Currently, Dowling & Yahnke has the following open position:

Relationship Manager

Client Service Specialist I


Relationship Manager

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC (Firm) is one of the largest independent wealth management firms in San Diego. Founded in 1991, we serve high net worth clients who value extremely personalized, fee‐only, fiduciary‐based investment management and wealth planning services.

We are seeking an extremely personable and motivated Relationship Manager to join our knowledgeable, credentialed, and experienced team. Successful candidates will have the highest professional integrity, value absolute confidentiality, and exhibit excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. This position splits responsibilities between client servicing, portfolio management, business development, external networking and internal initiatives.  Candidates will participate in a variety of assessments as a part of the interview process.  Dowling & Yahnke, LLC offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package and profit sharing plan. The chosen candidate will be required to successfully complete a full background/credit check at the offer stage.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a client‐facing Firm representative, responsible for ongoing client communications and support.

  • Understand and effectively communicate to prospects, clients, and centers of influence

  • the Firm’s investment philosophy and value proposition.

  • Facilitate the introduction and conversion of potential clients to the Firm.

  • Direct the implementation of investment strategies developed by the Investment Committee.

  • Serve on the Firm’s Management Committee.

  • Identify and execute projects additive to the Firm’s efficiency, knowledge base, and growth.

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree, with an MBA strongly preferred.

  • Five plus years of prior work in an investment, financial planning, accounting, or law firm or other organization, with strong client relationship experience.

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and/or Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) designations preferred.

  • Demonstrable success in building and maintaining relationships with high net worth clients and/or sophisticated business decision makers.

  • Patient educator and problem solver.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.

  • A strong understanding of the financial services industry and capital markets.

  • Excellence in Excel, Word and PowerPoint required.

  • Knowledge of Advent APX, Salesforce, Tamarac, MoneyGuide Pro a plus.

This position is exempt and is paid according to the laws of the State of California.  Dowling & Yahnke, LLC, is an Equal Opportunity employer. No relocation assistance is offeredfor this position; candidates not residing in San Diego County, CA will be responsible for relocation at their own expense. Eligible candidates will be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States without support; sponsorship is not available.  

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected].

Client Service Specialist I

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC (Firm) is one of the largest independent wealth management firms in San Diego.  Founded in 1991, we serve high net worth clients who value extremely personalized, fee-only, fiduciary-based investment management services.

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail oriented Client Service Specialist I to support the office of this professional firm.  Successful candidates will possess exceptional attention to detail, as well as a strong command of the English language with emphasis on writing, grammar, and punctuation.

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC offers a competitive salary, as well as a comprehensive benefits package and profit sharing plan.  All candidates are required to successfully complete a full background/credit check at the offer stage.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the end-to-end basics of onboarding new clients:  prepare custodial paperwork to facilitate initial account investment, establish accounts with custodian, and reconcile holdings and cost basis on new and transferred accounts

  • Provide superior internal and external client service by learning to anticipate client needs, manage expectations and deliver quality product in a timely manner

  • As requested by the Portfolio Manager, provide client support by data gathering, acting as the liaison between the custodian and the Portfolio Manager, and being well versed in all custodian offerings

  • Perform general administrative support to Portfolio Managers, including templated correspondence, scanning investment statements, reports generation, trade confirmation reconciliation, and other paperwork

  • Provide elementary technical support for the Portfolio Manager, including data gathering, modeling and case design support, presentation development, etc.

  • Maintain client accounts, records, and systems in accordance with firm standards

  • Perform daily reconciliation of internal accounting system with custodians

  • Research and resolve client inquiries in a timely manner; escalate more complex issues to more senior staff or supervisor

  • Review daily reports and alerts to ensure data integrity

  • Educate clients on account services and capabilities, participate in client onboarding, including review of account materials for signature and digital concierge

  • Participate in quarterly and annual reporting processes

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree required

  • Minimum one (1) to three (3) years work experience in Financial Services; working knowledge of operations in a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) firm highly preferred

  • Experience with Schwab Web and Schwab Institutional, APX, and Salesforce CRM

  • Must be well organized, meticulous attention to detail, able to multi-task, meet scheduled due dates and follow through

  • Team player, collaborative, able to work effectively with others

  • Sound professional judgment and analytical skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with personnel in a broad range of areas of expertise

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and business writing

  • Proficient in all MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook

This position is non-exempt and is paid according to the laws of the State of California.

Dowling & Yahnke, LLC is an Equal Opportunity employer.  No relocation assistance is offered for this position; candidates not residing in San Diego County, CA will be responsible for relocation at their own expense.  Eligible candidates will be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States without support; sponsorship is not available.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to [email protected].

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