The paraplanner role is to primarily assist Both financial advisors and Practice Manager in the financial planning workflow of our 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 direct client relationship support through managing, gathering and analyzing client data, helping prepare preliminary financial plans and other client deliverables, working with clients to resolve issues and other practice management tasks 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 Practice manager. Location: Seminole, Tampa, or Leesburg Office Locations
Prepare preliminary financial planning recommendations and initial product solutions for advisor review and use in client meetings
Prepare Initial meeting prep, recommendations, and initial product solutions for advisor review prior to client meetings
Prepare charts, graphs, tables and other visual aids to be used in implementation meetings with clients
Develop portfolio/robust product solution recommendations that will fit the client's risk tolerance and time frame as well as develop appropriate product deliverables
40% Client Care / Business Management
Maintain client contact during the financial planning process. Answer questions and provide readily available information to clients, if requested and as allowable, as it relates to servicing their accounts
Review and update client information as needed for client review meetings. Attend and participate in client meetings if necessary.
Manage and resolve client service problems
Perform other allowable duties as assigned by the financial advisor(s)
Key Traits of a Successful Paraplanner:
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:
2 year college degree or industry licenses already, industry certifications or higher
Past 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 quickly while working full time.