CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

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At Howard Bailey Financial, our mission

is to always seek a better approach, a better method, a better answer, and a better result to the financial challenges and objectives of the people we serve.

Our team members are more like family. We seek to ensure that we are honoring their commitment to the firm as much as we do our clients. We currently offer competitive compensation, health insurance, 401K, Life, Disability and paid time off. In addition, we have a work hard/play hard atmosphere. When we are not serving our clients, you may find us chatting about the daily morning brainteaser, grabbing lunch together or enjoying a company-sponsored spa day as a reward for doing an awesome job. We certainly recognize that our team members are what make our continued growth possible.

Current Job Openings:


Service Advisor

Location: Fort Wayne and Mishawaka offices

Would your best friend describe you as curious and always looking for more? You’re intentional, client service driven, administratively superior, self-motivated and you find fulfillment in supporting others. Is the ability to help and serve others a top priority for you? You possess a high degree of integrity. Do you love working on a team and building relationships? Then, our well established and growing financial firm would like to talk to you!

What sets Howard Bailey apart is that our Service Advisors primarily work with existing clients deepening the relationship, uncovering new opportunities and supporting our Financial Advisors. They are able to spend their time focusing on helping the client--rather than finding them. During the course of a Service Advisor’s professional development, they will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with existing clients. The ideal candidate for this role will be someone who enjoys learning, building relationships and consultative sales. This awesome relationship builder is certainly ambitious but more focused on the client, supporting others and possibly continuing to work in a supporting role for a number of years. This person will be a firm advocate of FOLLOW UP, FOLLOW UP, FOLLOW THROUGH. They understand that providing superior client service is absolutely what sets them (and us) apart from other financial firms. Duties include relationship building, document processing, servicing existing clients, client relationship building, researching the marketplace, ensuring that clients are aware of products that best meet their needs and then uncovering new opportunities.

Basic Requirements:

  • College degree preferred
  • 2+ years of financial services experience with an emphasis on sales REQUIRED
  • Life and Health Licensed; Series 65 preferred
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, interpersonal & management skills
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Excellent communications skills; both verbal and written
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word & Power point)

Position Responsibilities:

  • Document preparation/processing
  • Performance review preparation
  • Assist clients with annuities, life, long-term care & managed money
  • Develop, manage and retain strong client relationships
  • Contribute to meeting individual and team goals
  • Assist the Financial Advisor in preparing, presenting and implementing customized financial plans

Key Traits:

  • Strong initiative
  • High emotional IQ
  • Glass half full mentality
  • Unstoppable level of persistence
  • High personal emphasis on learning and development
  • A passion for serving others
  • Stick-to-itiveness

How to apply: If this describes you, we'd love to chat! Send your cover letter and résumé to iwanttowork@howardbailey.com.


Client Service Specialist

Location: Fort Wayne office

Our financial firm prides itself on providing the ULTIMATE client and team member experience! We are a family owned company that is focused on being the most trustworthy source of retirement planning advice. At Howard Bailey Financial Inc., we treat each client like part of the family and strive to always offer a white glove level of service. Our commitment to our clients is unparalleled and has provoked tremendous and rapid growth. And that is where you come in!

  • If you have a background in banking, finance, accounting or retirement services...
  • If your closest friends would describe you as optimistic, organized and a superior multi-tasker...
  • If you enjoy meeting new people and building relationships...
  • If you are the type of person that simply must see a task through to completion then we want to hear from you! You may be a great fit as a Client Service Specialist, with Howard Bailey, where YOU can make a direct impact on our client’s financial freedom!

Key Responsibilities:

Putting client needs first is deeply rooted in our culture and at the core of everything we do. In providing excellent client service you will:

  • Prioritize day to day tasks and issues
  • Operate with a proactive approach to advisors & clients
  • Be cross trained in processing both new business applications and service requests
  • Follow-up on pending business with clients including resolving issues
  • Work closely with advisors
  • Respond to client inquires

Basic Requirements:

  • A positive attitude, desire to be part of a team and the ability to place a high emphasis on client service
  • Intermediate computer skills desired
  • MUST HAVE previous work experience in Financial industry
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to complete important client applications and transfer paperwork
  • Ability to demonstrate persistence and to follow through to achieve quality
  • Excellent communication - both verbal and written
  • Self-directed initiative
  • Sense of urgency

How to apply: If this describes you, we'd love to chat! Send your cover letter and résumé to iwanttowork@howardbailey.com.


