COMPANY OVERVIEW

Careers

Are you driven to give your all for your team?

At Financial Advocates we support hundreds of independent financial advisors striving every day to do what is best for their clients.  By focusing on doing our best for them, we empower them to be their best.  Together we are better.

If you are a go-getter who enjoys working in a highly collaborative team-environment, we invite you to explore our open positions.

Current Opportunities

Branch Development Associate - Olympia, WA

Department:                Branch Development
Position Title:              Branch Development Associate
Reports to:                   VP, Branch Development
Location:                      Olympia, Washington
Date Prepared:           March 12, 2019

Position Summary

Financial Advocates is currently seeking a Branch Development Associate for our company’s office located in Olympia, WA. This is a unique opportunity to join our team to provide world-class recruiting for our registered investment advisory business, our broker-dealer (LPL Financial) and our partner financial institutions across the country.

Key Responsibilities

  • Source advisors through a variety of methods, including the use of online job boards, social media, proactively searching multiple databases and conducting outbound phone calls
  • Serve as the first point of contact with prospective advisors, articulate and sell our business model and the benefits of affiliating with Financial Advocates and our programs.
  • Screen advisors, by conducting phone interviews, based on financial institution’s needs
  • Partner with, and communicate directly with our various financial institution, regarding their hiring needs, prospective advisors and conduct timely follow-ups
  • Ensure information is entered in Salesforce on a consistent basis
  • Will work with the VP of Branch Development and Business Development Consultants to assist with current advisor succession and recruiting needs
  • Assist the VP of Branch Development and Director of Marketing in achieving their goals through various duties, included but not limited to: events, emailing, mailers, phone calls, meetings, etc.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Finance, Economics or related field of study
  • 1+ years related work experience within financial services
  • 1+ years of experience within a sales environment
  • 1+ years of experience working with Microsoft Office suite
  • Prior experience with Salesforce
  • Understanding of sales techniques
  • Prior experience working within a team environment and with co-workers who work remotely
  • Superior listening skills along with the ability to take strong notes

Key Traits in Successful Applicants

  • Team player, yet a self-starter, with a proactive approach in sourcing candidate
  • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task effectively
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Energetic and results-oriented
  • Excellent phone skills
  • Attention to detail and high level of follow-through
  • Enjoy daily phone activity

 

If this sounds like a position in which you would excel, please send us your resume (attached as a Word Document) with a cover email to the attention of Sonya via careers @ financialadvocates dot com — please do not attach your cover letter as a Word Document to the email. Also, please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name.

Executive Assistant - Beaverton, OR

Job Title: Executive Assistant
Reports To: Financial Advisor
Location: Beaverton, OR
Prepared Date: 3/14/19

Full-Time salaried Executive Assistant with lots of room for professional advancement needed for established and growing financial advisor practice. We are a growing financial services company with a need for a professional who prioritizes accuracy, reliability and speed in daily tasks, and can interact comfortably on the phone and in person with clients. We envision substantial growth for this position over the next 2-4 years as our practice continues to grow.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Is the initial point of contact for client questions
  • Processes new account applications and policy paperwork
  • Manages calendars and sets appointments for two financial advisors
  • Manages client relationships to include events, newsletters & cards
  • Manages the office to include all incoming emails, addressing client calls and streamlining office systems for maximum efficiency
  • Plans and schedules prospecting and appreciation events, and follows up with attendees to secure meetings
  • Strategizes and executes on marketing plans to include disseminating information about seminars offered, planning events & social media
  • Innovates to improve systems and add value in this arena

Competencies:

  • Must be able to travel for training opportunities and to attend conferences
  • Must be extremely detailed oriented and organized
  • Must be thorough and have excellent follow-through
  • Must possess great communication skills
  • Can easily pick up new technology and learn to master various software, including RedTail & Calendly
  • Is optimistic and has an upbeat attitude
  • Solves problems on their own, using the resources around them
  • Adaptable multi-tasker able to switch gears easily
  • Approachable and accessible in terms of both schedule & personality
  • Coachable, humble and able to accept feedback
  • Confident and able to push back or negotiate where appropriate
  • Creative in marketing, relationship building & problem solving
  • Strong anticipatory and planning skills
  • High emotional intelligence and steady composure

Education and/or Experience:

  • Experience in the financial services industry is preferred, but not required
  • Insurance and/or securities licenses (series 6 or 7) are a huge plus, but not required

 

If this sounds like a position in which you would excel, please send us your resume (attached as a Word Document) with a cover email to the attention of Chrissy via careers @ financialadvocates dot com — please do not attach your cover letter as a Word Document to the email. Also, please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name.

Please be aware that we will initially be responding to your submission by email, so please watch for an email from financialadvocates dot com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Office Intern (PAID) - Olympia, WA

Job Title: Office Intern (paid)

Department: Financial Services Industry/Operations

Prepared Date: 2019

Financial Advocates, Olympia WA

 

Summary

Compiles and maintains records of business transactions and office activities by performing the following duties.

