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Senior 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 never 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 our Downtown Los Angeles location. This is a full-time position working with private trusts, including components of banking, trust and estate law, and asset management.

Please note that this is NOT a sales position, and it has a HYBRID office/remote schedule. It is NOT 100% remote, and employees are expected to report to the downtown Los Angeles office on a regular basis. This is a new position due to company growth.

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.

Significant prior knowledge of and experience with trust administration 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 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.
  • 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 in order to resolve concerns or issues.
  • Currently within a commutable distance of our DTLA office.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as Senior 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 review and interpretation of trust documents to identity any potential issues, marshalling of assets and preparation of internal account set-up forms.
  • Apply principals of the California Probate Code applicable to trust administration and understand the tax implications of the various kinds of trusts.
  • Effectively establish and manage client relationships through interaction with grantors and beneficiaries.
  • Determine beneficiary distribution amounts and frequency and present any discretionary distributions for Trust Committee approval.
  • 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 is preferable).
  • Additional certification (i.e. JD /MBA/CTFA/CFP/CPA)is strongly preferred.
  • 8+ years of trust administration or planning experience with a focus on exemplary customer service for high net-worth clients ($1MM+ level clientele).
  • Experience with ultra-high net worth multi-generational $50MM+ families with complicated assets and sophisticated trust structures strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with sophisticated trust and asset structures and providing thoughtful client solutions.

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.

What We Offer

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage.
  • Basic life and long-term disability insurance.
  • 401(K) with company matching.
  • Parking (or public transportation reimbursement).
  • 4 weeks paid time off (annual accrual).
  • 9 paid holidays + 2 paid floating holidays.
  • Opportunity for growth within the company.

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

Salaried exempt compensation commensurate with experience. Salary range is $115,000-$165,000/year. Eligible for increases and/or bonus during annual review based on job performance.