Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Financial Planning Resident, Yeske Buie - San Francisco

Financial Planning Resident, Yeske Buie - San Francisco

The Yeske Buie Financial Planning Resident position will be a life-changing experience for the successful candidate. The Resident will learn financial planning at a leading edge firm, from a great team. (S)he will work directly with clients, preparing financial plans and reviews, and working in all aspects of financial planning, from the discovery process through to implementation and ongoing support of Yeske Buie’s Clients’ Live Big®  goals. The Financial Planning Resident will “graduate” from this position with exceptional experience that will prepare them to join an established financial planning firm or start their own practice. They will have the two years of experience required for CFP Board’s “Apprenticeship Experience” requirement (pending CFP Board approval). They will attend numerous professional association events and have the opportunity to prepare for and take the CFP Exam. Attendance at FPA Residency is a possibility for the exceptional performer.

The Financial Planning Resident will be treated and have the same expectations as other Yeske Buie employees. However, the In-Residence position will end after 36 months and the Resident will move on to find other employment. At that time, the Resident will be highly qualified for attractive opportunities in the financial planning profession. The purpose of a 36-month period is to allow for a two-month settling in period, and a 34-month period of working with clients, directly supervised by a CFP® licensee. This position is being offered by Yeske Buie in order to leverage our Financial Planning team and to help contribute to the pipeline of new planners entering the financial planning profession prepared to work with financial planning clients.

Job Duties
The job duties for this position include:
·         Meeting and working directly with the firm’s Clients in support of the firm’s Advisors
·         Taking meeting  notes, entering related tasks, gathering information and implementing recommendations
·         Communicating with clients
·         Preparing and implementing Financial Plans and Annual Updates, including maintaining Client Private Pages®
·         Implementing the firm’s Asset Management services
·         Completing Financial Planning and Asset Management research and projects
·         Designing, implementing and managing projects, with the rest of the team, in pursuit of company goals
·         Completing client service and administrative tasks such as paperwork, moving money, account openings/closings/transfers, phones, scanning/filing, etc.

Yeske Buie
Yeske Buie is a wealth management firm providing financial planning and asset management to over 200 clients around the world. Our only compensation is from fees paid to us directly by our clients. We are known nationally for our volunteer service and our Principals’ writing and presentations on topics such as Evidence-Based Financial Planning, Policy-Based Financial Planning and Financial Planning Strategy Modes.

Both Principals of the firm have served as president of the national Financial Planning Association as well as holding leadership positions in and participating in numerous projects with other professional organizations. They co-teach the capstone course in Golden Gate University’s financial planning program.

The firm has a culture of excellence, learning, team work, constant improvement and fun.

Applicants for the Yeske Buie In-Residence Program must:
·         Be trustworthy, ethical, hard-working and professional
·         Hold a degree from a CFP Board Registered Baccalaureate or Master’s Program
·         Demonstrate excellent written, verbal and technical skills
·         Be detail-oriented and able to manage tasks and projects through to their successful conclusion
·         Enjoy working as part of a team as well as be able to work effectively and efficiently on their own
·         Answer the short-essay questions below, as part of the application.

Compensation and Benefits:
·         Competitive salary plus bonus potential
·         401(k) match
·         Full array of benefits (medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life, etc.)
·         Relocation Benefits (if applicable)
·         CFP Exam Registration and Preparation Costs (if applicable)
·         FPA Membership
·         Staff Retreats

Short-Essay Questions:
·         What would you bring to Yeske Buie that is unique and special?
·         What would you need from Yeske Buie to reach your highest potential?
·         The organizing principle that runs through all aspects of Yeske Buie is “Live Big®”. What does “Live Big®” mean to you in your life?
·         Why do you want to work for Yeske Buie?
·         Why do you want to live (for three years) in San Francisco? 

You can learn more about Yeske Buie by visiting

To apply for this position please submit information to Adam Ley at or
Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2015.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Senior Analyst / FoF - Los Angeles

