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Working As A Bank Specialist

  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $76,725

    Average Salary

What Does A Bank Specialist Do At Wells Fargo

* Acting as primary liaison between clients and Wells Fargo Bank and/or Wells Fargo Advisors; answering questions and solving problems involving all bank departments; making outbound client calls with or without relationship managers; ensuring proper servicing and maintenance of accounts; adhering to compliance, and ensuring clear, concise documentation while achieving the highest level of quality service.
* May participate in special projects as needed.
* This position requires securities licensing.
* The Minneapolis, MN hours of operation are Monday
* Friday between 6:00am
* pm.
* Candidates need to be flexible between these hours of operation.
* Tentative start date for this position is Monday, March 5th 2018.
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What Does A Bank Specialist Do At Huntington National Bank

* Execute buy and sell orders for Huntington Portfolio Managers.
* Research investment-grade public-finance issuers and the broader municipal bond market through tactical and strategic investment recommendations.
* Manage existing Tax
* Exempt core strategy.
* Will assist with researching, reviewing and analyzing the largest investment-grade public-finance issuers and the broad municipal bond market and economy.
* Track and analyze the fixed income markets and provide proactive and timely market strategies to Portfolio Managers and their clients.
* Ability to represent Municipal Securities as an investment solution in client meetings and on client conference calls

What Does A Bank Specialist Do At Fifth Third Bank

* Create a memorable customer experience by proactively building, maintaining, and growing relationships in a assigned book of business through various communication channels
* Use of a consultative approach with current or prospective customers to uncover and identify their needs while tailoring recommendations/solutions
* Maintain a well-developed, working knowledge of products, services, and processes offered
* Work collaboratively with internal partners to ensure customer's needs are met
* Analyze customer credit data and other related financial information to ensure customers are in the appropriate solutions that align with their needs
* Consistently meet or exceed brokerage sales/referral goals as set by management; and achieve goal in annual dollars invested to retain (i) designation.
* Follow the Bancorp Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other related policies, modeling the ethical behavior expected from every employee within the Bancorp
* Other duties as assigned

What Does A Bank Specialist Do At Boston Private Bank & Trust Company

* Participates in the daily workflow related to ACH processing, including new enrollments and handling of transmission files, rejects, disputes monitoring, and ACH reclamations
* Works with the Bank’s Financial Intelligence Unit to monitor ACH activity and manage ATM/debit card risk rules
* Respond to Visa notification of compromised cards and card breaches
* Pro-actively manages ATM machine outages to ensure timely resolution; request or escalate ATM vendor service, monitor ATM performance and document metrics monthly
* Complete ATM settlements and reconciliations
* Works closely with various internal departments and third party vendors to manage ACH files and payments, maintain ATM/debit cards, and service ATM machines
* Responds to and resolves internal and external inquiries submitted via request management system according to service level agreements
* Other operations responsibilities as required, including delegating assignments and cross training of Account and Payment Services Specialists
* Participate in Bank Operations project initiatives related to efficiency, service delivery improvements and regulatory issues

What Does A Bank Specialist Do At TD Bank

* Provide exceptional Customer service by meeting all Customer demands as they relate to relatively straightforward inquiries, with the support of more experienced personnel
* Display positive, professional tone, exhibit empathy when required, deliver key attributes and provide a WOW! experience for the Customer
* Take ownership of Customer concerns and resolve Customer issues at first point of contact
* This is your opportunity to make everyday a new adventure and accomplish great things with the customers of TD!
* Job Requirements
* Your relevant experience and knowledge can be just as likely to get our attention

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How To Become A Bank Specialist

A bachelor’s degree is required for entry-level jobs, and a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) is useful for advancement.


Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents generally must have a bachelor’s degree to get an entry-level job. Studies in business, finance, accounting, or economics are important, especially for larger firms. Many firms hire summer interns before their last year of college, and those who are most successful are offered full-time jobs after they graduate.

Numerous agents eventually get a master’s degree in business administration (MBA), which is often a requirement for high-level positions in the securities industry. Because the MBA exposes students to real-world business practices, it can be a major asset for jobseekers. Employers often reward MBA holders with higher level positions, better compensation, and large signing bonuses.


Most employers provide intensive on-the-job training, teaching employees the specifics of the job, such as the products and services offered. Trainees in large firms may receive technical instruction in securities analysis and selling strategies. Firms often rotate their trainees among various departments to give them a broad understanding of the securities business.

Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents must keep up with new products and services and other developments. They attend conferences and training seminars regularly.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Brokers and investment bankers must register as representatives of their firm with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). To obtain the license, potential agents must pass a series of exams.

Many other licenses are available, each of which gives the holder the right to sell different investment products and services. Traders and some other sales representatives also need licenses, although these vary by firm and specialization. Financial services sales agents may need to be licensed, especially if they sell securities or insurance. Most firms offer training to help their employees pass the licensing exams.

Agents who are registered with FINRA must attend continuing education classes to keep their licenses. Courses consist of computer-based training on legal requirements or new financial products or services.

Although not always required, certification enhances professional standing and is recommended by employers. Brokers, investment bankers, and financial services sales agents can earn the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification, sponsored by the CFA Institute. To qualify for this certification, applicants need a bachelor’s degree or 4 years of related work experience and must pass three exams, which require several hundred hours of independent study. Applicants also must have an international passport. Exams cover subjects in accounting, economics, securities analysis, financial markets and instruments, corporate finance, asset valuation, and portfolio management. Applicants can take the exams while they are getting the required work experience.


Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents usually advance to senior positions in a firm by accumulating a greater number of accounts. Although beginners often service the accounts of individual investors, they may eventually service large institutional accounts, such as those of banks and retirement funds.

After taking a series of tests, some brokers become portfolio managers and have greater authority to make investment decisions regarding an account. For more information on portfolio managers, see the profile on financial analysts.

Some experienced sales agents become branch office managers and supervise other sales agents while continuing to provide services for their own clients. A few agents advance to top management positions or become partners in their firms.

Many investment banks use an “up or out” policy, in which entry-level investment bankers are either promoted or terminated after 2 or 3 years. Investment banks use this policy to ensure that entry-level positions are not occupied long term, allowing the bank to bring in new workers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. To judge the profitability of potential deals, securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents must have strong analytical skills. This includes computer programming skills which they use to analyze financial products. 

Customer-service skills. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents must be persuasive and make clients feel comfortable with the agent’s recommendations.

Decisionmaking skills. Investment banking traders must make split-second decisions, with large sums of money at stake.

Detail oriented. Investment bankers must pay close attention to the details of initial public offerings and mergers and acquisitions because small changes can have large consequences.

Initiative. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents must create their own client base by making “cold” sales calls to people to whom they have not been referred and to people not expecting the call.

Math skills. Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents need to be familiar with mathematical tools, including investment formulas.

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Bank Specialist Career Paths

Bank Specialist
Branch Manager General Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Sales Consultant Personal Banker
Banking Center Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President Office Manager Operations Manager
Branch Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Business Specialist Assistant Branch Manager Loan Officer
Branch Manager/Loan Officer
5 Yearsyrs
Operations Specialist Operation Supervisor Assistant Branch Manager
Branch Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Sales Consultant Retail Sales Consultant
Business Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Finance Specialist Finance Manager Business Developer
Business Development Officer
7 Yearsyrs
Operations Specialist Account Manager Assistant Vice President
Business Relationship Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Finance Specialist Account Manager Client Services Manager
Client Relationship Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Relationship Manager Operations Manager Branch Manager
Finance Center Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Relationship Banker Branch Manager Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Branch Manager Assistant Vice President
Manager, Assistant Vice President
7 Yearsyrs
Relationship Banker Assistant Branch Manager Account Executive
Relationship Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President General Manager Account Manager
Sales Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Business Specialist Business Analyst Assistant Vice President
Senior Relationship Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Branch Manager Account Executive Sales Manager
Senior Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Relationship Manager Assistant Vice President
Vice President & Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Branch Manager Branch Manager Assistant Vice President
Vice President And Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Office Manager Operations Manager Assistant Vice President
Vice President, Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Bank Specialist Demographics


  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • Hindi

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Arabic

  • Japanese

  • Polish

  • Italian

  • Chinese

  • German

  • Korean

  • Cantonese

  • Urdu

  • Vietnamese

  • Armenian

  • Filipino

  • Greek

  • Swedish

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Top Bank Specialist Skills

  1. Bank Products
  2. Financial Needs
  3. Quality Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maximized the depth and profitability of the customer's relationship through bank products and services.
  • Specialized in discovering financial needs and recommending products and services.
  • Promote strong and lasting customer relationships by providing quality customer service and sales in an efficient and highly professional manner.
  • Process loan applications for personal loans, home loans, car loans, etc.
  • Participated in ongoing training courses and adapted to ever changing online environment.

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