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Financial Advisor

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Financial Advisor

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Carmel IN US

Financial Advisor
Our client, founded in 1989, is a financial advisory firm located in Overland Park, KS with locations in Akron and Toledo, Ohio and Carmel, IN. They serve a diverse clientele across a range of net worth and household incomes.  They provide personalized and comprehensive financial planning services, including retirement income planning, investment management, education planning, tax avoidance, estate planning, qualified plans, small business, and succession planning.
As the Financial Advisor, you will be responsible for managing existing client relationships, usually on your own, and sometimes in coordination with a more experienced advisor on complicated planning topics. You will be responsible for formulating and implementing advice and may also rely on technical specialists to develop product or planning recommendations. You will also be responsible for communicating the firm’s investment recommendations and investment performance to clients.
You must have entrepreneurial mindset as you will be building and maintaining long-term client relationships, and new client prospecting. As a Financial Advisor, you will be expected to fully participate in the growth initiatives of the firm, follow established process and procedures, and embrace a team environment.
Your responsibilities as a Financial Advisor will include:

  • Take the role of lead advisor as client relationship manager, which includes answering client questions about investment and planning issues
  • Assess financial and wealth management needs of a diverse client base
  • Provide individuals with tailored wealth and investment solutions, with the goal of growing and sustaining long-term returns as well as long-term firm relationships
  • Develop customized financial plans to address each client’s outlined goals and implement the plan with products and services in their best interest
  • Begin to develop clientele through personal and professional referrals
  • Follow up promptly on leads to the firm
  • Meet with clients on a regular basis to review portfolio performance and to uncover unmet personal and business financial needs.  Nurture and maintain strong relationships with clients, helping them to track their progress over time while providing ongoing consultation and support
  • Represent the firm routinely at client and industry events
  • Hold a thorough understanding of each client’s unique circumstances, and formulate advice specific to the client
  • Take ownership of the client relationship and the value of that relationship to the firm
  • Have competency in the following areas and routinely perform a thorough review of financial planning issues related to the client, including Investment management, tax planning, estate planning, insurance needs, retirement income planning, personal finance
  • Present principles of financial portfolio construction and management, asset allocation, wealth planning and wealth distribution to clients and prospects.  However, the firm’s investment team is responsible for investment selection and management and is not the responsibility of the advisor.
  • Follow the prescribed workflow process for planning, reporting and documentation.  Adhere to all industry regulations and requirements.
  • Consult with outside experts on financial planning issues for the client (e.g., attorneys, CPAs, business valuation experts, etc.)

To be successful, you should have:

  • Experience in a fee-based environment along with thorough knowledge of annuities, 529 plans, and insurance products
  • Experience assessing and consistently making recommendations on the following:  Retirement planning, estate planning, tax planning, insurance, and other personal finance issues
  • Passionate about client service; a relationship driven, trusted advisor
  • Solid technical financial planning skills balanced by the ability to translate into terms that are clear to clients with varying degrees of financial knowledge
  • Works independently with strong drive and adheres to awareness & application of securities industry rules.  Able to work under pressure, take initiative, be persistent and persuasive
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Confident, highly motivated and results driven
  • Pleasant and professional image
  • Exhibit strong ethics and a keen sense of integrity
  • Detail-oriented With strong analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid and up-to-date knowledge of the economy, markets, and applicable tax laws
  • Willingness to work a full and flexible schedule to accommodate client needs and the demands of running a high-volume practice
  • Exhibit efforts to grow and develop the business, consistently adding to the firm’s assets under management and revenue
  • Strong time management and organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Ability to work well with other team members
  • Ability to recognize and provide solutions to problems

You are required to have the following education and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited university in business, accounting, finance, personal financial planning, or similar field of study
  • 5+ years of experience with financial planning and delivering investment portfolios based on individual client needs, objectives, and risk tolerance
  • FINRA Series 7, 66 and Life Insurance Licensed (and SIE if applicable)
  • CFP® designation (or study underway)
  • Must pass industry, criminal and credit background checks.  Clean U-4

We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by providing a competitive compensation and an extensive benefits package including:

  • Group Health Insurance
  • Long-Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401k with Employer Matching
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Parental Leave
  • PTO that includes PTO for Volunteer Work
  • Dependent Care for Flexible Spending Account
  • Flextime Policy

Plus, we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people can learn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.