Wealth Advisor, Summerland Financial Services

Position Overview

Summerland Financial Services (SFS) Wealth Advisor plays an essential role in providing holistic financial advice and assistance to members and clients while strengthening SFS presence in the region.  Building trust and loyalty with each member interaction, the Wealth Advisor utilizes their expertise in the delivery of a financial solutions to enhance member’s overall financial well-being.  The Wealth Advisor has a positive and adaptable approach with strong relationship building and leadership skills that leads to successful and effective relationships both within the organization and externally with members and clients.

A key function of the role is to leverage relationships with credit union employees to contribute to and ensure an exceptional level of service for members as well as networking and enhancing the brand of SFS throughout the region as a respected leader of financial solutions.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, includes commissions, pension program and robust benefits packages.

Key Responsibilities

Sales & Service Leadership

Creating value; growing member relationships; learning and development

  • Working with the leadership team of Wealth Strategies Inc, adopt, implement and maintain the best practices from the “playbook”. Work with Wealth Strategies (CUSO Wealth) to ensure ongoing personal/professional development.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with existing and potential Clients, SCU management and staff and colleagues that are part of the CUSO Wealth network of wealth management professionals
  • Engage with internal / external partners and networks to identify business opportunities and best practices
  • Understand, uncover and meet the needs of members/clients by delivering customized financial solutions which includes a full suite of investment and life insurance products
  • Proactively contact members to retain existing business and to identify new opportunities
  • Contact Clients and potential Clients to arrange appointments, carry out financial needs analyses and updates of same, review existing portfolio and make recommendations
  • Serve, inform and educate Clients with respect to their financial goals and opportunities through the provision of ongoing financial services, KYC annual reviews and other applicable compliance-mandated processes, and/or other Client contact processes
  • Monitor and deliver exceptional performance with agreed upon goals including effective cross referrals to ensure member’s/clients’ needs are fully met.

Member & Community Experience

Building member loyalty; staying informed; building community connections

  • Build member loyalty and trust by exercising sound judgement and thoughtful consideration in delivering exceptional member experience
  • Understand and demonstrate commitment to our enterprise wide Vision, Mission and Values
  • Cultivate new opportunities and enhance long term relationships that contribute to a positive member experience
  • Enhance own profile and professional image in the community by participating in community events, associations and/or partnerships

Employee Experience

Engagement; teamwork; leadership; learning; commitment; accountability

  • Maintain and expand technical knowledge of financial products, systems, and
  • Promote teamwork and cooperation as a peer leader; act as a mentor and role model to share knowledge and skills to assist and support talent development
  • Support staff and encourage collaboration to accomplish common goals
  • Attend industry related product shows industry related courses (as directed by the Employer and as required by applicable governing bodies under continuing education credits)
  • Recognize and celebrate team successes; encourage teamwork and collaboration

Risk Management

Member confidence; risk/loss mitigation

  • Ensure all documentation pertaining to investments and accounts is prepared and/or executed in accordance with established policies, procedures and relevant legislation
  • Demonstrate a high level of risk management knowledge and ensure adherence to all legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Maintain up to date and complete Client files with documentation in hardcopy and/or electronic form as
  • Electronic files are maintained utilizing approved contact management software, approved Client relationship management software and any other required and approved software
  • Display confidence and exercise sound judgement in decision making
  • Take necessary action on issues or concerns arising from internal / external reviews and audits

Skills & Attributes

  • Passion for delivering exceptional member/client service and dedicated to building strong relationships and connections in the community
  • Committed to professional growth and development. Responsible for ensuring skills and knowledge are up to date to meet industry and position requirements
  • Instills confidence and trust of others through thoughtful, clear and open communication
  • Delivers strong business development and advisory services skills
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing priorities and a willingness to tackle new challenges
  • Displays strong awareness of the financial service industry, keeps abreast of the changing environment and understands the components for organizational success
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to members/clients, ensuring their financial well-being is top priority
  • Demonstrates strong attention to detail and accuracy in completing work and providing information
  • Takes a proactive and respectful approach in addressing problems, issues or conflict with a positive view to reaching new and better solutions
  • Commitment to life-long learning
  • Organizes work and assignment of tasks to maximize efficiency, clearly communicates expectations, roles and responsibilities

