Associate Financial Advisor

Position Description

The Associate Financial Advisor position is the perfect fit for someone who loves a challenge, who is growth oriented and who wants possibility and potential for their career. This person loves to solve problems and has a proven track-record of above and beyond client service skills and a work ethic to match. Must have the ability to utilize critical thinking skills, work independently, anticipate firm needs and client questions, and prepare and participate in client meetings.

Pursuit Wealth Strategies are a team of financial professionals, located in Raleigh, NC, specializing in asset management and comprehensive financial planning. This team pursues a goal for their clients to live life to the fullest and gain financial independence while enjoying the benefits of their hard work and wise decisions. We care about finding solutions for our clients and delivering superior service and as we grow, we seek highly motivated people to join our team.

The Associate Financial Advisor would begin their career at Pursuit Wealth Strategies as a registered client service associate. The initial focus would be learning our processes and team culture while providing superior customer service to our existing clients, support financial advisors in client meetings and managing all client administration. Over a period of 1-2 years, the associate would grow into a role of financial advisor including managing existing client relationships as well as marketing and soliciting prospective new clients.

Responsibilities as a Registered Client Service Associate Include:

  • Provide superior customer service for clients and ensure that all requests are handled in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Manage all client administration including requests for funds, transfers, deposits, processing insurance premiums, paperwork, understanding client statements and much more.
  • Onboard new clients and open new accounts.
  • Phone coverage support.
  • Set up client files and maintain client data in our Client Relationship Manager system.
  • Maintain our documentation system for compliance purposes.
  • Assist with miscellaneous concierge duties.
  • Prepare lead advisor for annual client reviews.

Responsibilities as Associate Financial Advisor Include:

  • Working alongside the firms lead advisors to support their clients with all aspects of their financial planning needs. This entails performing a wide range of planning, education, research and analysis duties for both existing and prospective clients.
  • Assessing a clients overall financial picture, understanding their needs and developing and executing a solid financial plan.
  • Contacting clients periodically to facilitate financial planning and portfolio reviews.
  • Growing referrals through marketing and education efforts.
  • Maintaining awareness of investment markets and latest legislative changes that may affect financial planning.
  • Helping to manage the firm’s portfolio models.
  • Managing the firms’ marketing initiatives including social media accounts.
  • Attend company sponsored events
  • Assist with company projects
  • Assist with client account administration as necessary


  • Series 7 and 66 licenses required
  • Bachelor Degree is required, preferably in finance or business
  • 2-3 years of experience in a financial services firm is required
  • Candidate would be required to acquire CFP®, CIMA®, or CFA®, within 3-5 years.
  • Must have experience with financial planning software and CRM, preferably Microsoft CRM, but other platforms accepted
  • Must have experience in Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Desired career path in the financial planning field
  • Experience in marketing and managing social media is preferred
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and handle changing priorities
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a genuine interest in serving and caring for other people

Benefits of Working with us:

  • The firms’ advisors are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professionals and have a combined 37 successful years of experience in the financial services industry. The branch is in the top 4% of all independent branches of Raymond James nationwide.
  • Small company atmosphere leads to strong relationships between all team members.
  • Opportunity to be part of an innovative team that offers comprehensive financial planning and always puts the clients first.
  • Upward career mobility. There are many opportunities for career growth including moving into a financial advisor role. Raymond James has specific training programs for associates that are transitioning into an advisor role:

The award-winning Registered Associate Mentoring Program (RAMP) helps the experienced associate transition to the next step in their career and become a confident and successful financial advisor.

The Advisor Mastery Program is a holistic training program specific for advisors new to the industry. The program includes a combination of distance learning, education sessions at the home office and senior advisor mentoring to position new advisors for success amid heightened client expectations and higher fiduciary standards.Employee benefits include two weeks accrued PTO plus 11 paid holidays, company contribution to health insurance premium, life insurance, 401K match, and performance-based bonus program.

Hours: Normal working hours are 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday and 8am-4pm on Friday. The company maintains a 9/80 work schedule for exempt employees which consists of eight 9-hour days, one 8-hour day, and one Friday off in a 2-week period. There are certain business circumstances such as company events, when employees may be asked to work on an off Friday.