Associate Tax Counsel

The key responsibilities of the role include:
1. Perform research and provides written analysis of tax and wealth transfer policy, law, developments and trends for internal partner education, sales, marketing, and media coverage, both independently and in support of senior level tax and wealth planning partners.
2. Supports the delivery of direct client service in the area of tax and wealth transfer in complex circumstances and provides direct client service in less complex circumstances.
3. Supports the development of tax and wealth transfer resources for use by client service partners and clients.
4. Prepares tax and wealth transfer presentations for internal and external use.
5. Reviews, summarizes, creates flow charts and models wealth transfer under will and trust agreements; uses software to prepare financial modeling of wealth transfers.
6. Presents on tax and wealth transfer topics to internal partners and to external professional organizations as appropriate for skill and knowledge level.
7. Expands technical tax and wealth transfer expertise.
8. Adheres to applicable regulatory, risk management and compliance best practices and standards.
9. Actively engages in the cultivation of peer level professional advisor relationships.
The successful candidate will benefit from having:
Adaptive professional adept at working in a team environment to provide a customized client experience in collaboration with internal and external partners and advisors.
Effective written and verbal communicator, refined analytical and organizational skills.
Knowledge of tax and wealth transfer area and commitment to ongoing augmentation of expertise.
JD required
2+ years legal/tax experience
For more than a century, Northern Trust has worked hard building our legacy of outstanding service, expertise and integrity. From a Chicago-based bank founded in 1889, we now have more than 20 international locations and 18,100 employees globally. We serve the world's most-sophisticated clients ? from sovereign wealth funds and the wealthiest individuals and families, to the most-successful hedge funds and corporate brands.
We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.
As of June 30, 2018, Northern Trust Corporation had:
$135 billion in banking assets
$8.1 trillion in assets under custody
$10.7 trillion in assets under custody/administration
$1.1 trillion in assets under management

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