Financial Adviser Training Programme

 

Are you good with people and a good communicator?

Are you self-motivated and hungry for success?

Do you want a career in Wealth Management?

If the answers to the above questions are all yes, then you could be the ideal candidate for our Financial Adviser Training Programme.

The Programme

Our training programme aims to develop bright individuals into professional and successful Financial Advisers over an estimated two and half year period*. For the first six weeks, you will rotate within the company spending time working in each of the main supporting teams. You will gain critical experience and develop your understanding of the financial sector and our client offering. During each placement, you will get involved in projects and activities that will really add value to the team and business, whilst gaining a good understanding of the area you are working in and how each team ensures our high client servicing standards are met. You will also be spending time, assisting Financial Advisers and attending client meetings.

After the six week period, you will begin working exclusively with an experienced Financial Adviser supporting them and learning the ins and outs of the job. You will be given a lot of responsibility very early on and be expected to build some good client relationships quickly. Over the next year and half*, you will complete your Diploma in Financial Planning and develop your ability to give sound financial advice.

The programme is designed to increase your confidence and knowledge so ultimately once signed off you will be able to build a client base and give advice on your own, as a qualified Financial Adviser.

What we are looking for

Bright, self-motivated individuals who have entrepreneurial spirits. Some experience of working in a professional office environment is preferred and ideally in the financial sector. The key to being a successful Financial Adviser is being able to build great relationships and so good communication skills are vital. Equally, having a strong desire to succeed, being proactive and demonstrating a solid numerical acumen are extremely important.

Application Process

If you feel you have what it takes, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. The programme is due to start in 2020, more information will be given to you in your first interview, if successful.

*timescales will vary to a degree for each individual.

 

Team PA

 

This is a brilliant opportunity for a highly organised and efficient individual to assist two extremely busy Senior Advisers. The role is diverse, and the responsibilities range from providing support to clients as well as to the two Senior Advisers who work as a team. Both Advisers sit on the Board of the company as well as managing and growing their own client bases with the support of two Assistant Advisers. Previous experience in a team manager/EA role is essential and ideally in the financial services, although this is not a necessity.

 

Key responsibilities include:

Client support*
  • Collate client information, organise client reviews, prepare illustrations.
  • Client business submissions – manage cases to completion and work with internal processing systems.
  • Chase clients for funds, applications, and any required documentation to enable business to be submitted.
  • Scan paper Client Financial Reviews (CFR) to client files and input data onto the digital database.
  • Liaise with admin centres/third party providers on any business submission queries.
  • Action meeting notes.
  • Client fund switches, surrenders, dealing with letters of authority and liaising with external providers.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date client information.
  • Help to run a paperless office e.g. scanning documents and loading client information onto the digital database.

AdviAdvisAdviser & Team support*er & Team support*ser & Team support*

Adviser & Team support*

  • Diary management & gatekeeper of two senior advisers
  • Acting as the first point of contact dealing with correspondence and phone calls of two senior advisers
  • Reminding the two senior advisers of important tasks and deadlines
  • Implementing and maintaining procedures/administrative systems

  • Ensuring the team runs smoothly when the two senior advisers are out of the office
  • Holding all team members accountable to tasks
  • Typing up notes from internal meetings

*these lists are not exhaustive.

Must have the following qualities or experience: -
  • Proven organisation skills
  • Proven diary management skills
  • Excellent multi-tasker
  • Experience in ‘managing the manager’
  • Professional, friendly and approachable manner to clients and colleagues, as well, at times be the first point of contact to clients,       colleagues and providers.
  • Able to work off own intuition.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Broad experience of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Experience in a Team manager/EA role is essential

 

Salary and Additional Benefits
  • Competitive Salary
  • Annual Bonus
  • Pension after qualifying period
  • PMI after qualifying period
  • Travel to work scheme
  • Birthday lie in
  • Sell holiday days for cash
  • Bi-weekly fruit
  • Monthly drinks
  • Ad-hoc incentives


Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Annual Bonus

  • Pension after qualifying period

  • PMI with Bupa after qualifying period

  • Financial qualifications assistance

  • Overseas conferences

  • Ad-hoc incentives

  • Birthday Lie in

  • Sell annual leave for cash

  • Gym and active discounts

 

Because of the changing nature of our business, your job description will inevitably change. You will, from time to time, be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities as directed by management.

By applying for this role, you confirm that you have the right to work in the UK.

Please note, FLM will conduct a standard Financial and Identity check on any candidate who is offered a role within the company.

 

Tax Assistant

 

Your role will be to provide administrative support to tax advisers within a successful and growing wealth management business. You will also have the opportunity to develop and gain the necessary qualifications to become a practitioner yourself. Your support will be key to the tax team and the business as a whole in achieving its monetary, client servicing and growth objectives.

 

Job Role:

  • Dealing with correspondence and administration relating to the client, including tax return organisers, logging and dealing with HMRC correspondence and managing standard documents

  • You will be in regular contact with clients from the initial stages of the tax return process, which involves booking the client for a meeting with their tax adviser, through the information gathering phase and to the final submission of their tax return.

  • Liaising with HM Revenue and Customs in relation to status of clients’ tax returns, tax rebates, documents sent/received.

  • Maintaining client personal and task tracking information for individuals on the CCH Database and Cloud portal.

  • Inputting the tax return information onto the CCH database and eventually submitting the return to HMRC.

  • Compiling client files using NitroPro software for the tax returns.

  • Being able to extract the relevant and accurate data for client documents necessary for their tax Return and keeping records of received and outstanding information.

  • Contributing to tax planning reports.

  • General office admin, diary management, scanning and filing.


Opportunities:

You will receive full training in all the above as well as the fundamentals of the UK tax system.

There is the potential to gain the ATT qualification and become a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT).


Requirements:

Your experience should include the following:

  • Proven IT skills, ideally in the following systems: Word, Excel.

  • Strong numeric and analytical skills

  • Proven prioritisation, time management and organisational skills.

  • Experience of delivering accurate and thorough work.

  • Reliability in customer service and problem solving skills.

  • Proactive, self-motivated and able to take responsibility for own work under own initiative.

  • Able to work to strict deadlines

  • Strong team working skills, able to build and maintain trusted relationships with both clients and colleagues.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to liaise confidently and professionally at all levels.

  • Efficient management of client documents, using paper and electronic filing.

Remuneration and Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Annual Bonus

  • Pension after qualifying period

  • PMI with Bupa after qualifying period

  • Financial qualifications assistance

  • Overseas conferences

  • Ad-hoc incentives

  • Birthday Lie in

  • Sell annual leave for cash

  • Gym and active discounts


Because of the changing nature of our business your job description will inevitably change. You will, from time to time, be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within your capabilities as directed by management.


By applying for this role, you confirm that you have the right to work in the UK.


Please note, FLM will conduct a standard Financial and Identity check on any candidate who is offered a role within the company.

 

To apply for this job please email, careers@flmltd.com

Floors 2 & 3,

Basildon House,

7 Moorgate, 

London,

EC2R 6AF 

020 7710 3402

customerservice@flmltd.com

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FLM is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group's wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group's website www.sjp.co.uk/products. The title 'Partner Practice' is the marketing term used to describe St. James's Place representatives. FLM Wealth Management is a trading name of Financial Lifestyle Management Ltd.