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Associate Financial Advisor (AFA)

Associate Financial Advisor (AFA)


Job Description 

Job Title: Associate Financial Advisor (AFA)

Reports To: Advice    

Location: Wausau Office  

FLSA Status:  Exempt: Full Time with full benefits package 

Typical Hours: (M-F) 40+ hours per week 

Annual Salary: $60,000+, negotiable based on experience 


Step into an instrumental role in a fast-paced and friendly financial planning office.  This position supports advisors in a team practice by working directly with existing clients to provide service and maintain the excellence in its client relationships.

Hermening Financial Group will support you as you hone your skills to support a base of clients which you will service.  As an AFA, you will be instrumental in creating and delivering a unique client experience that defines and differentiates the practice.  


Duties and Responsibilities 

    Employees are expected to exhibit the Core Values of the firm:   

o    WOW!   

o    Initiative & Effectiveness 

o    Resourcefulness 

o    Team-Minded 

o    High Standards (of Self and Others) 

    Serve as a Relationship Manager for an existing group of clients by providing advice and guidance to help clients achieve their goals.

    Identify financial planning needs and discuss the benefits of comprehensive financial planning with clients.

    Review investment performance of overall portfolios, identify rebalancing needs and provide suitable recommendations aligning with client’s risk tolerance, timeframe and goals.

    Provide client relationship support through managing, gathering and analyzing client data, help prepare financial plans and other client deliverables, work with clients to resolve issues and other practice management tasks, as needed.  

     Help to grow the firm by increasing AUM with existing book (and through organic growth by acquiring new clients through the company’s marketing efforts and existing client referrals).

    Provide customer service to existing clients by solving problems and answering questions regarding their accounts, paperwork and/or processes related to the implementation of their financial plans.   

    Populate and maintain accurate client data in Client Relationship Management database 

    Adhere to professional ethical standards that define appropriate treatment of clients, define best practices in the financial services industry, and are specified by the professional groups or agencies governing the issuance of their respective licenses and/or credentials. Must maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.

    Attend company and/or team meetings. 

    Responsibilities may change over time to meet the needs of the practice and can include other duties as assigned by Direct Report, or Franchise Owner. 



    Bachelors degree - Preferred

    2 years of related industry experience - Required

    FINRA Series 7, Series 66 (or equivalent Series 63 and Series 65) - Required 

    State Life, Health and Variable Lines - Required

    Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®) Preferred (must meet requirement post-employment if currently holding a Bachelor’s degree, or must be willing to pursue advisor credentials such as CFP®, APMA®, RICP®, or others)

Competencies and Talents 

    Well organized and must pay attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines 

    Competency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook and skillful navigation of web browsers including Edge and Chrome.  

    Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills 

    Works well independently with little direct supervision, as well as in a team environment 

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists   

    Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in various forms 



    Bonus Compensation: paid based on attainment of individual and team goals and generated revenue

    Health Insurance (95% employer paid) and accompanying Health Savings Account 

    Dental Insurance (95% employer paid) 

    Section 125 offerings

o    Flexible Spending Account 

o    AFLAC

    Flex Schedule opportunity

    Paid Holidays 

    Paid Time Off 

    401k Plan

    Charitable Contribution Matching Program


Reasonable Accommodation 

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, requirement modifications and accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly working in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. 

This job description in no way states that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor. 

Additional Info

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