Senior Analyst / Fund of Funds - Los Angeles

Title:  Senior Analyst / Fund of Funds
Location:  Los Angeles
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience
  • Manage the systems / process / data used by the Research Department
  • Manage the research work flow and directly manage the analysts, i.e to be their direct report
  • Responsible for the generation of reports including: Liquidity reports on portfolio investments/ Levels I, II and III fund and portfolio liquidity / Research reports on individual funds (including  regular updates on data and evaluations)  / Action Reports / Portfolio Risk Reports
  • Assist in writing fund write-ups
  • Provide the Director of Investor Relations with information for clients and for quarterly letters
  • Conduct risk analysis of the underlying funds / firm portfolios
  • Assess the impact of prospective funds on the various firm portfolios
  • Meet with existing managers in the portfolio to gain insight into their investing
  • Organize / manage the research track / process of candidate funds from identification to decision
  • Reports to the Portfolio Managers
  • College graduate w/demonstrated record of academic achievement
  • 4-7 years of relevant experience in an alternative investment organization (managing research for a fund of funds is a major plus)
  • CFA or CAIA charter/progression viewed favorably
  • Passion for investing/the ability to speak articulately about capital markets
  • Solid quantitative skills (statistics, finance, etc.)
  • Strong ability to evaluate the quality of prospective investments
  • Strong ability to evaluate existing investments/to monitor changes in performance/risk/reward/strategy/AUM/ staff/focus that could negatively/ positively impact investment in that fund
  • Strong organizational / managerial skills:  To work with, inspire, collaborate with, and evaluate his/her direct reports
  • Writing/verbal abilities to condense information into concise, accurate prose
  • Prior experience with fund database systems like Backstop/Cogency/Black Diamond/Pertrac
  • Self-starter/problem solver
If interested, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Julia Brown
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Monday, October 27, 2014

TCW, PIMCO, Western Asset, CalPERS - California

Employers with job openings:

Trust Company of the West
TCW manages a broad range of innovative, value-added investment products that strive to enhance and protect clients' wealth. TCW clients include many of the largest corporate and public pension plans, financial institutions, endowments and foundations in the U.S., as well as a substantial number of foreign investors and high net worth individuals. 
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Deutsche Bank

We are a global investment solutions provider with more than 2,000 dedicated professionals in 12 countries focused on a single mission: to manage risks and deliver returns for our clients.
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Western Asset Management Company
BNY Mellon

Western Asset believes in long-term, fundamental, value-oriented investing. The Firm's objective is to provide fixed-income clients with diversified portfolios that are tightly controlled and managed for the long term. By combining traditional analysis with innovative technology, Western Asset seeks to add value by exploiting these inefficiencies across eligible sectors.
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BNY Mellon

We administer health and retirement benefits on behalf of more than 3,000 public school, local agency and State employers. Our members number more than 1.6 million in our retirement system and more than 1.3 million in our health plans.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Business Analyst for Securities Lending, Citi - New York

Business Analyst for Securities Lending, Citi - New York
Recruiter: Citi
Location: New York
Salary: Competitive
Date: 20 October 2014
· Maintain project schedules, project financials, and meeting minutes summaries to ensure effective, ongoing communications across all team members
· Collaborate effectively with project managers to ensure project deliverables remain on track and aligned with business goals
· Understand and manage the challenges of Business Analysis
· Strategic and Tactical projects – be able to review current process and procedures in Operations and recommend enhancements that reduce time and costs. Prepare written requirements for system enhancements for Technology, testing with IT, rollout to production and providing training and procedures to Operations
· To be able to work effectively as part of a global team / share accountability and resources.
· Display insight, discretion and good judgment in making decisions and highlighting problems to management.
Demonstrate the capability for making timely decisions and recommendations.
· Display a broad range of interpersonal and professional skills. Respond positively to rapidly changing priorities and business needs and adds value in several areas.
· Capable of providing cross-coverage of other functions in the area when needed
· Comfortable in delivering material/presentations to Senior Management, internal and external clients

· Excellent verbal and written skills – to both internal and external clients
· Proficient at writing and delivering presentations
· Ability to translate between Trading, Operations, and Technology
· Attention to detail and meeting deadlines
· Professionalism
· Ability to work under pressure.
· Ability to multi-task
· Ability to work in a team environment
· Awareness and correct assessment of risk and exposure issues
· Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Project, Visio, PowerPoint
· Enterprise Analysis
· Requirements Planning and Management
· Requirement Elicitation
· Requirements Analysis and Documentation
· Requirements Communication
Solution Assessment and Validation

To apply: 
Business Analyst for Securities Lending - 20 October 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Senior Fund Accountant, Hedge Funds/Private Equity – Charlotte, NC

