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Tax and Financial Associate

Spectrum Financial Management
San Rafael, California
Based on Experience, Range $75,000-$100,000, Plus Profit Sharing
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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

Firm Overview

Spectrum Financial Management (SFM) is an independent, registered investment advisory firm located in San Rafael, CA. We provide fee-only wealth management services to individuals, families, and trusts. Our mission is to help people make sound financial decisions that enable them to achieve their goals and live life to the fullest. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining top talent with a client-first attitude. SFM seeks associates who share our core values of integrity, objectivity, and respect. Could this be you? If so, you’ll enjoy our supportive work environment, our reputation for excellence, working with established clients, and extensive growth potential with career paths to help you reach your personal and professional aspirations.

Job Summary

The tax and financial associate is a multifaceted role, designed for someone who is looking to learn and grow in their career. Their responsibilities include preparing client reports, evaluating investments and portfolio performance, researching tax and financial planning opportunities, and assisting in the tax preparation process. The tax and financial associate reports to the firm’s owner and principal, Brenda Friedlander.

Key Accountabilities

In this role, the tax and financial planning associate will:

  • Evaluate portfolio performance, monitor implemented strategies for achieving client goals, and seek tax and financial planning opportunities for all clients through Asset Allocation Reviews and Client Updates
  • Prepare and review quarterly investment reports
  • Research, evaluate, and recommend investment funds
  • Assist in the tax preparation and planning process
  • Monitor completion of annual and semi-annual client reviews
  • Provide outstanding client service and support
  • Prepare investment and tax-related client correspondence
  • Communicate with investment fund companies to receive fund updates and market commentary  


We seek a candidate who is/has:

  • Career-driven and wants to expand their skills and knowledge in investment management, tax preparation and planning, and financial planning
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Willing to adapt and learn new software and applications
  • Team-oriented and comfortable wearing multiple hats
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work independently and utilize problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

Education, Experience, Licenses, and Designations

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Three to five years of financial services and/or tax preparation experience desired
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® certification, Certified Public Accountant, and/or Enrolled Agent designations (or progress in earning designations) desired

Salary and Benefits

Salary and benefits are based on industry benchmarks and include:

  • A salary based on experience
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision and profit-sharing plan
  • Three weeks of paid time off
  • Partial financial support for acquiring licenses and designations
  • Annual performance reviews and salary appraisals

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