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Deposit Account Legal Document Analyst - 3DJNY in Amherst, NY at M&T Bank

Date Posted: 7/13/2018

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Job Description

THE OPPORTUNITY:

Perform all duties associated with Operations Associate V: Deposit Account Legal Document Processor: Deposit Services and serve as the department subject matter expert on all functions/processes.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

Review, analyze and interpret various legal documents submitted by Branches and Private Banking to determine if they can proceed with account opening and/or account maintenance. Documents include Power of Attorney, Trust Agreements, Estates, Death Certificates, Guardianship and Divorce Papers governed by the laws of all of the various jurisdictions in which the bank operates.

Act as a liaison between the branch and legal department. Perform research on a variety of legal documents presented at account opening via existing and new retail and private banking customers within established service level agreements.

Conduct research and analysis of laws that affect M&T and the specific legal documents and forms that are received.

Escalate questionable documents to Counsel's Office for further consultation and review if unable to make a conclusive ruling/decision within department.

Work closely with other internal departments/areas across M&T Bank Corporation and its subsidiaries. These include, but are not limited to, Counsel's Office, Banking Services, Branches, Private Banking, Centralized Branch Operations, and Client Services.

Participate in departmental or bank-wide projects as needed.

Perform complex 'non standard' level research on a variety of legal documents presented at account opening via existing and new retail and private banking customers within established service level agreements.

Provide job coaching and mentoring of junior team members.

Understand and adhere to the Company's risk and regulatory standards, policies, and controls in accordance with the Company's Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.

Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T bank brand.

Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

Complete other related duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Bachelor's degree.

Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent word processing, spreadsheet and email software.

Customer service experience.

Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Some knowledge of expertise with Power of Attorney, Trust Agreements, Estates, Death Certificates, Guardianship and Divorce Papers.

Prior branch and departmental experience.

 

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:

Paralegal certification.

One to three years paralegal experience or closely aligned skills and work experience in a large law firm.

Knowledge of departmental systems/applications and software.

 

About M&T:
At M&T, we strive to be the best place our employees ever work, the best bank our customers ever do business with and the best investment our shareholders ever make. So when looking to advance your career, look to M&T.  As a top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing regional banks in the country, we offer a wide range of performance based career development opportunities for talented professionals. And through our longstanding tradition of careful, conservative and consistent management and a strong commitment to the communities we serve, we continue to grow with a focus on the future. 
M&T Bank Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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