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Director of Family Office Services

Job Details

ORBA - Chicago, IL


Position Summary:

The Director of Family Office Services will consult with clients on wealth strategies while overseeing and reviewing investments amongst financial and legal professionals. They will establish and maintain a financial and operating environment that will focus on the family’s core values.  The Director of Family Office Services will be responsible for the development of the structure of and business development for the Family Office service line. 



  • Flexible summer hours and convenient downtown Chicago & Oak Brook locations 
  • Dress for your day attire (jeans in the office and appropriate attire at clients)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Mentoring and Leadership Development Programs
  • Fun firm sponsored social events
  • Generous paid time off and holiday time
  • 15% referral fee for bringing in new clients
  • Competitive compensation package and a broad range of insurance programs
  • Hybrid work schedule


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the family assets, investments, properties, trusts and other interests
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements and tax returns
  • Direct both business and personal tax and financial items, including quarterly estimates, gift letters, trust milestones, insurances, etc.
  • Provide document management services
  • Supervise personal bill paying and bookkeeping services
  • Setup and maintain a “Help line” for using software, password management & other financial interactions like portals & dashboards, bank/brokerage accounts, loans
  • Present and run quarterly, semi-annual, or annual meetings with family members
  • Support the financial education of younger generations
  • Assist with charitable planning, including screening of qualified organizations
  • Manage estate and gift planning, including consultation and annual review
  • Supervise and develop the Family Office team
  • Develop and implement processes and structures in support of departmental growth   
  • Execute business development activities to grow the Family Office service line



Experience and Skills:

  • Four-year degree in Accounting
  • CPA or JD required
  • Masters in Taxation is a plus
  • LLM in Taxation is a plus
  • Ten (10) or more years of prior public accounting experience
  • Expertise in pass through entities (LLC’s, LLP’s, S Corporations) is required
  • Possession of other professional degrees or certifications applicable to role beneficial
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with tax research and planning software
  • Capable of effectively developing and maintaining client relationships
  • Possess people development and delegation skills, including training/instruction, with a positive attitude