AVP, Trust Officer

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
May 12, 2023
Jul 11, 2023
Full Time
Education Level
4 Year Degree

At First Western Trust, we understand that growth is essential to a successful business.  As we continue to grow here at First Western Trust, we want to provide great opportunities to our employees to grow as well, by providing the next steps in their careers.  We invite you to review the Job Description below and apply to it if it looks to be an exciting, new challenge you are interested in. 

Pay Range: $77,000 - $92,500 annually, based on experience
Full Range: $77,000 - $108,000 annually, based on experience
Classification: Full-Time, Exempt 
Application Close Date: Open until filled

Job Responsibilities:

  • Proven track record of excellence in trust administration.
  • Management of trust relationships, ensuring that all client objectives are met and are consistent with governing documents, fiduciary administration principles and legal standards.
  • Reviews, approves and directs disbursement of fiduciary funds according to conditions of the trust and needs of beneficiaries as well as providing oversight of fiduciary accounts, cash balances, investment allocations, tax management, and asset holdings.
  • Meets individual annual sales goal component to be assigned in conjunction with the annual office sales goals.
  • Meets with beneficiaries and wealth management clients to review relationships, accounts, discuss their needs, analyze problems and provide relationship-based solutions.
  • Oversees preparations and filing of fiduciary federal and state income tax returns for clients’ trusts.
  • Maintains current knowledge of and complies with all applicable tax and fiduciary laws, federal and state regulations and First Western policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and controls risk related to account administration including review and approval of administrative and unique asset reviews in a timely manner.
  • Serves as resource for support teams and profit centers.
  • Consults with estate planning attorneys, accountants, wealth advisors and potential and existing clients to promote fiduciary and additional First Western product services.
  • Provides leadership to trust administration team by providing guidance to team on fiduciary matters and ensuring tasks are being completed, goals are being met and providing coaching and development opportunities
  • Know and comply with all Company policies set forth on the Company’s Intranet;
  • Review Associate Handbook and Company Policies annually, as prescribed by Human Capital;
  • Complete and Comply with the Companies Code of Ethics and Conflict of Interest Questionnaire and Policy Acknowledgement;
  • Complete all assigned training on time.
  • Embrace and adhere to First Western’s Core Values
  • Support Fiduciary Services Product Group activity, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced Excel skills. Proficiency with one or more trust accounting systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of trust and tax laws, trust products, services, and operations
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience working with high net-worth clients
  • Excellent leadership and business development skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Team-oriented, detail-oriented; ability to organize, prioritize and multi-task.

Education Level    Education Details    Required/Preferred
Bachelor's Degree, Business-related field preferred    Required

Experience Level    Experience Details    Required/Preferred
3-5 years, Trust Relationship Management    Required
3-5 years, Leadership and Business Development     Preferred

License/Certification Details    Time Frame    Required/Preferred
CTFA    Upon Hire, Required
Financial Designation    Upon Hire, Preferred