Start Your Future with Us

First Financial Equipment Leasing is a 21-year old leasing company with a strong entrepreneurial culture, engaged executives, and solid financial backing. We understand the value of long-term relationships and recognize that our team members are the cornerstone of our long-term success. Whether you are a recent college graduate or have been active in the leasing industry for several years, discover where a career with us can take you.

What First Financial Offers You

Over the years, we have fostered a fun, supportive and rewarding work environment in order to attract and retain exceptional talent. With our continued growth, we are always looking for passionate, self-motivated, and innovative individuals to join our team. We work together to achieve our goals, helping each other every step of the way.

The Benefits

Health Plans

  • Medical Wellness Program
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Care
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long-Term & Short-Term Disability

Perks

  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Free Snacks & Drinks
  • Fun, Collaborative Culture
  • Monthly Happy Hour and Holiday Celebrations 

Additional Benefits

  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation Time
  • Life Insurance
  • Community Involvement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Discount Program

A happy, engaged workplace is more productive and effective for all involved. At First Financial Equipment Leasing, we create the best employee experience possible so our team members can thrive, both personally and professionally.

Our Culture

Annual Holiday Celebration

Community Outreach

Employee Events

Explore Career Opportunities with Us

Indirect Tax Analyst, Orange, CA

General Job Responsibilities

An Indirect Tax Analyst on our team will provide support to the Indirect Tax & Compliance department. This will include assisting with the Sales/Use Tax return filings as well as the retrieving data for the Tangible Business Personal Property Tax return filings for multiple taxing jurisdictions. This position will be responsible for assisting in making necessary entries in our accounting software program as well as assisting with other projects in the office.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the monthly Sales/Use Tax filings for multiple taxing jurisdictions
  • Obtain and verify Sales Tax Exemption Certificates received
  • Assist with retrieving data pertaining to Tangible Business Personal Property to send to our counterparts
  • Process and make tax payments via EFT for the various taxing jurisdictions
  • Assist with compiling data needed for various projects and system implementation
  • Perform regular indirect tax account reconciliations
  • Maintain an orderly financial filing system by scanning & filing documents
  • Assemble financial data for audits as needed
 

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years of experience in Indirect Tax and Accounting
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of basic accounting principles
  • QuickBooks experience a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Strong attention to detail and strong process orientation
  • Ability to analyze problems
  • Organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks
  • Able to collaborate with team to create new ideas to improve efficiency in the office
  • Willing to take on new projects and seek opportunities to help
  • Positive work attitude and approach to daily tasks
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, and solve problems in a fast-paced environment

 

This is a 3-month temporary assignment, with the possibility of conversion to regular, ongoing employment at the end of the temporary period.

Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist

General Job Responsibilities

As an Accounts Receivable/Collections Specialist, you will make ample use of your existing analytical, communication, and time management skills while also developing new ones as part of our Accounting Operations team. Your primary responsibilities will be to assist with ensuring First Financial receives payment from our clients for the equipment they have financed through our company.

Responsibilities:

  • Drafts correspondence for standard past-due accounts and collections, identifies delinquent accounts by reviewing files, and contacts delinquent accountholders to request payment.
  • Maintains and updates customer files, including name or address changes.
  • Contacts customers directly by telephone regarding past-due accounts.
  • Assist customers with invoice reconciliations and billing errors.
  • Creates reports regarding the current status of customer accounts as requested.
  • Collaborates with other A/R – Collections colleague to reconcile accounts receivable on a periodic basis.
  • Copies, files, and retrieves materials for accounts receivable as needed.
  • Relays changes of information to appropriate employees.
  • Conducts management meetings to review outstanding receivables.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
 

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of accounts receivable experience required, including collections
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including professional phone/email etiquette
  • Strong phone presence with ability to be firm when requesting payments from clients
  • High school diploma or equivalent required, Associate’s/Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance preferred
  • QuickBooks experience a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, and Excel), including V-LookUp, Pivot tables, formulas
  • Strong attention to detail, and strong process orientation
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Positive work attitude and approach to daily tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment
 

