Ameriprise Financial Financial Planning & Operations Specialist in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Step into an instrumental role and help conduct the smooth operation of a fast-paced—and friendly— wealth management and financial planning firm. The Financial Planning & Operations Specialist will elevate the client experience by providing exceptional service while serving as administrative and operational support to the financial advisors at Miedema & Associates.
The ideal candidate will be able to both operate independently and effectively collaborate within the team. This position will require a consistent adherence to the highest standards of business and professional ethics and comply with all legal and regulatory requirements.
Full-Time / Part-Time:
About Our Company:
With the right company, life can Be Brilliant®. At Ameriprise Financial, we’re not just in the business of helping clients with their financial goals – we also help our advisors and employees reach their true potential by embracing an inclusive and collaborative culture. We celebrate the unique qualities and reward the contributions of our talented, passionate employees. If you’re motivated and want to work for a strong, ethical company that cares about you and your community, take the next step with Ameriprise Financial and we can Be Brilliant® together.
Ameriprise Financial is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, gender identity, disability, veteran status, marital status, family status or any other basis prohibited by law.
Line of Business:
Financial Planning & Operations Specialist
Provide key technical support for the lead and servicing advisors, which includes but is not limited to client meeting prep, performance report creation, client tax and estate document inventory, and practice efficiency projects.
Assist financial advisors in servicing clients through operational and analytical support. Assistance provided includes trade and transaction completion, conducting investment and research analysis, estate settlement administration, and financial planning analytics.
Ensure new business paperwork is successfully prepared and submitted, which amongst many items includes preparing forms, obtaining appropriate signatures, preparing compliance documentation, tracking new business until completion, and coordinating rollover and transfers.
Prioritize and perform work in accordance with established procedures.
Protect client data and confidentiality.
Place trades as directed by advisors and process transactions in accordance with firm policy.
Key Traits for Success
Strong organizational skills with ability to complete detailed tasks with 100% accuracy.
Highly systems-oriented, process focused and extremely organized.
Analytical and strategic thinker with problem solving skills.
Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work both supervised and unsupervised.
Efficient self-management and a demonstrated ability to multi-task.
Possess keen logic, is a fast learner, and can adapt to change as needed.
High competency on computer-based programs and applications such as Excel, NaviPlan, Thomson ONE, and Morningstar.
Excellent interpersonal skills to interact effectively with the team, clients, advisors, Ameriprise Corporate Office, and third-party vendors.
Proven written and oral communications skills and client service orientation.
Positive attitude and desire to constantly learn and grow.
- Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our Culture could be described as:
Detail-oriented, quality and precision-focused
Outcome-oriented with a strong performance culture
Required Applicant Education and License Requirements
Requires a bachelor's degree in Related Area of Study (Finance, Economics, Business, Accounting) or 3 years of industry related experience.
Preference given to applicants with experience working in financial services with Series 7 & 63/66 and Life & Health Insurance licensing.
New hires will be expected to pass any additional required licensing exams within the first 120 days of employment.
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