The Anderson Search Group
June 20, 2022
Little Rock, Arkansas
Job Type


$25bn+ BEST-IN-CLASS Super-Community Bank has engaged The Anderson Search Group to identify a Chief Fiduciary Officer to oversee the fiduciary administration of personal trust accounts performed by bank employees as well as marketing initiatives and business development activities for specific services.  This is a client The Anderson Search Group has placed several executive level leaders and everybody raves about the bank, the leadership and the culture.  If you have 10+ years experience as a trust and estate attorney, personal trust administrator, or other relevant experience reach out today.  Client prefers ideal candidate be in Little Rock or open to relocate to Little Rock.  However, you be based in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Charlotte, Atlanta or Tampa.

About Our Client

  • $25bn+ Super-Community Bank
  • Consistently recognized many times as the #1 performing bank in the United States in their asset size, by leading industry publications
  • In 2021, they were named as the #1 bank in Bank Director's Performance Powerhouse Study, a testament to their strength, stability and focus on innovation
  • Forbes named Client to “America’s Best Banks” and “World’s Best Banks” the past three years, a tribute to their innovative service offerings and outstanding service delivery


  • Industry leading benefits – Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Flex Spending Accounts
  • Pet Insurance
  • Enhanced Family Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Brooks Brothers Discount
  • Microsoft Home User Program
  • NEOU – The latest and greatest in real-time and on-demand fitness offerings for the whole family

Role You Will Play

  • Reviews documents including, but not limited to; trust documents, acceptances, resignations, declinations, decantings, release and indemnification agreements, modifications, court petitions, language and documents related to Directed and Delegated trusts and Special Needs Trusts, and serves as liaison with inside and outside counsel across geographies.
  • Ensures administrative actions are consistent with regulations and Bank policy and procedures, and identifies and resolves potential trust and tax related issues.
  • Provides support to all Trust Officers and Advisors on day -to-day matters that involve trust administration.
  • Provides oversight of administration of Special Needs Trusts.
  • Serves as the chairperson of the Trust Administrative Committee (“TAC”) when appointed by the Managing Director of Trust & Wealth, reviews all TAC submissions, request s clarification for requests as needed prior to meeting, guides discussion during meeting and review s TAC minutes prior to dissemination.
  • Participates with compliance officers, risk officers and regional trust officers to ensure successful internal and external audit results .
  • Seeks opportunities to write and present on various trust topics at appropriate venues and travel as needed to attend industry events, and also speaks on Trust & Wealth services and meets with centers of influence and prospects.
  • Coordinates delivery of external continuing education in regional markets.
  • Participates in projects and initiatives as requested by the Managing Director of Trust & Wealth.
  • Participates in Trust Committee meetings when requested by the Managing Director of Trust & Wealth.
  • Engages in continuing education to stay up to date with applicable pro bate and trust law and investment regulations; fiduciary income tax, technical knowledge of federal estate, gift and GST tax and multi-state estate and tax planning issues.
  • Conducts effective internal and external presentations.
  • Establishes relationships with fellow employees to maximize business development potential.
  • Regularly exercises discretion and judgment in the performance of essential job functions.
  • Maintains good punctuality and attendance to work.
  • Follows Bank policy, procedures, and guidelines.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of applicable probate and trust law and investment regulations; technical knowledge of federal estate, gift and GST tax ; understanding of multi -state estate and tax planning.
  • Ability to interpret legal documents.
  • Ability to work in a team environment both internally and externally with clients’ advisors and centers of influence.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective customer service skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective presentation skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective organization, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and demonstrate flexibility in a continually changing environment.
  • Ability to work without close supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative to accomplish work objectives.
  • Ability to work effectively and demonstrate flexibility in a continually changing environment.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective sales, leadership, and business development skills.
  • Ability to train, supervise and develop staff.
  • Skill in using computer and Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctor degree required.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a trust and estate attorney, personal trust administrator, or other relevant experience required.
  • Experience with high net worth planning and administration preferred.
  • Active State Bar license preferred.
  • LLM in Taxation preferred.

The Anderson Search Group is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

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