Experience & Education

  • minimum of five years’ experience in providing financial advice to clients in the areas of financial planning, investment, risk assessment and insurance options
  • CFP designation, life insurance and mutual fund licenses required
  • Combined experience and post-secondary education in the areas that are directly related to industry will be considered.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested applicants can submit cover letter and resume to careers@sdcu.com. Please visit our website at www.sdcu.com/careers for the complete role description.

Financial Advisor

We’re seeking people who are deeply motivated to learn about our customers (members), help them articulate and achieve their goals, and celebrate alongside them when goals are reached.  We want only the most generous of heart, with a deep technical savvy to help our members establish a solid financial foundation, build a strong financial future, grow it and protect it.

As a Financial Advisor, you help members build a financial plan.  You are their financial coach!  For our members, this means increasing their financial fitness to achieve financial well-being.  You’ll help them with goals, establishing priorities and checking in to support progress along the way.  You will be proactive with our members as life changes and marking significant milestones.

You are fascinated with the tools and strategies a member can use to build dreams.  You will engage members in risk management conversations, and you do so with the best interest of the member in mind.

You’ll be successful in this role if you have a rich knowledge of financial planning from experience and education; a Certified Financial Professional (CFP) designation or Personal Financial Professional (PFP) designation, and a Mutual Fund license are all requirements for the role either immediately or within an established timeframe.

The people that know you, trust you.  You are entrepreneurial in nature, and able to work with lots of autonomy.  You seek out goal-setting for yourself.  Those same people describe you as driven, sharp, and an adaptable communicator.  A sense of humour is required.  So is passion…..for your career, your members, our Credit Union, and our community.  We’re deeply committed to volunteerism.  You’ll have many opportunities to contribute to making our communities stronger.

If the above describes you, we want to hear from you.  Submit your cover letter and resume before the end of the day on Tuesday, June 15th, to careers@synergycu.ca.  Please quote competition #212802 in the Subject Line.

Location: Lloydminster, SK

Schedule: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday.

Position:  Permanent full-time

Travel: A minimum of one branch visit per month, will be required.

Please note our hours of operation are currently: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Flexibility to work outside various hours is required for travel, events, and member meetings.

We thank you for your interest, we will only contact those under consideration. If you are successful for this role, you will undergo a bonding process that includes a criminal record check and credit check.

We are committed to being an equal opportunity employer.

Find out more about us!  https://www.youtube.com/user/SynergyCreditUnion

  www.synergycu.ca

Insurance Specialist

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Insurance Specialist to join our team.  ABCU is a full-service open bond Credit Union.  Assets $263 million, loans $197 million, deposits $240 million, staff of 32. At ABCU Credit Union Ltd. (ABCU) our culture is based on our passion to be financial professionals dedicated to doing what is right for our credit union and our members.

The Insurance Specialist is an employee of Credential Financial Strategies in partnership with ABCU, and is a member of a dynamic professional wealth team and plays an integral role in the delivery of personalized advice to our members.  The Insurance Specialist is accountable for developing, maintaining and enhancing member relationships through the purchase and maintenance of numerous insurance solutions. This is achieved by conducting discovery interviews with members and prospects to identify individual needs and goals and creating an appropriate solution, while maintaining consistent practices.

This role also is key in the delivery of wealth services to our membership by uncovering the financial needs of our members and referring those members back to retail, business banking, and other areas of ABCU. The Insurance Specialist is licensed and maintains a high level of knowledge relating to our products and services, sales processes and compliance, and is able to execute trades to:

  • Strive for excellence in communication and organization
  • Plays a vital role in enhancing the member experience and growth and profitability.
  • Take an active role in professional growth and development, and
  • Possess effective business habits and are accountable for meeting/exceeding both personal and corporate goals; including the retention and acquisition of new members.
  • Live the brand by ensuring members feel at home, leverage the fully integrated financial services platform and promote ABCU Credit Union as a good corporate citizen
  • Represent ABCU and Credential Financial Strategies in the communities in which they work and live.

