Individuals who chose a professional career in a trust officer role are responsible for managing a portfolio of estates and trusts, guardianships and powers of attorney and providing clients and beneficiaries with professional administration services. Estate, trust, POA and agency client needs may include will or governing documentation interpretation, for the purposes of administration of their accounts. Trust officers are responsible for all the administrative needs of their portfolio of accounts. The application of technical knowledge and discretionary decision-making is also a key component of this role.

Officers deal with specialized personal assets, real-estate and manage relationships with estate , trust and POA clients, beneficiaries and also co-trustees/POA.

This is a professional career that will progress in level of responsibility and increased complexity as experience is gained. Salary will generally increase with the level of responsibility.

Responsibilities Include

  • Identification and collection of assets
  • Coordinating the probate application
  • Ensuring the appropriate terminal tax returns are prepared
  • Ensuring assets are distributed in accordance with the will
  • Overseeing the work of estate administrators
  • Managing a network of other specialists such as lawyers, accountants, real estate professionals and business and asset valuators that they use, in their day administration
  • In addition, officers may also be required to act as an officer or director of a privately held company that is part of an estate

Alternate Name

Assistant Trust Officer, Trust Officer, Senior Trust Officer, Executive Trust Officer

Earning Potential

$50,000-$120,000/year
Avg Salaries from Canadian job sites

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