RESIDENT FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP®
Financial Finesse is headquartered in El Segundo, CA, and our planners are based in both our headquarter office and nationwide.
At Financial Finesse, the pioneering and leading provider of unbiased workplace financial wellness programs in the country, we are passionate about our business mission to empower people to achieve financial independence, and we utilize thoughtful and innovative strategies to implement and expand our impact. We are looking for highly talented and experienced CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals to add to our growing team in the future.
Our Financial Planners are our greatest asset, working collaboratively to design and deliver personalized financial education programs. With the ability to cover any financial topic, from serious debt issues to advanced estate planning, the programs are delivered through a wide variety of mediums, such as in-person, online, over the phone, and in group settings. Free of the pressure to sell any products or services whatsoever, our planners are focused on providing people with completely unbiased information and guidance so individuals are able to make independent and informed decisions about their financial life and sustain important behavioral change.
While we are always excited to get to know planners who have a strong desire to join our team, we are currently at full capacity and, in the spirit of full disclosure, we have no openings today. We anticipate growing the team as our business continues to grow and expand. At this time, we are interviewing candidates who will be our next set of planners hired when our next growth phase happens, which should be relatively soon or if we experience natural turnover. Candidates who successfully complete all phases of the interview process will be considered our “bench” (or “pre-hired”), and when the need arises will be the first people contacted. Don’t let the lack of current openings dissuade you -- those who get through our grueling process may find that we might be ready to hire by the time your interview process ends!
The Financial Planner career path provides a unique opportunity for passionate CFP® professionals who seek to make an impactful difference with an expansive reach. The right candidates will be excited about taking ownership of their role in the company, leveraging their strong professional knowledge and expertise to guide and empower individuals. Beyond core responsibilities, each Planner also contributes to the business in a unique way that aligns with their passions and strengths and the business needs. These opportunities exist in areas such as innovation, content contribution, speaking engagements, analytics, and consulting. Also, as members of our Think Tank team, our Planners are highly intelligent and intuitive thought leaders, contributing to the educational content and research reports designed and delivered by Financial Finesse.
Resident Financial Planners are intimately involved in all of the following capacities:
Financial education and guidance – facilitate workshops, webcasts, 1 on 1’s, and phone-based financial coaching using a proprietary methodology designed to help individuals change their financial habits and behaviors
Product development and innovation – develop new products, services, curriculum, and continually innovate existing products and services
Research and content contribution – analyze data and experiences to write articles and develop research on trends in personal finance, which are published by financial planning and HR publications and utilized by a large range of professionals and individuals
Strategic contributions and leadership – leverage personal passions and talents to lead or contribute to emerging areas of the business as we continuously broaden our business model
REQUIRED BACKGROUND AND COMPETENCIES:
- CFP® certification - MUST be current and active; other designations are a bonus
- 10 years minimum industry experience (this is a firm minimum requirement)
- Thorough knowledge of all aspects of financial planning
- Consultative approach – active listening and assessment of needs, compassion and understanding, ability to change approach based on individual needs, and communicate in terms people can relate to and understand
- Ability to gather research and compile data and information in a clear and usable format
- Excellent public speaking skills, with experience facilitating financial workshops a plus
- Effective communication skills, verbally and in writing
- Initiative, dedication and desire to thrive in a fast changing entrepreneurial environment, with flexibility to meet the needs of the business
- Willing to forgo existing clients and planning practice, in order to ensure 100% unbiased perspectives
- Ability to travel (up to 50%) to deliver workshops and onsite financial planning sessions
CAREER, COMPENSATION, AND BENEFITS:
We’re an employee-owned company and a relatively small team of individuals inspired by what we get to do to every day, and we utilize thoughtful and innovative strategies to implement and expand our impact. Our entrepreneurial spirit and social mission are core to our culture, and the company's strong foundation has sustained various market cycles. These are just a few of the reasons we’ve been honored as a “Best Place to Work” by the Los Angeles Business Journal for seven consecutive years.
As a flat organization, we leverage the strengths and passions of our employees, with a focus on the results of what we achieve, driven by a strong independent and collective drive and heart. We don’t focus on our employees’ attire or when or where they know they are most successful in their role. We focus on the needs and vision of the business and those of our clients, the sharing of ideas across all departments and levels of the organization, and we drive ourselves and each other forward in our collective mission to expand our impact.
The total compensation for Financial Planner position ranges approximately from $80,000 to $128,000, including an $80,000 base salary and a comprehensive quarterly and annual bonus program. Additional opportunities exist to participate in the success of the business through cash and equity-based programs. Our full benefit package includes employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life, HSA and FSA options, a 401(k) with immediate vesting, employee discount programs, a flexible work environment, and (of course!) best-in-class financial wellness resources for employees, friends and family.