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Wealth Administrator

Closing date: Sunday 26 May 2024

We are looking to recruit a Wealth Administrator to work at our office in Berwick upon Tweed.

Job Type: Full time, 37 hours per week. Permanent

We will consider full and part-time applicants/job shares for this role.

If you have good computer, teamwork, numeracy and literacy skills, along with accuracy and diligence, this is an excellent pathway to develop your career.

The Role

As a Wealth Administrator within our businesses, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • You will work within our Wealth Management team supporting Financial Advisors and Paraplanners by using the XPlan back-office system to process and report client transactions and needs
  • Develop a strong understanding of investment, insurance and pension processes, including familiarity with FCA requirements, relevant legislation and compliance requirements
  • Execute instructions and process ongoing business transactions accurately, covering tasks as instructed by Financial Advisors and Partners within the firm
  • Maintain up to date documentation and operating procedures for all processes
  • Liaise with clients on their needs and be able to deal with their queries supporting the Financial Advisor and Paraplanner Teams in providing a quality service
  • Consult with providers to ensure that the service needs are met professionally, timeously and accurately
  • Upload relevant information to providers` and firms` portals ensuring the data input is accurately recorded.

In addition, you will receive ongoing mentoring and you will require to study towards Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments L3 Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) qualification, ensuring you gain both the professional and practical skills to deliver quality client support throughout your career.

The Person

If you have meticulous attention to detail, good team and communication skills, confidence, approachability, strong time management skills, and are prepared to work hard, we would love to hear from you.

We would prefer someone with experience in Financial Services, able to operate within a busy transaction processing environment. Microsoft Office skills are essential.

We would require you to train on the job and study alongside this in an agreed timeline to become qualified whilst demonstrating your desire to meet the skills required.


  • Your salary is competitive with an annual review
  • 32 days annual leave (includes public holidays). Increases to 35 days with long service plus a TOIL and core working flexibility policy
  • Life Cover / Death in Service equivalent to 3 times gross annual salary
  • Employee Perks schemes, (wellbeing support, discounted shopping, Reward & Recognition scheme)
  • Private Healthcare Insurance cover available should you wish to purchase this
  • Social activities
  • Learning opportunities such as professional qualifications/ external training

We cover the costs of any study package, the first sitting of each exam and travel expenses.

Who we are:

Greaves West & Ayre is a long-established firm of Chartered Accountants and Independent Financial Advisors based in Berwick-upon-Tweed and Haddington. We have grown significantly over recent years and are now 12 partners and around 130 staff.  That makes us the largest Professional Services firm between Edinburgh and Newcastle and one of the biggest employers in the area. We offer a full range of accountancy services and have our own Audit and Computer Services divisions. Our size means that we can offer you a breadth and variety of work across a wide range of clients and industries. This balance is more difficult to achieve in either very small or very large organisations.

There is a friendly atmosphere in our offices, many social events are organised throughout the year, and we like to encourage a good work-life balance. Our Berwick office is situated in the town centre and is a new state-of-the-art premises, which provides a pleasant working environment and equips us to meet the changing needs of our staff and clients in a progressive manner.

We value our staff and are committed to their training and development. This is backed up by the fact that we receive long levels of service; many of our people have been with us for decades. Continuity of personnel is important to us, as it is essential in building and maintaining lasting relationships with our clients.

At GWA, we consider ourselves a family. Our reputation has been founded on traditional professional values for over 100 years. We value our team and encourage and support our employees to progress to their full potential.

Come and work with us and let us help you to achieve the lifestyle and career ambitions you are looking for. We will consider full and part-time applicants/job shares for this role.

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful within this role, we would love to hear from you.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to:

Angela Bruce
Greaves West & Ayre
17 Walkergate, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1DJ

Closing date: Sunday 26 May 2024

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