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Associate Financial Advisor

at Ameriprise Financial, Inc

Posted: 8/31/2019
Job Reference #: 1435827
Keywords: financial

Job Description

Job Description
To work with an employing franchise owner who will mentor you as you hone your skills and build a base of clients which you service. The Ameriprise Financial financial planning process helps individual clients identify their distinct financial needs and objectives and then recommends products and services to help achieve goals. Goals are as diverse as helping with investments, saving for a child's education or major purchase, planning for retirement or estate planning.

Job ID

Full-Time / Part-Time
Full time

About Our Company
With the right company, life can be brilliant. At Ameriprise, we’re not just in the business of helping clients with their financial goals — we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential. Be part of an inclusive, collaborative culture that rewards you for your contributions and work with other talented individuals who share your passion for doing great work. You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to make your mark at the office and a difference in your community. So if you're talented, driven and want to work for a strong ethical company that cares, take the next step to create a brilliant career at Ameriprise Financial.

Line of Business

Posting Title
Associate Financial Advisor

Responsibilities and Percent of Time
Financial Planning, Practice Mgmt, Client Service, and Marketing                   100%
  • Responsible for analyzing client goals in an initial meeting with the client
  • Create strategies to help client achieve their goals
  • Review and interpret financial statements including 401k changes and stock options
  • Interpret/tweak output for the P3 platform
  • Recommend appropriate product solutions
  • Participate in client meetings
  • Meet with the client and present written financial planning recommendations and appropriate product solutions that align with their goals
  • Track the client’s progress, make adjustments and provide recommendations as part of the ongoing financial planning process
  • Engage clients and prospects through seminars and events
    • Generate referrals
  • Help with client service problems when needed, including:
    • Billing, direct and group
    • Systematic Payouts
    • Checks to clients or other products using available cash or margin
    • Allocations changes
Key Competencies of a successful AFA

•  Client Focus - builds and maintains client service and satisfaction via advice, products, education
     •  Focuses on client's results rather than own
     •  Seeks client feedback and ensures needs have been fully met
     •  Delivers service, advice, products when and where the client needs them; explores options when unable to deliver on a request and pursues solutions until the client and his/her needs are satisfied
•  Business Alignment - aligns the direction, service, products and performance of the business with those of the Advisor's business plan
     •  Integrates the advisor's direction into every decision and consultation
     •  Seeks to understand all goals of business
     •  Advocates for and positively represents other programs and services when working with clients and team members
•   Self-Confidence

Wichita, KS

Required Qualifications
Key traits and expectations of a successful AFA
  • Initiative
  • The ability to market to local clients
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective communications and persuasive ability
  • Analytical ability, persistence and an entrepreneurial perspective to build
    a client base.
  • High level of organizational skills as well as attention to detail
  • To be an associate financial advisor, you will need to already have or be willing to study for and pass exams for federal and state licenses and registrations for securities - including:
  • Series 7
  • Series 66
  • State life, accident and health insurance licenses

1.   Quality of Work: Accurate, neat, attentive to detail, consistent, takes time to do it right, thorough, high standards, follows procedures.
2.   Dependability:  Consistent attendance, punctuality, and reliability.  Follows policy completely.
3.   Communication: Adept at oral and written communication, shares information with peers and supervisors, handles internal and external communications.
4.   Internal/External Relationships: Agreeable, constructive, flexible, helps without being asked, handles customers/vendors/outsiders, seeks and maintains good relationships, expedites orders and projects.
5.   Judgment: Tactful, displays sensitivity, uses common sense, maintains confidentiality, makes sound decisions, sizes up situations, takes appropriate actions.
6.   Organizational Abilities: Sets realistic priorities, organizes time, sets schedules, meets deadlines, completes projects on time, uses time well, does not waste time, ability to coordinate with others.
7.   Volume of Work: Keeps up with workload, meets crash programs when necessary, steady, consistent, willing to put in extra effort.
8.   Job Knowledge / Technical Skills: Knows what has to be done, seldom needs instruction, proficient in all technical aspects of job, knows how to run equipment, able to work independently, able to instruct, guides and trains others, understands safety/security procedures and maintains them.
9.   Motivation: Genuine commitment to job, energetic, self-starting, shows initiative, commitment, positive attitude, enthusiasm, and high energy level.
10. Reaction to Stress: Can be depended upon when deadline pressures intensify, able to remain calm and effective despite irritation or changes in plans and policies, rarely loses temper, shows good frustration tolerance, able to handle irate customers/vendors.
11. Problem Solving: Troubleshoots, quick insight and able to learn, handles complex assignments, analytical, gets to the point quickly.
12. Creativity: Innovative, generates original solutions, develops new options, and suggests improvements, willing to try new concepts.
13. Decisiveness: Willingness to make decisions, makes appropriate decisions, asks questions when needed.
14. Hygiene: Clothing appropriate to work (IE: work clothes, uniform, etc.). Comes to work clean, no offensive odors, appears healthy and clear-eyed – not flushed or pale, alert, physically capable (IE: clear speech, awake).

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