Experienced personal finance advisor

July 16, 2020

(Work place: Montréal)

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada, and one of the largest employers in the country. It offers a full range of financial products and services and is home to a wealth of expertise in property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, wealth management, services for businesses of all sizes, securities brokerage, asset management, venture capital, and secure, leading-edge virtual access methods.

Job Level

NV-07As a personal finance advisor, you’re responsible for developing and maintaining lasting and trusting business relationships with members and clients, to ensure they’re satisfied.Your role is to listen to members’ and clients’ needs, offer them advice that fits their financial situation and help them choose appropriate solutions to meet their financial goals. You provide financing solutions for affluent individuals and business owners. Interpersonal savvy is therefore essential.You drive results by recommending loans and insurance products. You serve as a financing expert advisor and resource person. You ensure that cross-sector strategies are applied to financing and authorize credit in accordance with established rules. You use your expertise to balance member/client satisfaction, business objectives, profitability and sound and prudent risk management.You work with various partners and experts to design integrated strategies that meet the needs of members and clients.

Caisse Desjardins de Lachine is located in Lachine and serves 20 888 members. Its assets stand at $726 million, with $573 million in personal loans and $62 million in business loans. The caisse’s on- and off-balance sheet savings total $792 million.

The caisse has 48 employees working from a single location in a non-unionized environment. The caisse is associated with a Desjardins Business centre and an administrative centre.

Main responsibilities

  • Advise members and clients on the best strategies and work with them to identify expected results.
  • Manage business relationships, assess member/client satisfaction and service quality, follow up and identify areas for improvement.
  • Stay up-to-date on the financial services industry, market trends and best practices in your field.
  • Participate in outreach activities and represent the caisse in the community.

Other working conditions

  • Schedule (details): 35 hours/week, including 1 evening shift and Saturdays (rotating basis)
  • Number of job available : 1 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field
  • A minimum of one year of a relevant experience

Please note that other combinations of qualifications and relevant experience may be considered

  • Hold a Mutual fund sales representative certificate issued by the Autorité des marchés financiers
  • For vacant positions available in Quebec, please note that knowledge of French is required 

Specific knowledge

  • Knowledge of current financial, economic, political and legislative events
  • Knowledge of analysis of individual markets, business leaders, and the caisse's external environment (e.g. clients, market trends and competitors)
  • Knowledge of tax, financial and succession issues for individuals and business owners
  • Knowledge of all products and services aimed at caisse members and those offered by Desjardins Business Centres, Desjardins components and distribution networks, and those offered by competitors
  • Knowledge of debt management
  • Knowledge of compliance with legislation respecting the distribution of financial products and services
  • Understanding of the philosophy and fundamentals of financial services cooperatives
  • Knowledge of policies, legislation and standards related to products and services offered by the caisse Desjardins business processes
  • Knowledge of service standards
  • Knowledge of techniques used to assess and monitor individual financing applications
  • Proficient speaker, advanced knowledge of English

Desjardins Cross-sector skills

Action oriented, Collaborates, Customer Focus, Innovation

Key competencies for the job

Drive results, Interpersonal Savvy

Work Location

Caisse Desjardins de Lachine

Trade Union

Non Syndiqué

Unposting Date

2020-07-29

Job Family

Member/client sales and service (FG)

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