Wealth Management Firm Seeks Financial Advisor – Boston, MA
Modera Wealth Management, LLC is a comprehensive wealth management firm with offices in Boston, MA, Westwood, NJ, Wayne, PA, Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, and Inverness, FL. We are an independent, fee-only firm that provides clients with financial planning and investment management.
We are seeking a Financial Advisor to join our team. This is a full-time position for our Boston, MA office which is in the heart of Boston’s dynamic Back Bay district, conveniently located near the subway lines, commuter rail and major bus routes. Modera has been awarded among the 2020 Barron’s Top 100 Registered Investment Advisor Firms as well as named as one of Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management for the sixth year (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2012). The work culture of the firm promotes collaboration, professional growth, and a commitment to providing exceptional client service.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Developing customized comprehensive financial plans focused on cash flow, tax, investment strategy, retirement planning, estate planning, executive compensation, and risk management with your team.
- Building deep relationships with clients, including communicating with clients on the implementation of their financial plans and updating plans based on key events in their lives.
- Actively participating in client meetings with current primary relationship manager.
- Collaborating with investment team to manage client portfolios and provide research on investment products.
- Managing rebalancing activities such as investment changes and tax-loss harvesting in conjunction with client cash flow needs.
- Facilitating your client service team’s new client onboarding process and monitoring service requests.
- Fostering new business development opportunities to help the firm grow.
Qualifications for this position:
- CFP® certification.
- Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, MBA a plus.
- Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a wealth management-related or financial services field.
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Highly proficient in financial planning software and computer software, including Microsoft Office.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Team player, able to work well with all levels of the firm, as well as with clients.
- Adaptability and flexibility are required; ability to work under pressure and beyond standard hours during busy periods to meet client needs you manage with team.
- Personable, warm, engaging; Client first attitude.
What we offer:
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
- Performance-based bonus.
- Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with discretionary profit sharing.
- Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex-Spending Account, Long-Term and Short-Term Disability and Group Life insurance.
- Paid Time Off.
- Opportunities for professional growth and continuing education.
No phone calls. Please direct your cover letter and resume to: Careers@ModeraWealth.com. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence. For more information about the firm, please visit www.ModeraWealth.com.
Modera Wealth Management., LLC is an SEC registered investment adviser with places of business in Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. SEC registration does not imply any level of skill or training. Modera may only transact business in those states in which it is registered or qualifies for an exemption or exclusion from registration requirements.
For additional information about Modera, including its registration status, fees and services and/or a copy of our Form ADV Disclosure Brochure, please contact us or refer to the Investment Adviser Public Disclosure web site (www.adviserinfo.sec.gov). A full description of the firm’s business operations and service offerings is contained in our Disclosure Brochure which appears as Part 2A of Form ADV. Please read the Disclosure Brochure carefully before you invest or send money.
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