Commonwealth Financial Network

Compensation Specialist

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Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–broker/dealer 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 37 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

If you’re a highly detailed, organized, self-motivated individual who’s a team player with a can-do attitude, keep reading. Our Compensation team is looking for a customer service expert with top-notch problem-solving and multitasking skills. In addition to working with other departments to resolve issues and maintain important compensation information, you’ll be keeping track of revenue and processing payments, so a passion for accuracy and numbers is a must.
Think you have what it takes? Then let’s talk.


  • Entering daily totals for all revenue received with near-perfect accuracy
  • Processing bimonthly revenue payments to advisors for equity, insurance, and advisory compensation
  • Generating revenue statements and checks
  • Facilitating direct deposits
  • Coordinating mailing and overnight deliveries of the statements
  • Managing and maintaining various other compensation information
  • Collaborating with other departments within the firm as well as fund companies to research and resolve inquiries submitted via web, phone, fax, or e-mail
  • Performing special projects and tasks as needed


  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office basics (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to quickly learn other Windows-based software
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral
  • Patience for repetitive duties and data entry
  • Attention to detail that stands out as a top skill
  • An eye for process improvements and a passion for quality assurance
  • Ability to solve problems in an efficient and professional manner
  • Exemplary phone skills
  • Ability to work well in both team and individual atmospheres
  • College degree or equivalent professional experience a must
  • Accounting or financial services operations experience preferred
  • 2–3 years of customer service experience preferred


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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