Job Details

Investment Specialist

Location:   Greater Cincinnati/NKY

Salary:   based on experience



Odyssey Financial Advisors is an independent advisor franchisee with a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, LLC.  Located in Edgewood in Northern Kentucky, the Odyssey Financial team encourages families and businesses to clearly define their financial goals, instill confidence through financial advice and education, and builds lifelong relationships while enjoying adventures along the way. Their vision is to guide generations of families to impact the community and create a legacy of brilliance and purpose.



The Investment Specialist will assist financial advisors and associate financial advisors in achieving team financial goals.  The incumbent will assist in managing and organizing investment workflow and meeting preparation with an emphasis on creating value and delivering a unique client experience that defines and differentiates our practice.  This position will consistently follow high standards of business and professional ethics and legal and regulatory requirements when dealing with others and/or performing work activities.

The role provides support through managing, gathering and analyzing client data, preparing preliminary case work/meeting prep, working with our investment manager to develop asset allocation models, analyzing investments, identifying opportunities, preparing investment reports or visual aids to be used in client meetings, responding to ad hoc requests and coordinating/tracking projects, as needed. There is opportunity to grow in responsibilities as the practice grows and job skills increase.




70% Administrative / Practice Management





  • Prepare meeting templates
  • Determine proper asset allocation models
  • Use key tools effectively that help lead to an efficient service model (in-house technology), review work methods and procedures for possible quality improvements and efficiencies
  • Process forms and follow through on execution
  • Compliance documentation
  • Execute transaction requests as directed by financial advisor(s) and associate financial advisor(s)
  • Maintain files, records, and client management system in accordance with the records retention policy
  • Manage equipment and maintain clean office environment
  • Participate in daily stand-up and weekly team meetings
  • Track important goals and leading activities



30% Client Care



  • Answer questions, execute trades, move money, and provide readily available information to clients, if requested and as allowable, as it relates to servicing their accounts
  • Proactively call clients to verify account information, as needed
  • Write presentable notes and/or summary letters/emails to clients of administrative or planning nature, as needed
  • Document client contact/calls in contact management system
  • Serve as back-up to other staff members, as needed
  • Attend and participate in client meetings and team events outside the office, as needed



  • 2 - 5+ years of applicable financial services experience with a 4-year college degree in business, finance, or financial planning.
  • Strong math skills and experience with data analytics.
  • An Industry Securities license (Series 7) is required; Series 63 and/or 66 preferred in addition.
  • Ability and interest in pursuing APMA certification. 



  • Professional and highly accountable
  • Direct attention to detail and organization
  • Self-led and resourceful; Takes initiative and is intuitive
  • Ability to problem solve independently
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective and efficient time management skills
  • Computer Literate with Word, Excel, and Outlook (Salesforce, helpful)
  • Polite and clear phone manner; respectful of our Team’s Culture
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a high-volume, fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to adhere to rules and regulations as stated and required by advisor and Ameriprise Financial, LLC
  • Ability to support and provide guidance for compliance within the practice
  • Maintains professionalism and a positive attitude
  • Sincere willingness to constantly learn and grow



Scott Hirko, Partner