IFA Administrator

Recruiter
Blakemore Recruitment
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Sep 2019
Closes
23 Sep 2019
Ref
1231078236
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
IFA Administrator

Purpose

To provide pre and post-sales support to the Financial Advisers. To ensure that client documentation/requests are accurately processed and completed within the required time scales, and in accordance with the compliance guidelines as defined by the Company. To provide a high level of support to clients in an efficient, compliant and professional manner.

Key responsibilities
  • To obtain illustrations, key features and application forms from Platforms & Providers as required.
  • Compile client meeting packs containing documentation such as, but not limited to, valuations, client agreement, fact find, risk questionnaire and profile for the Adviser to use at client meetings.
  • To post client documentation to the client or product providers as appropriate.
  • To issue signed letters of authority to providers and obtain standard policy information.
  • Update client policy records on receipt of the information on Intelligent Office.
  • To accurately maintain client personal details and policy information and update on Intelligent Office.
  • To prepare new business applications in accordance with the Company's standard operating procedures and compliance handbook
  • Deal with and respond to written, telephone and electronic general enquiries for IFAs, colleagues, clients and providers.
  • Provide clients with timely and accurate information and obtain any new business information and existing policy information from clients where required.
  • Maintaining relationships and contacts with providers to ensure a professional service
  • Deal with any resulting fee and commission queries from the Finance Department
  • To produce accurate, regular and ad-hoc client valuation schedules, and input into Intelligent Office.
  • To arrange for amendments to encashment and withdrawal requests from existing client plans as instructed by the Adviser and inform the client by email where appropriate. To update
  • Intelligent Office client records with the amendments.
  • To operate and manage an effective diary within Intelligent Office to ensure that all activities are planned for and carried out in a timely manner.
  • To ensure that Advisers and the Operations Manager are informed of any client-related events and issues in a timely manner.
  • To operate within and conform to the Company's existing and continually developing operating systems and procedures and contribute to their further development where required, through participation in Procedural Workgroups.
  • Projects - carry out projects as required by the business which may include the following key areas
  • Intelligent Office
  • Platforms / Providers
  • Investment Committee
  • New Business
  • To carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by line management or directors.

Experience & core skills
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office and other applications
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Client-centric in approach
  • Organised and highly motivated
  • Good levels Industry knowledge
  • Good attention to detail
  • Accurate data entry and record-keeping skills
  • Willingness to study towards professional qualifications (desirable but not essential)

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