Chief Compliance Officer

Location: Fort Wayne office

The world of compliance is rapidly changing, and we’re prepared to change with it! At Howard Bailey Financial, Inc., we are looking for the next breed of Chief Compliance Officer, a Director of Excellence. We are seeking an individual who is not only broad-minded, change-oriented and future-focused but also possesses competencies such as defining compliance strategy, financial discipline, change management and that can build credibility with regulators. Our desire in filling this role is threefold: the need for an advanced understanding of transactions within the digital realm, the ability to manage regulators and the need for leadership. With this in mind, we are open to exploring which industry professional will be the best fit for this position and we will consider individuals who have a background in law, auditing, banking, asset management and insurance. Our Chief Compliance Officer will ensure our firm has internal controls that adequately measure and manage the risks we face.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Defining the necessary level of knowledge on existing and emerging regulatory compliance requirements across the organization.
  • Overseeing and monitoring the implementation of the compliance program.
  • Developing the annual compliance work plan that reflects the organization's unique characteristics.
  • Periodically revising the compliance plan in light of changes.
  • Providing guidance, advice and training to improve business' understanding of related laws and regulatory requirements.
  • Providing strategic direction to the leadership team on compliance.
  • Preparing for and overseeing audit processes. And interacting with regulators on compliance issues.
  • Coordinating efforts related to audits, reviews, and examinations.
  • Coordinating internal compliance review and monitoring activities, including periodic reviews of departments.
  • Independently investigating and acting on matters related to compliance.

Basic Requirements:

  • Positive and personable attitude
  • 4 year college degree REQUIRED
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • 2+ years financial industry preferred
  • Knowledge of securities concepts, practices, rules and regulations and common investment products preferred
  • Series 65 and Life and Health License preferred
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Superior analytical abilities
  • Proven ability to problem solve
  • Sense of urgency and decisive manner
  • Strong organizational skills needed with the ability to multitask
  • Accuracy and efficiency with meticulous attention to details
  • High proficiency in the use of the following software applications: Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

BUT it’s not all about what we want—it’s also about what we would like to offer you!
Our firm is offering a superb deal for the right Chief Compliance Officer. The opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and unique financial firm that promotes a FUN and team-oriented culture. We offer Best in Class service to our clients and prospects. But we don’t stop there. We also provide unrivaled benefits to our team including a competitive compensation package including company-sponsored Health, Dental, Life and Disability insurance. We offer a 401K with a company match. Oh, and don’t forget the Paid Time Off! For this position, we are offering up to 32 days off per year PLUS paid holidays! In addition, we have a work hard/play hard atmosphere. When we are not serving our clients, you may find us chatting about the daily morning brainteaser, grabbing lunch together or enjoying a company-sponsored spa day as a reward for doing an awesome job. We certainly recognize that our team members are what make our continued growth possible.

How to apply: If this describes you, we'd love to chat! Send your cover letter and résumé to iwanttowork@howardbailey.com.


Events Specialist

Location: Fort Wayne office

At Howard Bailey Financial Inc., we are all about the WOW factor! We are a smallish family-oriented firm who place a strong emphasis on client service and education. We encourage our team members to think outside of the box when it comes demonstrating our values, marketing to potential clients, problem solving and creating processes that maximize our efficiency.

Each member of our team is empowered to think of new, creative and COOL ways of doing things. When we say that the sky is the limit—we really mean it! So if, in your personal life, you would describe yourself as a foodie, an adventurer and the one ‘in the know’, we're looking for you! If you’re the friend who knows of the latest happenings, newest restaurant openings, the one who nabs tickets to that sold out show and the one who is invited to every cultural soirée.

You are always on the lookout for the most amazing new experiences and can’t wait to have your friends join you on them. You walk into a room and can’t wait to speak with everyone. And you always leave with at least a few new friends. If you’re flexible, a jack-of-all-trades and are always ready to take on the next challenge with enthusiasm then you might just be THE ONE for our Event Specialist role!

