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Associate Financial Planner

WH Cornerstone Investments
Kingston, Massachusetts - Hybrid
$55,000-75,000 + PTO + 401(k) & Profit Sharing
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Advisor
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification

About WH Cornerstone Investments

One thing we know for sure is that life throws many curve balls.

At WH Cornerstone Investments, we're not just a wealth management firm – we're a close-knit clan with a purpose. The death of a spouse, a divorce, the sale of your business, or even retirement can feel like insurmountable challenges. Helping our clients with plans of action and presenting ways to rebuild their financial (and personal) lives is truly our higher purpose.

Founded in 1996 by a dedicated husband-and-wife team, we've spent four decades providing high-touch, personalized service to our esteemed clients. Our niche lies in supporting widows on their financial journey, making a real impact on their lives and our team members must be comfortable and passionate about helping widows rise-up and navigate their path forward.

We value lifelong learning and growth, embodying a "constant and never-ending improvement" mindset. Our core values—authentic, thoughtful, straight shooter—drive us to do what's right for our clients and our team. Join us to be a part of a culture that's committed to collaboration, making a difference, and building a future where both clients and employees thrive.

We currently manage $165 million in assets in a fee-for-service model in both in-depth financial planning and money management.

Associate Financial Advisor Role & Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Client service, including client meeting preparation, portfolio changes and reviews, information data gathering, implementation of recommendations, account service and maintenance, and reporting.
  • Comprehensive financial planning including coordination of asset management, estate planning, and risk management.
  • Assistant in managing client portfolios including executing trades on behalf of clients in accordance with their investment objectives and risk tolerance.
  • Client asset management, including coordination of complete financial planning and wealth management (analysis, estate planning, tax strategies for assets under management, and portfolio management.)
  • Client relationship management for clients, including ongoing, and regular client contact and communications as well as open, transfer, and manage client accounts.
  • Client and team meetings as required; special projects, as appropriate, back up for Client Service Manager, as needed.
  • Work with the firm’s partners to communicate solutions either directly or indirectly with clients.
  • Researches and resolves client issues, as needed.
  • Adhere to all compliance/risk procedures and follow corporate and industry protocols.
  • Support the Chief Compliance Officer to ensure that all paperwork, policy, and procedures for client requests have been adhered to satisfy compliance requirements.
  • Participate in projects to improve processes and enhance the client experience.
  • Assists with on-going business development, marketing efforts, and social media efforts, including identifying and developing their own book of business.
  • Perform duties with confidence, minimal supervision, and sound judgment to mitigate risk for the firm.


  • Desire/ability to work successfully in a small company environment where it is expected that you will wear many hats with varied responsibility.
  • Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Must have a sense of urgency, ability to multi-task and work unsupervised, with excellent organizational skills and judgment, and strong prioritization skills.
  • Excellent listening, written and oral communications skills and comfort with being on video conference calls and creating videos for business purposes.
  • Detail-oriented focus and a professional demeanor.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (Redtail, a plus) and Portfolio Management Software (Orion, a plus) strongly preferred. Research knowledge of software providers such as Morningstar, ValueLine and CFRA.
  • Working knowledge of custodial operations (Charles Schwab, a plus).
  • Prior experience working with institutional trading platform is helpful.
  • College degree and three-five years of industry experience preferred.
  • Series 65 preferred (or ability to obtain within 90 days of hire.)
  • Certified Financial Planner CFP® or working towards it.

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