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 Bachelor’s 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
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®