Finance Associate

  • location: Fairfax, VA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $52,000 - $57,000 per year
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Finance Associate

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Finance Associate

Large national financial services/financial planning firm has several openings in there Northern Virginia and Montgomery County offices. These roles are open due to promotion and rapid growth in the financial planning arena. If you wanted to get into the financial planning field with an established organization this is your chance. As a Financial Service Associate you will provide full support to a team of Financial Planners, ensuring and enhancing client satisfaction through direct contact with clients, vendors, and other operational employees. With more than 150 offices across the country and over $200 billion in assets under management there is tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth and advancement.

location: Fairfax, Virginia
job type: Permanent
salary: $52,000 - 57,000 per year
work hours: 8 to 6
education: Bachelor's degree
experience: 2 Years

  • Coordinate client meetings, assist Planner(s) with meeting preparation and participate in client meetings to walk through paperwork and to show you are an integral part of future client interactions
  • Greet clients in a professional and friendly manner; build and nurture the client relationship
  • Provide superior customer service by handling all incoming client requests and planner support vendors sent via phone, email or online
  • Prepare any appointment documentation, review, and mailing materials requested by the planner
  • Monitor client account activity, research and resolve issues, and follow-through to ensure client's needs are met
  • Prepare and review all new account paperwork to ensure that documents are fully complete, conform to processing guidelines and are accurate
  • Provide a functional overview to clients for initial access to investment portals (EMAP, SchwabAlliance)
  • Monitor and initiate action on daily custodial alerts and assigned tasks
  • Execute investment buy and/or sell orders
  • Verify accounts are traded into the correct model and provide trade assistance as needed
  • Run and send out performance reports using Envestnet, VEO, and ATLAS CRM
  • Analyze reports to determine the appropriate action to be taken on behalf of client accounts
  • Make proactive use of technology to streamline client interactions; including but not limited to: Online Account Opening Wizard on Schwab, DocuSign/eAuthorization, and EFS legacy DocuSign solution
  • Document key client milestones and/or important data into systems that will assist in future client interactions
  • Identify problems in a timely manner while complying with standard resolution policy, the established corporate process, and regulatory procedures
  • Provide insurance quotes and financial projections to AUM, contingent on licensing requirements
  • Maintain risk awareness and compliance with all corporate and regulatory standards
  • Comply with all continuing educational requirements
  • Support the firm's initiatives, assist with any company-wide projects or activities, and attend functions as needed
  • Participation in projects, task forces, councils, and product rollouts

  • 2-5 years of financial services industry experience; preferably in a broker/dealer or registered investment advisor environment
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience preferred
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Good understanding of Finance and investment markets/securities
  • Must correlate industry related paperwork with appropriate company procedure, to process necessary transactions and determine the next course of action
  • Must be computer literate and proficient with Windows, Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Must understand the roles of key business partners and build impactful relationships
  • Able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands and work with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
  • Critical thinking, attention to detail, and multi-tasking skills required
  • Position requires a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Dependable/punctual
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment is required
skills: Analysis - Brand/Market
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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