Commonwealth Financial Network

Transition Associate

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# of Openings
Field Development & Transition


Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held independent broker/dealer–RIA in the U.S., with offices in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California. Since 1979, we’ve been helping our field force of independent financial professionals help investors pursue their financial goals. We do that by providing them with the technology, research, resources, and support that allow them to keep their focus on what’s most important: investors and their financial objectives.


With that said, we are not your typical financial services firm. For starters, we’re a fast-growing company, and we think and have fun like a start-up. Conveniently located on the commuter rail near the intersection of Route 95 and the Mass Pike, we’re accessible from anywhere—and away from the congestion of a downtown commute.


Commonwealth recognizes that our people are our greatest asset by investing in training and professional development. As a result, Commonwealth has been recognized 36 times (and counting) as one of the Best Places to Work by top publications in the region (Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal, San Diego Union-Tribune), as well as in the IT industry (Computerworld). With high marks in areas such as work environment, work/life balance, job satisfaction, and opportunities for advancement, Commonwealth is a place where you can thrive.


Discover what it’s like to be psyched to come to work every day! We offer you:


  • A generous bonus plan
  • Stock options and use of vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic)
  • A more relaxed, “dress for your day” dress code
  • A free on-site fitness center
  • Ample opportunity to volunteer with and support local charities
  • A VTO (volunteer time off) day to use toward a cause that’s important to you
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Free breakfast on Fridays
  • A competitive benefits package—and much more

About the Opportunity

Everything speaks! We are looking to bring a top-notch assistant to our team—someone whose attention to detail is exemplary and who embraces our commitment to providing indispensable service. The Transition team guides and mentors new advisors and their staff as they migrate their financial practices from their previous broker/dealer to Commonwealth. In this behind-the-scenes role, you will be hands-on with all of the paperwork required to make each and every transition a smooth one.
If you are someone who thrives in an environment that is rooted in processes and procedures—and who excels at following systems to a T—let us hear from you.


  • Working closely with the transition coordinators and operations specialists to facilitate a smooth and successful transition for incoming Advisors
  • Reviewing incoming paperwork for accuracy and completeness
  • Conducting training calls with advisors and their staff on Commonwealth systems and processes
  • Managing and updating department workflows and resources on SharePoint
  • Assisting in processing licensing files, mailing out marketing materials, and setting up and breaking down for in-house visits
  • Supporting the Field Development and Transition team in other areas when needed


  • Exemplary customer service and phone skills
  • Strong technical skills in Excel, Word, and database tools
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks at a time and to navigate competing priorities
  • Strong team player
  • First-rate problem-solving ability
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexible and patient demeanor


Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this career opportunity, as well as our Anything but Common® workplace culture? If so—and if your background and experience align with our needs—please do submit your application right away.


Commonwealth Financial Network® is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to a diverse workforce.


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