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Associate Advisor

Breakwater Investment Management
Seattle, Washington State
$70,000-90,000 per year DOE, bonuses, and benefits
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

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Job Role
Financial Advisor
Employment Type
Full Time
Entry Level
Experience Level
CFP® Certification

Job description

Breakwater Investment Management, an independent boutique financial planning and investment advisory practice, is seeking a full-time, kind, proactive Associate Advisor in Seattle, WA to join us in our mission of helping clients achieve their financial goals. This is your chance to play a key role in the future success of our organization! This is a full-time job. The hours can be flexible but are generally market or business hours Monday through Friday.


As a Registered Investment Advisor, Breakwater is seeking a self-motivated individual to work directly with our clients and fellow staff to provide world-class, white-glove service. This position is a great opportunity for you to begin or continue your career in personal finance/wealth management and grow your client base. This is not a sales job, nor does it require cold calling. It does require a can-do attitude, where everyone works together to achieve the firm’s goals.


We are looking for someone to grow into the position with ever-increasing responsibilities and corresponding increasing compensation.


We expect our associates at all levels to grow professionally and inspire others to do the same, work with others to achieve desired outcomes, take ownership and hold themselves and others accountable for delivering results that matter, and contribute to the continuous evolution of the firm.


We encourage candidates from all races, religions, national origins, sex, sexual orientation, parental status, and gender identities to apply. As a core value of our firm, we support diversity and inclusion in all its forms.


Please include a resume and cover letter (PDF please). Prior to hiring, we will require references.  



Bonuses payable at the discretion of the firm

Life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance

Medical and Dental insurance

Fully-paid transit pass

Paid time off

Flexible schedule

Hybrid, partial remote working position, home office equipment supplied as needed

Tuition reimbursement

Professional development assistance



Duties will include:


-Work closely with Lead Advisor and support staff.

-Establish new client relationships in addition to providing advisory services and support to existing clients. 

-Attend and participate in meetings with prospects and existing clients.

-Develop and deliver financial recommendations and presentations to clients.

-Services client needs and requirements as determined through client interaction and via proactive communication.

-Provide prompt and friendly follow up to all client inquiries, needs, and requests.

-Manage advisory business implementation and re-balancing including recommending, executing, processing, and reconciling trading and other investment related transactions.

-Serve as a key liaison to other areas supporting the Business and its clients, including custodians and other professionals for the client when necessary (e.g. Attorneys, CPA’s, business valuation experts, etc.).

-Develop expertise of firm processes and advanced planning topics to add value to the firm.

-Engage in continuous learning in order to stay current in investment knowledge and skills.

-Adhere to all company and industry supervisory guidelines and policies.

-Performs other duties as assigned.



-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university (required).

-Completion of CFP® coursework and/or intention to obtain CFP® designation within 3 years (required).

-Work in person in Denny Triangle neighborhood of Seattle (required) and remotely from home (optional).

-Puts clients’ interests first, always.

-Strongly interested in being helpful and kind to clients and staff.

-Exercises discretion with respect to highly confidential/sensitive information.

-Excellent communication skills: written, verbal, and interpersonal.

-Excellent relationship management skills.

-Demonstrates financial literacy.  

-Able to work independently and collaborate with a team with a positive attitude.

-Reliable, organized, and detail oriented. 

-Manages multiple projects with competing deadlines.

-Strong computer skills including proficiency in MS Office products, as well as experience utilizing a contact management system (CRM).  


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