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Assistant Trust Officer—Los Angeles

Los Angeles

San Pasqual Fiduciary Trust Company is the only California and Nevada-based trust company dedicated to providing trustee-only services. We do not sell investment products, which enables us to provide our clients with truly impartial fiduciary service. We devote our skills, expertise, and resources to trust administration and management. We are a small but growing firm located in Downtown Los Angeles, California and Reno, Nevada.

We are seeking someone to join our Trust Professionals Team in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

Please note that this position has a HYBRID office/remote schedule. It is NOT 100% remote, and employees are expected to report to the Los Angeles office on a regular basis.

This is a full-time position working with private trusts, including components of banking, trust and estate law, and asset management. Successful candidates for this role will demonstrate their technical strengths and contribute to our day-to-day client operations, without any requirement for client development. The role requires great attention to detail to comply with all policies, procedures, and trust accounting practices.

1 year of trust administration or associated experience in a trust-related field (CPA working with trust accounts, attorney, paralegal, etc.) is required. In addition, a professional demeanor with interpersonal communication skills and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality is a must. You would work as part of a team, assisting with the administration of various trust accounts.

Our Ideal Candidate is:

  • Someone with an entrepreneurial mindset, wanting to be directly involved in the day-to-day administration for our clients and embraces the phrase “other duties as required”.
  • Naturally curious, a self-starter interested in learning and welcomes constructive criticism.
  • An organized, detail-oriented, hands-on team player who enjoys a challenge.
  • Can effectively manage multiple on-going projects and successfully prioritize multiple tasks with good judgment.
  • Has a problem solving mentality, can think on their feet and change course quickly and calmly.
  • A good communicator, willing and able to take the initiative to pick up the phone to speak with clients or advisors to resolve concerns or issues.
  • Currently located within a commutable distance of our Los Angeles, CA office.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as Assistant Trust Officer on a variety of trusts to ensure each trust is administered in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and the terms of the governing instrument.
  • On-board new trusts including assembling and reviewing new account pre-acceptance materials, such as trust instruments, portfolio holdings, partnership agreements, KYC information, and trust accounting records.
  • Effectively establish and manage client relationships through interaction with grantors and beneficiaries.
  • Perform annual reviews of assigned trusts and evaluate the performance of investment advisors assigned to the trusts.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with attorneys, CPA’s and other professional advisors to assure clients receive quality service and to enhance business development opportunities.
  • Other duties as required.

Educational and Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (Emphasis in Trust Administration,Business, Finance, Accounting, or Law preferred).
  • 1 year of previous experience involving trusts, in any field (previous trust administration, CPA working with trust accounts, attorney or paralegal working with a trust and estate firm, etc.).
  • 3-5 years of work experience (may be any industry, but preferably in an office setting).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Familiar with Adobe Acrobat

Desired Skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and superior time management.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication.
  • Capacity to understand complex legal documents (trusts, wills, court rulings).
  • Exceptional attention to detail in all facets of the job.
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to ask for/take feedback on work and apply changes as necessary.
  • Flexible and receptive to contribute in a variety of ways that often arise in a small office environment that may not correlate to the candidate’s technical skill set, and actively suggest improvements to procedures and policies.
  • A strong work ethic, willing to work extended hours as needed.
  • Strong preference for previous experience with ClientPoint, TrustDesk and/or OneSource.

PLEASE NOTE that we are ONLY looking for local candidates. This position is NOT 100% remote and we do not pay for relocation services.

Hourly compensation $27/hour – $33/hour. Some overtime typically available after completion of training period. Eligible for a raise and/or bonus during annual review based on job performance.