Associate

Location
Scottsdale, Arizona
Salary
$45,000 to $60,000 per year
Posted
Oct 22, 2020
Closes
Nov 21, 2020
Job Function
Wealth Management
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors

         

Job Description:

The role of an Associate is to administratively support Portfolio Managers and Senior Associates and to learn the basics of managing client portfolios and planning.  This role is task driven under the direction of the Portfolio Managers or Senior Associate on each engagement.  Associates are responsible for functions such as analysis, planning, meetings materials and follow up, client requested transactions, and general support. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Work directly with Portfolio Manager and Senior Associates to construct and update wealth management deliverables such as client target asset allocations, cash flow plans, statements of net worth, etc.
  • Work directly with Portfolio Manager and Senior Associate to implement and monitor target asset allocations manually or using rebalancing software
  • Review assigned portfolios to ensure alignment with client investment objectives
  • Monitor positions, exposures and performance for client portfolios
  • Adhere to firm approved investments and asset allocations
  • Execute trades if approved by Portfolio Managers
  • Gain proficiency in financial planning software to support Portfolio Managers and Senior Associates
  • Responsible for review of client account setup, funding, and account configuration in all software systems (internal and external)
  • Schedule and attend client meetings in a supporting, and / or learning role
  • Review quarterly reports
  • Prepare and review client meeting materials for presentation
  • Draft follow up memos for all client meetings and complete applicable tasks
  • Interface with custodian account representatives when necessary to complete account setup or client requested tasks
  • Ensure appropriate cost basis has been retrieved, reviewed and input within the portfolio accounting system
  • Cross train to provide support and back-up to other team members
  • Perform any other projects or one-off client requests as necessary
  • Support the Investment Committee
  • Opportunity to grow into a Senior Associate and, ultimately, Portfolio Manager role

Qualifications:

  • 4-Year college degree, preferably in the area of finance, accounting, tax, or economics
  • 0-3 years of experience in the investment management, wealth management and/or financial services industry
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Interest in professional accreditation.  Desire to enroll in the CFA or CFP programs
  • Strong work ethic and personally motivated
  • Desire to work in a team environment
  • Ability to adhere to firm values of integrity, stewardship, and passion to assist clients
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to be detail oriented and analytical

Salary and Benefits

  • Starting salary is based on experience and years of service: $45,000 to $55,000 per year
  • Discretionary annual bonus structure
  • 401(k) program
  • Annual profit-sharing plan match of up to 3% of salary based on annual employee contributions
  • 20 days paid time off per year, prorated from start date and eligible after six weeks
  • Benefits include 80% of health and dental care costs paid by employer
  • Full or Partial financial support of professional accreditation with partner approval
  • $75 per month smart phone allowance