Careers

Current career opportunities with Assante Vancouver Centre:

Financial Planner

Date Posted: September 16, 2021
Deadline Date: October 11, 2021

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

One of our highly successful and professional practice teams is expanding and looking to add to their Surrey Office. They are looking to bring on an experienced Financial Planner to work alongside their six 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 that focuses on multi-generational family businesses, tax strategies and wealth management. The successful candidate will be mentored to help develop more advanced advisory skills, with the goal of taking on the primarily client-facing role in the future.

This is a full-time position with a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Onboarding will be conducted from both the Surrey and Vancouver office.  Following that work will be performed in Surrey office with only a recurring schedule in Vancouver 3-4 days a month thereafter.  The job opening is immediate.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Play an integral role as part of a team with the Financial Planners and administrators providing a seamless client service experience
  • Attend client and prospect meetings with Sr. financial planners and independently when necessary
  • Assist with referral generation, through professional, personal and client opportunities
  • 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 ready for client presentation
  • Ensure completion of all required materials and tasks before, during and after client meetings
  • Liaise with the Administration team for form preparation, statement requests and other administrative requirements
  • Liaise and assist with our client’s 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

Other Responsibilities (not limited):

  • Maintain client and prospect data, through CRM
  • Organize information and files in cloud-based File Management program
  • Help coordinate and attend client, networking or industry events
  • General admin duties

Experience

  • Minimum of five years of related work experience in financial services, ideally 3 years in a client servicing role
  • Preference given to someone who worked in wealth management
  • Working knowledge of investment and insurance products

Education/training

  • Financial Planning designation (CFP, RFP or PFP) successfully completed
  • Mutual Fund active license or ability to be licensed
  • BC Life Insurance license or desire to obtain

Skills & 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 primary advisory responsibilities as the opportunity arises
  • Strong and professional communication skills both written and verbal
  • Refined relationship building and sales skills
  • Team oriented – Helpful, encouraging and supportive personality
  • Understanding of back office procedures and compliance in a MFDA environment
  • Experience using CRM software for tracking of client and prospect information, ideally SalesForce
  • Strong computer and technical skills in a Windows/PC environment
  • Highly proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook

 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] Thank you to all those that apply.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to reach out to all applicants and will only be in contact with those that meet all the requirements of this position.

 

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