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ZRC is Hiring! Wealth Advisor & Financial Planner

Wealth Advisor & Financial Planner(telecommuting until at least Summer 2021 and then based in our Santa Rosa, California office at 3510 Unocal Place, Suite 350).

Are you a blossoming wealth advisor and/or financial planner who feels they cannot do their best work at the firm you are currently with? Does your current employer not have the same client-first approach and professional standards you do? Do you wonder if there might be a better fit, or a model, out there for you?

ZRC Wealth Management, LLC could be that place! We are a fee-only, independent Registered Investment Advisor and wealth management firm with offices in Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, and Napa. We have amazing clients that we strive each day to do our very best work for and we are growing!

We are seeking to add a new Wealth Advisor and/or Financial Planner to our team, someone who is interested in building a long‐term career. This person will be the lead advisor on a number of new and existing relationships. Our ideal candidate thrives on being a trusted advisor, is passionate about helping others, has an entrepreneurial spirit and believes strongly in providing exceptional client service. Someone with excellent verbal and written communication skills and a positive, can‐do attitude. We believe in offering a rewarding and personally fulfilling career with a work-life balance.

With your extraordinary knowledge and incomparable integrity, we know that clients invest their trust in you. Join a team that also invests in you with key product and service offerings, industry leading technology and a premier investment platform. Here, you will build long-term, dedicated relationships with clients by bringing them peace of mind as you guide them through wealth management and retirement planning strategies.

If you have been looking for a place where you can focus on building meaningful client relationships as part of a hard-working, highly collaborative team, we currently have an opening for a Wealth Advisor and/or Financial Planner based in our Santa Rosa, California office.

Our Company:

Founded in 1999, ZRC Wealth Management, LLC is a Northern California based Registered Investment Advisor that provides personalized wealth management services to discerning individuals, families, and companies across the United States. As an independent and privately held firm – ZRC specializes in helping investors grow, manage, and protect their wealth. As a Fiduciary, ZRC is dedicated to putting our clients’ best interest first.

ZRC is fee-only – meaning we are solely compensated by our clients – reducing conflicts of interest and aligning their goals with ours. With offices in Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, and Napa, we serve more than 150 clients throughout Northern California and across the globe. These clients entrust us with more than $200 million of assets to manage or advise on. We manage investment portfolios based on Nobel-prize-winning academic research, and primarily structure our portfolios with factor-based mutual funds (such as those pioneered by Dimensional Fund Advisors, given their lower costs and long-term expected performance) and ETFs.

Our services are delivered by utilizing the very best industry technology and for clients that are even a little tech savvy, are 100% on the cloud and paperless. We even have a ZRC Wealth app where clients can access all their financial information on their smartphone or tablet. Comprehensive, high-touch, and easy to understand are the hallmarks of what we execute for clients each and every day.

Duties and Responsibilities

A Wealth Advisor and/or Financial Planner performs on the following key areas:

  • Is the primary point of contact with clients, speaking and meeting with them, developing and delivering comprehensive financial plans.
  • Engages with clients to understand their life experience, their current situation, their aspirations, goals and develop strategies to help them achieve their desired personal and financial goals.
  • Analyzes prospective clients’ investment portfolios and financial plans.
  • Manages client communications and follow-up with clients’ other professional advisors.
  • Provides client meeting support – schedules meetings, prepares materials and follows-up with clients after meetings.
  • Manages client information – prepare client reports, submit, and follow up on necessary paperwork, regularly update CRM.
  • Develops, maintains, and improve systems for monitoring workflows.
  • Contributes and/or lead firm initiatives around business development, client events, client communications, service model and technology.
  • Involved in the financial planning profession, local FPA chapter, and attend conferences to ensure the firm is at the forefront of the profession.

Qualifications

The Wealth Advisor / Financial Planner position typically requires the following qualifications:

  • 5+ years financial services industry experience and four year college degree.
  • Personable, warm, engaging, empathetic, poised, and diplomatic.
  • Ideal candidate will be a Certified Financial Planner™ professional or be enrolled in a CFP program and working towards their CFP designation. A CPA with the PFS (Personal Financial Specialist designation) or working towards their PFS is also acceptable.
  • CFA, CIC, and ChFC are also acceptable if they will also work towards their CFP designation.
  • Absent the above designation, the Series 65 license is required or the Series 7 and 66 licenses.
  • Experience with High Net Worth clients
  • Minimum two years’ experience as a “first chair” or lead advisor.
  • Minimum two years’ experience developing financial plans (preferably utilizing a leading financial planning software such as MoneyGuidePro or eMoney) and presenting them to clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Problem-solving, solutions-oriented approach.
  • Must be organized, meticulous, detail-oriented, and able to multitask.
  • Team player, able to interact well with clients and all levels of the firm.
  • Desire/ability to work successfully in a small company environment.
  • Highly technology savvy with proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, CRM, and other programs.
  • Professional appearance and etiquette.
  • Experience with broker/ dealer custody operations (such as Schwab Advisor Services, Fidelity Institutional, TD Ameritrade Institutional, or Pershing) a major plus.
  • Experience with rebalancing software such as Tamarac, iRebal, or Morningstar TRX a plus.
  • Experience with the Tamarac Reporting system a plus.
  • Knowledge of investments and financial markets.

The ZRC Team:

You will be joining a team that is dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals by providing exceptional investment management and wealth planning services. Putting our clients first guides our decision-making and culture, and allows us to build long-term, caring, and trusted relationships.

We love working in a professional yet relaxed working environment. We encourage openness, active listening, mutual respect, candor, and integrity. We cultivate a diverse and inclusive work environment where we encourage a work/life balance through a generous PTO policy and flexible work hours. We enjoy each other’s company at team and firm wide outings.

We are a company that uses creativity and passion to help our clients, colleagues, and the global community live richer lives. We are each involved in our communities through volunteerism and philanthropy.

Compensation and Benefits

ZRC Wealth Management seeks exceptional employees. Therefore, it is the philosophy of the company to employ a compensation plan to reward exceptional performance.

  • Compensation consists of a base salary plus generous individual performance bonuses based on revenue and performance as well as company performance bonus. Compensation commensurate with skills, experience, and if clients are brought over.
  • Empowered Paid Time Off. You are simply allowed to take as much time off as you need for sick days, personal days, and extended time-off (beyond one day). Although there are no specific limits to the time you can take-off, tenure with ZRC Wealth is a good guideline. For example, in your first year, targeting four weeks off and in your second year and beyond five weeks off.
  • Financial support for Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits for you as well as partial assistance for your immediate family members (exact details TBD based on your needs).
  • Financial support for professional accreditation/continuing education requirements and other education/training opportunities.
  • Opportunity to take-on additional responsibilities and grow professionally as the firm grows.
  • Full time position with the possibility of a flexible schedule that could involve telecommuting.
  • Candidates will be required to provide professional references and undergo a background check.
  • ZRC appreciates the value of a balanced life.

Applications

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating how their experience and interests make them well-suited for this position and their resume to ZRC Wealth Management at admin@zrcwm.com .

For more on ZRC Wealth Management LLC visit www.zrcwm.com

ZRC Wealth Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ZRC Wealth Management expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, political views, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of ZRC employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.