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BMO Financial Group Senior Trust Tax Consultant in Chicago, Illinois

Address:

111 W Monroe - 115 S LaSalle

Job Family Group:

Wealth Sales & Service

Provides tax planning and advice as part of a comprehensive wealth management solution to deliver an exceptional client experience. Provides technical expertise for tax planning solutions and administration. Works collaboratively as part of the client/relationship management solution. Identifies and makes referrals to other business groups as appropriate.

  • Identifies opportunities to grow existing relationships and develop new business.

  • Participates in advisory committees for tax planning and related wealth management.

  • Assists in the development of strategic plans.

  • Identifies emerging issues and trends to inform decision-making.

  • Provides insight and shares expertise with team members for taxation concepts and other complex wealth services offerings.

  • Supports the execution of strategic initiatives in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Designs and produces regular and ad-hoc reports, and dashboards.

  • Builds change management plans of varying scope and type; leads or participates in a variety of change management activities including readiness assessments, planning, stakeholder management, execution, evaluation and sustainment of initiatives.

  • Provides input into the planning and implementation of operational programs.

  • Leads/participates in the design, implementation and management of core business/group processes.

  • Develops and manages a business/group program.

  • Reviews the program for effectiveness, considers industry trends and recommends enhancements; makes changes as required.

  • Identifies business needs, designs/develops tools and training programs; may include delivery of training to audiences.

  • Provides proactive, integrated, and customized tax planning strategies to help clients achieve financial and personal goals.

  • Communicate effectively with sales management and sales force to keep them informed of tax planning trends, developments and changing regulations.

  • Coaches and advises others on the client specific situations, sharing technical knowledge.

  • Develops rapport and instills confidence with the client to develop credibility and earn their trust as a member of the client strategy team.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Ensures alignment between stakeholders.

  • Follows through on the risk and compliance processes and policies to ensure we safeguard our customers’ assets, maintain their privacy, act in their best interests, and ensures an effectively run function.

  • Protects the Bank's assets and complies with all regulatory, legal and ethical requirements.

  • Identifies and recommends ways to enhance the client experience.

  • Focus is primarily on business/group within BMO; may have broader, enterprise-wide focus.

  • Provides specialized consulting, analytical and technical support.

  • Exercises judgment to identify, diagnose, and solve problems within given rules.

  • Works independently and regularly handles non-routine situations.

  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Typically between 5 - 7 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field preferred.

  • In-depth knowledge of Tax Planning and Legal processes and procedures

  • In-depth knowledge of Tax issues, Trust Accounting and Investment Management

  • In-depth knowledge of tax requirements including estate planning techniques, relevant tax regulations.

  • Deep knowledge and technical proficiency gained through extensive education and business experience.

  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth.

  • Collaboration & team skills - In-depth.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth.

  • Influence skills - In-depth.

  • Data driven decision making - In-depth.

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At BMO Harris Bank we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO Harris Bank team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one – for yourself and our customers. We’ll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we’ll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

To find out more visit us at https://jobs.bmoharris.com.

BMO Harris Bank is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other’s differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. BMO Harris Bank N.A. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

BMO Financial Group Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $728 billion as of October 31, 2018, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.We serve Canadian clients through BMO Bank of Montreal®, our personal and commercial banking business, BMO Nesbitt Burns®*, one of Canada's leading wealth management firms, and BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.In the United States, clients are served through BMO Harris Bank, a major U.S. Midwest personal and commercial bank, and BMO Private Bank, with wealth management offices across the United States, as well as BMO Capital Markets™, our North American investment and corporate banking division.We help our customers make money make sense by delivering the broadest range of financial services through a single point of contact. Our financial service professionals provide access to any services our customers require across the entire enterprise.

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