Citi Trust Officer in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Primary Location: United States,South Dakota,Sioux Falls
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Job Function: Private Client Product Mgmt
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular
Travel Time: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Job ID: 18077027
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Our core activities are safeguarding assets, lending money, making payments and accessing the capital markets on behalf of our clients.
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Brief Description of the Organization
CBNA is the primary legal entity for Citi, providing products and services to consumers, financial institutions and corporate clients around the world. In the past, Citi has provided most of its internal reporting on a business by business basis. With the changes in the regulatory environment, strong legal entity reporting and governance has become essential. This team is responsible for ensuring that CBNA has the appropriate governance and control infrastructure to meet the demand for legal entity planning, execution, information management and the ever-evolving regulatory environment.
Under supervision of a Manager and / or a Senior Trust Officer, works with clients to strategize toward the preservation and continued growth of trust assets while achieving their specific trust and estate planning objective and introduces clients to a broad range of investment management opportunities.
Manage an existing book of trust and estate accounts: types of accounts include revocable and irrevocable trusts, testamentary trusts, ILITS and IRA accounts, various types of charitable trusts, estate accounts, and agency accounts, both discretionary and directed; initiate investment management of the accounts by coordinating with Private Bankers and Investment Counselors and utilizing both internal and external investment managers including equities, fixed income, mutualfunds, ETFs, private equities, hedge funds and real estate vehicles to ensure the appropriateness of the account allocation based on the investment objective and risk tolerance of the account; knowledge and understanding of special assets such as promissory notes, operating agreements, LLC’s, LP’s, loan holds, life insurance policies, real estate interests and oil and gas interests; working with both internal and external tax preparers to complete and file tax returns for the various types of accounts, including Forms 1041, 5227, 990PF, 1042S, and 1099; review of a discretionary distribution request which includes collection of financial and tax documentation from the client together with the interpretation of the terms of the trust document to determine the appropriateness of the request; review and update information for each account for the annual administrative review which includes 13 major categories.
Assess the client’s overall estate and tax planning needs: including the knowledge and skill to review legal and trust documentation and have an understanding of the provisions in order to effectively assist the client and their advisors in achieving specific trust and estate objectives.
Compliance with legal requirements and internal procedures in relation to account activity: including identification and reporting to our Senior Risk Committee and management of the risk of financial loss and/or damage to Citi’s reputation arising from the activities within the Citi Trust businesses; Communicating with internal and external auditors as well as state examiners; working with Investment Management Oversight on the identification of and diversification of a discretionary portfolio’s exposure to a single security, issuer or industry.
Management of new account opening: including review of the legal document and all accompanying paperwork along with the Fiduciary Solutions Group and the Wealth Planners, Private Bankers, and Investment Counselors; ensure the proper funding of the account with proper tax lot information and cost basis information; ensure that account has been opened on the system with correct coding for the account as well as statements, proxies, investments and tax; review fee agreement, review state law for allocation and set up with Fee unit; prepare investment management paperwork with all required approvals, submit for management inception and track in the system that management is active and account is trading properly; initial communication with the client followed up with a welcome letter.
Communication: Communicate effectively with the client and/or the client’s attorney on all trust and estate matters and attending in person client meetings and investment reviews; interact with and establish a working relationship with the Private Banking and Investment team in regard to the trust and overall client relationship including timely and accurate responses to inquiries.
Additional: Oversight and management of Assistant Trust Officers in all their duties; participation in internal and external training opportunities for ongoing professional development; drafting of policies and procedures as assigned by management and additional projects as requested; maintain a local presence in the trust and estate professional community.
Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field required. MBA or JD desired.
A minimum of five years of trust and / or estate management and administration experience.
Strong knowledge and proven technical proficiency in legal, investment and tax issues relative to trust and / or estate management and administration.
Experience with Fiduciary Income Tax and Estate Administration preferred.
Proven strong communication skills is required, such to interact effectively with clients and / or their attorneys as well as private bankers and investment counselors.
Proven project management and strategic planning skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required.
Proven presentation skills.
Citi is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Minority/Female/Veteran/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.