Senior Fund Accountant, Hedge Funds/Private Equity – Charlotte, NC

Title: Senior Fund Accountant – Hedge Funds/Private Equity
Location: Charlotte, NC
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
  • Review reconciliations of the fund cash/positions/securities to third party sources
  • Price the fund portfolios and post accounting entries to the general ledger
  • Review, update and process transactions related to dividends, interest, corporate actions, equities and bonds, fund shares, and portfolio purchase and sales
  • Calculate fund net asset values, including calculation and allocation of management and incentive fees
  • Analyze fund performance on a daily and monthly basis
  • Work with various products including fund of funds, equities, bonds, swaps, options, FX, and futures
  • Serve as a liaison between clients and prime brokers/counterparties
  • Perform year-end financial statement preparation for each fund’s external auditor
  • Work with all fund types including Stand-Alone, Master-Feeder, Fund of Funds and Private Equity companies and partnerships
  • Process investor subscriptions and redemptions
  • Interact daily with clients and fund counterparties, addressing any issues and concerns
  • A University degree in Business, preferably majoring in Accountancy or another financial related program
  • CPA or similar professional accounting designation preferred
  • 2+ years’ relevant accounting experience in one of the following areas: Public Accounting, Fund Administration, or having worked directly for a Hedge Fund or a Private Equity Fund
  • Extensive experience in the preparation of financial statements for audit
  • Prior experience accounting for different investment products such as equities, fixed income, futures and other common derivatives is preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be prepared to work extended hours and public holidays as required
If interested, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Tony Pietrzak

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Asset Based Lending Sales Assoc, Wells Fargo - Santa Monica

Asset Based Lending Sales Associate, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Santa Monica, CA
Wells Fargo Capital Finance (WFCF) offers traditional asset-based financing, specialized senior secured financing, accounts receivable financing purchase order financing, and supply chain financing to a wide range of companies throughout the U.S. 
Primary duties and responsibilities: This transaction-oriented position will facilitate the efforts of the loan originations department to evaluate and structure transactions originated by the Loan Originations Officers within the region. This is a key position with responsibilities that include analysis of prospective transactions, preparation of initial screening memorandums and participation in negotiations with prospective borrowers. In this position, the candidate will be working closely with the Loan Originations Manager and Officers, and will interact with prospective borrowers. Responsibilities include acquiring and analyzing historical and projected financial information, analysis of collateral information and preparation of collateral summaries, relevant industry analysis, competitors and other information required for the business development and credit approval process.
This position requires 2+ years of experience in commercial finance, private equity or investment banking.  The preferred candidates will have an understanding of secured lending legal documentation and ABL industry experience.  The candidate should possess a high energy level with an eagerness to learn and assume responsibility. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to multi-task and perform under pressure are imperative. Knowledge of cash flow lending and products and prior investment banking experience is a plus.
Interested candidates should apply directly by going to then searching for job ID 5046078

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Operations Director, Triad Inv Mgt - Newport Beach

Operations Director, Triad Investment Management - Newport Beach

Triad manages equity and balanced separate accounts for high net worth individuals.  As of 9/30/14, we manage $136 million.  We have served high net worth investors since our inception in 2008, and we now reach out to institutional investors.  We seek an individual to join our team to help us manage our operations and assist us in growing the firm. 
·         Varied depending on what is needed by the firm
·         Handle operational, compliance, administrative roles
·         Assist with marketing and marketing support
·         Potentially assist with trading
·         Able to handle a wide variety of job responsibilities and roles
·         Able do needed tasks in priority order and re-prioritize depending on business needs
·         Self-starting, motivated individual
·         Able to represent Triad well with clients, prospective clients and members of the community
Desired Background and Experience:
·         Over 5 years in the investment management profession
·         Undergraduate degree
·         Interest in establishing a long-term career with Triad as we continue to grow
Contact Dave Hutchison, CFA, for more details and to apply, at

Int'l Equity Analyst, Keeley Asset Mgt - Newport Beach

International Equity Analyst Position, Keeley Asset Management Corp. - Newport Beach

Keeley Asset Management (Keeley) is a value-oriented registered investment advisor with approximately $5 billion dollars under management specializing in equities of small and medium-sized companies. Keeley offers mutual funds and separate accounts to institutional and individual clients.

Keeley is recruiting an international equity analyst to join its international value equity team in our Newport Beach, CA office.  Responsibilities include fundamental analysis of foreign companies for consideration in the international equity strategies, monitoring of existing holdings, conducting business valuations, as well as communicating with clients and prospects. The analyst will be working in close collaboration with the portfolio manager and will be expected to conduct fundamental research and valuation work across different geographic regions and industries. This position presents an early stage opportunity to progress within the investment team. 

Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Natural curiosity, open minded and a desire to learn new concepts and ideas
  • Understanding of and belief in the value investment philosophy and willingness to learn and adhere to the team’s proprietary investment process
  • High degree of personal integrity, strong self-motivation, superior work ethics, and ability to work both independently and as a part of the team
  • Ability for contrarian and independent thinking; conviction to defend his/her own and team’s ideas in front of the portfolio manager, consultants and clients
  • An MBA with concentrations in finance and / or accounting and documented progress towards the Certified Financial Analyst designation
  • 1 to 3 years of investment experience preferably working for a value-oriented equity investment management firm. A recent MBA graduate will also be considered depending on his/her passion for value investing and knowledge of the basics of corporate finance, accounting and investment analysis
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Interest and ability to travel, both within the US and overseas
  • Knowledge of valuation techniques, including experience with HOLT and understanding of the EVA and ROIC concepts, and ability to apply them to real businesses is a plus 
  • Experience in conducting business and financial analysis of companies within different economic sectors and geographic regions (a multi-country generalist) is a strong plus
If interested, please send resume to

Monday, October 6, 2014

Junior Accountant for family office - L.A.

Junior Accountant for family office - L.A.
Title: Junior Accountant (Financial Services) (77-008)
Location:  Los Angeles, CA
Compensation:  Commensurate with experience
This position provides accounting and administrative support for the head of a Family Office and busy executive. Duties will include production of monthly financial reports and cash flows, management of portfolio performance spreadsheets and historical files and accounts payable & receivable, as well as special projects as needed. Independent judgment and flexibility is required to plan, prioritize, and organize diversified workload. This role will also work with family accountants located in Chicago office.
  • Organize and maintain portfolio performance spreadsheets detailing monthly and year-to-date performance tracking of all investments in the family portfolios
  • Organize and maintain consolidated binders detailing all investments, real estate and cash holdings in the family portfolio
  • Bookkeeping: accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash flow reports, bank reconciliations, and document collection during tax season.
  • Assist Executive Assistant with filing systems as it relates to investment fund correspondence, capital statements and other investment documentation
  • Reception: Assist other staff with answering and screening calls; greet visitors; sign for packages
  • A minimum of an associate degree in a Business related field
  • Two years of accounting and administrative experience in the financial services or investment industry
  • Strong accounting skills and knowledge of Excel as it relates to building and maintaining performance spreadsheets.
  • Strong math skills and highly accurate data entry skills
  • Personal integrity; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong spirit of collaboration; self-starter with a good work ethic
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Proficiency in Windows and 2010 Microsoft Office Outlook, Word & Excel and Quickbooks
If interested in this opening, please email your resume as an MS Word attachment to:
Julia Brown
BCI - Financial Services Recruiting

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tax Manager - Irvine

Tax Manager - Irvine

Our client is an excellent local CPA Tax Firm that would love to find a solid manager level tax professional with Income Tax experience. The role will pay market rate for the right candidate!

The applicant for this position should have experience with Subchapter C Corporate tax returns and with accounting for income taxes (ASC 740).

Desired Skills and Experience
• Experience in federal and state corporate income tax preparation
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting
• Multi-national, Multi-state income tax experience is a plus
• Experience with preparation or review of accounting for income tax analyses (ASC 740)
• Excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Eye for details and high regard for quality
• Highly proficient in Excel
• Dedication to development and enhancement of team environment
• Strong tax research & consulting experience
• Able to work overtime during busy seasons
• Integrity and dependability
• CPA or pursuing CPA Certification

ContactCathy Trinh | Talent Acquisition & Recruitment Partner
F.A.I.T.H. Resources®

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Credit Analyst, County of Orange, Treasurer - OC

Credit Analyst (Administrative Manager I), County of Orange, Treasurer-Tax Collector - OC

This recruitment is open to the public. Online applications are currently being accepted, this recruitment will be open on a continuous basis; however the deadline for the first round of consideration is: Thursday, October

Reporting to the Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector – Investments, this position provides administrative and  analytical support to the Investments Division. The position develops and maintains a quantitative and  qualitative credit analysis system to rate investment issuers; provides daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual written credit updates, and at least monthly provides credit analysis on approved issuers and related industries to the Credit Investment Committee; maintains and prepares credit templates for a variety of investment types; researches and analyzes new types of securities for possible inclusion in the portfolios; develops and maintains various credit related statistical reports; produces forecasts and reports for the Treasury Investment Committee on business, industry, and economic conditions for use in making investment decisions; provides backup support to the investment officers on the trading desk; prepares month-end Investment Division reporting; and assists in supervising college interns who support the credit function.

