Trust Officer

Plante Moran   •  

Grand Rapids, MI

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 35 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Make your mark.With more than $14.9 billion of assets under management, Plante Moran’s Wealth Management Team serves as a trusted advisor to more than 2,400 high net worth individuals, family business owners, and corporate retirement plans helping them build, manage and preserve their wealth. Our integrated affiliate services include investment consulting, financial planning, trust, insurance consulting, estate planning, business succession, and tax planning.

Your role.

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Directing and coordinating activities relative to administering personal trusts, charitable trusts, agency accounts, ILITs and some probate estates in according with the terms and provisions of the governing documents. This includes the oversight of assets, disbursement and receipt of funds, exercise of discretion according to trust, documentation of account related matters, exercise of fiduciary duties, and planning and interpretation specific to the client situation.

  • Maintaining regular and proactive contact with grantor, beneficiaries, legal counsel, financial advisors, or interested parties to discuss and advise on issues pertinent to the trust.

  • Working as part of a dynamic team, overseeing and coordinating the holistic services provided to clients; Delegating and managing the work of staff; coaching and mentoring staff through participation in career development and performance management activities.

  • Engaging in practice development, client expansion, and cross-serving to grow the practice by generating leads, meeting with future appointments, maintaining a network of internal and external referral sources, and meeting personal marketing plan and business development goals.

  • Participating in internal management of the organization through contributions to specified initiatives and projects.

The qualifications.

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business, or related field is required.

  • 5 to 7+ years experience in personal trust account administration, financial planning, investments, and/or estate planning experience is required

  • 4+ years technical experience with estate administration and recommending wealth transfer and asset protection strategies is preferred

  • JD and/or Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA) designation is highly preferred, but not required. CFP or CPA is preferred, but not required.

  • This position may require up to 25% local and national travel.

Our difference.

We are a nationally recognized public accounting, consulting, and wealth management firm, consistently ranked as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.”We have been recognized on Forbes “Top 50 Wealth Managers” list and honored as the fifteenth largest independent financial advisory firm based on assets under management, according to Financial Advisor magazine. At Plante Moran, we live by the Golden Rule, fostering a relatively “jerk-free” culture with the lowest staff turnover rate in the industry. Our supportive network of well-rounded professionals is excited to catapult your growth and help pave your pathway to professional excellence.

Apply now. Make your mark.

This is an exempt position, so you may have to work hours that exceed the standard 40-hour work week.

Plante Moran is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Interested applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship, with the exception of candidates that are bilingual in Japanese and English. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and become the property of Plante Moran.

The specific statements above are not intended to be all-inclusive.