Step into an instrumental role within a well-established financial planning firm. Help conduct the smooth operation of a fast-paced – and friendly – financial planning office. Assist in daily business operations.
The paraplanner will primarily assist financial advisors in financial plan creation and workflow. This position will consistently follow high standards of business and professional ethics and legal and regulatory requirements when dealing with others and/or performing work activities.
This role provides client relationship support through managing, gathering, and analyzing client data, helping prepare preliminary financial plans, and other client deliverables, working with clients to resolve issues, and other practice management tasks as needed. Responds to ad hoc requests, coordinates/tracks projects and/or manages business-as-usual projects.
Responsibilities and Time Allocation – Will change over time to meet the needs of the practice and can include other duties as assigned by the advisors.
Collect data, goals, and preferences from new clients and manage financial planning process.
Prepare preliminary financial planning recommendations and initial product solutions for advisor review and use in client meetings
Develop portfolio/robust product solution recommendations that will fit the client’s risk tolerance and time frame as well as develop appropriate product deliverables
Client Care / Business Management (50%)
Maintain client management and contact system, including scheduling client meetings
Conduct transactions and provide readily available information to clients, if requested and as allowable, as it relates to servicing their accounts.
Review and update client information. Attend and participate in client meetings as necessary.
Manage files and records in accordance with office policy
Perform other duties as assigned by the financial advisors
Key Traits of a Successful Paraplanner:
Direct attention to detail and organization
Effective communication with clients and other advisors/staff
Effective and efficient time management
Polite and clear phone manner
Ability to multi-task
Ability to adhere to rules and regulations as stated and required by advisors
Ability to support and provide guidance for compliance within the practice
Positive attitude and sincere willingness to constantly learn and grow
Education and Other Requirements:
College degree or higher
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel
2+ years of similar experience helpful
Series 7, Series 66, and State life, accident and health insurance licenses preferred
About Carlson Advisory & Wealth Management
We care about what’s important to you. Your financial goals are unique, and we can help you achieve them. We take the time to understand what’s truly important to you — whether it’s saving for college, retiring the way you want, making smart investments or anything else. The personalized financial advice we offer can help you prepare for the expected and unexpected things in life. As a result, you can feel more confident and secure about your financial future. With the right financial advice, life can be brilliant.