Paraplanner - Full or Part Time - Flexibility Available

Location
Bushey
Salary
£30000 - £37500 per annum
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
18 May 2017
Ref
00067608
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Function
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This company is a small long established financial advice firm with ambitious goals to transform into an expanding lifestyle financial planning business. They have an opportunity for someone to join them in a key role to underpin their client service experience and work closely with the managing financial planner to progress their service capabilities as they expand the business.

They are looking for someone who is inspired by providing excellent client service and understands the challenges in delivering quality outcomes in the financial product environment. You should be able to work proactively and act confidently under your own initiative to ensure an effective financial planning service.

The Role:

Responsible for the technical aspects of preparing for client meetings and implementing requirements to meet clients' protection, investment and retirement needs, including:

- Liaising with product providers
- Obtaining portfolio valuations
- Checking contributions, withdrawals, pension carry forward
- Undertaking financial analysis
- Analysing client circumstances and preparing cash flow analysis
- Researching products to support potential recommendations
- Drafting the financial planner's recommendation reports
- Ensuring that all client requirements are followed through to the appropriate conclusion
- Managing, recording and monitoring client annual reviews, requirements and ad hoc needs.

Minimum Qualifications: A QCF Level 4 qualification in financial planning or progress towards with serious intentions to complete.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

Essential:
- A high standard of verbal and written communication
- Professional manner
- Good IT skills, particularly Word and Excel
- Ability to apply knowledge of the personal taxation framework
- Understanding of cash flow modelling
- Ability to prioritise and organise own workload
- Willingness to continue professional development
- Attention to detail and pride in accuracy of work
- Sense of responsibility and ownership in getting things done

Advantageous:

- SharePoint, Time4Advice Curo
- Voyant
- O&M Pensions Profiler
- Willingness to continue to develop knowledge of financial planning methods and solutions through formal and informal learning, both internally and externally
- Commitment to study and pass 2 exams a year to reach Level 4, if not already attained.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a small but ambitious business at an early stage in change. The successful candidate will be working closely with a professional management team to implement the development plans and take the business into its next generation stage.

They can be flexible on full or part time working arrangements.

** Please only apply if you have experience of having working in a financial advice firm **