Financial Planning Assistant

  • 91-92 High St, Thame OX9 3EH, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

Established for well over 25 years, the award-winning Wills & Trusts Group believes in treating clients as people, not just as a number. This “family” philosophy makes the company one of the most highly respected amongst financial advisers.

As one of the few firms of Chartered Financial Planners, Wills & Trusts has the technical know-how to deal with any situation but focuses on the growth of clients’ assets and the protection of those assets so that they pass to the right person at the right time.

Estate planning
Like most people, you want your assets to be passed to your family both during your lifetime and following your death. You want to be sure your wealth goes to the right person at the right time. You will probably want to make sure that you pay no more tax than is reasonable, and in some cases you will want to avoid it completely.

Investment management
You want to earn more on your savings and investments, at the same time, you want to pay as little tax as possible. Most importantly of all, you probably want to minimise any risk that you take. It takes a great deal of time and effort to build your wealth, and you want to protect it for your future and for the future of your family. We actively manage your investments to produce the greatest returns for the lowest risk. We put a premium on making sure you know what is happening and why. Our clients say our programme of client education is like nothing they have ever experienced before.

Pensions management
When you retire you will want to make sure that your pension produces the most income possible, that the income will last for the rest of your life, and ideally increase every year. If anything happens to you, it is no doubt important to you that your spouse will get your pension in full. We treat pensions like every investment we manage. Unlike most advisers, who only look at your pension once a year, we look at it every day, and we ask the question: how can we do better for you?

 

Job Description

Wills & Trusts Financial Planners are an award winning, Top 100 firm of Financial Advisors. Established in 1992 we have grown year on year and are currently implementing exciting plans to grow our business significantly both throughout the UK. Our Head Office in the beautiful historic market town of Thame, Oxfordshire will continue to support the wider UK businesses as we grow and in order to ensure we continue to offer our clients the premium levels of service that they have come to expect we have created additional opportunities within our Financial Planning Advice team.

Our team of Financial Advisor Assistants, (Paraplanners) are responsible for providing support to our team of Financial Advisors so that they are well placed to advise Clients on financial strategies, plans and products. We are looking to appoint either experienced/qualified Paraplanners or those with a transferable skillset that have an interest in pursuing a career in financial planning but perhaps come from an account management type of background. We are able to offer you on-going training and a study support package (CII Diploma in Financial Planning) to give you all the tools and knowledge to succeed with the role.

Some of your typical responsibilities will include:

  • Providing an efficient, friendly and professional point of contact for Clients and responding to enquiries by telephone, email and in person
  • Supporting the teams of Financial Advisors in carrying out research and analysis to meet Client needs and objectives
  • Preparing Client financial plans, suitability reports & Wealth Management Plans
  • Developing internal relationships to help maintain business flow and meet agreed targets
  • Promoting the profile of the business within the profession and wider communities
  • Continuous professional development to meet regulatory requirements and personal development needs
  • Ensuring that any business conducted is done in a responsible, compliant and timely manner, meeting all legislative requirements, both internally and externally.
  • Preparing and compiling financial analysis data including Pension analysis
  • Calculate the losses / gains from trading transactions
  • Researching products to support recommendations, execute due diligence investigations
  • Completing illustrations & key facts documents for recommended products
  • Ensuring the client meeting report is fully completed
  • Completion of Implementation meetings with Clients
  • Completing all applications and paperwork during implementation meeting to completion and high standard
  • Completion of trust and trustee integration signing meetings in conjunction with support from W&T Legal
  • Transacting complex client investments and ensuring that deals are carried out in line with instructions.
  • Dealing with complex client queries on investments, pensions and IHT Mitigation fully and advice given where qualified to do so
  • Manual rebasing and switching for customer
  • Review and instruct on all Corporate Actions
  • Ensuring that all regulatory and compliance standards are met
  • Liaising with product providers and other relevant third parties
  • Assisting the Financial Advisors with Client presentations and Company Seminars

Wills & Trusts are passionate about offering you the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally so whether you are an experienced Paraplanner, or someone perhaps currently working within a support role within a financial services environment, we can develop a bespoke training and development plan for you.  

Why work for Wills & Trusts?

  • Industry recognised – Award Winning Financial Planners (In the past couple of months alone we have been awarded Best Financial Advisor to work for and Top 100 Financial Advisor)
  • Above market rate salaries
  • Uncapped Commission
  • Academy Programme and continued professional support and development throughout your career (including CII Financial Planning Diploma)
  • Free lunch
  • Day-off for your Birthday
  • Additional 2 days holiday with each year of service (max 30 pro-rata)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • 4% company pension contribution
  • Charitable fundraising events
  • Opportunity to attend events both internationally and in the UK. 
  • A dedicated Well-Being Team that organise regular events from massages, night-outs, theatre trips and a variety of other fun activities.

Qualifications

Ideally you will have commenced your Financial Planning Diploma (RO1-RO6) although we are also happy to receive applications from those with alternative but relevant experience too. 

Additional Information

Why work for Wills & Trusts?

  • Industry recognised – Award Winning Financial Planners (In the past couple of months alone we have been awarded Best Financial Advisor to work for and Top 100 Financial Advisor)
  • Above market rate salaries
  • Uncapped Commission
  • Academy Programme and continued professional support and development throughout your career (including CII Financial Planning Diploma)
  • Free lunch
  • Day-off for your Birthday
  • Additional 2 days holiday with each year of service (max 30 pro-rata)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • 4% company pension contribution
  • Charitable fundraising events
  • Opportunity to attend events both internationally and in the UK. 
  • A dedicated Well-Being Team that organise regular events from massages, night-outs, theatre trips and a variety of other fun activities.