Financial Planning Technician

Posted 12 October by Ambridge Harris

Paraplanners/Financial Planning Technicians

Commutable from - Bromsgrove, Worcester, Birmingham, Kidderminster

We are currently looking for three level 4 qualified individuals to join our client's financial planning team. The role primarily involves conducting research and preparing reports for high risk and complex areas of advice alongside the adviser who may be employed or self employed. The main areas of advice covered would be DB pension transfers, specialist investments and IHT planning. The individual must be willing and able to mentor trainees on a 1 to 1 basis. We would consider ex IFA's with strong technical knowledge as well as paraplanners, pension transfer specialist. You must be diploma qualified ideally gained through the CII.

Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the Advice Guidance Executive Committee, offering constructive input into technical discussions to assist in the formulation of the Group's Advice Guidance strategy
  • Occasional inclusion in project work, assisting in the development of advice and regulatory processes across the business
  • Participation in adding value through direct discussion on complex financial planning cases with IFAs
  • Assisting with the higher-level post-audit of advice provided by advisers, where necessary
  • Offering clear and considered decisions on cases which carry a high risk to the client, firm and the firm's IFAs
  • Dealing with day-to-day advice and higher level regulatory queries from other departments, undertaking research, where necessary, in order to provide informed responses
  • Financial promotions - analysing proposed advertising content to assess technical and regulatory suitability
  • Designing and delivering understandable and concise Financial Planning Report templates for use across the range of products and service provided, both personal and corporate, in order to deliver understandable and suitable financial outcomes to our clients
  • Providing new business concessions, where necessary and referral to Administration for recording
  • Completing regulatory industry update summaries for dissemination to the Co-ordinator
  • Assisting with new recruit inductions and training, as and when required
  • Maintaining a high level of knowledge and technical understanding of all financial planning concepts and regulatory focuses through the completion of annual CPD
  • Assistance with any departmental function as required

Requirements

  • Diploma in Financial Planning as a minimum qualification requirement
  • Willingness to take further qualifications, as relevant to your role
  • Demonstration of excellent knowledge and interest in the concepts and requirements of personal and corporate financial planning
  • Experience in the support of IFA's and other advisers and in particular in the preparation and delivery of research and suitability reports
  • Ability and willingness to make thorough and well-informed decisions in relation to advice cases that present a high risk to the business
  • Excellent written and numerical skills and an exceptional communication style
  • Aptitude in Microsoft Office and knowledge of research systems is preferable

Ambridge Harris is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Ambridge Harris will not discriminate on unlawful grounds.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

Job ref: 22069

Reference: 33534128

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