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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

After 20+ years as a financial planner, I am looking to change to a different industry but still be able to use the skills I have acquired over the years. I have encountered clients with unique goals, resources, and situations. In order to provide the best financial advice possible, I spent a lot of time learning about employer benefits and tax laws. What benefits are currently available and if there are any proposed changes. I enjoy going through large amounts of data and bringing order to the chaos. I compile the data, complete the calculations, and stress-test the strategies. Preparing financial plans is like a puzzle waiting to be organized, compiled and stitched to create a better picture than exists alone. Financial planning helps you develop critical thinking skills since you have to consider all of the options available to your clients and it exposes you to many different industries. With experience in benefits, retirement planning, tax planning, estate planning, cash management, college planning, and insurance planning, I help clients see what is possible with the tools they have available.

  • Excellent Oral & Written Communication skills
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Attention to details
  • Able to coordinate different departments to meet the desired goal of client satisfaction
  • Lifelong learner
  • Inquisitive
  • Motivated to obtain knowledge on own
  • Knowledge of SALESFORCE, Netsuite, WEALTHBOX, and ORION (CRMs)
  • Understand the importance of STAYING ON TRACK AND meeting deadlines
  • Team player
  • The one that others depend on for answers – If we need to know specific information regarding any topic, I am usually the person they go to
  • Taught CFP courses are Oglethorpe University in Atlanta
  • Analytical skills, Tax Planning
  • Benefits
  • Business planning, Time management
  • Financial planning
09/2018 to Current Director of Financial Blessing Health System | Macomb, IL,
  • Interview clients to determine income, expenses, financial objectives, and risk tolerance in order to develop successful financial plans.
  • Assist clients by collecting, compiling, and researching information needed to prepare in depth financial plan.
  • Review client’s Employer benefits and compensation structures to provide recommendations specific to the benefits offered.
  • Develop summary that accompanies financial plans to simplify conclusion for clients.
  • Assist client with implementing their plan and monitor the plan using action items such as reminders, accountability and updates confirming when specific items are completed.
  • Provide regular updates on client action items and plan progress.
  • Stay abreast of new rules and regulations in taxes, benefits, estate planning, healthcare, retirement plans, etc.
  • Research new and old tax laws and rules proposed, the probability of them coming to fruition, and the potential impact on clients.
  • Identify what clients could but have not taken advantage of existing rules and regulations.
  • Create various scenarios based on the risks the client expects to face and hopes to avoid.
  • Analyzed client capital structures and plans and recommended products and financial strategies to meet needs.
  • Provide mutual fund recommendations for 401(k), HSA, Deferred Comp, and Non-Qualified retirement plans offered to highly compensated employees.
  • Prepare tax estimates and instruct clients on how to complete their W4s
  • Designed college plan comparison to illustrate the advantages and disadvantages of different accounts.
  • Evaluate and recommend the tech stack firm will use including CRMs, Planning software, Data gathering software, and Financial Reporting software.
  • Determined the best way for data to flow between the various software’s so could streamline processes as we aim to automate practice.
  • Determine the most efficient way to work with strategic partners to deliver financial strategies that meet client’s needs.
11/2017 to 09/2018 Admissions Counselor Arrivia | Detroit, MI,
  • Conduct interviews with potential students to assess their education needs to achieve their long-term goals.
  • Assist students with the admission process and discuss the cost of attending college.
  • Evaluate student transcripts and determine classes to transfer to meet degree requirements.
  • Handle all Administrative duties and work with other departments to ensure all student documents are received and processed in a timely manner.
  • Maintain student database and keep student files up to date and confidential.
  • Meet monthly student enrollment quota.
06/2012 to 04/2017 Director of Financial Planning Community Science | Gaithersburg, MD,
  • Researched financial planning topics for monthly newsletter and wrote articles for firm’s website and newsletter.
  • Determined what topics to include in monthly newsletter.
  • Responsible for meeting with existing clients and prospects regarding our financial planning services.
  • Business planning for mid to small businesses including guidance on benefits to offer employees, tax planning, cash flow analysis, retirement planning, Buy/Sell agreements, risk analysis, etc.
  • Responsible for informing other employees of developments in the financial planning industry; this includes changes to tax laws, social security benefits, etc.
  • Increased firm's financial planning revenue by 20% each year by mining firm’s database for clients that only used investment services and identified areas of client’s finances that could work more efficiently together.
  • Walked individuals and business owners of the firm through the planning process from data gathering to implementation of the plan.
  • Strengthened client relationships for the firm by doing in-depth planning.
  • Reviewed client's benefits and determined the benefits that help the client achieve overall and long-term goals.
  • During open enrollment review, the benefits CPC had in place and if any changes were warranted.
  • Researched what other firms in Atlanta Area were charging for planning services the established competitive prices for our financial planning services.
  • Devised process to determine the cost for all financial plans based on the complexity of the plan.
  • Considered firms experts regarding Social Security and College Planning.
  • Designed training program for future financial planners of the firm.
06/2012 to 04/2017 Managing Associate Henssler Financial | City, STATE,
  • Began career as an Assistant, became student of the business and achieved Managing Associate in 6 years.
  • Provided retail and institutional financial planning services to high-net-worth clients, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Insurance Planning, Estate Planning, College Planning, Cash and Debt Management.
  • Managed a team of 7 financial planners (Associates); Responsibilities included oversight and development of Senior Associates, Associates, and Assistants.
  • Main contact for 150 clients, preparing their plans, reviewing the investments in their accounts, handled day to day contact for clients.
  • Implemented client’s financial plans to clients.
  • Was the College Planning and Social Security “expert” for the firm.
  • Responsible to stay abreast of new rules and regulations.
  • Assisted outside software company in developing the firm's proprietary financial planning program.
  • Updated proprietary financial planning software annually as new tax and investment laws were passed.
  • Responsible for designing the firms training program for new Employees in the Planning and Implementation Department.
  • Reviewed financial plans and summary letters of Senior Associates and Associates before they were presented to clients.
  • Participated in firm's weekly financial radio show.
  • Prepared the quarterly newsletter sent to clients and prospects.
  • Managed the Associates and Assistants for the firm and taught them how to apply financial concepts.
  • Member of the management team which made decisions regarding the future of the firm.
Education and Training
Expected in 01/1997 BBA | Accounting Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA GPA:
Additional Information
  • CERTIFICATES & LICENSES , CFP (attained February 2005), Series 7, Series 6, Series 63, Life and Health Insurance (GA and FL)

CFP (Attained February 2005), Series 7, Series 6, Series 63, Life and Health Insurance (GA and FL)

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  • Director of Financial
  • Admissions Counselor
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