Careers at Summitry

Financial Planning Associate

Join an acclaimed and collegial 30+ person firm, on its way to becoming the most admired wealth management firm, serving high-net-worth individuals in the Bay Area. Summitry combines comprehensive financial planning and institutional-grade investment management to secure better futures for our clients.

Job Summary

A Financial Planning Associate (FPA) supports Financial Advisors in serving existing clients. An FPA must have strong critical-thinking skills and work well within and across teams. A qualified candidate is a clear communicator, detail-oriented, organized, has a high degree of follow-through, handles multiple tasks efficiently, and thrives in a fast-paced working environment where every day is different.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Input data into financial planning software and develops initial planning recommendations during sales phase, onboarding, and ongoing maintenance of client relationships
  • Is responsible for all aspects of pre-client meeting activities (such as scheduling meetings and preparing meeting agendas and client portfolio presentations) as well as post-client meeting tasks (such as processing client meeting notes, entering data into the database, and setting tasks for client requests)
  • Provide dedicated support to Financial Advisors through collaboration and organization
  • Lead smaller client relationships and provides client service calls


  • 1-2 years of financial planning/para-planning experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • CFP® or FPQP® designation (or attained within 1-2 years of joining the firm)
  • Highly proficient in MS Office; experience with eMoney, and Tamarac/AdvisorView/other CRM a plus
  • Excellent communication, organizational, computer, and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive contributing team player able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow through on projects effectively
  • Must have mode of transportation for travel (prospect/client meetings)

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary based on experience
  • Company profit-sharing plan (eligible after 6 months of employment plus 1 full quarter) and quarterly
    bonus based on successfully completing planning/service metrics
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage, Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account, and 401K plan

    Aaron Szager, Advisor Group Manager



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