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Associate Financial Advisor

Seattle, Washington State
Up to $90,000 base salary + comprehensive benefits package
Closing date
Jun 15, 2023

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Job Role
Wealth Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification

Job Details

As an Associate Financial Advisor, you will:

  • Operate within the team’s client service and wealth management strategy to ensure high quality client service.
  • Engage the client/prospect, frame the discussion, and convey the team mission to better position the Advisor for additional business opportunities.
  • Review, research and analyze data to create customized, annual financial plans for clients.
  • Deliver the financial plan to clients in partnership with the Financial Advisor Team.
  • Connect with next generation clients through planning.
  • Provide or lead financial education, such as long-term planning, social security/Medicare, tax return reviews utilizing our team of experts.
  • Take the planning results and identify the best investment solutions to implement the plan in partnership with the Financial Advisor/Team.
  • Assist with marketing efforts, such as a newsletter or LinkedIn presence, to solicit additional planning business with the existing client base and to establish the team as a planning team in front of prospects.  
  • Research relevant news articles related to the topic’s covered in a client’s plan to share with them as an added touch point.
  • Document, follow up, and support the closing of opportunities identified from the financial planning process.
  • Serve as a Team specialist for queries on financial planning topics and consult with the Financial Advisors/Team on specific client scenarios.
  • Monitor and track client revenues related to financial planning work to ensure sales opportunities are maximized.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as necessary.


What makes this opportunity great:

  • Opportunity for long-term growth.
  • In partnership with the Financial Advisory Team, you will participate in client meetings and reviews.
  • Unique culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership.
  • Work-life balance is promoted.
  • Team of associates passionate about achieving great results for clients and give back to the communities where we live and work.


What we look for:

  • Must have or be capable of and committed to pursuing and achieving specialized professional designations (i.e., CFP, CPWA, JD) or higher-level education equivalent within one year of assuming the Associate Financial Advisor role.
  • Must hold SIE, Series 7/66 or Series 7/63/65 licenses. 
  • Minimum of three years of investment experience in a client facing role.
  • Excellent presentation skills, very strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Proven self-starter, highly motivated, with the ability to work independently.
  • Undergraduate Business degree or equivalent preferred.


Baird is an employee owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with more than 200 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has over $300 billion in client assets and more than 4,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has built an environment of trust, respect and teamwork, where associates are our greatest asset. As stated in our Associate Promise, we are passionate about how we achieve great outcomes together for our clients, communities and each other. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranks No. 13 on the Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For®, our seventeenth consecutive year on the list. To learn more about Baird’s culture, click here.

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