Extremely successful, reputable and well established, yet growing IFA Practice, is looking for a Business Manager to provide direct management support to the MD of the business.
Being the conduit between the Client Service teams and Financial Planners ensuring compliant support is provided and will liaise closely with the Financial Planners to ensure a co-ordinated and consistent service is provided throughout the firm
Anticipating and responding to the ongoing and future operational needs of the business with a prompt and professional approach ensuring the business meets all its regulatory needs
Creating a culture across the business for client service excellence and motivated teams to not only meet client expectations but to exceed them
Continuous professional development to meet regulatory requirements and personal development
Overseeing the delivery of general office administration
Overseeing the delivery of all aspects of business administration (client data recording, client communication, client literature, client income and expenditure, product provider information)
Overseeing the compliance activities to support the business needs
Providing support for the compliance oversight function
Maintaining all systems and controls
Ensuring adequate PI cover in place
Ensuring adequate training and competence records are kept
Completion of regulatory returns
Overseeing the provision of designated marketing activities (events and seminar campaigns, literature, communication)
Overseeing the provision of HR Management and practice (procedure and processes updates, recruitment and induction, training and development, performance reviews)
Overseeing training, performance and development of individuals
Overseeing the provision of finance administration to support business needs; financial analysis and reporting and communicating data
A good understanding of regulatory requirements.
Proven management experience in the financial services sector.
A good knowledge of the financial advisory sector and our competitor space.
Analytical and numerical ability and sound knowledge of Intelligent Office and general Microsoft packages.
Ability to identify potential issues and provide suitable solutions.
Full understanding of administrative procedures relating to the different categories of the business and ensure they conform to regulatory and business standards
Familiarity with all products and services in all relevant areas of the financial planning business.
Anti-Money Laundering including how to identify and report potential risks.
An understanding of the requirements and responsibilities of the Senior Management and Certification Regime (SMCR).
Salary ideally up to £45,000 (negotiable if appropriate)
Working hours - Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
25 days holidays + Christmas Eve + New Years Eve (limited hours during the Xmas break)
4 x death in service
Help towards professional qualifications
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