you know how to prioritize and give yourself enough time to do the things you need to do

Knowledge:

  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership, technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Computers  Knowledge of computer software, including such applications as Microsoft Office and QuickBooks
  • Forward Thinking – The ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies
  • Fostering Teamwork – The ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together
  • Initiative – Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it
  • Managing Performance – The ability to take responsibility for one’s own or one’s employees’ performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly
  • Oral and Written Communication – The ability to express oneself clearly in conversation and interactions with others and express oneself clearly in business writing
  • Technical Expertise – Has the knowledge and skills to perform a particular task.

Attributes:

  • Analytical – The ability to breakdown a problem to see what is really going on
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Goal Setting – The ability to set goals for yourself/others to achieve and plan ways to achieve them
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • Oral Comprehension and Expression – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences and the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Written Comprehension and Expression – The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given situation, read and understand information and ideas presented in writing, and develop creative ways to solve a problem

Experience and Education:

  • BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, CPA (preferred)
  • Three to five years prior supervisory experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area
  • Experience working in a professional services firm is preferred
  • Must be PC proficient and able to thrive in a fast -pace setting
  • Deep experience with QuickBooks, or other large automated accounting systems a plus
  • Must have strong experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Ten-key by touch required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required

Please send your resume to careers@musaauto.com.

Senior Accountant 2017-10-19T14:34:29+00:00

Senior Accountant

Job Title: Associate Corporate Counsel

Date: October 2017

Reports To: Assistant Controller

Department: Accounting

Location: Corporate

Type of Position: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary: The Senior Accountant is to oversee general accounting operations by controlling and verifying financial transactions. Their responsibilities include reconciling account balances and bank statements, maintaining the general ledger, and preparing month-end close procedures. A successful Senior accountant combines excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to analyze financial reports and forecasts. The ideal candidate has also experience collaborating and/or managing a team of accountants and junior accountants.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist in month-end close in a timely manner
  • Verify, allocate, post and reconcile accounts payable and receivable
  • Reconcile bank and account balances on a monthly basis
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status
  • Spot errors and suggest ways to improve efficiency and spending
  • Provide technical support and advice on Management accountant
  • Review and recommend modifications to accounting systems and procedures
  • Collaborate with accounting assistants and bookkeepers
  • Participate in financial standards setting and in forecast process
  • Provide input into department’s goal setting process
  • Prepare financial statements and produce budget according to schedule
  • Direct internal and external audits to ensure compliance
  • Plan, assign and review staff’s work
  • Support month-end and year-end close process
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP principles
  • Liaise with the Assistant Controller and Accounting manager to improve financial procedures

Skills: 

  • Active Learning – Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making
  • Analyze – Breakdown a problem to see what is really going on
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • Flexible – Can carry out many different responsibilities, sometimes with very little notice
  • Handle Complaints – Deal effectively with complaints made by customers or constructive criticism from your supervisor/manager, company
  • Interpreting – Look at things and make sense of them, figure out what makes things work, why there is a problem, etc.
  • Resourceful – Think of new, creative and different ways to do things when there are not obvious solutions available
  • Speaking and Listening – Talk to others to convey information effectively, give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions, as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • Time Management – Plan your time so that you don’t forget to do things, you’re almost always/always on time and you know how to prioritize and give yourself enough time to do the things you need to do

Knowledge:

  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership, technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources
  • Computers  Knowledge of computer software, including such applications as Microsoft Office and QuickBooks
  • Forward Thinking – The ability to anticipate the implications and consequences of situations and take appropriate action to be prepared for possible contingencies
  • Fostering Teamwork – The ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; the ability to demonstrate interest, skill, and success in getting groups to learn to work together
  • Initiative – Identifying what needs to be done and doing it before being asked or before the situation requires it
  • Managing Performance – The ability to take responsibility for one’s own or one’s employees’ performance, by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress against the goals, ensuring feedback, and addressing performance problems and issues promptly
  • Oral and Written Communication – The ability to express oneself clearly in conversation and interactions with others and express oneself clearly in business writing
  • Technical Expertise – Has the knowledge and skills to perform a particular task.

