·This is an exempt, full-time position.
· The salary will be commensurate based on experience and qualifications (Range $40k -
·Benefits are competitive based on industry standards
2 openings available.
Forum Financial Management, LP
Forum Financial Management, LP is a rapidly growing Registered Investment Advisory firm (RIA) based in Chicago, IL. We are 100% advisor-owned RIA who serves families across the country, delivering holistic financial planning and low-cost investment management. We are in search of a highly motivated, experienced, and organized team player to provide financial planning to an established client base, as well as develop their own clients. In this role, you will be mentored by an experienced Financial Advisor that will incorporate you in client meetings and co-develop financial plans.
We are currently seeking an Associate Financial Advisor (AFA) to join our Lincolnshire Illinois Office who is eager to learn about financial planning and the investment management industry and is dedicated to helping take our company to the next level. This position will be expected to be in the office 5 days a week.
This is a mid-level position for someone who would like to grow into a Certified Financial Planner™ professional with a book of clients. The timeline to becoming a Certified Financial Planner™ is generally two to three years. During that initial period, the primary responsibilities will be administrative and general client service duties to support our team of professionals. Obtaining the Series 65 will be a first goal, so that you can actively service clients. Once the AFA has obtained the Certified Financial Planner™ designation, the AFA’s responsibilities shift to providing advice directly to clients and conducting business development activities focused on growing a clientele, in addition to supporting others on the advisory team.
This individual will be responsible for: Job Responsibilities & Activities: • Prospective client process – serve as primary support for prospective clients through all stages of the firm’s client acquisition process, including creating mind maps, running cash flow simulations, generating reports, organizing binders, and tracking client opportunities in the firm’s CRM (Client Relationship Management) software • Assist in implementing business process workflows and maintain workflows in the firm’s CRM software • Maintain CRM software, keeping it current for sorting, searching, reporting, and new business opportunities • Prepare documents, reports, binders, and other materials necessary for client meetings • Process post-meeting actions from Advisor or Associate Advisor • Prepare, coordinate, and follow through on any needed correspondence with new or existing clients • Answering telephone • Updating, maintaining, and scheduling client or other office meetings • Office organization including scanning and filing office documents • Updating, creating, and using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets • Preparing and processing client account applications and asset transfers • Assist with non-advisory questions and paperwork • Process money movement requests such as MoneyLinks and wires • Track client service issues and follow up on a timely basis to resolve • Interface with the firm’s custodians as needed to handle client needs
If you already have some of the credentials or are on your way to achieving those goals, your ability to move quicker into the Advisory Role will be fine tuned to your experience.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills: • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Financial Planning, Business, Economics, Finance, or Psychology • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills • Ability to formulate creative ideas and to analyze, evaluate, and follow through on assigned tasks • Ability to interact with high-net-worth clients in a friendly, helpful, respectful manner • Ability and willingness to operate efficiently in a fast-paced environment with a high volume of activity. • Experience with all Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and Adobe Acrobat, skill in accessing information online, and the ability to learn new software programs quickly. • Must be a goal-oriented team player
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 $21 million to $31 billion with combined assets statewide of nearly $193 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.