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Financial Advisor

Posted: 03/11/2024

Type: Hybrid
Location:  Cleveland, OH
Time Type: Full time
Job Requisition ID: JR117

Would you like to take ownership in a dynamic, high-growth business that truly walks the talk?

Oswald Companies seeks goal-driven professionals ready to take their career to the next level.


Responsible to generate sales opportunities with new clients; coordinates personal sales efforts with department team members and other internal staff.  Also collaborates with the team to cross-sell products and services; develops and implements a personal sales plan with direct accountability for annual production goals. In addition to generating sales and building a wealth management clientele, this role is responsible for providing group education and money coach services to retirement plan participants. As a money coach, you will have a range of responsibilities aimed at improving clients' financial literacy, behavior, and overall financial well-being.


  • Establishes a sales development plan to originate business with new clients; builds and maintains a book of business and incrementally grows the book at plan each year. 
  • Capitalizes on opportunities to cross-sell multiple products to existing clients; collaborates with department peers and service staff managing the company's various practices to maximize the sale of services provided.
  • Maintains a high level of sales activity through self-driven initiatives to achieve production goals; markets products and services to the appropriate contact.
  • Develops and executes a proactive strategy to source leads, identify and target decision-makers.
  • Develops financial plans for clients and prospects.
  • Performs a detailed analysis of a prospective client's needs by reviewing their investment and insurance portfolios; makes recommendations for appropriate adjustments.
  • Communicates products and services by developing the appropriate presentation and implementing closing techniques to secure the business.
  • Meets with existing clients on a regular basis to maintain close relationships and ensure required services are provided as expected; acts as an adviser and consultant, helping customers analyze portfolios and apply innovative solutions to resolve complex problems.
  • Provides education services to an assigned group of corporate retirement plans and their clients; provides instruction to participants in both group and individual settings in-person (travel required) or virtually. Records education presentations as needed.
  • Delivers group education presentations via webinar with the wealth management team.
  • Maintains accurate and timely electronic records of all prospecting activities utilizing Microsoft CRM software including the data entry of established contacts, sales calls and presentations performed, closed sales achieved, and other follow-up activities.
  • Develops a personal network of contacts for the long-term sourcing of prospects through professional referrals and special-interest groups; participants in community events, non-for-profit boards and other community networking opportunities.
  • Attends industry events, seminars and informational workshops to learn about changes in the competitive market and the new products and services provided; receives technical training and enhances skills to improve account development ability.
  • Stays up-to-date with legislative changes, industry trends and new product offerings; assists in the implementation of company promotional activities and seminars. 
  • Meets one-on-one with individuals to discuss financial needs.


The specific personal traits required to accomplish the essential duties of this job successfully include: 
  • A pro-active, goal-driven and confident attitude
  • A service-oriented, collaborative approach
  • Effective networking and relationship-building skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal abilities
  • An outgoing, professional demeanor
  • Excellent listening, verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly-organized, detail-oriented and results-based
  • Insightful, creative and innovative
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills


Bachelor degree in Business, Finance, or Risk Management from a four-year college or university and one or more years of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.


Complete FINRA Series 7, FINRA Series 66 (or equivalent), Ohio, Life, Health & Annuities License upon joining the organization.

Who is Oswald?

Oswald is a 129-year-old company that creates a world of protection around the lives and businesses of our clients.

We are an independent, employee-owned company. So, essentially, you own your own success in a personally and financially rewarding opportunity.

Inclusivity is a priority. We foster an environment of collaboration and belonging where our Employee-Owners thrive on their unique path. Our diverse talent reflects the communities and clients we serve, while driving unmatched risk and insurance innovations.  

Our people-first culture and client service excellence have built our reputation of integrity, resourcefulness, and a relentless care for our clients and employees. Don’t believe us? Ask your friends, colleagues, and mentors about Oswald. There’s a reason Oswald has been named a Top Workplace for nine consecutive years.

What you’ll get...

At Oswald, you will have the opportunity to build a long-term career with unlimited growth potential. Aim high, work hard and we’ll help you achieve your goals. 

At Oswald, you will experience our caring work environment. We care about our Employee-Owners, we care about our customers, and we care about the world around us. Our caring personality comes to life in the form of volunteering in the community. We even give employees paid time off to volunteer with an organization of their choice.

At Oswald, you will achieve a work-life balance. We care about your physical and emotional well-being, so work-life balance is encouraged and practiced. We understand you have a life outside of work, and we want you to live it.

At Oswald, you will have access to a world-class Total Rewards package. We truly value our people, which shows in our compensation, benefits, and perks.

In addition to competitive pay, we have designed a performance-based annual incentive program. All employees are eligible to earn a bonus by meeting performance objectives. 

Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans and numerous supplemental benefit offerings.

Paid time off annually and a sabbatical at every 10-year service anniversary.

Ownership in the company in the form of company stock (discretionary profit-sharing and 401(k) match contribution)

Assistance with parking expenses, discount programs for area services/experiences, and financial support for professional development and licensure/designations

Access to specialized leadership development programming designed to take your career to the next level.

And so much more!

To learn more about Oswald, our culture and everything we have to offer, visit us on LinkedIn.

Oswald, a Unison Risk Advisors company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regard to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic.