Associate Financial Advisor - Abbott Laboratories Employees Credit Union
Gurnee, IL 
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Job Description

The Associate Financial Advisor (AFA) primarily focuses on helping credit union members assess and meet the core financial needs of growth, income, protection and legacy. They will also work with credit union employees to help credit union members meet the other two core financial needs of cash management and credit. As a member of a financial advisor team, AFAs will focus on adding new credit union members to the CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI) book of business and on working with existing CBSI members. Typically they will work a segment of the team's book of business, covering a territory of the credit union such as certain branches, departments etc.

Alignment with credit union and CBSI mission & culture will also be very important for success. The AFA position is designed to allow high potential candidates to enter the brokerage/insurance/investment advice business and develop under the leadership and coaching of their lead financial advisor (LFA). This position also brings additional capacity to the advisor team to serve more credit union members across the six core financial needs. Based on performance and opportunity, there is potential for career advancement to include that of LFA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Gain full understanding of credit union members financial and personal goals and put the customer needs first while working with them to Identify, execute and follow up on opportunities to gather additional client assets
  • Meet and profile prospective clients, review investment goals, prepare presentations, recommend investment products, follow up on client contacts, and help customers meet their needs through the sale of investment and securities products.
  • Build strong relationships with members within the credit union, profile and execute on new business, effectively work an existing book of business, assess member needs and recommend the right combination of products and solutions by consistently using the prescribed sales process.
  • Adhere to all FINRA and insurance rules and regulations, as well as to all company policies.
  • Achieve sales and revenue goals and meet certain professional growth and development goals.
  • Organize and assist with the delivery of branch seminars and ensure appropriate follow-up from these events.
  • Participate in execution of local marketing development plan.
  • Responsible for maintaining existing client relationships and following up with clients to manage future investment needs.

The above statement of duties is not intended to be all inclusive and other duties will be assigned from time to time.

Job Requirements:

  • FINRA Securities Industry Essentials Examination, Series 6, 63 registrations required; IAR (65/66 or appropriate designation) required or ability to obtain within 6 months; FINRA Series 7 preferred
  • Life/health and variable insurance licenses
  • Three years financial services sales & service experience preferred
  • Strong people, sales and relationship skills
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Self-starter eager to develop and expand knowledge
  • For individuals new to this role:
    • Have a satisfactory background check and securities registration with our licensed broker-dealer and/or verify all required insurance licensing.
    • Have all outside business activity reviewed to ensure no conflicts of interest exist and applicable regulatory requirements are met


Physical Job Analysis:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, write and operate a computer keyboard, standard office equipment and telephone. The employee is frequently required to move about and reach for items. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

CUNA Mutual Group's insurance, retirement and investment products provide financial security and protection to credit unions and their members worldwide. As a dynamic and growing company, we strive to create a culture of performance, high standards and defined values. In return for your skills and contributions, we offer highly competitive compensation and benefit packages, significant professional growth, and the opportunity to win and be rewarded.

Please provide your Work Experience and Education or attach a copy of your resume. Applications received without this information may be removed from consideration.

CUNA Mutual Group is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
3+ years
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