  • Copies data and compiles records and reports.
  • Operates a computer terminal to input and retrieve data.
  • Opens and routes incoming mail, answers correspondence and prepares outgoing mail.
  • Greets and assists visitors.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values.
  • Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.

Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Coaching

Seasoned Leadership will provide corporate coaching and insights into the financial services industry, corporate environment, and culture.

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If this sounds like an environment you can thrive in, please send us your resume (attached as a Word Document please) with a cover email to the attention of Jessie at careers@financialadvocates.com—please don’t attach your cover letter as a Word Document to the email, just reading the email as your cover letter will be fine for us.

Also, please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name, so when we detach it we still know who it came from without looking inside.

One last thing—please be aware we’ll initially be responding to your submission by email, so please keep your eyes open for an email from name@financialadvocates.com with Office Intern in the subject line. Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

Client Service Associate - Olympia, WA

Job Title: Client Service Associate

Department: Operations/Client Care

Reports To: Director of Operations

Prepared Date: August 2018

Location: Olympia, WA

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for any and all assigned tasks in a variety of fields including but not limited to:

  • Assistant Services
    • Opening & Maintaining client accounts
    • Networking Direct Business accounts & entering Branch Trade Reports
    • Entering requests through Move Money Tool & monitoring through completion
    • Research & Resolve items logged not in good order
    • Client Meeting Preparation & Review
    • Calls & Scheduling
    • Audit Preparation
    • Email Newsletters
    • Social Media Posting
    • Spreadsheet/Form Creation & Maintenance
    • Client Support
    • Filling in for advisor and/or staff while out of the office
    • Assisting in special projects
    • Data entry
  • Transition Services
    • Moving & Transferring of client accounts
    • Paperwork Processing
    • Training on network platforms

 

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Responds promptly to customer needs
  • Meets commitments and maintains confidentiality
  • Participates in meetings
  • Balances time & responsibilities
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and uses time efficiently
  • Reacts well under pressure and accepts responsibility for own actions
  • Follows through on commitments and monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of investments, insurance, trust, bank products, and financial planning.

Language Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following language skills:

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following:

  • Database software
  • Internet software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word Processing software

 

If this sounds like a position in which you would excel, please send us your resume (attached as a Word Document) with a cover email to the attention of Victoria to careers @ financialadvocates.com — please do not attach your cover letter as a Word Document to the email. Also, please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name.

Please be aware that we will initially be responding to your submission by email, so please watch for an email from financialadvocates.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Senior Client Service Associate - Olympia, WA

Job Title: Senior Client Service Associate

Department: Operations/Client Care

Reports To: Director of Operations

Prepared Date: August 2018

Location: Olympia, WA

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

This position is responsible for any and all assigned tasks in a variety of fields including but not limited to:

  • Assistant Services
    • Opening & Maintaining client accounts
    • Accepting & placing client trade instructions
    • Networking Direct Business accounts & entering Branch Trade Reports
    • Entering requests through Move Money Tool & monitoring through completion
    • Research & Resolve items logged not in good order
    • Client Meeting Preparation & Review
    • Calls & Scheduling
    • Audit Preparation
    • Email Newsletters
    • Social Media Posting
    • Spreadsheet/Form Creation & Maintenance
    • Client Support
    • Filling in for advisor and/or staff while out of the office
    • Assisting in special projects
  • Transition Services
    • Moving & Transferring of client accounts
    • Paperwork Processing
    • Training on network platforms
  • Para planning Services
    • Data Entry
    • Creation of Financial Plan & Reports
    • Coaching for Advisors & Joint Appointments with clients in a consultant capacity

 

Competencies:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
  • Gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Responds promptly to customer needs
  • Meets commitments and maintains confidentiality
  • Participates in meetings
  • Balances time & responsibilities
  • Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Exhibits sound and accurate judgment and uses time efficiently
  • Reacts well under pressure and accepts responsibility for own actions
  • Follows through on commitments and monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) from four-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of investments, insurance, trust, bank products, and financial planning.

Language Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must demonstrate the following language skills:

  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to write correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of the following:

  • Database software
  • Internet software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word Processing software

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Series 7
  • Series 63
  • Insurance License preferred

 

If this sounds like a position in which you would excel, please send us your resume (attached as a Word Document) with a cover email to the attention of Victoria to careers @ financialadvocates.com — please do not attach your cover letter as a Word Document to the email. Also, please use your last name somewhere in your resume’s file name.

Please be aware that we will initially be responding to your submission by email, so please watch for an email from financialadvocates.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Are you for a career with Financial Advocates?

Don’t forget to place your cover letter and resume in the body of the email, not as an attachment.

 

HEADQUARTERS
1601 Cooper Point Road NW
Olympia, Washington 98502
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICE
917 Pacific Avenue, Suite 407
Tacoma, Washington 98402

The investment professionals associated with this site are registered representatives of LPL Financial. Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Financial Planning and Investment advice offered through Financial Advocates Investment Management, a registered investment advisor. Financial Advocates Investment Management and Financial Advocates are separate entities from LPL Financial.

The representative(s) associated with this site may discuss and/or transact business with residents of all fifty states.

Investments are:

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