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IFA Business Manager

Optima Recruitment
Epsom, UK
Closing date
4 Feb 2021

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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.

Job Description:

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

Complaint handling

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

Person Specification:

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).

Additional Information:

Banstead based

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)

Company pension

4 x death in service

Company bonus

Help towards professional qualifications

Please note; Due to the large number of applications that we receive, if you have not had a response within 7 days, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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