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Financial Planning Associate (Start Date June 2024)


Title: Financial Planning Associate
Location: Downers Grove, IL


An entry level support role assisting financial advisors, associate advisors and their teams in helping clients achieve their personal financial goals and objectives.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Personal Financial Planning, Finance, Accounting, or Business
  • Basic knowledge of financial planning terms and concepts
  • Proficient in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office
  • Prior work experience in a financial services environment preferred

Essential Functions:

  • Actively participates in all training provided and completes assigned work
  • Prepares personal financial statements, schedules, and reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information as needed for clients
  • Prepares / updates retirement planning and or cash flow schedules
  • Updates and monitors asset allocation schedules
  • Ability to research different planning, investment, and tax issues
  • Prepares and completes personal income tax returns by tax filing deadlines
  • Utilizes BNA software to prepare personal income tax projections throughout the year.  Updates and communicates results of tax projections quarterly to verify individual estimated tax requirements
  • Prints and assembles client meeting material
  • Maintains, assigns, and updates task list with detailed information and follow up
  • Communicates effectively with team members, Practice Manager(s) and Advisor(s) on on-going basis
  • Attends, participates, and adds value in staff and PA meetings by sharing ideas with the group and collaborating with others to bring the staff together
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing results as needed, including special projects
  • Complies with strict company and SEC rules / guidelines including daily completion and timely submission of timesheets and time clock, if required
  • Prepares routine correspondence

Financial Planning Associate – Non-Exempt (Continued)

  • Organizes and maintains a variety of files, records, and databases
  • Fields phone calls from clients and external business partners
  • Responds timely to client and internal requests for information
  • Additional duties, responsibilities, requirements, and activities as requested

Nonessential Functions:

  • Make copies of client materials as needed
  • Image client meeting materials
  • Supply beverages in client meetings as needed
  • Provide backup for receptionist, as needed


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ethical conduct
  • Professional demeanor
  • Computer proficiency
  • Able to be proactive
  • Ability to follow direction
  • Time management and ability to organize/manage multiple deadline-oriented projects
  • Ability to exercise good judgement
  • Strong team player; as well as possess the ability to work independently
  • Problem solving / analysis
  • Able to apply knowledge from past tasks to current situations
  • Attention to detail; accuracy with figures; data input
  • Knowledge of financial planning terms. investments, and familiarity with brokerage statements
  • Interest in all aspects of personal financial planning, tax and estate planning
  • Flexibility / Dependability

JMG is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

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