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Client Service Associate (1205-1)

Deerfield/Northbrook, IL area

Boutique fee-based financial planning/wealth management firm serving high
net worth individuals and corporate sponsored retirement plans seeks a
Client Service Associate to support Operations/Wealth Managers and
administrative needs. The position will work with other members of the
firmís operations team and report to the Director of Operations.

Provide support to Operations and Wealth Managers in account
establishment/maintenance ensuring forms are processed correctly and
efficiently. Follow-up with investment companies (Schwab, American Funds,
etc.) and custodians to confirm processing is completed and
troubleshoot/resolve operational issues
Review/process financial transactions (check deposits/account transfers/ACH
and wire transactions)
Compose general client correspondence/compliance-related letters and submit
for compliance approval as needed
Prepare proposals/current asset allocations/balance sheets for wealth
management clients
Prepare/process paperwork and establish/maintain accounts for broker/dealer
clients (annuities, retirement plan accounts, 529/college savings plans),
asset transfers, deposits, withdrawals, etc.
Prepare meeting materials for wealth management clients (coversheets,
performance reports, Morningstar/ValueLine reports) and any necessary
account maintenance paperwork, performance reports; periodic client
reporting as requested/needed
Serve as member of Operations Committee; participate in daily operations
Generate insurance quotes/illustrations for potential life/long-term
care/disability insurance clients; prepare/process applications and assist
with underwriting
Answer/screen/route calls from clients/vendors/prospective clients; assist
with client administrative requests and/or take detailed messages
Greet/assist visiting clients; ensure all clients are made to feel
Maintain detailed/accurate notes and records in CRM for all client-related
interactions and tasks; communicate status of pending/completed items to
appropriate Operations or Wealth Manager on a regular basis
Provide back-up to Practice Administrator as needed: process daily mail,
manage/maintain office supplies, maintain professional appearance of office,
collaborate with Office Manager to resolve office equipment issues with
appropriate vendor, refill refrigerator on daily basis
Manage client ambassador activities: creating/sending cards/gifts/flowers to
clients or employees, organize/coordinate employee recognition programs,
schedule/coordinate employee events, record/distribute detailed meeting
minutes for staff/operations team meetings

Bachelorís degree preferably in business, accounting, finance, economics, or
related experience
Minimum 3-5 years of experience in client service and/or operations in the
financial services industry (preferably with an independent RIA/Wealth
Management firm)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with CRM
and portfolio management software
Experience working with Schwab or TD Ameritrade a plus
Experience with a portfolio management software program such as Portfolio
Center, Axys, or Junxure a plus
General understanding of insurance policies (life, disability, and long-term
care) would be a plus
Personal integrity; professional initiative; reliabity; follow through; does
not shrink from challenges; passion to help clients; organized/detail-
oriented/able to multitask; committed to accuracy and delivering high
quality work; excellent written/verbal communication; able to work
independently as well as be collaborative effectively; flexible team player
who is highly adaptable to change and open to new ideas; able to succeed in
an entrepreneurial, small company environment

Alternative Investments // Asset Management // Banking // Broker Dealer