Associate Financial Planner

Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
Mar 30, 2021
Closes
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Level
Entry Level
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification
Pursuing

The Associate Financial Planner must be a team player who is passionate about helping clients. This CFP® certificate holder will support existing Affiance Financial clients, as well as embark on a career path that incentivizes building his or her own book of business. The Associate Financial Planner will work with the advisor team to analyze, research, propose, and implement financial solutions for clients and prospective clients. This person must have a positive attitude and be able to problem solve collaboratively. The Associate Financial Planner reports to the Director of Marketing and Business Development.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Prepare for meetings with the ability to anticipate colleague and client needs
  • Work with the advisor team to analyze, research, propose, and implement financial solutions for clients and prospective clients
  • Attend client meetings, take notes of the meeting, and develop a written Plan of Action
  • Deliver advice to, and correspond with, clients in a professional and compliant manner on the phone, in person, and via email
  • Continuously monitor clients’ financial situations from both detailed and big picture perspectives
  • Articulate Affiance Financial’s story, the Affiance Advantage, our Investment policies, as well as your personal value proposition

Qualifications

  • Passion for making lives better through financial planning
  • Desire to serve clients as a fiduciary
  • Ability to work well within a team and problem solve collaboratively with a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of the securities industry, financial planning, and investment management
  • Financial planning software competency; preferably with both Money Guide Pro® and eMoney
  • Excellent computer skills and the ability to learn in-house programs and tools
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills
  • Professional and knowledgeable demeanor, including being reliable and following-through on commitments
  • Ability to maintain full compliance with the Federal Securities Laws and Affiance’s internal policies and procedures

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years experience in Financial Services preferred
  • CFP® certificate preferred, or eligible to sit for the CFP® exam
  • FINRA and insurance licenses helpful, but not required

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary-based structure commensurate with experience
  • Career path for advancement within the firm, including potential employee ownership opportunities
  • Firm-sponsored medical, dental, disability and life insurance, with annual employer contribution to Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) Profit-Sharing Plan with a generous employer contribution
  • Paid holidays and personal days, in addition to an optional Summer Hours program
  • Reimbursements for continuing education and other pertinent higher-education programs
  • Matching gift program – we're committed to giving back to our community for worthy causes
  • Business casual work environment
  • Complimentary investment management and financial planning services
  • Company gatherings and events

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and listen. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, stand, reach and use hands in an articulate manner. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The position does not require an individual to regularly lift items over 25 lbs.

Disclosures

This job description does not list all the duties of this position. The Associate Financial Planner will be asked to perform additional duties. This individual will be evaluated, in part, based on his or her performance of the responsibilities listed in this job description. The firm has the right to revise this job description at any time and for any reason. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either the employee or the firm may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

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