Overview

About Zurich Awes Financial Management:

Zurich Awes Financial Management is a boutique RIA serving the retirement market. We specialize in comprehensive financial planning and fiduciary investment management and are 100% fee based. We help clients define what it means to “Live the Life You Love” in retirement or semi-retirement. Then we help them build a plan and invest their money to get here. Most of our clients are retired women, age 60+. Our financial planning process is comprehensive and interactive. We take particular joy in showing people how to live better, sooner. We are proud of our superior customer service and even happy to count some of our clients as friends. We began moving to a remote model in 2007 and have been fully remote since 2016. We never plan to change that.

The ideal, Live the Life You Love℠, is more than our tagline. It’s our mantra. It’s at the core of everything we do for our clients. Whether they want to travel the world, run marathons, sail the oceans, relax on the beach, enjoy a quilting hobby, enjoy time with their loved ones, start a new career, or spend less time in their small businesses; we want to help them do it.

About the Position:

Zurich Awes Financial Management is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, growth-minded Investment Client Services professional to join our team of passionate and growing professionals. The position will serve as the investment services liaison between clients and the lead advisor, Zurich Awes.

The ideal candidate for this position is someone who has experience executing a wide variety of investment and client onboarding services. The perfect person has a love of numbers and finance, but also truly enjoys working with people. This person will be able to establish rapport and deepen the clients’ relationships with the firm. The perfect person brings a thorough understanding of account types, transfer methods, and financial platforms to the work; along with creative, research-based problem-solving abilities. We are looking for someone who loves to empower people, has the compassion to adjust financial solutions for those in non-traditional living arrangements, and will stay true to our open-minded ideals while abiding by the highest ethical standards.

Opportunity:

This is a great opportunity for an investment client services professional who is willing to embrace our fiduciary responsibility and is looking to learn and grow in a collaborative and flexible environment. Additionally, to:

  • Create a career that offers autonomy to excel in accordance with your strengths and skills, while affording freedom and flexibility of work-life balance. Live the Life You Love℠ is not only for our clients, but for us too!
  • Help break the traditional investment services mold by working with a diverse group of clients.
  • Participate in numerous areas of investment support, client onboarding and client engagement.
  • Be an integral part of an already successful team and to have the opportunity to bring new and innovative ideas/thoughts to the table.
  • Work a 4 day/32 hour work week.

Responsibilities:

  • Collect and compile data about outside holdings, generate comparative analysis for advisor, note significant gains and other pertinent information
  • Open accounts with custodian (TD Ameritrade, Etc), add to iRebal model, and ensure all paperwork has been completed, and processed, correctly
  • Complete account transfers including ACAT and non-ACAT; identify, document, and offer solutions to potential basis issues or tax impacts
  • Track the transfer process and update advisor and client
  • Answer client’s concept questions about investments, but will neither make investment decisions, nor recommend specific portfolio allocations
  • Complete contributions, distributions, redemptions, distributions, beneficiary distributions, and/or RMDs; automating where possible
  • Perform client onboarding
  • Orient client to eMoney, Morningstar, TD Ameritrade and www.zurichawes.com
  • Deliver exceptional client service
  • Coordinate and administer client group webinars

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3+ years of financial planning industry experience
  • Must have passed Series 66, or 63 and 65 license exams
  • CFP® designation or similar designation is preferred
  • Clear regulatory history and ability to pass a background check
  • Experience with a major broker/dealer platform with preference for VEO One, TD Ameritrade or Schwab
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, attitude, and an extraordinary client service orientation
  • Excited to take on new challenges and adapt to change and ability to succeed in a self-directed manner
  • Attention to detail and exceptional organizational skills with ability to multitask, and meet deadlines
  • Connect with a 75/30 Mbps or better internet connection
  • Preference for experience with Morningstar Office, Excel, eMoney, Slack, Apple Systems
  • A genuine interest in engaging, serving and caring for other people
  • High emotional intelligence and a patient yet proactive personality; with bonus points for an excellent sense of humor

Compensation & Perks:

  • This is a 1099 position
  • Embrace the team’s Live the Life You Love℠ mentality
  • $55K-70K compensation range with potential bonuses
  • 4 day work week/32 hours
  • Valuable mentorship and learning opportunities

Next Steps:

  • Along with your resume, include a short message telling us what our mantra, Live the Life You Love℠ means to you along with your career aspirations. This should be about 2-3 paragraphs.
  • This job posting will remain active until the position has been filled.
  • This application is being handled by Team Simply Paraplanner. Please direct all applications and questions directly to Simply Paraplanner. Any applications received outside of Simply Paraplanner will not be considered.

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