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Financial Advisor Planning Development Program

Bank of America
San Diego, CA
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Company Bank of America

Job Title Financial Advisor Planning Development Program

Jobid bankofamerica-17073152SanDiegoCA

Location: San Diego, CA, 92108, USA

Description **Job Description:**

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is a leading provider of comprehensive wealth management and investment products and services for individuals and businesses. With 10,869 Financial Advisors and $1.9 trillion in client balances as of December 31, 2015, Merrill Lynch is among the largest businesses of its kind in the world.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management specializes in goals-based wealth management, including planning for retirement, education, legacy, and other life goals through investment advice and guidance. Merrill Lynch’s financial advisors help clients pursue the life they envision through a one-on-one relationship with a financial advisor committed to their needs — an advisor with access to the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is part of Bank of America Corporation.

The Team Financial Advisor (TFA) role is a specific functional role aligned to a Financial Advisor (FA) team for the purpose of concentrating on a targeted aspect of the Team’s business. The primary focus of the TFA Business Management role is to ensure the FA team has a defined business plan along with team roles and responsibilities and to track to the goals in the plan. The TFA Business Manager will own, manage and track to the components of the team’s client segmentation and pricing model. The TFA Business Manager will need to apply future industry trends and firm strategy to the team’s practice.

**Key Responsibilities**

+ Understand all aspects of an optimal practice and complete the training and development needed to prepare for a successful career as a Financial Advisor

+ Ensure the team has a Business Plan in place that defines a clear vision for the practice along with goals and objectives, team roles and responsibilities and processes for all of the Optimal Practice Model Functional Roles

+ Hold regular practice meetings to drive accountability to business plan

+ Track and monitor progress to goals

+ Manage and fund an established budget for practice expenses

+ Monitor and manage team’s business expenses

+ Ensure team is using client segmentation, pricing and profitability model

+ Leverage partners within the firm to drive the overall vision for the practice

+ Evaluate team practice using the SWOT Analysis

+ Create professional development plans for team members

+ May manage team “staff”(Investment Associates/Client Associates)

+ Establish and maintain relationships with the management team and inform them of any circumstances that require supervisory attention/review/approval per compliance guidelines and policies

+ Complete required training, obtain industry licenses (Series 7 & 66), master assessments, maintain continuing education requirements and meet minimum performance standards

+ Source prospective clients, capitalize on referrals and assess customer needs

+ Deliver highly customized solutions and through collaboration deliver the full resources of Bank of America Merrill Lynch

+ This position may be subject to SAFE Act registration requirements. Pursuant to the SAFE Act requirements, all employees engaged in residential loan mortgage originations must register with the federal registry system and remain in good standing. If your position requires SAFE Act registration, you will be required to register and to submit to the required SAFE Act background check and registration process. Failure to obtain and/or maintain SAFE Act registration may result in your immediate termination. Legal authorization to work in the US now and in the future without sponsorship is required.


+ Proven ability to influence, develop and motivate others

+ Proven ability to think strategically

+ Strong meeting facilitation skills

+ Proven ability to assess needs of clients and recommend appropriate solutions/interventions

+ Proven ability to work collaboratively on a team and with key partners

+ Proven ability to listen and probe for clarity and understanding

+ Ability to source clients through prospecting and networking

+ Ability to work in an environment where the majority of your compensation is tied to your performance

+ Goal and results oriented

+ Effective communication skills (written and verbal)

+ Strong follow-through skills Computer/technical literacy and proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel

**NOTE: In addition to Business Management, this position may be considered for both the Planning and Investment and Financing roles**

**Ideal candidate will have:**

+ At minimum a Bachelors Degree

+ Masters of Business Administration Degree and/or equivalent business experience

+ Experience working in business management / leadership role

+ Proficiency in using SalesForce / Client Relationship Manager Tool

+ Budget management experience

+ Strong understanding of the Financial Advisor role

**Posting Date** : 10/27/2017

**Location** :


Carlsbad, CA, 1000 AVIARA PKWY (CA0801),

La Jolla, CA, 7825 FAY AVE (CA0808),

Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 5951 LA SENDITA BLDG A (CA0812),


San Diego, CA, 4365 EXECUTIVE DR (CA0815),

San Diego, CA, 701 B ST (CA0816),

- United States

**Travel** : Yes, 5% of the time

**Full / Part-time** : Full time

**Hours Per Week** : 37.5

**Shift** : 1st shift

**Assistance for Applicants with Disabilities**

Bank of America is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides an equal employment opportunity to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an application, please visit the Applicants with Disabilities page at http://careers.bankofamerica.com/us/applicants-with-disabilities .

**Diversity & Inclusion**

At Bank of America, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is helping us to create not only a great place to work, but also an environment where our employees, our customers and our communities around the world can reach their goals and connect with each other. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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