Financial Planning Associate

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Foster City, California
$70-85k base + 20% and $10K team/ind bonus + full benefits (medical, health, dental, vision, 401K)
Apr 16, 2021
May 16, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Entry Level
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification

This is a great opportunity for a candidate with 1-2 years of advisory support experience or a new graduate with a financial planning degree or certificate. This position would support a growth track towards becoming a financial advisor.

Join an acclaimed and collegial 40 person firm, on its way to becoming the most admired wealth management firm, serving high-net-worth individuals in the Bay Area. Summitry combines comprehensive financial planning and institutional-grade investment management to secure better futures for our clients.

Position Description
Reports to: Kevin Szeto, Financial Planning Associate Manager
Benefits: Yes
Date: May 2021
Status: Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary
A Financial Planning Associate (FPA) supports Financial Advisors in serving existing clients. An FPA must have strong critical-thinking skills and work well within and across teams. A qualified candidate is a clear communicator, detail-oriented, organized, has a high degree of follow-through, handles multiple tasks efficiently, and thrives in a fast-paced working environment where every day is different.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Input data into financial planning software and develops initial planning recommendations during sales phase, onboarding, and ongoing maintenance of client relationships
• Is responsible for all aspects of pre-client meeting activities (such as scheduling meetings and preparing meeting agendas and client portfolio presentations) as well as post-client meeting tasks (such as processing client meeting notes, entering data into the database, and setting tasks for client requests)
• Answer phones, direct calls, and take messages
• Provide dedicated support to Financial Advisors through collaboration and organization
• Lead smaller client relationships and provides client service calls

• 1-2 years of financial planning/para-planning experience
• Bachelor's degree
• CFP® or FPQP® designation (or attained within 1-2 years of joining the firm)
• Highly proficient in MS Office; experience with eMoney, and Tamarac/AdvisorView/other CRM a plus
• Excellent communication, organizational, computer, and interpersonal skills
• Proactive contributing team player able to work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong attention to detail and ability to follow through on projects effectively
• Must have mode of transportation for travel (prospect/client meetings)

Salary and Benefits
• Salary based on experience
• Team and Individual bonus plans (eligible after 6 months of employment plus 1 full quarter) based on successfully completing planning/service metrics
• Medical, dental, and vision coverage, Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account, and 401K plan