Are you looking to join a Financial Planning firm who are really going places, have an excellent working environment where you are well looked after and valued, well look no further…
My client who has been trading since 2010 are looking for an experienced Paraplanner to join their friendly group of existing long serving staff.
Main purpose of the role
This is a key role to provide a first-class technical and proactive support service to the Advisers. Working closely with the Advisers, Directors and the client services support team you will be responsible for providing technical guidance and technical advice, ensuring that the centralised paraplanning function of the business provides an accurate, timely and compliant service. You will need to enjoy working as part of a busy and successful team and be able to actively contribute towards a common goal.
You will be fully accountable and self-reliant and be able to produce accurate work with minimum input from others.
The minimum qualification for this role is Level 4 Diploma PFS and my client will assist you with financial support for further training and examination, actively encouraging progression to Chartered status, but you will be expected to take full responsibility for your continuous professional and personal development.
Relevant Skills and Knowledge
• The requisite technical knowledge and qualifications, to meet FCA and company expectations.
• Detailed knowledge and understanding of compliance procedures and FCA legislation for suitability report provision and record keeping requirements.
• A high degree of technical product and tax knowledge enabling the most appropriate client solutions.
• Ability to be able to multi-task and juggle a busy workload.
• Keep up to date with relevant product, legislative and technical changes.
• Ensure relevant CPD is maintained and recorded accurately.
• Promoting the profile of the business within the professional and wider community.
• Developing and maintaining internal relationships across the business to meet expected business and income targets.
Fund, market, product, technical and financial research and analysis, at client level and company level, with accurate documentation and follow up
Interpreting and analyzing data obtained from Advisers and 3rd parties
Technical research and solution provision in the form of written compliant reports to meet client needs and objectives, meeting all internal and external regulatory requirements
Independently identifying planning needs
Implementing and evidencing clear centralised paraplanning procedures
Proficient use of cash flow modeling software
Coordinating the Paraplan work log and ensuring work is completed within service standards
Communicating with the Advisers regarding their work requests
Maintenance and development of compliant client suitability templates and factual technical collateral
Consulting with the Advisers on client investment, pension, protection and tax planning, making suggestions to the Advisers and confirming proposed actions to the client
Coordination of AIS model portfolio solution and follow up with clients and platform providers
Coordination of client withdrawal requests with provision of suitability report outlining any risks involved with the withdrawal
Coordination of ongoing client assessments of suitability and the drawdown review service
Review investment portfolios, performance and asset allocation
Carry out due diligence
Submitting business and managing the case to completion
Effective time and caseload management
Managing, recording and monitoring client reviews
Assisting with the writing of technical communications for mass communications to clients and professionals
Project work, management and coordination
Providing technical training to team members
Arranging training sessions for the team members
Preparation of existing client files for review and managing review requirements to ensure all client files are compliant
Preparing for client meetings, attending client meetings with the Advisers, building rapport with the clients, contributing to the meetings, taking accurate minutes and following up with the client
Providing technical support to the Advisers and other team members
Answering technical client queries
Ability to achieve desired outcomes with minimum supervision
Updating the company’s research file
Accurate system updating on IO
Competent administration through wrap platforms utilized by the company
Telephone cover and other ad hoc duties as required.
My client have a flexible approach, operating a 37 hour week, you are able to start between 8 and 9 and leave anytime between 5 and 6, Fridays are 9-3 for everyone, you can take between 1 and 1.5hrs for lunch.
Death in service 4 x salary
Standard pension, 3% employer contribution
Holiday entitlement is 26 days (an extra day off for your Birthday if it falls on a working day).
Financial assistance with further and ongoing studies