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Advice Technician

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Location: Bromsgrove, Birmingham
  • Sector: Compliance
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted:
    18 Dec 2018
  • Job reference: 32096

Chartered IFA practice, who have grown through acquisition are currently looking to appoint an Advice Technician to the growing offices in either Birmingham or Bromsgrove.


Responsibilities:

  • Understanding of the firm's advice guidance in order to maintain and develop knowledge of the firm's technical approaches
  • Conducting advice audits both on a pre-submission and post-submission basis, in line with the firm's T&C scheme
  • Performing an assessment on specific case-types, which carry a high risk to the client, firm and the firm's IFA's at the second stage of pre-approval
  • Delivery of informative and constructive feedback to IFA's in connection with audits and stage 2 pre-approvals conducted
  • Assistance with past-business auditing in relation to FCA thematic reviews
  • Identification of potentially unsuitable advice cases and phase 2 pre-approval declines and referral to Advice Assurance Coordinator as necessary
  • Dealing with day-to-day advice and regulatory queries from other departments, undertaking research, where necessary, in order to provide informed responses
  • Involvement in investigations in order to determine whether breaches in the firm's processes have created any client detriment
  • Involvement in investigations into client complaints, following the firm's standard complaints procedure and formulating client final responses, where necessary
  • Providing new business concessions, where necessary and referral to advice and regulatory administration for recording
  • Completing regulatory industry update summaries for dissemination to the Advice Assurance Coordinator
  • Maintaining a good level of knowledge and technical understanding of all financial planning concepts and regulatory focuses through the completion of annual CPD
  • Assistance with any departmental function as required

Requirements

  • Diploma in Financial Planning as a minimum qualification requirement
  • Willingness to take further qualifications, as relevant to your role
  • Demonstration of knowledge and experience in personal financial planning
  • Experience in an IFA environment, demonstrating quality communications of constructive feedback
  • A high standard of written and numerical skills
  • An ability to demonstrate strong report-writing skills
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Aptitude in Microsoft Office

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