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ScotiaMcLeod Administrative Associate - Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full Time
12 hours ago
Requisition ID: 149069

As a cornerstone business within Scotia Wealth Management®, ScotiaMcLeod has earned a reputation for integrity based on service excellence and trusted investment advice. Our advisors and teams pride themselves on exploring innovative approaches to protecting and growing their clients' assets.

When you join ScotiaMcLeod, you'll be empowered to deliver Enriched Thinking®, a unique approach that incorporates your client's thinking, as well as our thinking, to drive results. You'll work with a team of specialists to deliver a client-centric approach to wealth management, enabling you to consider all the facets of your client's life, family and business. With a focus on total wealth planning, and wealth specialists to help you deliver on this unique value proposition, you'll be enabling clients to see not just the big picture, but all the little ones too.

As the Administrative Associate, your primary focus will be to assist an Advisor in the day-to-day trading and administration of their business. The Administrative Associate may support more than one Advisor who may have different types of business.

Is this role right for you? In this role you will:

Ensure a high level of client service by:
Supporting the advisor in the regular review of client portfolios to identify client needs for "Team of Experts" services
Reviewing the portfolio to ensure it meets the current or updated risk profile and aligns with applicable investment program
Gathering research & product information from internal and external sources
Entering client trades as directed by client or Advisor
Remaining up to date with all the regulatory rules and trading activities as it relates to client accounts

Ensure effective client administration by:
Following up with clients on missing documentation required as per the industry regulatory requirements
Maintaining client files and information of the appropriate systems
Checking daily trades and all system entries in accounts for timelines and accuracy
Responding to client inquiries in a timely, responsive manner
Resolving issues and effecting client transactions expeditiously and accurately, escalating issues to Advisor when appropriate
Issuing instructions for client withdrawals, deposits, swaps and transfers according to client or Advisor instructions
Ensuring all client interaction is accurately documented
Understanding the required documentation for all client account types

Provide marketing assistance to the Advisor by:
Identifying opportunities to gather additional assets and/or increase revenue within the existing client base (i.e. referrals, consolidation of assets, insurance, etc ...)
Developing, distributing and maintaining marketing materials
Organizing client events, including lunch & learns, seminars, client appreciation
Maintaining or coordinating electronic marketing
Managing the approval process for all marketing and mass communication

Supporting the growth of the Advisor by:
Reviewing and reducing all restricted accounts
Managing the Bank referral process
Assisting in idea generation
Reviewing the daily commission reports and follow up on unpaid commissions
Tracking the Growth Bonus payments and follow up
Preparing, analyzing, and presenting reports and recommendations, financial plans/concepts, insurance, annual trading summary etc. to the Advisor for review
Providing recommendations for improvement to business processes, additional value to clients, and utilization of our Team of Experts

Contribute to the effective functioning of the branch team by:
Building effective working relationships across the team and with various business line and corporate function contacts
Maintaining a high level of customer service
Facilitating a culture of open and honest communication
Actively participating and contributing to touch bases and team meetings
Encouraging the generation of new ideas and approaches
Actively sharing knowledge and experience to enhance the development of all team members •Developing and executing a meaningful employee development plan

Do you have the skills required to excel in this position? We'd love to work with you if you have?
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to take initiative and work independently
Ability to meet deadlines
Understanding of industry and firm compliance regulations
Ability to take direction from advisor(s) on client trading activity

Education & Accreditations
Canadian Securities Course (CSC)
Conduct and Practices Handbook (CPH)
Investment Representative Training (IRT)
Post Secondary education

Location(s): Canada : Nova Scotia : Halifax

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: "for every future", we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets.
At Scotiabank, we value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to the Bank, and are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format documents, ASL Interpreter, or Assistive Technology) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know. If you require technical assistance, please click here . Candidates must apply directly online to be considered for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at Scotiabank; however, only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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