Senior Personal Trust Assistant
Company: Associated Banc-Corp
Posted on: September 12, 2018
Equal Opportunity Employer
Associated Bank is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. We support a work environment where colleagues are respected and given the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status, among other factors. Applicants with a disability who need assistance applying for a position with Associated Bank are asked to email: colleaguecare@AssociatedBank.com or call: (800) 878-3282.
Under limited guidance, Senior Personal Trust Assistant provides support to Relationship Manager(s) and management and their clients. This support includes responsibility for daily coordination of account administration for personal trust and agency relationships. Maintains accounts by initiating a range of account activity, monitoring account records to ensure accuracy and completeness, and responding to client inquiries. Assists Relationship Managers in developing additional business, making client presentations and coordinating with internal partners. Works with Relationship Managers to ensure adherence to standards and regulatory requirements. Working directly with clients and internal partners to solve problems and provide superior customer service. May participate in projects. May administer a small book of business of low to mid complexity with the oversight of a Relationship Manager.
As a valued colleague of Associated Bank you play a critical role in delivering an exceptional customer experience during every interaction. Expectations for this position require the ongoing focus on building solid and long lasting relationships by engaging all customers in a positive manner. Colleagues should provide customers a positive experience that includes undivided attention, straightforward and knowledgeable service and insure that the customers best interests are our number one priority. Consistency around customer experience guidelines is key and expected from all of our colleagues. Our goal is to simplify the customer experience and deliver outstanding service to every customer, every time.
Operates in full compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as applicable regulations and laws, including but not limited to Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering requirements. Responsible to report any procedure or process that doesnt meet regulatory requirements including fraud, whether suspected or confirmed, to management. This reporting can be done directly to any member of management, including Human Resources or Corporate Security, or can be reported through Associateds anonymous Ethics Hotline.
KEY RESULT AREAS
Deposit support & administration
Delivering Service Consistent with Brand, Vision and Talent Philosophy
Sales and activity tracking
--- Works with Relationship Managers and management to ensure all account activity and administration is in order in regards to compliance and risk management with established Associated Bank policy, procedure and business strategy as well as applicable regulatory guidelines.
--- Coordinates all aspects of daily account administration for personal trust and agency clients. Monitors situations to ensure prompt action. Interacts with Relationship Managers and internal partners to coordinate daily client activity, oversees transaction processing, documents services provided, handles inquiry resolutions, and obtains appropriate documentation. Communicates information on aspects of a client relationship to Relationship Manager(s) and other internal partners as needed. Performs ongoing maintenance while adhering to compliance guidelines. May participate in projects and process improvement efforts. May administer a small book of business of low to mid complexity with the oversight of a Relationship Manager.
--- Provides general administrative and sales support to Relationship Managers and management. Administrative support may include scheduling, correspondence, reporting and other projects as assigned. Sales support may include monitoring and updating internal systems, reporting and preparing sales presentation and client materials as necessary. Perform MoneyGuide Pro data entry and assist with presentation generation. May assist Relationship Manager in creating financial planning recommendations. Act as a liaison with internal partners such as customer care, legal, credit, etc. to address and resolve complicated transactions and issues.
--- Works directly with Personal Trust customers in partnership with Relationship Managers and internal business partners to answer complex questions and solve operational issues while providing superior customer service.
--- Use online deposit and trust systems to obtain vital client information to include but not limited to: opening and closing accounts, overseeing account distribution, documentation of discretionary payments and account reviews, and cash processing (bill payment, ACH, wires, etc); as well as performing various other service requests. Provide customer service and process daily transactions for Personal Trust clients as requested.
--- Review and interpret trust documents to ensure compliance with the documents provisions and fiduciary guidelines and laws; reviews list of assets in order to determine if any risk issues exist. Maintains an understanding of relevant tax laws and legal requirements applicable to trust administration in order to assist in resolving client issues as they relate to the trust agreement.
Required Education: Associate's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience Business, Finance, Accounting, Paralegal or related field
Preferred Education: Bachelor's Degree Business, Finance, Accounting, Paralegal or related field
Required Experience: 4-7 years Banking or office/administrative or paralegal experience.
Required Experience: Less than 2 years Prior trust and investment experience
Preferred Experience: 2-4 years Knowledge of banking products, services, procedures, practices and loan documentation a plus.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
CTFA-Certified Trust and Financial Advisor Preferred
Special Skill Requirements:
Other: Superior customer satisfaction/service skills and experience
Other: Excellent organizational and prioritization skills
Other: Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
Other: Computer literate in Microsoft Office products and the ability to quickly learn new software/systems
Other: Thorough knowledge of banking, trust and investment products, services, and systems
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Performs other duties as assigned.
Adherence to Company policy and procedures is required.
Perform duties in accordance with the Vision & Values of Associated Banc-Corp.
Regular attendance is required.
Basic math and reading skills, and attention to detail.
Use of basic office equipment (e.g., photocopier, voice mail, "fax" machine, calculator, multiple line telephones, typewriter, computers etc.).
Represent the organization in a professional and positive manner.
Maintain credit exception approval percentages within corporate approved guidelines
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