VP/Wealth Management Advisor

Bell Bank
Fargo, North Dakota
Jun 26, 2020
Jul 26, 2020
Job Role
Wealth Advisor
Employment Type
Full Time

Bell’s Values:
As stewards, dedicated to the growth and reputation of this independently owned organization, we are committed to:
Promoting and sustaining our family atmosphere.
Providing unequaled personal service to each and every customer.
“Paying it forward” by giving back to the communities we serve.

Our Bottom Line:
Happy Employees! Happy Customers!

Job Summary:

To serve as a Wealth Management Advisor in the Wealth Management Division by effectively managing the delivery of superb wealth management and financial planning services to clients. Candidates for this role desire a career path affiliated with the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. Candidates will have attained the CFP® designation, be working to satisfy the CFP® requirements, or agree to enroll in a CFP® program.

A good candidate will have a “can do” attitude, works well in a team environment, takes ownership of tasks and deliverables, and is generally flexible and adaptive, willing to do whatever is needed to provide best in class client service. Excellent candidates will have a thirst for learning and knowledge, with the willingness and desire for career growth in a rapidly expanding wealth management firm.
This position focuses on business development and comprehensive financial planning for Wealth Management clients and prospects. This position works in conjunction with the internal team (Wealth Management Advisors, Wealth & Fiduciary Advisors, Bell Investments Wealth Advisors, Portfolio Managers, and Retirement Plan Consultants) as well as clients and external outside advisors such as attorneys and CPAs. This position assists and collaborates with Wealth Management Advisors in financial planning and account management.

Primary Duties:

Business Development

  • Bell Bank Wealth Management Advisors are responsible for maintaining and growing existing relationships and leading in the development of new client relationships.
  • Duties include managing the delivery of wealth management services to the client. This will involve maintaining regular and proactive communication with the client, and working in consultation with the client’s other advisors.
  • Community involvement and professional networking are encouraged and expected in order to foster strong relationships.
  • Wealth Management Advisors have a broad and deep understanding of sophisticated financial planning and investment strategies.

Financial Planning

  • Gathering financial information and preparing presentations for prospect and client meetings.
  • Collaborating with team members regarding client service needs and investment management.
  • Participating in the monitoring of client accounts regarding asset allocation and cash flow needs.
  • Preparing for, conducting and following up regarding client meetings, including:
  • Involvement in all aspects of pre-client meeting activities such as preparing meeting agendas, running reports, gathering client data, generating financial plans and making client recommendations.
  • Leading and/or participating in client meetings to present our capabilities, financial plans and recommendations to clients and prospects.
  • Involvement in all post-client meeting tasks such as generating and executing (where applicable) action items and following up until complete.
  • Conduct research and analysis with regard to client financial goals.
  • Partner with the client service team to coordinate the servicing of investment accounts, follow through on recommendations, the completion of financial transactions and the information needed for performance reports.
  • Maintain a high level of compliance standards at all times.
  • Adhere to the CFP Board’s new Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct at all times.

Client Relationships

  • Develop high touch client relationships through creating and presenting comprehensive financial plans, monitoring project timelines and collaborating with client advisory team.
  • Monitoring and following up on execution of transactions and completion of client projects.
  • Coordinating financial information with client fiduciaries, attorneys, CPAs, etc.
  • Performing additional tasks as needed including back office, operational, and administrative tasks related to the servicing of client relationships.

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in serving high net worth and/or institutional clients
  • Experience with sophisticated financial planning techniques and wealth management software
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation preferred
  • Highly proactive with attention to detail, dependable, and extremely organized
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent problem solving, math and analytical skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally with others in a constantly changing work environment
  • Self-motivated, detail and quality oriented
  • Due to the nature of this position, must maintain a high level of confidentiality

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