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Director of Tax Planning - Atlantic

Halifax, NS
Full Time
2 days ago
1675 Grafton Street

Job Family Group:

Wealth Sales & Service

Great Opportunity for an experienced Manager or Senior Manager level tax and estate planning consultant from the Big 4/National CPA or leading law firms who is looking for a change and new environment. In this role, there are no tax opinions or compliance work and no chargeable hours. Instead, the focus is providing high-touch, specialized tax and wealth planning services for our HNW and UHNW clients. This role also offers you an excellent work-life balance and enterprise-wide career opportunities.

Provides specialized tax planning for High Net Worth / Ultra High Net Worth (HNW/UHNW) clients to help meet their long-term financial objectives. Leverages specialized tax knowledge and experience to partner collaboratively with other planning professionals and Relationship Managers (Private Bankers, Investment Counsellors, Investment Advisors) to provide clients with comprehensive wealth planning advice and solutions encompassing financial, tax, succession, philanthropic, will, estate and trust planning in connection with their overall wealth planning needs. Supports the growth and retention of HNW/UHNW client assets through specialized tax planning solutions that help to broaden the dialogue and enhance the client relationship in order to consolidate client assets and increase revenues. Contributes to enhancing the client and BMO Advisor experience thus driving increased profitability, improved share of wallet and Net Promoter Scores.

  • Provides customized advice and specialized tax planning services to High New Worth/Ultra High Net Worth client segments.
  • Facilitates/participates in 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.
  • Demonstrates a consultative and collaborative value-added approach in client conversations, acting as a member of a client strategy team to facilitate the desired client experience.
  • Applies well-developed consultative sales and wealth planning principles, practices and techniques in client interactions.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in area(s) of specialized tax and estate planning and wealth transfer, including regulations and policies, to respond to broad questions and properly assess and provide insights and solutions to clients.
  • Leverages financial analysis in the development of detailed and complex financial plans.
  • Consults with clients and their external tax and legal advisors on complex issues, as required.
  • Provides commentary and awareness on emerging taxation trends and new tax legislation through articles, case laws, and advanced planning solutions.
  • Develops content in the area(s) of specialized tax planning for use as training material, internal resource material and client-facing material.
  • Leads/participates in the development/presentation of educational programs in the area(s) of specialized tax planning within BMO and to clients.
  • Develops/maintains internal and external networks and referral sources to ensure ongoing growth of the business.
  • May network with industry contacts to gain competitive insights and best practices.
  • Protects the Bank's assets by adhering to all banking and investment regulations, Bank policies and procedures, legal and ethical requirements and regulations, process requirements, and established risk guidelines.
  • Operates at a group/enterprise-wide level and serves as a specialist resource to senior leaders and stakeholders.
  • Applies expertise and thinks creatively to address unique or ambiguous situations and to find solutions to problems that can be complex and non-routine.
  • Implements changes in response to shifting trends.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

  • 7+ years of experience providing complex wealth planning services or advice
  • Post-graduate degree is desirable - i.e. Accounting Designation CPA or Law Degree (LL.B/LL.L/LL.M) with Tax focus
  • Relevant professional designation is considered an asset - i.e. Certified Financial Planner (CFP or equivalent) and/or Tax & Estate Practitioner (STEP) designation
  • Experience dealing with HNW/UHNW clients, including business owners
  • Proven track record in developing and growing a profitable financial or related client services business.
  • Extensive knowledge and technical proficiency related to wealth planning strategies, issues and trends.
  • Broad knowledge of financial institutions, services and products.
  • Broad knowledge of investment management principles, economics and financial markets.
  • Seasoned professional with a combination of education, experience and industry knowledge.
  • Ability to communicate complex planning advice in a comprehensive and practical manner, including a strong understanding of client needs and expectations
  • Verbal & written communication skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Influence skills - In-depth / Expert.
  • Collaboration & team skills; with a focus on cross-group collaboration - In-depth / Expert.
  • Able to manage ambiguity. Strong prioritization, time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Data driven decision making - In-depth / Expert.

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As a member of the BMO 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.

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