Keith Mackie has worked in financial services since leaving school, starting his career in the Clydesdale Bank. After 10 years in banking he joined General Accident in 1995 as a Trainee Financial Adviser progressing to an Independent Financial Adviser five years later. In 2004 Keith was offered the opportunity to work for Acumen Financial Planning in Aberdeen and to cover the Peterhead office. "The opportunity, reputation and culture within the business made my choice very easy. I have never looked back." Keith was appointed Director in 2014.
"I enjoy many aspects of my job but as my role is so varied it is hard to pinpoint one particular area. However, my client work is extremely important to me and interacting with my clients makes my job a great job! No client circumstances are the same and to be able to help clients on their financial planning journey to achieve everything they want to is very satisfying. There is no such thing as a stupid question and I love being able to answer any questions clients may have and creating appropriate solutions for them. Being part of the management team also allows me to take an active role in the future direction of the firm which is very exciting.”
Recent proud moments in Keith's career include achieving Certified Financial Planner in 2007 and Acumen Financial Planning being awarded the Accredited Firm of the year for a second time in 2018.
Certified Financial Planner