Step into an instrumental role. Help conduct the smooth operation of a fast-paced-and friendly-financial planning office. Work as an employee of an independent advisor franchisee with a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial. Assist in daily business operations.
Assist financial advisor(s) and associate financial advisor(s) in managing and organizing office work flow with an emphasis on creating and delivering a unique client experience that defines and differentiates the practice. This position will consistently follow high standards of business and professional ethics and legal and regulatory requirements when dealing with others and/or performing work activities.
This role provides client relationship support through interacting directly with clients to ensure accurate account set up and through acting as a liaison to answer client questions. The role will also perform other practice management tasks relating to client service as needed. Responds to ad hoc requests, coordinates/tracks projects and/or manages business-as-usual projects such as organizing a client seminar.
Responsibilities and Time Allocation - Will change over time to meet the needs of the practice and can include other duties as assigned by the advisor.
50% Business Management
Work with home office to ensure accurate account setup and resolve issues
Answer questions and provide readily available information to clients, if requested and as allowable, as it relates to servicing their accounts
Maintain files and records in accordance with the records retention policy
Perform other allowable duties as assigned by the financial advisor(s) and associate financial advisor(s)
Provide insight and recommendations to effectively use key tools (MOD, Go Social, Advisor website, etc.) that help lead to results in practice
50% Client Care
Set up and maintain client management system
Call clients or prospects to set up meetings or appointments
Write notes or letters to clients on personal letterhead of administrative nature only and handle client appreciation
Attend and participate in client meetings if necessary
Conduct transaction requests as directed by financial advisor(s) and associate financial advisor(s)
Coordinate client appreciation events and seminars
Answer unsolicited calls from prospects to schedule appointments or refer to advisor
Key Traits of a Successful Client Service Associate/Manager
Direct attention to detail and organization
Effective communication with clients and other advisors/staff
Effective and efficient time management
Polite and clear phone manner
Ability to multi-task
Ability to adhere to rules and regulations as stated and required by advisor, Ameriprise Financial
Ability to support and provide guidance for compliance within the advisor's practice
Positive attitude and sincere willingness to constantly learn and grow
Education and Other Designations:
College degree or higher
2+ years of similar experience
Already have or be able to study for and pass exams for federal and state licenses and registrations for securities, including Series 7, Series 66, and State life, accident and health insurance licenses