The ideal candidate will have:
• A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, business, or other closely related field of study
• Five or more years of full-time experience conducting credit analysis of different types of securities in a public agency, commercial bank, investment banking firm, brokerage firm or large corporation
• Strong knowledge of financial statement analysis, accounting principles and practices, corporate bonds trade settlement, credit ratings, financial reporting, capital markets, research providers, and cash management calculations and forecasts
• Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification
• Excellent English grammar and composition skills
• Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
• Ability to work in a time sensitive environment

In addition to education and experience described in the desirable qualifications, the successful candidate will also have knowledge, skills, and abilities which would demonstrate the following competencies:
• Performs accounting, investment analysis, treasury analysis, market analysis, investment reporting or investment performance measurement
• Demonstrates experience in a portfolio management firm
• Demonstrates experience in trading (buying and selling bonds)
• Knowledge of California Government Code on Investment Guidelines and Policies
• Knowledge of mathematics, statistics, and statistical analysis
• Experience with Bloomberg, AIM, Capital IQ, SunGard's, AvantGard, Quantum, or other investment systems
• Strong computer proficiency; skilled in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
• Evaluates the credit worthiness of corporations and financial institutions
• Performs credit analysis, problem solving and providing technical support related to preparing
management agenda
• Monitors and accesses internal and outside credit analysis, downgrade warnings, current financial
status, and holding disclosures for corporate users
• Experience with automated investment system with applications for trading, credit, and other financial analysis
• Guides and directs others toward meeting business objectives, while encouraging openness, creativity and innovation
• Strong strategic thinker who independently seeks opportunities and leads by example
• Aligns team/business unit with organizational strategies and objectives
• Uses management skills to roll out organizational initiatives
• Demonstrates ability to resolve conflict and develop collaboration
• Demonstrates the ability to understand and respect multiple perspectives
• Works collaboratively to align personal development and goal achievement with business objectives
and company vision
• Models behavior that demonstrates strong work ethic and high level of personal integrity and
• Accurately identifies issues, impacts and solutions
• Researches, organizes, accurately interprets and applies relevant data
• Knowledge of data collection techniques and analysis
• Conducts analytical research projects in an independent manner
• Integrates new ideas and contemporary approaches into problem solving
• Demonstrates strong attention to detail and high level of accuracy
• Exercises appropriate judgment in answering questions and releasing information
• Analyzes and projects consequences of decisions and/or recommendations
• Demonstrates ability to prepare graphic presentations and orally deliver presentations, management
reports, and audit responses
• Demonstrates ability to prepare complex written communications
• Presents ideas and complex material clearly, concisely, logically and persuasively both orally and in
• Ability to produce and present forecasts and reports on business, industry and economic conditions for presentation to a committee
• Promotes open, candid information sharing across organizational boundaries
• Listens effectively to others
• Deals effectively with various levels of organization
• Readily and routinely shares technical knowledge with others

All levels in the management series require experience directly related to the level of leadership, planning, problem solving, analysis program management and supervision required for a specific position. An educational degree in a specific area of study may be required for some positions.

Education/Experience: Two years of experience directly related to the competencies and attributes noted above. A bachelor’s degree in a related area of study may substitute for the required experience.
For details on this classification, please visit our website at

The salary for this position is $53,040.00 - $105,456.00 annually.

For information regarding this recruitment, contact Melanie Ramos at (714) 834-7320 or by e-mail at

Friday, September 26, 2014

Miscellaneous, Janus - Newport Beach

Miscellaneous, Janus - Newport Beach

Possibility of Janus Capital Group hiring for a Newport Beach office, fixed income focus.

You may want to check the Janus website over the next week or few weeks:

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Senior Analyst, Preston Ventures - Aliso Viejo

