We have openings for self-starters to join our award-winning and dynamic team of Financial Advisers working in their local communities on behalf of Acorn Life
Financial Advisor Career
Now more than ever, people need help with their financial affairs. We are currently recruiting to expand our team of Personal Financial Advisors nationwide to help people with their financial planning. Demographic and economic trends are very promising for a career as a financial adviser. People are living longer, meaning they will have to plan to make their retirement funds last over a longer period of time. Increased life spans require that consumers plan for long-term needs. The variety and sophistication of financial products mean that consumers need more advice to protect their incomes, families, and to grow their wealth.
Impact: Financial Advising is not about selling. It’s about helping others – helping them prepare for the risks we all face – and being there when they need it most. In this career, you will literally change the course of people’s lives.
Independence: You will have control over your business. You will decide who your clients are and how you spend your time. Becoming an Acorn Life Financial Adviser is like going into business for yourself, but without the capital investment normally required in starting a business and with extensive support from Acorn Life.
Income: Financial Advisers invest a great deal of time and effort in the early years. But for those who stay the course, the financial rewards are very high.
You could expect your overall first-year remuneration to be €35,000 - €50,000+, and growing to €70,000 over the next couple of years. This can depend on previous industry experience and qualifications, which is advantageous; however, even for initial non-industry applicants, who start on our intern mentoring and training program, your income is primarily driven by your activity, attitude, and business development skills.
Personal Financial Advisor Role
We seek financial advisers to develop new business opportunities within their locality.
You will be dedicated to selling through the development of long term relationships with clients. Through face to face meetings, you will analyse the financial needs of clients and provide solutions that will help them achieve their goals and objectives. You will identify markets where you can build a referral base and grow your business. You will grow your client bank by selling to clients needs. This is an exciting and demanding role where results will be achieved through good lead generation skills, the development of long term business relationships with individual clients and the ability to deliver professional and trusted advice to them over the long term.
Personal Financial Adviser Requirements
If you are a self-starter with the will to win and the determination to create your own success story, then you will benefit from the guidance and opportunities offered by Acorn Life to achieve the training, skills, experience, expertise and independence of a professional financial adviser.
Self-starter, highly competitive with a passion for succeeding in the career
The ability to listen and to build strong personal relationships
Self-confident and receptive to coaching with a high standard of personal integrity.
Hard-working, goal-oriented, and the ability to persevere.
In possession of a suitable natural market and interested in meeting and working with people.
Successful track record in previous/current field of employment
Commitment to achieving professional qualification as a QFA / APA
At Acorn Life, we specialise in taking ambitious people from varied backgrounds and transforming them into confident, professional financial advisers, working in partnership with Acorn building your own financial services business. We are headquartered in Galway with a nationwide branch network. Acorn Life is a 100% Irish owned Life Assurance Company and a leading provider of protection, savings and investment products to the Irish public. It is part of the Acorn Life Group which provides the ‘One Stop Shop’ model for clients regarding Life Insurance, General Insurance and Mortgages. Acorn Life was the first life assurance company to obtain the “Guaranteed Irish” accreditation, Ireland’s most trusted and recognised symbol for Irish manufactured goods and services. It is also a multi-award-winning company having achieved many industry firsts such as the Deloitte Best Managed Company Award and All-Star Business Award on several occasions over the past few years.
At the end of 2020, Acorn Life had total assets under management of €845 million, premium income of €118 million, and had paid over nearly €100m in claims in the last five years. Acorn Life is a member of the Acorn Life Group which has recently launched a new company Acorn Insurance offering home, motor, health and commercial insurance to complement its core life products. Our mission is to “empower ordinary people to achieve extraordinary results”. Our commitment to our staff and agents, and the opportunities we give them ensure that they are deeply committed to delivering high-quality products and service to our clients.
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Acorn Life is an equal opportunities employer.