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Registered Branch Associate

Employer
Edward Jones
Location
United States
Salary
Varies
Closing date
Oct 15, 2023

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Job Role
Financial Advisor
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
Career Changer
CFP® Certification
Not necessary

If you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding career, the Registered Branch Associate role at Edward Jones may be the right opportunity for you. Registered Branch Associates create capacity for the Financial Advisor by partnering together to serve existing clients at the direction of the Financial Advisor.

Our Registered Branch Associates are an essential part of the client team, and we rely on their unique experiences, insights, and professional backgrounds. We value different viewpoints to help achieve exceptional results and improve the lives of our clients.

We'll give you the support you need.

Our team will be there every step of the way, providing:

  • Training may include mentoring, job shadowing, coaching and branch office visits
  • A support network that extends beyond your branch office and includes headquarters assistance viaphone, email and firm intranet resources

As a salaried professional, you can also expect…

  • A compensation package that includes bonus potential, 401K, and comprehensive and competitive health benefits
  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick, holidays and personal days
  • A culture of continuous improvement and professional development

Position Requirements
What characteristics would make you a successful Registered Branch Associate?

  • Commitment to building meaningful connections and long-lasting relationships with clients with an understanding of legal and regulatory requirements related to selling financial solutions
  • Working independently with strong problem solving, critical thinking, and sound judgment to identify, analyze, and resolve multiple issues related to personalized investment solutions, involving the FA when appropriate
  • A resilient, creative and progressive mindset supporting a nimble learning environment to incorporate feedback, and adapt to changes
  • Entrepreneurial personality, driven to achieve results as an individual and team with attention to detail, organization and time management skills to manage multiple projects in a dynamic and highly collaborative organization

Key responsibilities with existing and newly created clients
Responsibilities at the direction of the FA for all existing clients may include:

  • Gather information and collect suitability information to open new accounts
  • Open and complete retirement rollovers
  • Contact clients regarding Financial Advisor recommendations and asset allocation changes based on review
  • Recommend margin loans for short-term cash needs, communicate longer term solutions
  • Identify accounts out of alignment and create recommendations
  • Review money dues for bonds/CDs with upcoming maturity dates and create recommendations
  • Conduct liquidation conversations with clients

Responsibilities under the guidance of branch SOP for all existing clients include:

  • Collect, analyze and review information regarding client income, assets, investments, and debts
  • Determine which financial products best meet the customer’s needs and financial circumstances, and make recommendations to the Financial Advisor
  • Research portfolio performance, cost/fees, asset allocation and changes to portfolio construction/investments, and make recommendations to Financial Advisor and communicating to client on behalf of Financial Advisor when in agreement with recommendation
  • Generate proposals and construct portfolios using allocations based on client profile and goals, sharing with the Financial Advisor, and communicating to client on behalf of Financial Advisor when in agreement
  • Execute Financial Advisor solicited buy/sell orders and confirm with clients
  • Conduct client conversations when moving money creates conflict between account types

Responsibilities acted upon independently while informing FA for all existing clients and beneficiaries include:

  • Conduct proactive reviews and collect suitability information for select accounts
  • Answer general client questions regarding EDJ Stock recommendations and withdrawals
  • Accept client directed buys/sells for all account types, unless outside the guidance of the FA
  • Support branch business building through social media, marketing, and business planning

Job requirements

  • High School Diploma/Equivalent required; Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Series 7 and Series 66 required; if not currently registered, registrations may be obtained at Edward Jones during the assigned study period.
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in securities industry preferred

Company Description

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we've located our 12,000+ branch offices in the neighborhoods where our nearly 7 million clients live and work.

EEO Statement

Edward Jones does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

 

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