Paraplanner / Financial Advisor Assistant, Scottsdale, AZ

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 2:38 PM | Anonymous

This role provides support to financial advisors through trading and money movement, and business processing. Responds to ad hoc requests, coordinates/tracks projects.

Responsibilities and Time Allocation - May change over time to meet the needs of the practice and can include other duties as assigned by the advisor.

·         Trading and money movement in client accounts.

·         Completion of forms and applications for client and advisor signature.

·         Depositing of checks and stock certificates.

·         Investment research using MorningStar Advisor Workstation.

·         Performing other allowable duties as assigned by the financial advisors and senior staff.

Back Office Advisor Support Duties - May change over time to meet the needs of the practice and can include other duties as assigned by the advisor.

·         Researching and answering questions for clients, if requested and as allowable, related to the servicing of their accounts.

·         Review and update client information as needed for client meeting. Attending and participating in client meetings if necessary.

·         Managing and resolving client service problems.

·         Effective communication with clients and other advisor/staff

Key Traits of a Successful Paraplanner:

·         Direct attention to detail and organization

·         Thorough understanding of investment account types (managed vs brokerage) and tax treatment distinctions among various account types

·         Knowledgeable regarding features, distinctions and relative strengths of product types, including but not limited to: mutual funds, ETFs, UITs, annuities, CEFs, REITs, BDCs, private placements, term and cash value life insurance, disability, long-term care and hybrid insurance

·         Effective and efficient time management

·         Polite and clear phone manner and e-mail composition

·         Ability to multi-task

·         Adherence to rules and regulations as stated and required by advisor, Ameriprise Financial, regulatory agencies

·         Ability to support and provide guidance for compliance within the practice

·         Positive attitude and sincere willingness to constantly learn and grow

Education and Other Designations:

·         2+ years of similar experience

·         Preferably has the following licenses - Series 7, Series 66, and State life, accident and health insurance licenses

Pay: $17.00 - $28.00 per hour               Job Type: Full-time

Please email your resume to:

FPA of Greater Phoenix
c/o Premium Organization
PO Box 4130, Scottsdale AZ 85261
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