Experience Required

  • High School Diploma; Finance related post-secondary is an asset
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the wealth industry, including securities and compliance
  • Life and Accident Insurance License in the Province of Alberta
  • Certified Financial Planner designation (CFP)
  • Chartered Life Underwriter designation (CLU) and/or equivalent work experience
  • Ability to analyze and interpret the needs of clients and offer the appropriate solutions and resolutions required.
  • Proven experience with business plan development
  • Experience with life, disability, and health insurance sales
  • Proven experience in providing detailed and accurate information to third parties

Interested candidates please provide a cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to:

Janavi Corson, ABCU Credit Union

jcorson@abcu.ca

 

ABCU Credit Union thanks all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Credential Financial Strategies Inc. offers financial planning, life insurance and investments to members of credit unions and their communities. ®Credential is a registered mark owned by Aviso Wealth Inc.

Closing date: This position will remain vacant until a suitable candidate is identified.

Branch Manager, Insurance

This is a great opportunity to lead a growing and enthusiastic team!

Create your future at SASCU. We invite you to be part of a team where you can feel good about the work you do and the positive impact you will have in the communities we serve in the Shuswap. We believe in fostering a work environment that is the perfect blend of friendliness, support, and professionalism (not to mention fun)! Add in a competitive salary, and perks such as our employee incentive plan, reduced banking fees, and spectacular natural scenery, and you’ll see why SASCU is an award-winning employer.

As a Branch Manager, Insurance you will provide leadership to the Insurance team, including Autoplan, Personal Lines, and Commercial Lines employees, leading them to achieve objectives, ensure operational efficiency, and deliver excellent service to customers. The Branch Manager, Insurance achieves customer and employee engagement targets. This position also provides service to customers to fulfill their insurance needs as required and manages a small book of customers, with particular focus on personal accounts.

 

The successful candidate will be accountable to:

  • Manage the overall operation of the insurance branch. and supervise the day-to-day activities of Insurance team, including ICBC, Personal Lines and Commercial Lines employees.
  • Schedule staff and assignment of work, maintains accurate records for time and attendance, and manage time off requests and scheduling conflicts.
  • Take ownership of customer concerns and resolve or support staff in correcting complex and/or difficult service situations.
  • Obtain new business through acquisition of new customers or selling enhancements to existing customer coverages; ensure existing business is maintained.
  • In conjunction with the Director, Wealth and Insurance, initiate and execute marketing activities to build the insurance subsidiary portfolio and achieve growth targets.
  • Coach direct reports on branch objectives/ goals and ensure teamwork to achieve the desired results.
  • Build and support relationships with internal partners (such as Wealth, Commercial, Retail) to achieve business goals and support the growth strategy.
  • In conjunction with the Director, Wealth and Insurance, establish positive and productive relationships with external stakeholders in the insurance industry, across trade associations, in government and regulatory bodies and within the broader community to ensure successful operations of agency.
  • Ensure strong and open channels of communication and collaboration within the subsidiary and across SASCU departments.
  • Is responsible for staffing (hiring and promotions) for the insurance branch and makes recommendations to the Director, Wealth and Insurance on performance improvement actions.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Two years post-secondary education, plus 5 years’ insurance experience, including 2 years at a management level (providing staff supervision and overseeing the operations of an insurance branch). An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered.
  • Level 3 General Insurance Agent’s License, and a minimum of a CAIB, CIP, or FIC designation.
  • Eligibility to act as Nominee.
  • Must have a comprehensive understanding of all lines of insurance products, wordings, exclusions, errors & omissions, and be familiar with risk management techniques.
  • Manages complexity, multiple tasks, and priorities for maximum personal and organizational success.
  • Acts decisively and displays confidence in decision making, suggesting solutions consistent with credit union values, goals, and strategic direction.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Leadership ability, including the ability to coach and develop others.
  • The ability to foster an atmosphere of trust and camaraderie.
  • Time management skills, including ability to effectively prioritize and delegate.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and self-development.

