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Kestra Financial Financial Planner Associate - Summiteer Financial in Austin, Texas

We are an experienced financial services team looking for an in-person team member to join us.

The Financial Planner Associate position is a client service position who reports to the Financial Professional and is critical to leveraging the FinPro’s time. This position utilizes excellent customer service and problem-solving skills to confidently provide information to clients and team members in a timely, efficient, and professional manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in client meeting preparation and follow-up including assembling requisite paperwork, proposals, report generation, appointment scheduling and post-meeting documentation

  • Research investment and insurance products and pricing; prepare proposals and applications for annuity, life insurance, long term care insurance and disability insurance

  • Maintain CRM database; Manage Client and Prospective Client Workflow and coordinate follow-up with Advisors

  • Assist in preparation of consolidated investment performance reporting.

  • Assist in financial planning strategies within EMoney software: collaborate with the Advisors by collecting client financial data, creating Net Worth statements, inputting data into software, and ensuring accuracy and timeliness for all submitted work; Works proactively, consistently seeking out new opportunities to assist advisors in planning more effectively, maximizing data, defining best practices and identifying high-impact activities; Compiling all required data from current or prospective clients (assets, liabilities, insurance policies, estate documents, tax returns, etc.)

  • Manage client needs regarding processing, service, and problem resolution in a timely and accurate manner while ensuring documentation and record keeping adheres to compliance standards

  • Successfully partner with Broker Dealer for new account establishment, account maintenance, and compliance

  • Deepen client relationships and establish credibility and rapport both in-person and via phone to enhance customers’ financial relationships

  • Manage multiple and competing priorities daily in pursuit of business objectives

Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • Advanced computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point)

  • Experience with financial planning/reporting software preferred

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing

  • Strong time management and organizational skills; able to work independently and effectively manage multiple tasks at once

  • Ability to build relationships with clients and internal partners and influence others without direct control

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business-related field preferred

  • The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of experience in the financial services industry allowing for a good understanding of broker/dealer operations and financial services products, including but not limited to: annuities, insurance and managed accounts

  • Previous experience in the independent financial services culture preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registration

  • Series 7 and 65/66 preferred (or ability to obtain)

  • CFP preferred (or willingness to obtain)


  • Compensation is determined by qualifications, experience, the external market, and specific performance requirement

  • Salary is generally reviewed annually or if responsibilities and/or job requirements change.

  • Compensation for this position is a base salary and bonus income. Salary increases are not guaranteed.