Financial Planner Assistant

  • Corte Madera
  • Posted Jan 30,2018
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Job Overview

Looking to build a career in the financial services industry?  Wonderful opportunity to join growing, elite, financial services firm in central Marin.

Extremely tech savvy, numbers oriented, communicative and flexible, you will enjoy collaborating with a small team of industry veterans, supporting both the financial planning side of the business as well as operations.

Participating in client meetings, working with the lead planner on strategy, and preparing client financial planning updates, this is a hands role that puts you on track to become a Financial  Paraplanner Qualified Professional  and CFP down the road.

Your Bachelor’s degree in finance/business, 1-2 years’ related industry experience, i.e. banking or financial services + proactive and self-starting nature, will open the door and take you far in this position.


You will:

  • Help gather appropriate information and prepare new or update existing client statements of net worth and cash flow statements and other projections.
  • Prepare clients’ financial planning updates.
  • Be the scribe in potential client initial meetings
  • Prepare initial draft of Financial Plans and cover letters to clients following their initial planning engagement in conjunction with the lead planner.
  • Respond to client emails and phone calls in a thorough and timely manner (within 24 hours) with prior review
  • Participate in ongoing business strategy meetings
  • Participate developing solutions along with the staff to identified issues as well as proposing new ways of working efficiently and effectively.
  • Learn and support the software used by financial planning and operations
  • Utilize TD Ameritrade’s Veo platform
  • Attend meetings in the San Francisco office utilizing the Larkspur Ferry (reimbursed by company)
  • Occasionally attend meetings in the Berkeley office (mileage reimbursed)



  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or related field
  • Work experience in financial services highly desired
  • Basic understanding of comprehensive personal financial planning such as estate planning techniques and taxation, retirement planning, etc.
  • If not a Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional™, the company will pay for the employee to take the courses to become one.
  • Extremely computer savvy, with strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Have the impeccable ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A self-starter who takes responsibility for his/her work.
  • A team player who will thrive in a small company environment.
  • Ability to set priorities among a variety of tasks and an occasionally heavy volume of work.
  • Proficiency in PortfolioCenter (formerly known as Centerpiece), and other investment management and/or financial planning applications helpful.
  • Learn client management software, such as Junxure Cloud and electronic imaging software, LaserFiche
  • Flexibility to embrace the constantly changing software environment

Great benefits including generous retirement plan.