Paraplanner
Ameriprise Financial - Rochester, NY

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POSITION TITLE: Paraplanner

Position Description:
Step into an instrumental role. Help conduct the smooth operation of a fast-paced—and friendly—financial planning office. Work as an employee of an independent advisor franchisee with a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial. Assist in daily business operations.
The paraplanner will primarily assist financial advisor in the financial planning 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.

Time Allocation – 30-40 hours per week.

Position Functions : Prepare preliminary financial planning recommendations and initial product solutions for advisor review and use in client meetings Prepare charts, graphs, tables and other visual aids to be used in implementation meetings with clients Develop portfolio/robust product solution recommendations that will fit the client’s risk tolerance and time frame as well as develop appropriate product deliverables Maintain client contact during the financial planning process. Answer questions and provide readily available information to clients, if requested and as allowable, as it relates to servicing their accounts Review and update client information as needed for client review meetings. Attend and participate in client meetings if necessary. Manage and resolve client service problems Schedule client review appointments Perform other allowable duties as assigned

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 advisor, Ameriprise Financial and FINRA Ability to support and provide guidance for compliance within the advisor’s practice Positive attitude and sincere willingness to constantly learn and grow
  • Preferably the ideal candidate will have federal and state licenses and registrations for securities, including Series 7, Series 66, and State life, accident and health insurance licenses. If not, the ideal candidate will need to be able to study for and pass the exams to acquire these licenses.

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It's no surprise that Ameriprise Financial is a leading provider of financial advice. The company offers financial planning, products,...