Advisor - San Francisco

San Francisco
Client Service /
Full-time /
On-site
Are you ready to make a positive impact on clients, colleagues, and the global community? Do you value commitment, curiosity, continuous growth, compassion, community, and collaboration?

Join us at Brighton Jones; our purpose is to make the world a better place through our clients living richer lives. We are the largest RIA in the Pacific Northwest, headquartered in Seattle, with offices nationwide. From the very start, we have been an award-winning organization, from countless Best Places to Work awards — including Seattle Business Magazine's Best Companies to Work for 15 years in a row — to national and regional Community Impact awards, we pride ourselves in our culture and giving back to our community. We are industry leaders and pioneers in financial wellbeing with a focus on helping our clients align their wealth, passions, and purpose so they can pursue a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life.

Our team-based, client-centric approach has fueled our growth over the last 20+ years, and we’re now 250 teammates strong and growing, serving more than 4,000 clients, and advising on over $19 billion+ in assets. Every teammate has a path to ownership in the firm. We're looking for driven individuals who bring a "How can I help?" attitude to their work and are passionate about contributing to and celebrating the success of both clients and colleagues. Join our #OneTeam and be part of an industry leader committed to creating an incredible culture where every teammate can thrive.
  
We are looking for our next Advisor. In this role, Advisors are responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities, priorities and workload of their client service teams. This includes providing analytical, operational, and administrative support for the acquisition, implementation, and ongoing retention of clients.

Take our Values in Action Self-Assessment to see how our values align!

Your Role:

    • Acts as the first point of contact on client communications; strategizes with Lead Advisor to ensure responses are timely and thorough
    • Reviews current client portfolios and makes recommendations to clients in consultation with team; proactively considers both strategic and tactical opportunities around investments and other planning areas 
    • Prepares comprehensive client meeting deliverables including Cash Needs Analysis, Strategic Asset Allocation, and Vocational Freedom Analysis; analyzes all client data and evaluates potential planning strategies
    • Provides spreadsheet analysis on an ad-hoc basis for more advanced financial topics such as tax loss harvesting, stock option and restricted stock wealth transfer strategies and risk transfer/management; maintains all record-keeping related to these activities, including cost basis and other position data via portfolio management software
    • Responsible for reviewing, approving, and strategizing around trades and portfolio rebalances
    • Attends and drives client meetings; owns the execution of post-meeting actions, in conjunction with Analysts 
    • Leverages internal and external resources to achieve client objectives in such areas as Investment Management, Estate Planning, Tax Planning, Risk Management and General Planning; Works with Tax, Investments and Estate Planning to determine additional levels of detail required for the client's situation
    • Seeks out leadership roles in the team and firm projects/assignments
    • Trains, guides, and mentors the team on more complex planning areas and strategic intricacies of service delivery and support
    • Maintains all aspects of the Wealth Management Scorecard (WMS), including planning topic status, score, and last date reviewed; ensures content is accurate, timely, and reviewed periodically
    • Crafts client meeting agenda and determines deliverables to be presented; analyzes client data and develops strategies; collaborates with Lead Advisor to define both the client strategy and the most effective form of presentation
    • Prepares and finalizes all standard deliverables related to the delivery of wealth management advice based on inputs from team members; these include Cash Needs Analysis (CNA), Strategic Asset Allocation (SAA), and Vocational Freedom Analysis (VFA)
    • Works with Tax, Investments and Estate Planning to determine additional levels of detail required for the client's situation
    • Following client approval, works with team to ensure that all tactical parts of the client implementation are executed timely and accurately
    • Presents ideas and concepts in an organized and effective manner; attends client meetings and is expected to effectively present specific planning topics; ensures all client related action items are communicated and memorialized in the CRM
    • Partners with the Associate Advisor to achieve timely execution of intra-day requests with strict timeframes such as trades, wire requests, and journals; initiates these requests and is responsible for reviewing and approving them; ensures completion within specified time-frames.

Your Experience:

    • 4 + years of experience in financial planning, wealth management or a related industry preferred
    • Undergraduate degree required
    • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) credential required
    • Baseline proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, Windows) required; expected to learn other position-related systems on the job
    • Organized and able to handle multiple client relationships with contending priorities and coordinate team member resources most effectively
    • This role is an in-office, full-time, and exempt position. We are a work from office culture with lots of flexibility.

Skills & Attributes

    • Excellent work habits, strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks and manage workflows
    • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with clients and co-workers
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills and demonstrated teamwork mentality
    • Must be able to project a capable and trustworthy image
    • Must be a self-starter and proactively manage workload, communications, and ownership of tasks
    • Commitment to excellence and high standards
    • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
    • A high degree of personal integrity, maturity, and acute attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Compensation:

    • Pay: $88,000 - $149,000 per year

    • Benefits: Our benefits package includes, but is not limited to, health care benefits (medical/dental/vision), retirement benefits, paid time off (PTO), holiday flex-days, summer flex-days, company-paid holidays, parental leave, transportation benefits, unlimited volunteer time off, professional, and personal wellbeing stipend, and other fringe benefits.