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Foster & Motley is looking for a Technology and Operations Manager and Associate Financial Planner to join our team.

About Foster & Motley

Foster & Motley is an independent, employee-owned, fee-only firm that provides clients with comprehensive financial planning and investment management. We manage $1.4 Billion in client assets and have 37 dedicated employees. We were recently ranked in the top 100 financial advisory firms in the nation by CNBC and locally recognized as finalist in the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work” award. The culture of the firm promotes collaboration, professional growth, and a commitment to providing exceptional client service.

What We Offer
  • Collaborative work environment where you can make a difference in the lives of our clients
  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Annual profitability/performance bonus
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) plan with discretionary profit sharing
  • Medical, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability and Group Life insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Opportunities for professional growth and continuing education


Associate Financial Planner

Position Summary

Support Foster & Motley Financial Planners in preparation of client financial plans.  This is a full-time position located in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Support Financial Planners in the development and maintenance of comprehensive financial plans focused on cash flow, tax planning, investment strategy, retirement planning, estate planning, executive compensation planning and risk management.  
  • Assist Financial Planners with client communications, implementing a financial plan, researching specific planning issues, and developing specialized analyses for a client’s comprehensive plan.
  • Develop and maintain a “client-first” service mentality.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to work as a team, find solutions and develop new skills.
  • This is a position that has room for advancement.
  • Support tax manager with the preparation of income tax returns.

Qualifications

  • CFP® and/or CPA or working towards either designation.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 2-5 years of professional experience in a wealth management or financial services field and a strong background in tax is preferred but not required.
  • Detail-oriented with a demand for a high degree of accuracy and ability to follow direction.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office products. Proficiency in eMoney preferred but not required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player, able to work well with all levels of the firm and with clients.
  • Interest in professional and personal growth by involvement with professional and/or community organizations.

To Apply

If interested, please email your resume to careers@fosterandmotley.com. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence.


Technology and Operations Manager

Position Summary

Full time opportunity in Cincinnati, Ohio (Kenwood area) for experienced hands-on technology and operations leader.  A comprehensive knowledge transfer program with current manager will ease the new manager’s transition into this key role.

Major Responsibilities

Leadership and Management
  • Responsible for planning and execution of firm’s technology and operations strategy. 
  • Leverage strong project management and team leadership skills to organize, prioritize and manage multiple team projects. Maintain technology roadmap and budget. 
  • Maintain response policies and procedures for cybersecurity incidents, disaster recovery and business continuity.  Conduct readiness drills and training.
Network & Systems
  • Maintain reliable and secure network and systems infrastructure, data network and telecommunication systems.  
  • Hands-on administration of Windows 10 desktop and mobile computers, Microsoft Office 365, Exchange Online, Cisco Umbrella, Active Directory, Azure AD Connect, Group Policy, SonicWall VPN, Ubiquiti wireless networks. 
  • Monitor and assess risks that impact systems access and reliability, network security and data integrity.  Implement system hardening policies and controls.
  • Oversee 3rd party technology vendor. 
Business Operations
  • Lead technology and operations team. Supervise operations specialists responsible for business support activities including data management, account reconciliation, portfolio accounting, website updates, marketing support, client portal management and compliance reporting. 
  • Administer and support business applications including Microsoft Office, Tamarac Reporting and Trading, netDocuments, Salesforce, eMoney, PreciseFP and Schwab Institutional. Coordinate user training.  Lead selection and deployment of new systems.
  • Become familiar with firm’s business practices and processes in order to identify opportunities to improve processes through automation.  Research and prototype prospective solutions. Continually assess and plan for future business needs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiar with a variety of technology system concepts, best practices, and procedures. 
  • Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • A wide degree of technical problem-solving skills, creativity and business aptitude is expected.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Present ideas in non-technical language.
  • Must be able to work independently and with others.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and / or equivalent work experience.
  • Must be experienced providing comprehensive technology and business systems services in small-to-medium sized businesses environment. 
  • Relevant experience in financial services sector (accounting, financial planning, investment management) is a plus. 

To Apply

If interested, please email your resume to careers@fosterandmotley.com. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence. Download the job description here.