In terms of your professional life: you're an enthusiastic, solution-oriented, multitasker with a passion for event planning. You have a never-ending supply of ideas about how to make the next event even better. You are high energy. Extremely personable. Enjoy serving others. A quick learner. A great communicator. The consummate team player who loves keeping up on the latest event trends and marketing tools. You're an open and direct communicator; you're not afraid to throw out an idea or challenge the status quo. You’re never afraid to ask a vendor to deliver the product or service faster, better and/or more efficiently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating new and unique client events
  • Plan company events and meetings
  • Assist with all other event preparation, from inception to day-of execution
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to create effective communications for each event
  • Prepare a detailed overview of upcoming events and disseminating pertinent information to all parties involved with the execution
  • Coordinate event logistics
  • Craft and plan pre-event checklists and manage logistics of member events, ensuring they are executed properly
  • Answer phones, respond to emails and provide support to the front office team, as needed

Qualifications:

  • A big smile and a positive attitude!
  • Bachelor's Degree is required
  • 2+ years’ experience in Event Management/Operations REQUIRED
  • 1+ years’ experience in Marketing
  • Must possess superior time management skills and own responsibilities of the role
  • Possess the ability to multitask daily with an emphasis on attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and business writing skills
  • Outstanding client service and organizational skills
  • Exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
  • Familiarity with the financial industry is a plus!

Basic Requirements:

  • Growth mindset
  • “Get it done” type of approach
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Hardworking
  • 100% committed to getting better everyday
  • Sense of urgency
  • Lifetime learner
  • Highly adaptable
  • Comfortable with being uncomfortable

BUT it’s not all about what we want—it’s also about what we would like to offer you!

Our firm is offering a superb deal for the right person. The opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and unique financial firm that promotes a FUN and team-oriented culture. We offer Best in Class service to our clients and prospects. But we don’t stop there. We also provide unrivaled benefits to our team including a competitive compensation package including company-sponsored Health, Dental, Life and Disability insurance. We offer a 401K with a company match. Oh, and don’t forget the Paid Time Off! For this position, we are offering up to 24 days off per year PLUS paid holidays! In addition, we have a work hard/play hard atmosphere. When we are not serving our clients, you may find us chatting about the daily morning brainteaser, grabbing lunch together or enjoying a company-sponsored spa day as a reward for doing an awesome job. We certainly recognize that our team members are what make our continued growth possible.

How to apply: If this describes you, we'd love to chat! Send your cover letter and résumé to iwanttowork@howardbailey.com.


Financial Advisor

Location: Mishawaka office

Would your best friend describe you as the ultimate go-getter? You’re highly driven, ambitious and self-motivated. Are you an outside of the box thinker? You’re creative, analytical and able to put together personalized solutions for clients. Is the ability to help and serve others a top priority for you? You possess a high degree of integrity. You are thoughtful, considerate and use sound judgement when serving clients. Do you love uncovering new opportunities and building relationships? Then our well established and growing financial firm would like to talk to you!

What sets Howard Bailey apart is that our Financial Advisors are provided leads and therefore, they can spend their time focusing on helping the client rather than finding them. This Financial Advisor will have the opportunity to meet one on one with the company leads from seminars and referrals as well as existing clients. The ideal candidate for this role will be someone who enjoys building relationships and who knows how to follow through with sales opportunities while providing superior client service—always putting clients first. Initial duties include servicing existing clients, making active outbound calls to set appointments with prospects & existing clients, client relationship building researching the marketplace and recommending the most appropriate products and services available, ensuring that clients are aware of products that best meet their needs and then securing a sale.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, present and implement customized financial plans
  • Assist clients with annuities, life, long-term care & managed money
  • Provide financial planning advice to include investment, insurance & retirement
  • Develop, manage and retain strong client relationships
  • Contribute to meeting individual and team goals

Basic Requirements:

  • College degree preferred
  • 2+ years of financial services experience with an emphasis on sales
  • Life and Health Licensed; Series 65 preferred
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, interpersonal & management skills
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Excellent communications skills; both verbal and written
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Excel, Word & Power point)

Key Traits:

  • Strong initiative
  • High emotional IQ
  • Glass half full mentality
  • Unstoppable level of persistence
  • An entrepreneurial perspective to build client base
  • Belief that you can sell ice to Eskimos

How to apply: If this describes you, we'd love to chat! Send your cover letter and résumé to iwanttowork@howardbailey.com.


