Associate Financial Planner

Branch name: 
Assante Vancouver Centre, an independent branch of Assante Financial Management Ltd.
Branch location: 
Downtown Vancouver, BC
Posting date: 
Nov 26, 2019
Application deadline: 
Dec 31, 2019
Contact: 
Lauren Abernethy

Job description

Assante Vancouver Centre is a premier wealth management firm located in downtown Vancouver.  With over 30 years in the industry, our branch offers our clients a personalized and comprehensive planning experience. 

One of our highly professional and successful practice teams is looking to bring on an Associate Financial Planner to work alongside the two Senior Financial Planners in servicing their clients. This is a tremendous opportunity for a career-oriented person in the financial services industry looking to join a full-service financial planning practice. The successful candidate will be mentored to help develop more advanced advisory skills, with the goal of taking on a primarily client-facing role. We are seeking an entrepreneurial individual, as the position may lead to future ownership potential for the right person.

Responsibilities

  • Play an integral role as part of a team with the Financial Planners and Administrators
  • Assist in the completion of required materials and tasks before, during and after client meetings
  • Attend client meetings with financial planners when required
  • Engage clients on a regular basis by handling incoming and outgoing correspondence to provide client service & support
  • Assist in the preparation of financial plans, portfolio and insurance reviews and income tax review
  • Serve as a support to the Administrator for form preparation, statement requests and other administrative requirements
  • Liaise and assist with our clients' professional advisors including lawyers, accountants and bankers
  • Maintain a strong understanding of industry regulations, policies & procedures, and compliance requirements.  Keep the team prepared for upcoming changes
  • Organize data, information and files in Microsoft OneNote and CRM
  • Maintain client tracking spreadsheets
  • Help coordinate and attend client, networking or industry events
  • General admin duties

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years of related work experience in financial services
  • Preference given to someone who has worked in a similar role of client servicing and financial planning
  • Working knowledge of investment products and vehicles

Skills and abilities

  • A highly-motivated individual with a willingness to learn through practical, technical and educational formats
  • High interest in career development and taking on more advisory responsibilities as the opportunity arises
  • Strong and professional communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong multitasking skills with the ability to prioritize high urgency/sensitive items
  • Ability to obtain a high level of accuracy and a strong attention to detail
  • Team-oriented – helpful, encouraging and supportive
  • Understanding of back office procedures and compliance in a MFDA environment
  • Strong computer and technical skills in a Windows/PC environment
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook and SalesForce

Education/training

  • Post-secondary degree
  • CIFC, IFC or CSC successfully completed preferred (able to be licensed)
  • CFP or willingness to pursue

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.