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Careers at KFG

The primary skill we seek for any position with KFG is the felt sense of being called to the financial planning profession, the technical knowledge and curiosity needed to develop financial plans, a keen interest in relational skills, and a commitment self-development.   We have a team approach to financial planning, so all employees work with the same clients.

We are a growing 35-year-old, fee-only integrated financial planning firm. We offer a unique team-oriented culture that offers a high level of freedom and responsibility.  We have a reputation for excellence, established clients and the experience to help you reach your personal and career goals. Our company has 100 clients located throughout the US. Our founder, Rick Kahler, is a noted speaker, author, and columnist on financial planning and financial therapy.

Our employees are as important as our clients, and we work to provide both with a collaborative atmosphere and learning environment. We value our employees and we take pride in recognizing and supporting their outstanding talents and efforts.  We empower our employees through a unique governance structure (Holacracy) where each person has responsibility and control over decisions as they relate to the role they play within our company. We commit ourselves to the delivery of a superior quality of services based on a foundation of honesty, integrity and ethical treatment. 

The core purpose of our company is to transform the financial and emotional well-being of people. This includes our clients and ourselves.

Our core values are authenticity, unbiased advocacy, well-being, and continuous improvement.  We put our values into action by:

  • •Putting clients’ first
  • •Guiding people to reach a destination in an unfamiliar area
  • •Giving sound advice and creative solutions
  • •Constantly educating ourselves
  • •Personally practicing what we preach
  • •Taking clients only where we have gone ourselves
  • •Being serial innovators
  • •Taking personal responsibility for our actions and contributions

Deliberately Developmental Organization

At Kahler Financial Group, we strive to have a culture that values personal development in the same manner as we value professional development. As our core purpose includes transforming the financial and emotional well-being of our employees as well as our clients, we have embarked on becoming a DDO or a Deliberately Developmental Organization.  A DDO is an integration of business excellence and the growth of employees into their best version of themselves. Check out our Deliberately Developmental Organization Page to learn more about it.

Tobacco Free Work Place

A tobacco-free environment helps create a safe and healthy workplace. Smoking and secondhand smoke are known to cause serious lung diseases, heart disease and cancer. Kahler Financial Group recognizes the hazards caused by tobacco use and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke. Our policy to provide a tobacco-free environment for all employees and visitors was established to keep a safe and healthy workplace environment.  Smoking of any tobacco product and the use of oral tobacco products, “spit" tobacco and e-cigarettes, is not permitted within the facilities or on the property of Kahler Financial Group.

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We are Hiring!

Financial Planner

The Position:

We currently seek a Financial Planner with strong analytical skills to perform financial planning tasks for our clients. We currently have a team/ensemble approach to financial planning, so all employees work with many of the same clients.

Our specialties include comprehensive wealth management, financial therapy, asset protection strategies, real estate, and business planning.  Our average client is a high net worth business owner, professional, or retiree. Our clients are spread throughout the United States.

The primary skill we seek for this position is the ability to develop complex financial plans along with the interest and ability to develop high emotional intelligence and extraordinary client facing skills. This includes a keen interest and love for the analysis and application of financial data and a desire to apply that knowledge in facilitating behavioral change in clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with high net worth clients in a technical financial planning role
  • Structure financial advice around the client’s strategic financial picture
  • Develop meeting agendas and generate detailed financial plans
  • Develop exquisite coaching and listening skills
  • Confidently deliver advice to clients via virtual or face-to-face meetings
  • Work collaboratively with senior planners and team members
  • Maintain high ethical standards, confidentiality, and professionalism at all times

Qualifications:

  • Energized by the analysis of technical data and devising sophisticated planning solutions
  • Has an “owner’s attitude”
  • Is a quick learner
  • Has strong analytical skills using MS Office Excel
  • Has a desire to become more aware, present, and conscious
  • Does not view themselves as above doing any task or accountability
  • Takes personal responsibility and keeps agreements
  • Has good self-management skills and uses the “Getting Things Done” system
  • Possesses strong analytical skills and is able to see the big picture and apply critical thinking
  • Is open to applying the principles of Non-violent Communication in the workplace
  • Able to meet deadlines, (Often demonstrated as a Meyers Briggs “J”)
  • Is a CFP® Practitioner
  • Has 2 - 5 years prior work experience as a financial planner, preferably in a fee-only planning firm

 Benefits:

  • 401K Plan and profit sharing plan
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Technology and fitness allowances
  • Education allowance
  • Paid membership fees for industry associations
  • Salary range $60,000 - $80,000

No phone calls please.  If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to resumes@kahlerfinancial.com.

In your cover letter please tell us:

  • What attracts you to Kahler Financial Group?
  • What you would bring to Kahler Financial Group?
  • What do you need most from Kahler Financial Group?
  • What salary range you expect to receive?
  • What would you find attractive about moving to Rapid City?

We are an equal opportunity employer. Selected candidate may be required to pass a drug test and background check and may be asked to complete personality and/or competency tests.

The City:

Pursuing a career in financial planning in Rapid City, South Dakota, means you will enjoy the best of all worlds; great quality of life, low personal taxes, and a low cost of living.

Rapid City has an outstanding atmospheric and cultural climate, making it one of the best kept secrets in the US.

Nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills, Rapid City is the perfect location for those who love the outdoors.  It is was rated the #3 top town for sportsmen by Outdoor Life magazine in 2011 and one of the top 25 cities to raise an outdoor kid by Backpacker Magazine. Rapid City is tied with Ft. Meyers, FL for having the best air quality of any city in the United States.

With summer and winter skiing, rock-climbing, hunting, fishing, boating, and more trails than a person could hike in their lifetime all within an hour’s drive, Rapid City is the perfect location for those who love the outdoors.

Our residents enjoy the many tax and business advantages of doing business here. And when the cost of doing business is low, so is the cost of living. Consider that South Dakota has:

  • NO Corporate Income Tax
  • NO Personal Income Tax
  • NO Personal Property Tax
  • NO Inventory Tax
  • Low cost of living, .81 of the national average
  • The #4 lowest state per capita taxes in the nation
  • The #1 shortest commute time in the US of 16.6 minutes

South Dakota also is the #1 best state in which to retire, #2 most happiest state in the nation, #2 most free state in the nation, #3 in financial literacy, #3 hardest working state, #4 in overall lowest taxes, #11 most beautiful, and the #13 highest IQ.

Rapid City features a steppe climate (Köppen BSk). Its location makes its climate unlike the higher elevations of the Black Hills or the Great Plains to the east. It is characterized by long arid summers and mild, dry winters, with short but distinct spring and autumn seasons.