Junior Financial Advisor

Location
Chesterland, Ohio
Salary
Salary depending on experience, 401k match and benefits
Posted
Mar 05, 2021
Closes
Apr 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Level
Entry Level
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification
Pursuing

The Financial Planning Associate is an integral part of the organization. Providing direct support to the advisors, the Associate is working on complex financial planning matters.  The Financial Planning Associate performs a wide range of duties across planning, education, research and analysis for both existing and prospective clients. Using your impeccable communication skills and work ethic, you will apply critical thinking skills, work independently and anticipate firm needs and client questions.

If you enjoy problem-solving and want to serve clients, we want to speak with you!  Career advancement opportunities are available for strong performers

Responsibilities

While supporting all advisors, you will prepare for all client meetings. You will own and drive the day-to-day management of existing client relationships and will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of financial recommendations presented. With keen attention to detail and deadlines, you will generate reports and other client details as needed for advisors. You will:

  • Assists advisors in developing and delivering financial plans to current and prospective clients
  • Full responsibility for client appointment prep which includes preparing reports, creating and updating of the clients’ financial plan in WealthVision (eMoney)
  • Prepare recommendations
  • Identify areas for planning
  • Undertake research both independently and with Wealth Advisor to identify suitable solutions to meet the clients’ needs
  • Prepare information/comparisons for analysis
  • Liaise with clients’ legal and tax advisors (if applicable)
  • Process required minimum distributions for clients
  • Play an active role in the Caritas Financial Investment Committee
  • Prepare draft recommendation reports to be discussed/signed off by Wealth Advisor
  • Assists the Wealth Advisors as ad-hoc as requested
  • Assist non-licensed staff with client investment, budget and planning related questions generated from direct incoming calls or emails
  • Assists in development and participation of client event presentations
  • Track activity completed and in process through Redtail activities and Workflows
  • Participate in and provide feedback in weekly business building meeting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Previous experience working in private wealth management / financial planning
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, responsible and client-centric mindset
  • Able to work within defined business processes
  • Ability to achieve agreed outcomes without supervision
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attitude and an extraordinary client service orientation
  • A genuine interest in serving and caring for other people
  • A burning desire to succeed
  • An ability to handle multiple tasks and stress in an effective manner

Helpful:

  • Knowledge of industry leaders’ investment and insurance (variable annuity) products
  • Experience with CRM and Financial Planning software
  • NASD Series 7, 6, 63, (and 65 if part of a Registered Investment Advisor), Life and Health license
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ designation preferred, if currently do not hold the designations, enrollment in the next year is required

Benefits

  • Salary + incentive pay based on experience
  • PTO
  • 401k with employer contributions
  • Health benefits