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BMO Financial Group Senior Wealth Planning Consultant in Halifax, Nova Scotia


1675 Grafton Street

Job Family Group:

Wealth Sales & Service

Provides wealth planning, advanced financial planning, guidance and counsel focussed on High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth (HNW/UHNW) client segments. Works collaboratively in partnership with Investment Advisors to develop and deliver a client-focussed wealth planning experience culminating in a documented wealth strategy. Participates in the end-to-end wealth planning experience, from discovery to financial planning analysis, development of high value financial plans and recommendations, to coaching/assisting with presentations to clients. Creates awareness of key products and services with the objective of generating increased asset levels from HNW/UHNW investors. Supports the growth and retention of client assets by providing wealth planning advice/guidance to Investment Advisors to broaden the dialogue with clients, consolidate assets, and increase revenues. Executes a disciplined approach to all sales and wealth management strategies to support regional and national business growth while focussing on the client experience.

  • Leads/facilitates goals-based discovery process directly with clients, and ensures standards relative to data capture and plan creation are met thereafter to maintain effective knowledge management within business/group.

  • Develops detailed and complex financial plans for clients to help meet their financial objectives. Conducts presentations to clients, as required.

  • Implements strategies to increase the scope of services to help clients achieve their personal goals and to contribute to the overall growth of business results.

  • Develops internal/external networks and referral sources to grow business within the assigned region.

  • Ensures that the region's client experience standards for financial planning and client relationship development are met.

  • Acts as a trusted advisor to assigned business/group.

  • Assists in the development of strategic plans.

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

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

  • Helps determine business priorities and best sequence for execution of business/group strategy.

  • Conducts independent analysis and assessment to resolve strategic issues.

  • Works closely with Investment Advisors in the development and delivery of HNW management solutions.

  • Works with Branch Managers to increase awareness of Wealth Management Consultants in their branches.

  • Leverages expert planning resources in the field of taxation, estate & trust and succession planning to assess and provide insights to clients.

  • Builds effective relationships with internal/external stakeholders.

  • Breaks down strategic problems, and analyses data and information to provide insights and recommendations.

  • Generally, the WPC is lead planner for clients with $1 - $3 million in investable assets with ability to take on larger client portfolios up to $5 million, as required.

  • Generally, the SWPC is lead planner for clients with $5 - $7 million in investable assets with ability to take on larger client portfolios up to $10 million, as required.

  • Provides coaching/training to Investment Advisors to support their delivery of wealth management solutions.

  • Develops and executes regular sales campaigns and awareness articles for Investment Advisors through internal publications.

  • Provides proactive, integrated and customized advice, and creates & implements wealth planning strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals.

  • Reinforces sales processes and the client experience by identifying gaps and best practices to ensure delivery of complex wealth plans for clients.

  • Demonstrates a consultative and collaborative selling approach to facilitate the desired client experience and achieve business objectives.

  • Provides insight and expertise on advanced financial planning concepts to include tax, estate and succession planning, philanthropy, and other complex wealth service offerings.

  • Protects the Bank’s assets by adhering to all banking, investment and lending regulations, Bank policies and procedures, legal and ethical requirements and regulations, process requirements, and established risk guidelines.

  • 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.


  • WPC: minimum of 1-3 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study.

  • SWPC: minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience and post-secondary degree in related field of study.

  • Experience in selling to Investment Advisors or HNW clients.

  • Experience in financial planning is an asset.

  • CFP designation

  • MBA considered an asset.

  • LL.B/LL.L/LL.M is considered an asset.

  • Life Insurance designation is considered an asset.

  • Working knowledge of financial planning software (NaviPlan an asset).

  • Trust & Estate Practitioner.

  • 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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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.