Baker Boyer Bank Investment Associate in Walla Walla, Washington

Position Title: Investment Associate (Assistant) Level: 8-9 Department/Group: DS Baker Advisors About Baker Boyer: Baker Boyer is the oldest independently owned community bank in the Pacific Northwest. We are Eastern Washington's trusted financial advisor, serving the Walla Walla Valley, Kennewick and Yakima communities, providing wealth management as well as personal and business banking services. About DS Baker Advisors: This position is part of DS Baker Advisors, a team of specialists at Baker Boyer whose goal is to provide comprehensive financial services for all business and high net worth individual clients traversing their wealth journey. DS Baker Advisors takes a client centered approach in meeting their diverse, individualized, and often transforming needs. Should a multi-faceted financial relationship develop, DS Baker Advisors works together to meet the personal, business, investment, planning and legacy goals of the client. About the INVESTMENT Associate Role: The Investment Associate works with the DS Baker Advisors and Investments teams to carry-out operational processes that are essential in helping clients along their wealth journey. In this position, we seek a detail-oriented team player, willing to work with others toward delivering an exceptional client experience while implementing operational duties and compliance requirements. The ideal candidate is curious, efficient, hard-working and enjoys a challenge. Key Responsibilities: Assume responsibility for carrying out tasks, many of which may be confidential or complex in nature. Complete entire task or project independently whenever possible. Process trade settlement and income distributions for various security types including, but not limited to money markets, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, and ETFs. Reconcile positions between custodian and trust accounting system daily Research and resolve trade discrepancies, settlement issues, company reorganizations, foreign asset transactions, and tax relief notices. Work with the bank's controllers department to reconcile the Bank's bond portfolio. Coordinate client account transfers and gifts with Trust Advisor and Trust Associate Maintain master security file of assets to be consistent with industry standards by adding new records, editing records and updating pricing. Maintain records and reports of various functions, including: model changes, approved security lists, approved broker lists, vault audits, performance reports, and regulatory reporting. Perform back-up responsibilities for other Investments staff. Other duties as requested by Operations Managers or Portfolio Managers, including but not limited to research, analysis, implementation of new processes or software, scheduling, preparation of client presentation materials, and general office functions to maintain continuity for our internal and external clients. Analyze data and draw conclusions, making recommendations to a Portfolio Manager or Operations Manager when appropriate. Represent the Bank in a professional manner Provide prompt, courteous assistance to internal clients of Wealth Management. Support the DS Baker Advisor Team in its relationships with investment-related third-party vendors, clients, attorneys, accountants, members of the community and community organizations. Understand and comply with standard departmental practices of risk management, regulatory requirements, general trust policies, and sufficiency of documentation. Provide technical assistance and training for others in their areas of expertise. Skills and Qualifications Demonstrate superior c