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Estimated Pay $39 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Lees Summit, Missouri

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Job Description

The Associate Wealth Advisor is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with a planning-centric team of advisors to design, build, and protect the financial dreams of clients. This individual will partner with a Wealth Advisor to care for client relationships by actively participating in the financial planning process to address retirement, risk management, estate, and tax considerations. In addition, this individual will be responsible for managing the database of client information and requests, a resource to articulate our investment philosophy, and organizer of best practices. This role is based in Lee's Summit, MO. This role cannot be 100% remote as the candidate will work in the office on a weekly basis.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops a mastery of Buckingham’s evidence-based investment philosophy.
  • Identify advanced planning opportunities and develop internal best practices.
  • Resource for other AWAs at Buckingham
  • Create, edit, and present financial plans through Money Guide Elite, Orion, and Holistiplan
  • Ability to business develop in a team environment.
  • Creates and implements a personalized Investment Policy Statement and holistic investment strategy for each client.
  • Independently interact and communicate with clients as well as lead client meetings.
  • Lead a select number of client relationships.
  • Develop an understanding of the fundamentals of trading. Partner with the Portfolio Management team to approve & execute portfolios, trade recommendations, tax loss harvesting, etc.
  • Determine asset allocation based on clients’ needs, willingness & ability to take risk.
  • Diligent recording of client communication and information within client relationship management platform
  • Serves as the day-to-day contact for client needs and collaborates with team members to ensure the highest level of service.
  • Assist with client billing reviews and collaborate with the billing department to ensure fees are collected in a timely manner.
  • Actively involved in setting and executing priorities in the advisory team business plan
  • Ability to meet with clients in person. Some travel may be required.

Basic Qualifications

  • Four-plus years of financial planning experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Series 65
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; team-orientated approach
  • Knowledge of financial industry, financial products, and financial planning concepts
  • Clean U4
  • CFP, CFA or CPA/ PFS designation obtained

Buckingham’s Compensation and Benefits

This is a salaried position with an opportunity for an annual bonus and long-term incentives as well as a competitive benefits package. Buckingham pays up to 100% of an associate’s medical and dental insurance premiums, life, long-term disability and accidental death insurance policies. We offer 12 weeks paid maternity, paternity and medical leave, empowered Paid Time Off to take as many PTO days as needed, 401(k) plan, deductible reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, matching gifts and more.

Who is Buckingham Wealth Partners?

Founded in 1994, Buckingham Wealth Partners is comprised of Buckingham Strategic Wealth and Buckingham Strategic Partners. For investors, we offer Buckingham Strategic Wealth, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm with a nationwide presence that delivers wealth solutions through comprehensive, values-based financial planning and an investment approach built on evidence and facts. For advisors, we offer Buckingham Strategic Partners, a comprehensive wealth management platform that delivers practice support and management services engineered to free up an advisor’s workday so they can spend more time helping clients achieve their dreams of financial prosperity.

Buckingham employs more than 600 associates in over 50 office locations nationwide.

Buckingham Wealth Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that diversity, equity and inclusion among our associates is critical to our core ‘Passion To Do Right’ and our collective success. All employment related decisions are based on ability, performance, and organizational needs without regard to age, citizenship, color, physical or mental disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran’s status, genetic information or any class protected by applicable law or ordinance.

Buckingham’s Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplace in St. Louis, St. Louis Post Dispatch, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Top RIA Firms, Barron's, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Top RIA Firms, Forbes, 2023, 2022
  • Top 25 RIA, Financial Advisor Magazine, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Top 50 Fastest-Growing Firms, Financial Advisor Magazine, 2020, 2019
  • Top Registered Investment Advisers, Financial Times, 2020, 2019
  • Top Grower in Missouri in 2022, Citywire RIA
  • No. 6 on RIA Channel’s 2021 Top 100 Wealth Managers List