Senior Analyst, Preston Ventures - Aliso Viejo
Located in Aliso Viejo, California, Preston Ventures is a privately held financial services firm, which provides structuring, advisory, asset management, acquisition, disposition, and corporate finance services to institutions and family offices. Some of the world’s largest private equity funds and hedge funds know us as proactive, data driven, and highly analytical.  The partners organize institutional capital in conjunction with opportunities to invest principally in transactions where they can utilize their specialized market knowledge and expertise. Preston Ventures boasts a history of success through a variety of economic environments, changing business cycles, and asset classes.
This position focuses on providing analytics, statistical modeling, and support for strategy for multiple business lines. The position will require deep expertise and training in statistics and mathematics. Although some of the analytics are consistent month to month, the right candidate will need to operate independently and flexibly, identifying opportunities for additional analytics as well as quickly providing analytical models for ad hoc requests. The company is highly entrepreneurial, consistently evaluating different industries and markets for opportunities. Logical, linear thinking, and an ability to communicate rationale for analysis and defense of results will be important.
Key Responsibilities:
·         Provide analysis in a quick-paced entrepreneurial environment
·         Build financial and Monte Carlo models
·         Present results in a professional manner, while communicating and defending methods and logic used
·         Qualifications include a 4-year degree in Statistics, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field.
·         Graduate degree is highly desirable
·         2-5 years of analytic experience conducting quantitative analysis
·         Extensive Microsoft Excel experience with functions (pivot tables, VLOOKUP, VBA macros, etc.)
·         Ability to adjust to quick paced environment with dynamically changing priorities
·         Proven ability to independently identify issues and develop solutions
·         Outstanding communication and presentation skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and thought leadership
·         Comfortable working independently and in teams
·         The successful candidate will have demonstrable analytic and project management skills

Email your resume to:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sr Investment Manager, High Net Worth - San Francisco Area, CA

Senior Investment Manager, High Net Worth - San Francisco Area, CA

Our client is seeking a Senior Investment Manager in the San Francisco area.

About the Company:
For over 100 years, our client has helped generations of families build, manage, preserve and
transition their wealth.

The Role:
-This is an exceptional opportunity as a Sr. Investment Manager, High Net Worth.
-You will help manage the largest and most complex clients in the wealth management group.
-You will help establish investment policy for the wealth management team.
-There is a sales component to this role.

What we are looking for:
-5 + years experience with portfolio management for HNW (high net worth) clients
-10 + years investment management experience
-CFA/MBA preferred.
Why should you be interested?
-You will work with one of the top teams in the US in a high growth area!
-This is an underserved area with tremendous growth opportunity.
-Very competitive compensation.

For more information contact: Nancy Wirth at 612.928.5406

Financial Planning Associate - Walnut Creek, CA

Financial Planning Associate

We seek a Financial Planning Associate for our fee-only wealth management firm's Walnut Creek,
CA office. We are very interested in candidates pursuing the CFP® certification and those who want
to provide holistic wealth management services to high net worth clientele (avg. 5-10MM). Candidates that fit into our firm and culture will desire to be in an independent RIA firm environment acting in a fiduciary capacity, that embraces technology, believe in passive investing, and working in a collaborative environment.

Position Overview
This is a professional position that will primarily support the Walnut Creek office location (there may be minimal travel to the SF and Palo Alto offices from time to time as well) advisory team directly in managing existing and new client relationships. You will be expected to assist in various projects including portfolio reviews and preparing financial projections using Excel spreadsheets and Money Guide Pro financial planning software. A working knowledge of portfolio allocation, investment management and general financial planning is expected. The team lead is available to provide mentoring and big picture direction, but you must have the ability to utilize critical thinking skills, work independently and anticipate firm needs and client questions. The firm is expecting the new hire to start in the Financial Planning Associate role and progress to an Associate Wealth Advisor position within several years.

Initial Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Assist wealth advisors in preparing analyses for client meetings and completing ad-hoc firm projects
• Assist wealth advisors with prospective clients by gathering data, reviewing portfolios, creating financial plans, identifying advanced planning opportunities and creating wealth management plans.
• Work with Money Guide Pro FP, Orion PMS, Schwab and TD Ameritrade Institutional custodial
platforms and Salesforce CRM

Potential Future Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Assist with trading and rebalancing of client investment accounts
• Deliver multidisciplinary financial planning advice for high net-worth clientele
• Develop and manage on-going client relationships
• Delegate appropriate tasks to supporting team members
• Provide input on strategic plan and direction of the firm

Key Qualifications:
• Organized, with a strong attention to detail
• B.A. or B.S. degree preferably in Financial Planning, Finance, Accounting or Economics
• Strong financial and analytical skills
• Strong persuasive and interpersonal skills
• Ability to identify, meet and follow through with client needs and requirements
• Must be a self-starter, problem solver and a goal-oriented team player with a ‘no job is beneath me’
• Able to work independently and keep team lead aware of progress and hurdles
• Show curiosity and confidence when dealing with clients and advisory team

• Competitive salary with performance--based pay program
• 401k with company matching contribution
• Group Health, Life, Disability, Vision and Dental insurance
• Mentorship and Learning Opportunities
• Gym membership reimbursement

To apply for this position please submit information to Caleb Brown