Sky’s Edge Wealth, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., is seeking a detail oriented, supporting Associate Financial Advisor to complement our client focused team. In this client facing role, you will use your industry knowledge to assist Advisors in researching and recommending the best options for the clients as well as providing transactional support clients. Your talents will contribute to an outstanding client experience by:
Maintaining Advisor and client contact during the financial planning process.
Proactive meeting preparation looking for relevant financial planning topics and giving input on recommendations for solutions.
Preparing additional materials for client meetings as assigned by Advisor.
Reviewing and updating client information for client review meetings, as needed.
Attending and participating in client meetings, if necessary.
Reviewing and interpreting financial statements and Net Worth Documents.
Monitoring securities by reviewing buying/selling triggers, taking action on option executions, establishing dollar cost averaging arrangements, and processing redemption requests with Advisor’s approval.
Point person for designated group of clients being able to handle the majority of advice related questions without needing to bring in Financial Advisor.
Manage and resolve client services issues with: bank authorizations, systematic payouts, dividend changes, renewal of certificates, annuities – living benefit riders management and 401(k) rollover processing.
In exchange for your talents, we offer amazing clients to work with, a fun, team focused culture coupled with competitive salary (this is not a commissioned opportunity), benefits, and discretionary bonus. At Sky’s Edge Wealth, we are equally as focused on a superior client experience and employee experience. We work primarily in office with opportunities for work from home in the Madison area. We offer unlimited PTO so you can focus on what’s most important to you – may that be heading out early to make it to a son or daughter’s little league tournament, or taking a week to unwind up north, we know your time is valuable and encourage you to spend time away as you need to recharge. We know our success is a combined effort, so we strive to provide opportunities for our employees to learn, grow, and thrive by tailoring a unique growth path to their individual interests, talents, and goals.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $80,000-$115,000 annually, plus bonus pay.
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health savings account
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
8 hour shift, Monday-Friday
8-4PM Fridays (3:30PM Fridays Memorial Day through Labor Day).
Health & Live insurance
Work Location: In person with occasional work from home option.
Series 7, Series 66, State life, accident and health insurance licenses required. CFP preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, Statistics, or related field, OR high school diploma (or equivalent) AND five years progressive experience in the field.
2+ years in financial planner, support advisor, or similar role required, 5+ years preferred.
Significant experience developing client relationships and client support is required.
Experience with SalesForce or other Client Relationship Management software. Naviplan and/or other financial planning software experience is preferred.
Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Ability to build rapport via phone or in person with clients.
Professional, clear, and polite phone presence.
Ability to be highly detailed and organized.
Demonstrated analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize deliverables, track deliverable progress, and follow-up on outstanding matters.
Ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
Ability to manage time in an efficient, self-directed manner.
Ability to be proactive and professionally assertive with Advisors.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills with strong attention to grammar, spelling, and overall professionalism.
Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills including demonstrating positiveness in conduct, verbal, and written interactions.
Ability to adhere to rules and regulations as stated and required by Advisors and FINRA.
Ability to follow detailed protocols, identify outlier situations, and take initiative.
Ability to support and provide guidance for compliance within the Advisor’s Practice.
Growing ensemble practice operating in the EOS framework. We are located in Madison, WI looking for individuals with a shared mission, vision, and core values of our organization to reach our long-term goals.