Technical Specialist

Technical Specialist

Job Title: Technical Specialist
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Start Date: 2017-02-28
Reference: BWD-MC-TS-B
Contact Name: Monika Carlton
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 28, 2017 17:10

Job Description

We are currently looking for an experienced compliance, paraplanning or technical professional to join growing, national financial advisory firm as Technical Specialist.

Key Responsibilities:

• To review and approve high risk written advice ensuring it is suitable, compliant and appropriately communicated

• To communicate any remedial work on written advice to the relevant consultant effectively and efficiently

• To provide guidance to Directors, Consultants and Support staff on technical and advice issues

• To undertake periodic reviews of past business files and agree remedial action plans

• To undertake ad hoc file reviews as required

• To assist the Head of Technical Services in the research, assessment and maintenance of the Company’s approved Investment and Product providers

• To assist the Head of Technical Services in the production and maintenance of standard advice templates

• To assist in the training of Consultants and Support staff on technical matter where requested

• To review and approve financial promotions per FCA guidelines

• To assist the Compliance Officer, where requested, in the preparation of Management responses to complaints and liaise with Legal Counsel and the Financial Ombudsman

• To assist with ad hoc project work as and when required

Experience required:

• Experience working in an IFA environment either in a Compliance, Para-planning or Technical role

• Knowledge and Understanding of FCA Rules and Procedures

• Employee Benefits experience advantageous

Qualification requirements:

• Diploma in Financial Planning or studying towards

• Equity Release and Long Term Care qualifications an advantage