Bilingual Director, Tax, Retirement, & Estate Planning

  • Toronto
  • Ci Financial
At CI, we see a great place to work as one that is a safe place for everyone to have a voice, where people are empowered to take ownership over meaningful work, where there is an opportunity to grow through stretching themselves, where they can work on innovative products and projects, and where employees are supported and engaged in doing so. JOB OVERVIEWThe Tax, Retirement and Estate Planning (TREP) team at CI Global Asset Management (CI GAM) provides tax, retirement and estate planning support to its Sales team, financial advisors and planners to assist with protecting and growing client wealth. Currently, the team is accepting applications for the position of Director, Tax, Retirement and Estate Planning. Working from Toronto, this position (bilingual) will report to the Vice President and Team Lead, TREP.The Director will be responsible for supporting advisors and the CI GAM Sales team by responding to detailed tax, retirement and estate planning questions, developing informational/educational content (i.e., articles, brochures and other tools) and ensuring that TREP-related marketing materials consistently reflect changes in applicable legislation. The role will act as a vital resource to our distribution team to further enable the growth of our mutual fund and ETF line-ups through the provision of value-added services. This will include collaboration with wholesaling teams and identifying unique sales opportunities through personal, corporate and trust tax, retirement and estate planning concepts.WHAT YOU WILL DOWork closely with TREP and Sales team members from across the country to develop materials and opportunities that lead to the sale of CI GAM products and services;Act as a subject matter expert and, working with financial advisors, identify tax, retirement and estate planning issues and opportunities and appropriate solutions;Work with Sales to provide education and information to advisors and investors through calls, emails and other written communication;Act as a referral point for Sales when tax, retirement and estate planning strategies uncover opportunities for CI GAM sales;Resolve client inquiries originating from seminars and/or published articles; Conduct research to assist TREP VPs in preparing for media interviews and advisor/investor presentations;Work collaboratively with TREP, Sales and other CI GAM departments as needed to gain and share technical knowledge to meet company objectives;Maintain working knowledge of industry competitors, resources and financial markets to develop and assess suitability of various TREP-related materials and strategies.WHAT YOU WILL BRINGExcellent communication skills, both written and oral;Bilingual in French/English is requiredA good understanding of tax and estate laws in Canada and proven application of these rules;Knowledge of the Canadian asset management industry is an asset;A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant working experience;Completion of post-secondary degree, ideally with a business or legal focus (e.g., financial planning, finance, accounting or law);A financial planning, accounting or legal designation (e.g., CFP, CPA, CA, LL.B, LL.M, JD, TEP, etc.);Strong research, analytical and project management skills;Proficiency with various tax and estate planning resources (i.e. Income Tax Act, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guides, bulletins and information circulars, accounting and legal databases, etc.) and an ability to interpret and apply concepts to “real life” scenarios;WORKING CONDITIONSTravel on occasion may be required to road shows, conferences, seminars and industry events;May be required to work beyond normal working hours from time-to-time;Normal office environment, with an in-office requirement of 3 days per week.#LI-HYBRIDCI Financial is an independent company offering global wealth management and asset management advisory services through diverse financial services firms. Since 1965, we have consistently anticipated and responded to the changing needs of investors. We are driven by a commitment to provide individuals and institutions with the highest-quality investments and advice. Our commitment to the highest levels of performance means that whatever their position, CI employees must be comfortable in a fast-paced environment that will stretch them to tap into their highest potential. Employees with a healthy dose of ambition, a desire to commit to a curious mindset for continuous learning, and a willingness to go the extra mile thrive at CI. WHAT WE OFFER Modern HQ location within walking distance from Union StationFlexible & Hybrid Work ProgramEquipment Purchase ProgramTraining ReimbursementPaid Professional DesignationsEmployee Share Purchase Program (ESPP)Corporate Discount ProgramEnhanced group benefitsParental Leave Top–up programFitness membership discountsVolunteer paid DaysComplimentary vending machinesWe are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role and are not confident you meet all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to investigate the opportunity further.Please submit your resume in confidence by clicking “Apply”. Only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 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