Lead/Senior Financial Planner

Rapid City,
Jul 10, 2020
Aug 09, 2020
Job Role
Wealth Advisor
Employment Type
Temp to Full Time

Do you have an excitement for solving technical financial problems? An equally strong desire to connect emotionally with people and help them negotiate their relationship with money.  A passion for self-development?  How about a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit?

If so, consider joining Rick Kahler and the members of our team, a company recognized for its thought leadership in the financial planning and the financial therapy profession. We are a “purpose driven company” that encourages a culture of transparency, self-development, and self-organization.  Our purpose is to transform the financial and emotional well-being of people, and we start with ourselves.

We currently seek a Lead/Senior Financial Planner with strong analytical skills to perform financial planning and a passion for the client relationship. We prefer a candidate with 5 years or more of experience doing client-centered comprehensive financial planning. It’s also preferable to have completed a 12+ month course of training in some area of coaching, Financial Therapy or Financial Life Planning. 

We have a team/ensemble approach to financial planning, so all employees work with many of the same clients. Our specialties are comprehensive financial planning, financial therapy, asset protection strategies, real estate, and business planning.  Our average client is a high net worth business owner, professional, or retiree. Our clients are located through the US and we meet virtually with about half of them.

The primary skill we seek for this position is the ability to develop complex financial plans and demonstrate deep listening skills. This includes a keen interest and love for the analysis of financial data and a passion to develop the interior skills needed to successfully facilitate clients toward financial and emotional wellbeing.

We will accept virtual applications, however we will give preference to candidates willing to move to Rapid City.  Send resume and cover letter to resumes@kahlerfinancial.com.

In your cover letter please tell us: What attracts you to Kahler Financial Group?

  • What you would bring to Kahler Financial Group?
  • What do you need most from Kahler Financial Group?
  • What would attract you to Rapid City other than working at KFG?


  • Work with HNW clients in both a technical and emotional financial planning role
  • Demonstrate good social, communication and non-verbal listening skills 
  • Developing meeting agendas and generating detailed financial plans
  • Work collaboratively with team members
  • Confidently deliver advice to clients via conference call or face-to-face meetings
  • Structure financial advice around the client’s strategic financial and emotional situation
  • Maintain high ethical standards, confidentiality and professionalism at all times


  • Energized by the analysis of technical data and devising sophisticated planning solutions
  • Will commit to a course of study to acquire deep-listening, client-facing skills
  • Strong analytical skills, able to see the big picture and apply critical thinking
  • Has a desire to become more aware, present, and conscious
  • Has good self-management skills and uses the GTD system
  • Is open to applying the principles of Non-violent Communication in the workplace
  • Able to meet deadlines, a Meyers Briggs “J”
  • Is attracted to a purpose-driven company that is uses a self-organizing governance structure
  • Has an “owner’s attitude”
  • Is a quick learner
  • Does not view themselves as above doing any task or accountability
  • Takes personal responsibility and keeps agreements
  • Is a CFP® Certificate
  • Has over 5 years’ experience as a financial planner
  • Has a 4 year or master’s degree in financial planning or a related field
  • We will consider a virtual relationship for this position, however living in Rapid City is preferred


  • Flexible work schedules (we fully support working Moms and Dads)
  • Full time or starting part time with capacity to grow into full-time is possible
  • 401K Plan and profit sharing plan
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Technology, fitness, and education allowance
  • Paid membership fees for industry associations
  • There is the potential for future equity