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Posted 7 March by Blakemore Recruitment Easy Apply Ended


Location: Guildford

Salary: c£35,000-£50,000 + Benefits and bonus

The Company: CharteredFinancial Planning business who are highly profitable and successful

The Role: to support a top producing IFA when informing and advising clients on financial strategies, plans and products.

Minimum Qualifications: QCF 4 - CII diploma

Key Requirements and Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of product research and analytical tools
  • Good team working and liaison skills to deal effectively with tasks set and provide support for other team members
  • An understanding of FCA regulations and guidelines relating to financial services clients
  • Willingness to continue to develop knowledge of products and related issues through formal and informal learning, both internally and externally
  • Good communication skills (written and verbal) that are effective and meet business needs
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • IT skills commensurate with computer packages used including detailed understanding and use of Enable (our CRM tool)
  • Accuracy of work and attention to detail
  • Diploma qualified and ideally progressing towards CII Chartered Financial Planner status

Key Responsibilities:

  • The technical aspects of preparing for client meetings, including:
  • Preparing and compiling financial analysis - asking Technical Assistants to obtain data as required
  • Analysing client data and preparing cash flow analyses
  • Researching products to support recommendations
  • Compiling financial planning recommendations and suitability reports
  • Providing support for the Client Partner and Financial Planner
  • Ensuring that all regulatory and compliance standards are met
  • Liaising with product providers and other relevant third parties
  • Ensuring that all client requirements are followed through to the appropriate conclusion
  • Managing, recording and monitoring client annual reviews on behalf of the Client Partner and Financial Planner(s)
  • Prepare all relevant paperwork for client meetings - with help of Technical Assistant where appropriate
  • Assisting the Technical Manager with annual technical reviews of services and products
  • Prepare O&M reports for more complex cases, request and check Technical Assistant to do straightforward cases
  • Pension contribution checks including carry forward
  • Produce correspondence to clients, providers and third parties as appropriate, in an efficient and professional manner
  • Represent the business at client meetings and BDM meetings as required
  • Keep up to date with market conditions and the strengths and weaknesses of competitors to support effective decision making
  • Attending Investment Committee and taking minutes for circulation
  • Draft Your Financial Plan and review with Client Partner
  • Draft complex suitability letters to be approved by Financial Planner and instruct Support Assistants and approve straightforward suitability letters
  • Point of contact for clients
  • Promoting the profile of the business within the profession and wider communities

This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly professional IFA/Wealth Manager. They believe in staff development and assist in helping to develop your knowledge and skills and will help you to become Chartered as soon as possible.

Required skills

  • Chartered
  • Financial Services
  • Investment
  • Paraplanning
  • Research

Reference: 34626242

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