October 4, 2018

Summit Financial Strategies, Inc. is Hiring a Paraplanner

Job Summary

The Paraplanner supports the lead advisor in the delivery of client services of the firm. The Paraplanner is an entry level position into the Advisor career path.

Duties and Responsibilities                         

The Paraplanner position will focus in the following areas:

  • Client Service
    • Coordinate with team members to provide consistent, effective client support and service
    • Ensure timely follow up to client requests and act as point of contact when lead advisor is unavailable
    • Prepare financial statements and portfolio performance reports
    • Input basic tax data for income tax projections
    • Input basic data for cash flow and long-term retirement projections
    • Basic understanding of the financial planning process
  • Strive to increase personal and professional development
    • Candidate will be expected to enroll in the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification program after one year with the firm
  • Support the long-term strategic plan and vision of the firm
    • Adheres to firm’s Core Values, Ground Rules, and Mission Statement
    • Utilize skill set on one of our firm’s committees
    • Be viewed as a team player by associates
    • Treat all associates with a high level of respect


The Paraplanner position typically requires the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (preferably in Financial Planning, Business, Accounting, Finance, or related field)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Outlook required
  • Problem-solving ability, thoroughness, cautiousness, attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player, professional, respectful in interactions with associates and clients
  • Takes initiative to research and resolve issues
  • Strict confidentiality of clients’ information is a must
  • Demonstrated competency in financial planning, financial analysis, and investment research and strategies
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and proactively address opportunities and needs

Salary and Benefits

Pay/benefits are competitive based on industry standards.

  • Salary rate based on experience
  • Bonus
  • Benefits include health insurance and 401(k) plan
  • Financial support for professional accreditation/continuing education requirements and other education/training opportunities

About Summit

Summit Financial Strategies, Inc. is an independent, fee-only wealth management firm offering financial planning and investment advice to 700+ families. Operating since 1995, Summit manages $1 billion in client assets. While some RIA firms focus on numbers, we at Summit focus on the people who make the numbers happen. So, we’re always on the lookout for talented and motivated individuals who want to learn, grow, and be part of an exciting, forward-looking organization. We are well-established and growing and known for our openness to new ideas and approaches. We actively encourage our clients and associates to suggest ways to improve our service delivery and operations—and make our firm an even better place to work.  We can help move your career from now to next.


Learn more and apply here


Summit Financial Strategies
7965 N. High St. #350, Columbus, OH 43235
t: (614) 885-1115  f: (614) 885-1495