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Senior IFA Administrator

Job description

My client is currently looking for a Senior IFA Administrator to join their team in Southport. The role is to support the advisor and planning teams with a robust control, support and execution of advice service. They are responsible for ensuring that recommended advice is consistently implemented accurately in a timely manner via a range of providers and platforms, whilst managing their own general administrative work priorities through FPC's Client Relationship Management (CRM) system.

Job Description

  • Preparation - assisting our Financial Planners with pre-meeting/pre-contract preparation including research into clients' existing arrangements and the production of compliant illustrations, supporting documentation and application forms
  • Processing - assisting with both new business application forms, proposals and supporting documentation and activities with existing clients such as fund switches, withdrawals and assignments of policies
  • Contracts - administration of pension contracts (including SSAS, SIPP and personal pensions), property purchases, rentals and sales, Insurance Company Bonds, General Investment Accounts and ISAs
  • Recording and updating of relevant client information in Curo (CRM) and completing any actions required following a client review meeting
  • Supporting advisers with client meeting preparation which can include provider documentation or presentation reporting
  • Office systems and administration - providing support with the development and maintenance of the standard operating systems of the firm including general day to day office administration
  • Managing your own activities linked to the execution of advice recommendations as well as supporting team members where needed
  • Supporting the continual improvement and development of existing processes and controls

Required Knowledge

  • Have an understanding of both the financial planning process and the critical administrative elements of it
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent technical knowledge in relation to personal finance and investment management issues
  • Possess a strong awareness of the regulatory framework and its application to an independent advisory firm
  • Have (or be willing to achieve) the Certificate in Financial Services and are able to demonstrate practical application of technical knowledge

Required Skills

  • Tactful, trustworthy, diplomatic and able to maintain confidentiality at all times
  • Able to undertake some repetitive work, while maintaining an eye for detail and a focus on accuracy
  • Comfortable working on own initiative, setting and managing personal goals, directing work-flow and managing often conflicting deadlines

For more information please contact Graeme Hyland on 07896 933622.

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