Attributes:

  • Analytical – The ability to breakdown a problem to see what is really going on
  • Deductive Reasoning – The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Goal Setting – The ability to set goals for yourself/others to achieve and plan ways to achieve them
  • Inductive Reasoning – The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events)
  • Oral Comprehension and Expression – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences and the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Written Comprehension and Expression – The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given situation, read and understand information and ideas presented in writing, and develop creative ways to solve a problem

Experience and Education:

  • BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, CPA (preferred)
  • Two-Four years’ experience in the financial reporting/general ledger area
  • Thorough knowledge of basic accounting procedures
  • In-depth understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  •  Awareness of business trends
  • Familiarity with financial accounting statements
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Hands-on experience with accounting software packages, like FreshBooks and QuickBooks
  • Advanced MS Excel skills including vlookups and pivot tables
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude for numbers and quantitative skills

Please send your resume to careers@musaauto.com.

Associate Corporate Counsel 2017-09-14T15:20:06+00:00

Associate Corporate Counsel

Job Title: Associate Corporate Counsel

Date: 08/30/17

Reports To: Chief Compliance Officer

Department: Compliance & Legal

Location: Corporate

Type of Position: Full-time

Classification: Exempt

Job Summary: The Associate Corporate Counsel is responsible for proactively and strategically supporting the company and the Chief Compliance Officer with developing and implementing all legal and compliance initiatives for MUSA Companies and subsidiaries. The Associate Corporate Counsel will be an integral member of the Compliance and Legal Team, working closely with company executives, operations managers, compliance analysts and other operational support functions in the company. MUSA Companies includes both the Lease Auto Finance business and the Mortgage Lending business.

Job Duties:

  • Act as lead counsel/primary legal point of contact on a wide array of legal and compliance matters.
  • Provide legal advice regarding auto lending and mortgage lending operations, federal and state industry laws and regulations, and consumer marketing, data sharing, and privacy issues.
  • Review and negotiate vendor proposals and contracts.
  • Provide input on the decision whether to send matters to outside counsel and assist in the management and oversight of efficient use of outside counsel as necessary.
  • Research and analyze law for the preparation of legal documents and/or memoranda and provide legal input on company projects.
  • Advise leaders on regulatory and compliance matters affecting the consumer finance industry and work with the business to implement changes responsive to new federal and state legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of MUSA’s policies & procedures and provide counseling on regulatory issues.
  • Anticipate and mitigate potential legal problems involving the company.
  • Negotiate with customers on contractual issues and legal disputes, including settlement agreements, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in connection with legal and compliance support to the business.

Qualifications – Education and Work Experience

  • JD, licensed, and in good standing with a state bar in one of the 50 US states and/or the District of Columbia. Bar Admission in the state of Texas or Florida is preferred
  • At least two to three years of relevant finance and/or business law experience at a law firm, or corporate in-house legal experience. Mortgage lending and/or auto finance experience is a plus
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Proficient knowledge using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • In depth knowledge of applicable consumer finance laws and regulations including but not limited to Truth in Lending Act (REG Z and REG M), Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Right to Financial Privacy Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), US Patriot Act (OFAC), and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.

Physical / Special Requirements

  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, bend and reach.  Ability to reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Competencies

  • Problem Solving/Analysis: Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.
  • Productivity: Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.
  • Negotiation Skills: Conducts positive negotiations, ability to compromise, handles conflict, seeks common ground, articulates own and others goals, stays focused on positive outcome.
  • Personal Organization: Keeps information organized and accessible, maintains clean/functional workspace, works systematically/efficiently, and manages time well.
  • Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
  • Job Knowledge: Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.
  •  Listening Skills: Listens attentively to others, asks clarifying questions, actively listens, stays open to other viewpoints, manages distractions and interruptions.
  • Project Management: Establishes project goals, milestones, and procedures, defines roles and responsibilities, acquires project resources, coordinates projects throughout company, monitors project progress, and manages multiple projects.
  • Decision Making/Judgment: Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others.
  • Initiative: Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

Please send your resume to dwalker@musacompanies.com.