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Financial Planner

Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual

Software Engineering, Accounting & Finance
St Cloud, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Do you have a BIG WHY and VISION for you life?

Have you always wanted to be a business owner but didn't know how/where to start?

Do you feel stuck in your current role but want more out of your career?

Do you want more control over your calendar so you can focus on your family?

If you're passionate about helping others achieve their financial goals and are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in financial planning and investment management, we encourage you to apply for this position!

Our district in St. Cloud, Minnesota is seeking a highly motivated and driven individual to join our team as a Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual. As a Financial Advisor, you'll build your own financial planning practice where you'll have the opportunity to impact your clients in a real way and have unlimited earning potential. You will be able to control your calendar, your income and your future.


  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with clients by providing financial planning services
  • Conduct client meetings to assess their financial needs, goals, and risk tolerance
  • Develop and implement financial plans to help clients achieve their financial objectives
  • Provide investment advice and manage client portfolios to ensure they are aligned with their financial goals and risk tolerance
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest financial trends and developments to provide the best possible advice to clients
  • Collaborate with other professionals, such as attorneys and accountants, to provide holistic financial planning advice
  • Meet regularly with clients to review their financial plans and make adjustments as necessary
  • Generate new business through networking and referrals

At Northwestern Mutual, we're committed to providing our Financial Advisors with the best possible training and support to help them succeed. Our award-winning training programs and mentorship culture are designed to help you build your skills and knowledge in financial planning and investment management. In addition, our highly collaborative culture encourages teamwork and knowledge sharing, so you'll have access to a network of experienced professionals who can provide guidance and support as you grow in your role.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Commission structure to support early development
  • Renewable income
  • Bonus programs and expense allowances
  • Support for insurance licensing, SIE, Series 7, Series 63, CFP®, and more
  • Retirement Package and Pension Plan
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Disability Income Insurance
  • Family Planning

You could be right for this opportunity if you have:

  • Entrepreneurial ambitions
  • History of success in sales, athletics, military, client services, or client-facing roles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to analyze complex financial data
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain client relationships
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Desire for continuous learning
  • Legal authorization to work in the US without sponsorship

About Us

For over 160 years, we have helped our clients spend their lives living through comprehensive and innovative financial planning. We combine the expertise of our financial professionals with personalized digital experience and industry-leading products to give our clients the ability to successfully navigate their financial lives.

Our tailored approach includes multiple financial strategies—insurance, investments, and annuities—built to reinforce each other, keeping our clients consistently on track to meet goal after goal. We lead with unmatched financial strength and access to the best products and services for our clients.

Our Advisors are valued partners, and proud business owners. We value an inclusive and belonging environment where everyone’s different viewpoints bring new successes!

Why join Northwestern Mutual:

  • Fortune 97 company (2023)
  • Unsurpassed Financial Strength with total company assets of $290 billion
  • 96% of policy owners stay year after year
  • Forbes' Best Employers for Diversity (2018-2023)
  • Top 10 US Independent Broker-Dealers, Financial Advisor Magazine
  • #1 Amongst Life Insurers Most Admired Companies for Financial Soundness
  • Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality- Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2015-2023)
  • $224 billion (retail investment client assets held or managed)
  • Industry leader in total dividend payout with over $6 billion.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Northwestern Mutual is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer who welcomes and encourages diversity in the workforce. We are committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which each employee can contribute creative ideas, seek challenges, assume leadership and continue to focus on meeting and exceeding business and personal objectives.

The company prohibits discrimination based upon an individual's race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, citizenship status or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.