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Consumer Investments Financial Solutions Advisor - Midway Financial Center - St. Paul, MN

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Job Description:

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better by connecting clients and communities to the resource they need to be successful. Make a difference where it counts by joining our industry-leading wealth management team at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. We’re looking for the next generation of financial advisors—those with a passion for people and drive to make clients’ financial lives better. Going beyond portfolios and investment strategies, you’ll consider a client’s entire, complex financial picture, and then guide them with advice and solutions to help them live their best financial lives.

The Advisor Development Program will help provide you with the necessary training and guidance through a defined path to become the financial advisor you want to be. From marketing yourself to managing your own practice, we’ll equip you with everything you need as you move through the stages of development. The Financial Center Financial Solutions Advisor role is a pivotal entry point for experienced advisors looking to grow in a world-class organization. At this stage, you’ll fully immerse yourself in the financial lives of our clients, while building strong relationships across Bank of America. As your career grows, you’ll be exposed to new and exciting products, platforms and tools to help you serve your clients and deliver exceptional care.

This position is 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. Since 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.

We’ll help you
Get training and one-on-one mentorship from managers who are invested in your success. You’ll enroll in our Academy for Consumer and Small Business to develop as an advisor; the potential for growth is yours!
Build connections to grow your network and business. Leverage our relationships with one out of two U.S. households. Starting at a financial center, you’ll interact with banking clients, small business owners and higher net worth clients alike. You’ll also tap into a range of experts, from mortgage lenders to investment analysts.
Provide end-to-end comprehensive advice. Deliver client reviews/presentations with confidence, including reviews of financial goals, and recommend strategies to help clients achieve their financial goals.
Learn about the full suite of financial solutions. Connect clients to all of the solutions we provide, including core Banking, Investment & Life Priority™ solutions, through Bank of America and Merrill Lynch to meet their financial needs.

As an advisor, you can look forward to
• Unlimited potential for professional growth.
• A strong referral network from across the business to increase opportunities for client acquisition and provide access to partners who are specialists in their field.
• Robust marketing strategies to reach wider audiences with greater appeal. 
• Ongoing professional development to deepen your skills and optimize your practice as the industry evolves.
• Leadership opportunities, including leading client and conference seminars and mentoring junior associates.

You’re a person who (required skills)
• Currently holds Series 7 & 66 (63 & 65 in lieu of 66) licenses. If you do not currently hold the 66 but have either a 63 or 65, an offer can be extended with the condition that a passing score is received for the missing series within 60 days.
• Has at least one year experience in the investments industry, including investment training and in-depth knowledge of investment products and services.
• Has at least one year experience working in the financial service industry and/or a sales environment where goals were met or exceeded.
• Sets and accomplishes goals, achieving whatever you put your mind to.
• Builds and nurtures strong relationships.
• Collaborates effectively with others to get things done.
• Communicates effectively and confidently and is comfortable engaging all clients.
• Manages goals, navigates complexity, prioritizes tasks and executes in a fast-paced environment.
• Likes to learn, adapts to new information and seeks the right solutions for clients.
• Efficiently manages your time and capacity.
• Is thorough and thoughtful in incorporating relevant regulatory due diligence into daily activities and long-term strategies for clients.
 
You’ll be better prepared if you have (desired skills)
• Strong computer skills and the ability to multitask in a demanding environment.
• A bachelor’s degree, preferably in business-related field.
• At least three years’ experience working in the financial service industry and/or a sales environment where goals were met or exceeded.
• Achieved additional professional designations such as Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and/or Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC).
• Obtained your insurance licenses.

We’re a culture that
• Is committed to building a workplace where every employee is welcomed and given the support and resources to build and advance their careers. Along with taking care of our clients we want to be a great place for people to work, and we strive to create an environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their goals.
• Believes diversity makes us stronger so we can reflect, connect to and meet the diverse needs of our clients around the world.
• Provides continuous training and developmental opportunities to help employees achieve their goals, whatever their background or experience.
• Is committed to advancing our tools, technology, and ways of working. We always put our clients first to meet their evolving needs.
• Believes in responsible growth and is dedicated to supporting communities around the world by connecting them to the lending, investing and giving they need to remain vibrant and vital.

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

At Bank of America, I get to make a difference every day.

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Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor

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Advise clients on their investment goals in order to pursue those goals

As a Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor, my job is to advise my clients on their investment goals and match them with the right portfolio and specialists to help them pursue those goals.

I interact with clients from all walks of life, from small-business owners developing a financial plan to new parents looking to start saving money for their child’s college education. I match my knowledge of financial markets and investment products with clients’ individual investment needs.

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Accomplishing performance goals through needs-based analysis and client follow-up

A key part of my role is accomplishing performance goals through consultative, needs-based analysis and organized follow up with my clients.

When I first started, I had a lot to learn about the investment world and compliance standards but I was equipped with the tools and training I needed to succeed.

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Team environment

In my last job, I worked mostly on my own. Here, I get to work in a team environment every day. I even get some of my best referrals from my teammates.
And since I work with people in so many different departments, I’m able to build connections and learn more about other roles.

Everyone here is really supportive of your career growth.

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Regular meetings with your manager to make your goals a reality

I meet with my manager on a regular basis to talk about my goals, and she gives me advice for how to make them a reality.

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Trained by the award-winning Academy at Bank of America
2019 Brandon Hall Gold Award for “Best Launch of a Corporate Learning University”

As a Merrill Financial Solutions Advisor, you will participate in the award-winning Academy at Bank of America.

From my first day to today, the Academy has equipped me with all the knowledge, skills and resources I need to be successful.

I’m hoping to move into a leadership role in the future and I feel I’ll be able to make this a reality, thanks to my manager and the people around me.

And it’s that kind of support that makes it so easy to support my clients every day.

We all have goals. Pursue yours at Bank of America and Merrill.

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Learn more: bankofamerica.com/Careers

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Bank of America and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

Investment products:
Are Not FDIC Insured
Are Not Bank Guaranteed
May Lose Value

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”) makes available certain investment products sponsored, managed, distributed or provided by companies that are affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”). MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.

MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2019 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

Full time

JR-20009469

Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 20% of the time

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Street Address

Primary Location:
1636 University Ave W, MN, Saint Paul, 55104