First Impressions Specialist

Location: Fort Wayne office

Do you REALLY enjoy meeting new people? When riding in elevators or standing in the grocery store line, do you find it impossible NOT to strike up a conversation with those around you? Would you describe yourself as an “office ninja?" If you answered "yes" to these three questions, then we have the opportunity for you! Our wildly successful financial planning firm in Fort Wayne, IN, is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic and extremely efficient First Impressions Specialist (with a focus on data) to ensure smooth day-to-day operations while providing Best in Class client service to our firm’s prospects, clients and team members. The ideal candidate will have at least 2 years of office/administrative experience, interest in a position with heavy data entry and be able to perform general tasks such as handling calls, calendar and database management, as well as welcoming clients to the office. This team member will be instrumental in ensuring clients have the most memorable, positive experience.

Key Responsibilities:

This position will assist the team in maintaining exceptional customer service to help exceed client and regulatory expectations by following day to day tasks such as:

  • Answer phones and greet clients in a friendly, warm manner
  • Input client data from source documents into CRM
  • Record notes from client conversation in an accurate manner
  • Enter and maintain database of clients and prospects
  • Manage electronic tracking and filing while reviewing data for deficiencies or errors
  • Provide support to various after-hours client events
  • Develop and mail letters to clients for various purposes upon request
  • Send correspondence to clients, such as appointment reminders, thank you notes and invitations, etc.

Basic Requirements:

  • FANTASTIC attitude
  • Outstanding personality
  • Proficient skills with MS Office Suite
  • Associate's Degree
  • 2+ years of experience working in a professional office & fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable and familiar with CRM platforms
  • Proficient skills with MS Office Suite
  • Industry experience preferred

Key Traits:

  • Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Highly proficient with paper and electronic filing, phone systems Mac computers
  • Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
  • Calendar management
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Sincere and caring attitude
  • Provide superior client service
  • Thrive in a "time sensitive" environment and adaptable to changes without affecting the quality of work

How to apply: If this describes you, we'd love to chat! Send your cover letter and résumé to iwanttowork@howardbailey.com.


Paraplanner

Location: Fort Wayne office

Here is your opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and unique financial firm that promotes a FUN and team-oriented culture. We offer Best in Class service to our clients and prospects... but we don’t stop there. We also provide unrivaled benefits to our team, including a competitive compensation package with company-sponsored Health, Dental, Life and Disability insurance. We offer a 401K with a company match. Oh, and don’t forget the Paid Time Off! For this position, we are offering up to 24 days off per year PLUS paid holidays! In addition, we have a work hard/play hard atmosphere. When we are not serving our clients, you may find us chatting about the daily morning brainteaser, grabbing lunch together or enjoying a company-sponsored spa day as a reward for doing an awesome job. We certainly recognize that our team members are what make our continued growth possible.

At Howard Bailey Financial Inc., we craft financial strategies that allow our clients to realize the true purpose of their life savings. We are looking for a few good Paraplanners to help aid our Financial Advisors in crafting these plans. The primary purpose of the Paraplanner is to support all members of the Howard Bailey Advisory Team. Keep in mind that paraplanning is different from financial planning in that paraplanners have minimal contact with clients whereas financial planners interact with clients frequently. Some of the main duties of a Paraplanner include assisting our Advisory Teams in getting ready for client meetings by reviewing meeting materials, assembling financial reports, situation modeling in financial planning software and conducting client specific research.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Advisory Team in serving clients by preparing for meetings, investment research, making preliminary financial planning recommendations.
  • Gather, review, analyze, and summarize financial and legal documents
  • Construct foundation of initial financial plans using eMoney
  • Create various solution-oriented alternate planning scenarios using eMoney
  • Follow up with the client to ensure that the plan is followed, and to help in making changes to the plan over time.
  • Provide year-end and tax season support such as RMD monitoring
  • Deliver high quality client service in a professional, caring, and compliant manner
  • Communicate effectively in person, in writing, and verbally with clients, prospects, and others in the organization

Key Traits:

  • A positive attitude and a great sense of humor
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field
  • Minimum of 1 year of previous financial industry experience and a desire to learn REQUIRED
  • Series 65 and Life and Health Insurance licenses (or ability to obtain within 90 days)
  • Financial Paraplanner Qualified Professional (FPQP) designation or any financial designation preferred—not required
  • Desire to work as part of a team
  • Enthusiasm to help clients and support Advisors
  • Professional demeanor, including being reliable and following-through on commitments
  • Savvy with technology including experience with eMoney and CRM software
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic

How to apply: If this describes you, we'd love to chat! Send your cover letter and résumé to iwanttowork@howardbailey.com.

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