Paraplanner | Sandton | Ref: CW20200111

Paraplanner | Sandton

Provide key support to the Financial Planner through professional, in-depth research and preparation of best practice solutions for client wealth creation and holistic financial wellbeing.

Key responsibilities

  • Preparation of Records of Advice for both Local and Offshore Investments and Long-Term Assurance
  • Preparation of Financial Plans (Death, Disability, Retirement and Estate)
  •  Investment Portfolio and underlying Fund Investigations and formulating of ideas for recommendations
  • Client portfolio investigations (both investment and risk products)
  • Keeping abreast of the changing tax and legal environment
  • Once recommendations are finalised with the Financial Planner, communicate with the Administration Manager for the correct paperwork to be prepared. Once paperwork is completed, ensure it is correct in accordance with the deal sheet and recommendation.
  • Investigation of new opportunities in an ever-changing environment (such as, but not limited to, technical investigations into new products/structures/processes)
  • Assist administrators, clients and financial planners with more technical tasks and relevant queries that require investigations or detailed calculations and are not process driven
  • Client communication and follow up regarding all areas of the Paraplanner’s responsibility

Key performance measures

  • Professional Growth/Development
    Personal professional milestones are achieved as per training schedule
  • Meet all deadlines timeously
     Client documents and related information for all areas of responsibility including client meetings and reviews meetings are prepared accurately and timeously
  • All work is completed accurately with attention to detail
     Paraplanner takes responsibility for checking own work
     Consistent high quality of work is evident in thorough preparation
  • Financial Planner is kept fully appraised and regularly updated on all developments/updates regarding clients
    Paraplanner schedules/initiates weekly task meetings with Financial Planner; as well as, as-and-when required in order to proceed with your work
  • Client communication and follow up
    Paraplanner to timeously and in a professional manner, communicate with clients (i.e. face to face, by email or telephonically) relating to all areas of responsibility pertaining to the Paraplanner’s tasks (i.e. information gathering, document sending, follow ups etc.)

Important relationships

  • Financial Planners
  • Managers
  • Administrators
  • Other professional advisors e.g. Attorneys and Accountants
  • Clients
  • Paraplanner Team Members
  • Product providers

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning and FPI Competency Exam – complete or in progress

Experience

  • Broad knowledge of global financial markets is desirable
  • Financial planning industry experience is preferable

Special skills/ competencies

  • Attention to detail – Detailed and accurate
  • Clear thinker
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Independent and creative problem solver
  • Initiative – Ability to achieve agreed outcomes without supervision
  • Excellent administrative, research, report writing and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills with a preference for working in a structured, planned manner
  • Understanding of the Financial Planning process
  • Able to work within defined business processes
  • Prioritise and plan own workload
  • Ability to multi‐task and prioritise effectively
  • Articulate
  • Excellent inter‐personal skills, both written and verbal
  • IT skills
  • Team player

Renumeration offered: R 25 000.00 

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