This is a professional position that will support the Lead Advisors in managing existing and new client relationships. The Paraplanner position is a high-level position which requires demonstrated competence in the Financial Services Industry. Thorough computers skills are essential with a particularly strong understanding of Microsoft Excel. A working knowledge of portfolio allocation, investment management and general financial planning is expected. The Lead Advisors are available to provide mentoring and big picture direction, however you must have the ability to utilize critical thinking skills, work independently and anticipate firm needs and client questions. You must consistently follow high standards of business and professional ethics and legal and regulatory requirements when dealing with others and/or performing work activities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Handles all security transactions and life insurance processing. Completes client trades accurately and in a timely fashion with client approval or advisor direction.
Prepares and processes client deliverables.
Work with Thompson One, Salesforce, and Morningstar software with a working knowledge of Money Guide Pro and Naviplan
Manages client contact, which may include new client set-up, updating client and prospect information, client service calls, client deliverables, and client paperwork.
Responsible for preparing and summarizing client meetings by completing service checklist, organizing and printing out appropriate reports, and providing necessary follow-up. Attends and participates in client meetings as necessary.
Responsible for the review of all client meetings to ensure all follow-up is completed. This includes trades, applications, compliance signatures, deliverables from or to the client and miscellaneous items as determined by Advisor or client expectations.
The Paraplanner exercises independent judgment and discretion in performing the job duties associated with the role. The ability to exhibit sound and accurate judgment, include appropriate team members in the decision-making process, and make proper decisions is paramount. In addition, the ability to consistently follow high standards of business and professional ethics and legal and regulatory requirements when dealing with others and/or performing work activities is necessary.
The successful Paraplanner will have good to excellent inter- and intra-personal relationship skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to approach others in a tactful manner.
Fully licensed in accordance with Ameriprise standards. The following licenses are required for the Paraplanner position: Federal and State licenses and registration for securities, including the Series 7 and Series 66. State life, accident, and health insurance licenses are also required.
You are required to retain all necessary registration and licenses (including Continuing Education) for the Paraplanner position. You must maintain the above mentioned licensing as well as retain any additional licensing that may become required for your position.
Additional Salary Information: Other benefits include health insurance, 401(k) with safe harbor match and profit sharing and annual bonus up to 10% of salary
About Paragon Wealth Advisors
Paragon Wealth Advisors is a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial, Inc.
The focus of our practice is on comprehensive financial planning for families and individuals. We also provide asset management, insurance and trust services. We are located just north of downtown Seattle at the base of Queen Anne Hill.
Our team focuses on providing a high level of personalized service to our clients and the majority of our new clients are introduced to us by clients and centers of influence.
Due to growth of the business we are looking for an associate to join us.