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Job Category: Finance

Financial Advisor

Job Description
Title:    Financial Advisor
Department(s):    Sales
Reports to:    Sales Manager

Job summary:
Our Financial Advisor group is comprised of certified professionals who advise prospective and current clients about debt management, cash management, investments and insurance.  As a Financial Advisor, you will assess the client’s current financial health to provide strategic advice; becoming a planning partner and educator to the client on such topics as budgeting and saving, insurance and tax matters, and investment options. 

Summary of essential job functions:
•    Execute the vision of the company by assessing client needs and preparing financial advice in accordance with company investment policies.
•    Assesses client’s overall financial picture; understand their needs to devise an appropriate financial plan that fits the client’s risk profile.
•    Sales:  successfully move prospective client’s assets to the firm.
•    Set up regular meetings to review the client’s goals and progress.
•    Maintain ongoing relationships with clients, keeping them updated about any changes affecting their financial plan.
•    Work with support staff to establish client records and update their files.
•    Work with Chief Investment Officer to ensure compliance.
•    Act as a liaison between company and clients, communicating in an organized and professional manner.

Minimum requirements:
•    Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or related field is preferred
•    Licensures: Series 7, Series 65, 66 or 63, Series 2-15
•    Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. 
•    A minimum of one (1) year experience in a financial planning role is preferred. 
•    Previous sales or customer service experience in the financial services industry is preferred
•    Accurate keyboarding skills and minimum 35 wpm typing speed is preferred.
•    Must be adaptive to changing priorities.
•    Must be self-directed, with ability to plan daily, weekly tasks with minimal supervision.
•    MS Office Products: Excel spreadsheet and MS Word skills highly preferred.

Expectations:
•    Sales:  ability to effectively understand the customer’s needs and explain how our products can help them.
•    Enthusiasm:  optimistic attitude that believes every contact should result in a sale
•    Project management: effectively organizes, prioritizes and manages assigned tasks.
•    Communication: utilizes effective verbal and written communication.
•    Effectiveness under stress: demonstrates the ability to think and function effectively under conditions of mental pressure.
•    Judgment: draws on core values, knowledge, and personal experience to make wise choices.

We all must perform additional duties that may or may not be outside our specific area of expertise from time to time.  The willingness that we exhibit to work as a team and to meet our challenges will be the key to our success.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer granting equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or veteran status.
 

Case Manager (Paraplanner)

Title:    Case Manager (Paraplanner)
Department(s):    Operations (Corporate)
Reports to:    Customer Success Manager

Job summary:
Our Case Management group is an important part of the Wealth Management new client experience, providing friendly and professional service to both our internal and external customers.  With strong attention to detail and compliance, this group ensures that the customer experience starts off on the right foot; beginning with internal departments all the way through the onboarding of a new client. A Case Paraplanner works under the direction of a Financial Advisor. The CP performs several of the necessary tasks in developing a financial plan for a customer. First, they gather financial reports and records from the client.   Next, the CP reviews and analyzes the client's financial records and starts creating the plan based on different possible financial scenarios as directed by the Financial Advisor. In the process of creating these scenarios, the CP determines how assets should be allocated and ultimately uses this information to the financial plan.

Summary of essential job functions:
•    Support financial advisors in serving clients by preparing for meetings, investment research, making preliminary financial planning reports.
•    Research financial databases and products that match clients' needs.
•    Construct Financial Advisor meeting presentations and client-facing visual aides including charts, graphs, and tables.
•    Process account opening, transfer and investment paperwork for all newly onboarded clients, producing an organized and compliant file.
•    Compose professional client correspondence
•    Management of client case files; client updates, financial advisor updates, troubleshooting and implementation of financial plan.
•    Ensure all data entry into Salesforce is up-to-date and complete on a daily basis.
•    Maintain ongoing relationships with clients, directly and/or through a Financial Advisor.
•    Act as a professional relationship manager between clients and Financial Advisors

Minimum requirements:
•    High School diploma required; Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not required.
•    Industry knowledge preferred; Annuities, Alternative Investments, Securities, Account registration, Trusts, familiarity with compliance rules, etc.
•    Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. 
•    Previous sales or customer service experience in the financial services industry is preferred
•    Accurate keyboarding skills and minimum 35 wpm typing speed.
•    Must be adaptive to changing priorities.
•    Must be self-directed, with ability to plan daily, weekly tasks with minimal supervision.
•    MS Office Products: Excel spreadsheet and MS Word skills highly preferred.
•    Prior experience with online financial platforms and CRM is preferred but not required.
 

Expectations:
•    Ability to effectively understand the customer’s need and generally explain how we can help them.
•    Enthusiasm:  optimistic attitude that believes every contact should be approached professionally and upmost respect.
•    Project management: effectively organizes, prioritizes and manages assigned case and/or tasks.
•    Communication: utilizes effective verbal and written communication.
•    Effectiveness under stress: demonstrates the ability to think and function effectively under conditions of mental pressure.
•    Judgment: draws on core values, knowledge, compliance requirement and professional experience to make wise choices.

We all must perform additional duties that may or may not be outside our specific area of expertise from time to time.  The willingness that we exhibit to work as a team and to meet our challenges will be the key to our success.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer granting equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, or veteran status.

Senior Financial Analyst

Our client is looking to hire an enterprising individual to timely and reliably provide advanced analytical support to a team of real estate capital markets and leasing professionals in South Florida.  The position requires independent judgment to plan, prioritize, and organize responsibilities in order to meet multiple deadlines, while interacting with a diverse group of colleagues, clients, and service providers. 

 

Key Responsibilities

·         Perform financial analyses with minimal supervision, including cash flow projections, valuation models, and sensitivity analyses.

·         Prepare proposals, broker opinion of values reports and offering materials for both existing assignments and pursuits, utilizing effective work planning capabilities.

·         Research and evaluate real estate market, economic, and demographic data for input into project specific deliverables.

·         Prepare market analysis reports, including vacancy, absorption, and comparable rents and sales.

·         Assist with preparation of presentation and pitch materials for new business pursuits.  Including use of graphics and mapping type software.

·         Gather and evaluate economic, demographic and real estate market data for input into project specific deliverables.

·         Review and analyze property leases and other legal documents.

·         Answer investor/buyer underwriting questions.

·         Create and maintain financial models in ARGUS and Microsoft Excel.

·         Perform related duties when requested.

 

Qualifications

·         High ethical standards.

·         Minimum 5 years real estate analysis experience in an environment supporting multiple people.

·         Ability to multi-task with multiple projects and deadlines.

·         Strong organizational, creative, and communication skills.

·         Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, and ARGUS.  

·         Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.

·         Ability to exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy on behalf of colleagues.

·         Flexibility to work to the successful completion of a project.

·         Professional decorum.

·         Complete mastery of English language. 

·         Excellent writing skills.

·         Desire to grow professionally, including eventually pursuing a career as a real estate transaction professional.

 

Education

·         A Master’s degree is required.

 

Compensation

·         Competitive salary.

·         Benefits package to include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and paid time off effective date of hire.