You're using an older version of Internet Explorer that is no longer supported. Please update your browser.

Client Service Assistant

Posted 8 days ago

Job Description

Application Deadline:


20 Erb Street West

Job Family Group:

Wealth Sales & Service

Supports one or more Investment Advisors (IAs) and IA Team and staff, and branch operations with day-to-day administration and provides exceptional client service to support achievement of business objectives. As this role contributes to the overall success of the Investment Advisors portfolio, you may be entitled to additional discretionary compensation.

  • Books meetings with new prospects and prepares introductory package for the prospect/referral.
  • Coordinates marketing activities on behalf of the advisory team, including website, social media initiatives, client recognition for meaningful life events, and the planning of client events.
  • Schedules and helps prepare client portfolio reviews for the Investment Advisors including setting up client calls, scheduling meetings, preparing reviews and provides updates to IA.
  • Follows up on client inquiries, account maintenance, new accounts set-up, transfers and remitting funds from registered and non-registered accounts upon client's request.
  • Resolves client complaints in a timely and effective manner; escalates as required.
  • Accepts and executes client initiated trades over the phone or in person and provides stock information as requested.
  • Handles clients' general day-to-day requests and inquiries including basic money movement (e.g., wires, transfers), technology issues, and account opening and update, and follows up in a timely and confidential manner.
  • Generates reports and documents for IAs and clients as requested and processes items for client accounts and files.
  • Maintains and organizes client database and client files.
  • Monitors incoming and outgoing assets and notifies IA of required actions to rebalance portfolios.
  • Administers and processes documentation related to client files and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitors redocumentation of client accounts on regular cycle to ensure client information and documentation is up-to-date.
  • Ensures transactions and tasks are appropriately assigned to team members and completed.
  • Mentors and coaches new or junior members to the team and branch.
  • Provides team members with support on technology issues, use of new technology, and general inquiries and escalations related to policies, procedures, and processing.
  • Gathers and distributes information on updates to training, guidelines, technology, and other business related information.
  • Develops rapport and instills confidence with the client to develop credibility and promote a positive client experience.
  • Follows through on the risk and compliance processes and policies to ensure we safeguard our customers' assets, maintain their privacy, act in their best interests, and ensure an effectively run branch.
  • Protects the Bank's assets and clients' assets and complies with all regulatory, legal, and ethical requirements.
  • Maintains the confidentiality of client and Bank information.
  • Completes complex & diverse tasks within given rules/limits and may include handling escalations from other employees.
  • Analyzes issues and determines next steps.
  • Broader work or accountabilities may be assigned as needed.

  • Typically between 3 - 5 years of relevant experience and/or certification in related field of study or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of investment process and procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge of administrative process and procedures as contained in Sales Administration Manual.
  • Advanced knowledge of proprietary products and services in order to identify potential products and services to client needs and advising IA(s).
  • Knowledge of compliance practices and regulations.
  • Knowledge of Insurance and group products is an asset
  • Knowledge of Trust and Estate services is an asset
  • Knowledge of Financial/Retirement planning.
  • Knowledge of trade processing rules.
  • Successful completion of the Canadian Securities Course & Conduct and Practices Handbook.
  • Current registration as Investment Representative (IR).
  • 10 CO credits/Compliance training over a 2 year cycle to meet Mandatory IIROC Continuing Education requirement.
  • Specialized knowledge.
  • Verbal & written communication skills - Good.
  • Organization skills - Good.
  • Collaboration & team skills - Good.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills - Good.
Please note the base salary for this specific position in Waterloo is $38,000.00 and this role may be eligible to receive a monthly discretionary bonus.

Salary :

$33,400.00 - $61,700.00

Pay Type:

Salaried & Commission

The above represents BMO Financial Group's pay range and type.

Salaries will vary based on factors such as location, skills, experience, education, and qualifications for the role, and may include a commission structure. Salaries for part-time roles will be pro-rated based on number of hours regularly worked. For commission roles, the salary listed above represents BMO Financial Group's expected target for the first year in this position.

BMO Financial Group's total compensation package will vary based on the pay type of the position and may include performance-based incentives, discretionary bonuses, as well as other perks and rewards. BMO also offers health insurance, tuition reimbursement, accident and life insurance, and retirement savings plans. To view more details of our benefits, please visit:

We're here to help

At BMO we are driven by a shared Purpose: Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. It calls on us to create lasting, positive change for our customers, our communities and our people. By working together, innovating and pushing boundaries, we transform lives and businesses, and power economic growth around the world.

As a member of the BMO team you are valued, respected and heard, and you have more ways to grow and make an impact. We strive to help you make an impact from day one - for yourself and our customers. We'll support you with the tools and resources you need to reach new milestones, as you help our customers reach theirs. From in-depth training and coaching, to manager support and network-building opportunities, we'll help you gain valuable experience, and broaden your skillset.

To find out more visit us at .

BMO is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. By learning from each other's differences, we gain strength through our people and our perspectives. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact your recruiter.

Note to Recruiters: BMO does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to BMO, directly or indirectly, will be considered BMO property. BMO will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. A recruiting agency must first have a valid, written and fully executed agency agreement contract for service to submit resumes.

About BMO

THERE’S NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BE PART OF BMO. We’ve set our sights on being the bank that defines great customer experience. Our customers’ needs are changing and so are we. Everyone who works here has a role to play in making a difference for our customers. Every day. It’s an amazing feeling when you know you’re making a customer’s life better, and you can do it at BMO – whether you’re imagining a new product, designing a customer experience, streamlining an application, launching a marketing campaign or just being there in a very human way with the right answer.


Banking & Finance

Company Size

10,000+ employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-13

Interested in jobs like this?

Sign up for email alerts
Get job alerts

Work with our Featured Employers

M space man icon M
Watch now
H O T Marketing. Tips. Sauce.
Marketing On Mars Podcast Full episodes twice per month