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Relationship Manager - Preferred: Series 65 or QKA

Company: Avantax
Location: Dubuque
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

Blucora has a bold aspiration: we are committed to giving all people the tools needed to lead healthy financial lives - tools often reserved for the wealthy.We now turn to the next leg, developing the technological tools that make our vision of financial health for all a reality. Atypical for the financial services industry, we take a contemporary approach to strategy and product development that is founded in user insights, rapid testing, and a singular focus on driving end-user value.Since charting new territory daily is part of everyone's job at Blucora, we've attracted team members who thrive on the challenge, encourage each other, and are passionately committed to the goal. If you agree that problem-solving is a team sport, and feel energized by a good debate, deep-dive research, or a fun night out with colleagues, we might be the right firm for you!Position SummaryAvantax Planning Partners, a subsidiary of Blucora and sister company to Avantax Wealth Management and TaxAct, is seeking aRelationship Manager - Retirement Plan Servicesthat will be responsible for providing retirement plans with superior customer service. This individual will serve as the day-to-day contact for retirement plan clients and participants and will independently present at client and participant meetings which will require travel. This individual must have a strong knowledge of the 401(k) industry as a whole and will take on additional duties as assigned such as assisting with takeover plans, reporting, and presentation preparation.Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the main contact for client and participant retirement plan questions.
  • Enhance client, CPA affiliate, and participant relationships as a strategic partner within Avantax Retirement Plan Services.
  • Identify ancillary opportunities for personal planning and risk management in support of CPA affiliates and financial professionals.
  • Perform proactive client communications to ensure they are receiving excellent service.
  • Annually review plan and fees to determine profitability and competitiveness.
  • Present Executive Summaries at annual client meetings, based on company direction.
  • Attend and present at employee education meetings, as requested.
  • Prepare materials for employee education meetings.
  • Assist in RPS automation and technology initiatives.
  • Maintain and develop processes and procedures.
  • Complete ad hoc projects assigned by Management.
  • Support team projects and drive service improvements for the RPS book of business.
  • Provide support/backup on the conversion of takeover plans to the current recordkeeping system.
  • Stay current with changing retirement plan rules and regulations, and attend training seminars, user groups, and workshops as deemed necessary.
  • Work toward continuous quality improvement.
  • Stay current with changing technology, including software and financial programs.
  • Uphold, support, and promote all company policies and procedures.Education & Experience
    • Bachelor's degree or associate degree in a related field is preferred.
    • 2+ years of retirement industry experience required.
    • Knowledge of IRS and DOL regulations relating to qualified plans.
    • Strong computer skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CRM Database.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
      • FINRA Series 65 licensing is preferred.
      • Qualified 401(k) Administration (QKA) is preferred.Physical Demand & Work Effort
        • Keying/typing, standing, walking.
        • Sitting for an extended period.
        • Constant mental and/or visual attention; the work is either repetitive or diversified requiring constant alertness in an office environment.
        • The job is typically performed under comfortable working conditions; any disagreeable elements are generally absent during the normal performance of the job.
        • Compliance with company attendance standards.Comprehensive BenefitsWe offer a competitive salary, outstanding benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid vacation and sick days, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and 401(k) with company match.#AvantaxAt Blucora, we believe our work benefits from the diverse perspectives of our employees. As such, Blucora welcomes and celebrates diversity and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity employment. At Blucora, you can expect a supportive, open, and inclusive atmosphere and a team that values your contributions.Blucora, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Avantax Wealth Management, Avantax Planning Partners (formerly HK Financial Services), and TaxAct are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, and any other status protected under federal or state law. Blucora considers information gathered in the hiring process, including information on this application, confidential, and only shares it on a need-to-know basis or as required by law.If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or by calling 972-870-6000 to speak with a member of the HR Talent Acquisition team.

Keywords: Avantax, Dubuque , Relationship Manager - Preferred: Series 65 or QKA, Executive , Dubuque, Iowa

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