Internal ID: 1702272
Under limited supervision uses specialized knowledge and skills obtained through experience, specialized training or certification to serve as a resource to Financial Advisors (FAs) and their clients regarding overall distribution and rollover planning issues which may include portfolio design, income tax consulting, retirement planning, qualified retirement plans, risk management, estate planning, and small business planning. Leads defined work or projects of moderate scope and complexity. Resolves or recommends solutions to complex problems. Extensive contact with internal and/or external customers to provide detailed retirement planning consultative services. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •Serves as a resource for FAs in designing a retirement plan analysis for clients and prospects that meets their overall retirement needs and goals. •Analyzes certain aspects and/or the retirement plan circumstances of a client/prospect in conjunction with the FA, reviews portfolio design and recommendations. •Evaluates overall individual and employer-based retirement needs, researches various options, and provides retirement planning alternatives utilizing third party software tools. •Conducts research as needed related to assigned client cases, including but not limited to qualified plan and IRA distribution related questions; requests guidance when appropriate. •May respond to FA questions by telephone, email and occasional personal visits. •Designs and prepares presentations that clearly communicate the recommendations and alternatives related to the client’s retirement plan goals. •May participate in the client presentations (primarily over the phone, however sometimes in person); as requested by the FA. •May create presentations and be an instructor in various training programs attended by FAs. •Writes articles on general retirement planning and IRA topics. •Assists in the development of marketing materials. •Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of: •Economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, investments and insurance based products. •Concepts and regulations related to financial planning, retirement planning and qualified plan/IRA distribution options •Knowledge of pricing and service alternatives of qualified plan and IRA •Company’s working structure, policies, mission, strategies, and compliance guidelines. Skill in: •Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications to produce presentations, correspondence, electronic communication and maintain spreadsheets and databases. •Organizational and time management sufficient to prioritize workload, handle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines. •Detailed orientation to ensure quality standards are met without impairing workflow. •Following-up to ensure resolution and completion of tasks. Ability to: •Incorporate the financial needs and goals of a client into a succinct, professional presentation outlining their options. •Read and interpret technical and legal documents, and apply the information as appropriate. •Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment. •Use oral and written communication skills sufficient enough to interact effectively with and guide Financial Advisors and their clients on various planning options. •Provide a high level of customer service in a calm, courteous and professional manner. •Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization. •Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment. Educational/Previous Experience Requirements: •Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in related field and one (1) to three (3) years experience in the financial, retirement and estate planning field or in marketing these services. ~or~ •Any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training as approved by Human Resources. Licenses/Certifications: •Series 7 or ability to obtain within one (1) to three (3) years as applicable to assigned functional area. •Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation or ability to obtain within two (2) to five (5) years as applicable to assigned functional area. •Life, Health and Variable Annuity license may be required or ability to obtain within 2 years as applicable to assigned functional area.
JobAdministrative & Support ServicesPrimary LocationUS-FL-St. Petersburg-Saint PetersburgOrganizationPrivate Client GroupScheduleFull-timeShiftDay JobTravelYes, 5 % of the Time