The Senior Financial Planner’s primary focus will be managing client relationships and supervising and fostering the growth of staff. The Senior Financial Planner will provide comprehensive financial management advice to clients while working alongside the investment directors. This position has outstanding opportunity for career growth.
Smith & Howard Wealth Management provides a first-class client experience, serving as the “Family CFO” to affluent individuals, families and businesses. Our goal is to provide financial peace of mind by bringing clarity to the financial planning and investment process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:
Responsible for managing the planning aspect of client relationships and growing those relationships.
Identifying planning opportunities for clients and helping to spur actions to implement.
Designing, implementing and monitoring strategies to help clients achieve savings and/or retirement goals.
Developing and monitoring planning around client’s income tax situation, estate plan, charitable giving goals, education savings, insurance coverage and other planning needs for clients.
Performing primary review of financial plans and goal progress summaries.
Demonstrating the ability to discuss technical issues and related implications to clients and others within the firm in a concise and effective manner.
Ability to competently and confidently deliver sound advice to clients.
Providing supervision and fostering growth of staff.
Developing a thorough understanding of SHWM’s investment philosophy and strategies.
Building relationship with the client’s outside advisors, such as attorneys, CPAs and insurance brokers in order to implement financial planning strategies.
Working effectively with standard planning and firm software applications.
Actively involved in the execution of the firm’s marketing plan.
Ability to perform independently with a high level of direct responsibility.
Delivering superior client service.
Preferred but Non-Essential Duties include:
Developing new client relationships via existing client referrals and local centers of influence.
Experience developing new business.
Serving as a mentor.
Skills and Experience Needed:
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting and/or related field
CFP and/or CPA/PFS
5+ years of experience in financial planning/wealth management
Outstanding communication skills
Strong presentation and writing skills
Understanding of and commitment to a first-class client approach
Highly motivated and self-starter
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of the firm
Must be a team player
About Smith & Howard Wealth Management
Smith & Howard Wealth Management provides a first-class client experience, serving as the “Family CFO” to affluent individuals, families and businesses. Our goal is to provide financial peace of mind by bringing clarity to the financial planning and investment process. Headquartered in Atlanta, we are recognized with our sister CPA firm Smith & Howard, as a best place to work by several local as well as national publications.
Formed in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation, with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texans, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $10 million to $20 billion with combined assets statewide of nearly $165 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.