Friday, August 29, 2014

Wealth Planning Analyst - San Luis Obispo

Wealth Planning Analyst - San Luis Obispo, CA
 
We seek a Wealth Planning Analyst for a 12-person wealth management firm located in San Luis Obispo on the beautiful Central Coast of California. This is a professional position that will initially directly support the firm’s Wealth Advisors in servicing existing and new client relationships. We are looking for people who have the capability to become – in time and with the proper training and preparation -- a client-facing Wealth Advisor.
 
An ideal candidate will want:
 
Ø    to belong to an independent, fee-only RIA firm acting in a fiduciary capacity to its clients;
Ø    to collaborate with, learn from, and contribute to a team of experienced professionals;
Ø    to embrace both high tech and high touch as being equally necessary to success;
Ø    to be involved in all aspects of the business, learning the way we care for our clients;
Ø    to be an active, service-oriented, involved member of their community;
Ø    to pursue excellence within his/her sphere of influence;
Ø    to work up our advisory career ladder to become a lead Wealth Advisor.
 
An ideal candidate must possess:
 
Ø    A Bachelors degree preferably from a CFP Board Registered Financial Planning Program;
Ø    A passing score on the CFP® certification examination within 18 months of hire;
Ø    An above average knowledge of broad financial planning and investment concepts;
Ø    A passion for helping people through the financial planning process;
Ø    Robust analytical skills, both in identifying problem issues and in evaluating solutions;
Ø    Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
Ø    A genuine, self-assured personal interactive manner that elicits sharing and trust;
Ø    The ability to work independently, seeking guidance as needed without distress;
Ø    A self-starter, can-do, roll-up-your-sleeves, no-job-is-beneath-me attitude.
 
Initial Key Areas of Responsibility:
 
Ø    Assist advisors in preparing for, conducting, and following up client meetings with attention to detail and accuracy, including data gathering; preparing meeting agendas, financial statements, goal sheets, Investment Policy Statements, etc.; taking meeting notes; writing follow-up letters utilizing templates and according to prescribed timelines; coordinating planning implementation with both clients and outside professionals as necessary; performing financial (tax, retirement, etc.) analyses as needed.
Ø    Contacting, responding to, meeting with, and following up with planning clients as needed in person, by phone, or by email according to prescribed firm processes.
Ø    Learning all planning, investment, and tax software programs.
Ø    Learning all applicable firm processes, protocols, and reporting.
Ø    Participating in research, planning meetings, webinars, etc. to enhance knowledge.
 
Salary and Benefits are competitive based on industry standards and experience
 
Benefits include:
Ø    Company-wide bonus plan based on firm profitability.
Ø    401(k) with match, subsidized health/dental/vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave.
Ø    Partial and/or full financial support for professional accreditation and/or continuing education requirements and other education/training opportunities.
 
To apply for this position please submit information to Adam Ley, CFP®
 

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