 

This is a full-time Monday to Friday position. Flexibility is expected and may include working Saturday’s as needed for the division. It an excellent opportunity for a community-minded individual to further their career within a successful and growing organization. If this sounds like you, let us know! To apply, please email a cover letter and résumé to us at hr@sascu.com.

 

A bit about SASCU:

SASCU Financial Group offers a broad range of personal and business financial services through SASCU Credit Union and its three lines of business: SASCU Insurance, SASCU Wealth, and Commercial banking. SASCU Credit Union branches are in Sicamous and Sorrento, plus two in Salmon Arm. Established in 1946, SASCU has more than 19,000 members, 150 staff, and over $900 million in assets. Learn more at sascu.com

 

A note on COVID-19:

Additional safety precautions have been put in place to protect SASCU staff and the public. More details can be found here: sascu.com/covid-19-response. Further information will be provided later in the recruitment process.

 

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Financial Services Relationship Manager

Create your future here.

You might say we have a healthy obsession with finding new ways to create value for our members. Helping them achieve their financial goals is what gets us out of bed in the morning.

Along with plenty of caffeine, what fuels us is getting to work with some of the brightest and nicest folks around. And we are energized by the exciting changes ahead.

We need to expand our Retail Services Team to help us evolve through the next stage of our growth journey, and we hope you can help shape our future.

 

The Role: Financial Services Relationship Manager, Regina

Are you….

  • Able to take a holistic approach with each member interaction in order to provide the right solutions which involves identifying referral opportunities to other lines of business including wealth management and business services?
  • Entrepreneurial in your approach to building business, with a proven track record in sales and business development?
  • A motivated and results-oriented professional who believes that getting involved in the community, building relationships and participating in business development and networking events is fundamental to building a pipeline of prospects and opportunity?
  • A team player with accomplished listening skills and a genuine interest in helping members meet their current and future financial needs?
  • A proactive, knowledgeable, self-starter, able to provide core products and services to our members using a variety of traditional and non-traditional delivery channels?
  • A Grade 12 graduate with 3-5 years of experience providing holistic financial advice including proficiency in lending and adjudicating? (University Degree or completion of some CFP or equivalent courses would be considered an asset.)

 

If so….

As part of the TCU Team, you will be responsible for delivering core banking products and financial services to members through a consultative relationship. This includes:

  • Managing a growing portfolio of relationships
  • Providing a holistic approach to services
  • Developing business through community involvement and networking opportunities
  • Providing lending products including personal and mortgage loans
  • Providing deposit products such as GIC and RRSP
  • Positively influencing member acceptance of a technology driven approach to banking services
  • Establishing relationships of trust and confidence with members to ensure retention of existing business and future business.

Then….

This opportunity may be the one for you!

Get to know us

TCU Financial Group is a Saskatchewan credit union who, for over six decades, has been dedicated to helping our members and our own TCU Team reach their goals. Our roots and our commitment to fostering financial health in our communities run deep.

Rewarding times ahead

We’re growing and evolving our organization – and we need talented people who are passionate about creating and delivering meaningful financial solutions for our members. In addition to providing competitive compensation, benefits and pension programs, we support our TCU Financial Group Team and their families by providing an enhanced vacation program to enjoy time doing what they love outside of work.

Thank you for your interest in exploring your future with us! 

 The deadline for this career opportunity is Monday, April 5, 2021.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources Department

TCU Financial Group

PO Box 5050

Saskatoon SK  S7K 4E3

Email:  hr@tcu.sk.ca

Web site: www.tcufinancialgroup.com

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