Job Opening: Financial Planner

Financial Planner

Opening locations: Odenton MD, New York, New York & Burlingame CA

MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. is a well established, hourly, fee-only financial planning company that is expanding. We offer a great team environment, a reputation for excellence, established clients and excellent growth potential to help you reach your personal and professional goals.

We feel our team members are as important as our clients, and we work to provide both with a great atmosphere and learning environment. We value our team members and we take pride in recognizing their outstanding talents and efforts. We are committed to the delivery of superior quality and service based on a foundation of honesty, integrity and ethical treatment.

MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. has served the Washington, DC, Maryland, New York, Southern & Northern CA for the last 15 years. We specialize in hourly, fee only or project based comprehensive financial planning. We don’t sell financial product and don’t manage assets. We provide high touch services designed to exceed the client’s expectations. We customize our services for each client, coordinating specific financial resources with goals, risk tolerance and lifestyle. Our clients enjoy the peace of mind that comes from delegating their financial details and big-picture outlook to qualified and compassionate advisors. As a result, we have a business built on significant client referrals.

We are currently seeking dedicated team players who are familiar with the financial planning and investment management process, and is dedicated to helping take our company to the next level. Our Financial Planner position requires a passionate and goal-oriented, self-motivated and professional person. All candidates should demonstrate a desire to network, build relationships and communicate effectively with people.

Initial Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in client meetings
  • Review client information, help develop recommendations, and assist in client meetings
  • Work with the financial planning software (MoneyGuidePro) to prepare plans
  • Organize and manage client data
  • Post client meetings, develop meeting notes, coordinate planning implementation with MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. team members and Strategic Partners (SPs)
  • Work with various custodians on client account issues/maintenance
  • Maintain a strong commitment to teamwork and contribute to the overall success of the company
  • Use time effectively; prioritize urgent concerns and long-term needs
  • Assist other Certified Financial Planner™ professionals in profiling clients, issue spotting, researching issues utilizing available resources, new client acquisition, and developing sophisticated planning strategies
  • Demonstrate excellent people skills
  • Prepare, coordinate and follow through on any needed correspondence with new or existing clients
  • Continuously monitor clients’ financial situations with detail and accuracy
  • Suggest ways to improve our work and the efficiency of our procedures
  • Show dedication to networking, continuing education and establishing expert relationships with strategic partners in our community
  • Lead para-planning project independently

Future Expected Key Areas of Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate excellent professionalism by being confident in the delivery of advice to clients via conference call or face-to-face meetings
  • Manage client relationships unsupervised
  • Generate new referral leads for yourself and the firm overall


  • Passionate about helping people
  • B.A. or B.S. in financial or business related field, or work experience if degree not related
  • CFP® certification required
  • CFA and CPA helpful, but not required
  • Excellent knowledge of financial planning industry regulations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong persuasive and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to identify, meet and follow through with client’s needs and requirements
  • Must be a self-starter and a problem solver
  • Must be a goal-oriented team player
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must demonstrate excellence in organizational and time management skills
  • Able to perform multiple tasks efficiently
  • Exceptional phone and client service skills, positive and upbeat attitude at all times


  • Competitive compensation based upon production of financial plans
  • All business related expenses are paid for by MainStreet Financial Planning
  • Infrastructure & support are provided
  • Additional compensation for para-planning work, while in traning
  • Career Track available with ability to share in profits
  • Ownership & licensing opportunity
  • 3 month company training provided
  • 1 week paid vacation, after 1 year of service
  • 3 paid/sick personal days per year
  • New York Stock Exchange Paid Holidays
  • Company paid long term disability insurance
  • Retirement plan; company matching contributions after 1 year of service
  • Monthly cell phone/internet subsidy
  • Company provided laptop
  • Profit sharing opportunity
  • Educational reimbursement (continued education & conference attendance)
  • Subsidized professional dues (NAPFA, GNP, XYPN & FPA)
  • Mentorship and Learning Opportunities

Position Overview

This is a professional position of Financial Planner, and you will work directly Anna & Jim and with the other planners on existing firm clients as well as new clients.

You will train directly with Anna Sergunina to prepare financial plans using customized Excel-based spreadsheets, Word templates, Morningstar Advisor Workstation, and MoneyGuidePro financial planning software.

Thorough computer skills are a must and superior knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required to prepare cash flow projections and assist in rebalancing client investment portfolios.

You must be comfortable with data entry, analysis and interpretation. Many of your projects require conclusions documented in client letters and internal memos; as such, your writing skills must be excellent.

Anna Sergunina are available to provide mentoring and big picture direction but you must have the ability to utilize critical thinking skills and work independently. Ideally you would quickly become the primary contact person for a many of the firm’s clients to free up our time to find other qualified individuals to serve.

Eventually this position will evolve into working under less supervision, as a lead planner, as soon as you have gained the necessary skills and experience.

MainStreet Financial Planning, Inc. (MSFP) reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way MSFP desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the Employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.”

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