Kahler Financial Group (Rapid City, SD) Seeking Lead Financial Planner
Do you have an excitement for solving technical financial problems? An equally strong desire to connect emotionally with people and help them negotiate their relationship with money. A passion for self-development? How about a bit of an entrepreneurial spirit?
If so, consider joining Kahler Financial Group, and principal Rick Kahler, a company recognized for its thought leadership in the financial planning and the financial therapy profession. We are a Holacratic “purpose driven company” that encourages a culture of transparency, self-development, and self-organization. Our purpose is to transform the financial and emotional well-being of people, and we start with ourselves.
We currently seek a Lead Financial Planner with strong analytical skills to perform financial planning and a passion for the client relationship. We prefer a candidate with 5 years or more of experience doing client-centered comprehensive financial planning. It is also preferable to have completed a 12+ month course of training in some area of coaching, financial therapy or financial life planning.
We have a team/ensemble approach to financial planning, so all employees work with many of the same clients. Our specialties are comprehensive financial planning, financial therapy, asset protection strategies, real estate, and business planning. Our average client is a high-net-worth business owner, professional, or retiree. Our clients are located through the US and we meet virtually with about half of them.
The primary skill we seek for this position is the ability to develop complex financial plans and demonstrate deep listening skills. This includes a keen interest and love for the analysis of financial data and a passion to develop the interior skills needed to successfully facilitate clients toward financial and emotional wellbeing.
Work with HNW clients in both a technical and emotional financial planning role
Demonstrate good social, communication and non-verbal listening skills
Develop meeting agendas and generating detailed financial plans
Work collaboratively with team members
Confidently deliver advice to clients via conference calls, online meetings, or face-to-face meetings
Structure financial advice around the client’s strategic financial and emotional situation
Maintain high ethical standards, confidentiality and professionalism at all times
Energized by the analysis of technical data and devising sophisticated planning solutions
Has a space at home for an office, free from interruptions
Will commit to a course of study to acquire deep-listening, client-facing skills
Strong analytical skills, able to see the big picture and apply critical thinking
Has a desire to become more aware, present, and conscious
Has good self-management skills and uses the GTD system
Is open to applying the principles of Non-violent Communication in the workplace
Able to meet deadlines, a Meyers Briggs “J”
Is attracted to a Holacratic purpose-driven company using a self-organizing governance structure
Has an “owner’s attitude”
Is a quick learner
Does not view themselves as above doing any task or accountability
Takes personal responsibility and keeps agreements
Holds the CFP® Designation
Has 5-10 years’ experience as a financial planner
Has an undergraduate degree or graduate degree in financial planning or a related field
We will consider a virtual relationship for this position, however living in Rapid City is preferred
Flexible work schedules (we fully support working parents and work-life balance)
Part Time/Full Time negotiable based on candidate availability/capability
401K Plan and profit-sharing plan
Paid holidays and paid time off
Technology, personal development, fitness, and education allowances
Paid membership fees for industry associations
Virtual infrastructure to accommodate remote/telework
Potential equity for candidates who bring an existing book of clients
We are accepting applications for a telework/remote position; however, we will give first preference to any candidates willing to move to Rapid City. Send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In your cover letter please tell us: What attracts you to Kahler Financial Group?
What would you bring to Kahler Financial Group?
What do you need most from Kahler Financial Group?
If willing to relocate, what would attract you to Rapid City other than working at KFG?
We are an equal opportunity employer. Selected candidate may be required to pass a drug test and background check and will be asked to complete multiple personality and/or competency tests. Our interview process is extensive.