Asset Manager

General Job Responsibilities

As an asset manager, you will make ample use of your analytical, communication, and time management skills while also developing new skills as part of our portfolio team. This colleague will primarily be responsible for assessing portfolio and asset risk of new transactions through an extensive evaluation process, and should possess general asset class knowledge. The candidate will be able to identify and mitigate risk with opportunities that first financial uncovers. The colleague will be interfacing with and supporting the portfolio team as well as other departments throughout the company including, but not limited to credit, accounting, and sales.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining assets and data across multiple systems to ensure accuracy
  • Evaluating various assets in increasingly high volumes to forecast residual values
  • Working on various sized projects to ensure timely and complete delivery, including research and analysis of new equipment spaces
  • Ensuring process control while executing multiple tasks that vary in level of complexity
  • Communicating extensively with various departments as needed, including preparation of written reports
  • Coordinating with the Portfolio Manager and VP in the management of end of lease transactions
  • Presenting residual recommendations to VP of Portfolio, SVP, and Credit Committee
  • Working to help grow the business and manage new relationships
  • Other tasks or projects as assigned

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Positive work attitude and approach to daily tasks
    Minimum of 5 years of leasing industry experience – asset, portfolio, &/ or credit experience strongly preferred (but asset appraisal experience will be considered in lieu of this)
  • B. A. In Business Administration (Finance concentration a plus) or related field, or 10 years of comparable work experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including professional phone/email etiquette
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills, including ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Strong analytical and mathematical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills (V-Lookup, Pivots, various formulas a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and solve problems in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics and/or Odessa/Leasewave a plus
  • Ability to travel on occasion as required
     

    Senior Credit Analyst

    General Job Responsibilities

    A Senior Credit Analyst on our team will interact with senior management (Credit Committee) and will underwrite
    credit associated with large corporations to meet the growing needs of the business. This will include interacting
    with the internal sales force, senior management, and often large corporate customers and potential customers.
    This colleague will chiefly be responsible for underwriting credit extensions of $1MM-$50MM and possess general
    business knowledge as well as be able to review financial statements and other information to make informed credit
    decisions and recommendations. The candidate will be able to identify and mitigate risk within opportunities that
    First Financial uncovers. At FFEL, underwriting credit is much more than just analyzing numbers.

    Initial responsibilities for this role include:

    • Interact with Sales team during customer due diligence; may include discussion with customers / prospective customers
    • Analyze financial reports and statements for preparation of written credit reviews and analysis
    • Analyze the Customer Credit Files relative to financial strengths and weaknesses of customers with opinions as to credit worthiness, and prepare written credit reviews
    • Assess the transactional risk associated with specific credit requests
    • Present credit recommendations to the SVP of Credit & Portfolio Risk Management and other senior managers
    • Present to local and possibly also overseas Credit Committees
    • Assist in the syndication of any transactions where FFEL may manage exposure

    Job Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or a related field
    • Minimum of five years of overall credit underwriting experience, with at least three years in large commercial credit underwriting, preferably in equipment finance and leasing; formal credit training a plus
    • Ability to work on multiple projects, managing time and resources to ensure work is completed efficiently and within established timeframes
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Strong math aptitude, organizational and analytical skills
    • Computer literate; fluency in Microsoft Office, Excel
    • Exposure to Moodys EDF or S&P CapIQ a plus; as well as Microsoft Dynamics
    • Willing to take on new projects and seek opportunities to help
    • Positive work attitude and approach to daily tasks

    Internships

    First Financial offers a variety of internships for talented students and recent college graduates looking to learn more about leasing and finance. As one of our interns, you will gain the hands-on experience required to succeed not only within our company, but also the finance industry. We place interns in various departments of our company including but not limited to credit & syndication, accounting, sales, operations, and marketing.

    First Financial Equipment Leasing is an equal opportunity employer.

    If you are interested in learning more about our internships,