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Retirement Plan Advisor

Company: Sentinel Benefits & Financial
Location: Melville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Location Note: This a hybrid role for our Melville, NY office OR a fully remote role for NYC/Tri-State area. The Purpose of Your Role: We are offering an investment advisory professional the opportunity to be a critical contributor to our retirement plan advisory business. Our Advisors have a proven track record of offering best practice fiduciary guidance and exceptional client service to retirement plan sponsors. Their expertise supports all aspects of defined contribution (401k, profit sharing, 403b, etc.) plan management, including investments, plan health, plan design, compliance, pricing, service provider due diligence, and financial wellness. Non-qualified and defined benefit plan experience as it relates to cash balance plans and traditional pension plans is also helpful, but not required. Filling this critical role is an integral part of Sentinel's client service strategy and the successful candidate will have demonstrated that they have experience working directly with retirement plan sponsors in the areas of investment oversight and fiduciary governance. An ability to demonstrate an understanding of fiduciary responsibilities as they relate to retirement plans and the importance of prudent process is critical for the successful candidate. Our Retirement Plan Advisory Services team works with retirement plan sponsors in a fiduciary capacity. We do more than provide investment expertise, plan management resources and 3(21) and 3(38) advisory services-we take the time to understand our clients' businesses and relate to their concerns. Our independent team of credentialed investment advisors follows industry best practices for fiduciary governance when advising clients. As a CEFEX-certified firm, Sentinel Pension Advisors undergoes a rigorous annual audit to ensure we are doing the job right for our clients. From due diligence, fee benchmarking, and ERISA regulatory compliance to monitoring investments and tracking plan performance, our fiduciary governance services help manage fiduciary risk for our clients while improving overall plan performance for plan participants. The right candidate not only has the expertise and experience needed, but also demonstrates their ability to be part of a team and engage with peers and clients with a high level of professionalism. Strategic - Responsible for developing and managing key client relationships. Deliver excellent service to drive a high degree of client satisfaction and loyalty. Find opportunities to cross sell and increase revenue opportunities within your client base. Tactical - Be the day-to-day contact for institutional retirement advisory clients. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) Providing fiduciary and regulatory oversight for assigned plans; (2) Leading fiduciary governance meetings with retirement plan committees and plan trustees; (3) Ensuring that the plan's investment policy is followed and that meetings are documented and all changes are executed in a timely manner; and (4) Reviewing each client's retirement plan goals and recommend adjustments as needed to ensure that each plan is achieving the desired objective. What you'll bring to Sentinel: A passion for consulting and connecting with clients
An active listener who provides solutions to address their clients' challenges
A sincere interest in working within/learning the financial services industry
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with colleagues, clients, and external partners
An entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to embrace change What you'll be responsible for: Easily establish relationships with Sentinel Associates across the organization to understand the products and services/solutions Sentinel offers and foster interdepartmental collaboration.
Retain and grow advisory business by establishing/developing relationships with current and prospective clients and centers of influence.
Serve as day-to-day contact for 50+ institutional retirement plan advisory clients, across various client segments - responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (1) fiduciary and regulatory oversight for assigned plans; (2) coordination/execution of fiduciary governance meetings with retirement plan committees and plan trustees; (3) implementation/execution of investment policy; (4) documentation of process/decisions/meetings and timely execution of approved changes; (5) periodic review of retirement plan goals and plan design; and (6) ongoing client service.
Appropriately identify business opportunities/best-fit solutions for existing and prospective advisory clients.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and conferences, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, participating in professional network associations, and applying best practices to client and prospects. About You: We are looking for natural leaders, who have outgoing personalities and are not afraid to initiate, build and cultivate relationships. We are looking for innovative thinkers to drive our business forward; someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, client-first focus, drive, determination and the strength of character to challenge the status quo. Our industry is forever changing and we are looking for someone who is flexible and willing to embrace change. Preferred qualifications: Knowledge of/interest in retirement, advisory, and ERISA compliance services
7+ years of experience working with qualified retirement plans/institutional investors
FINRA Licensed (Series 65 required)
Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills
Diligent follow-up skills
Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and overall ability to learn and use different software packages What you'll be part of: Our people care about our organization. We are a company with a mission to be the best in our industry and best within our company. Being part of this company means that you are part of something special. Sentinel was recently recognized by The Boston Globe as a Top Place to Work in 2020. In 2021 & 2022, Sentinel earned a Top Workplace USA Awards from Energage. At Sentinel, we hire people with all kinds of awesome experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. We like it that way. So even if you don't meet every single requirement, please consider applying if you like what you see. Our priority is to find the brightest talent that can add to our team culture, those who actively contribute and who are excited about what they do. Sentinel is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know. Some of our benefits: PTO (vacation, sick, personal time bank)
12 Paid Holidays (10 stated and 2 floating holiday)
2 Community Volunteer Days
5 Summer Half Days
Medical, Dental, Vision
Life Insurance
LTD & STD
Retirement Plan with 3.75% Employer Match
Parental Leave See what we stand for: Who we are: Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group proudly serves more than 3,800 clients throughout the U.S., and for over 35 years, we've remained devoted to making a difference in the lives of our people, our clients and our community. With nearly 240 professionals tied to our mission to deliver great service-and a 9-year average associate tenure-we have become the only provider who makes benefits EASY: easy for your people; easy for your business; and easy for you. Our ultimate goal is to take a holistic approach to help people prepare for their future health + wealth needs. From retirement plans to group health insurance to reimbursement accounts to financial planning, we engineer solutions and then continuously strive to make them better. Our in-house experts-and their commitment to excellence-define who we are. In 2021 and 2022, Sentinel earned a Top Workplace USA Award from Energage and was recognized by The Boston Globe as a Top Place to Work in 2020. Sentinel is also one of the largest employee benefits firms in Massachusetts (Boston Business Journal) and was named a 2022 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year in the Mentorship category (PLANADVISER Magazine).
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Keywords: Sentinel Benefits & Financial, New Haven , Retirement Plan Advisor, Other , Melville, Connecticut

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