Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Senior HR Business Partner

    Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    Commonwealth Financial Network® is the largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent 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 I-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 39 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:


    • Generous bonus and stock option incentive plans
    • Use of our chairman’s vacation properties (Cape Cod, Lake Winnipesaukee, Sunday River, Key Biscayne, Las Vegas, Park City, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic) at no cost
    • Fully paid maternity leave (12 weeks) and spousal leave (3 weeks)
    • 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

    Every day, our HR team strives to create a supportive community in which all of our employees can thrive. We do so by providing indispensable service, setting the bar so high that our employees never want to leave. They are engaged, motivated, and fulfilled—personally and professionally.
    It’s a lofty mission—and an essential part of our legacy as a Best Place to Work. To help us deliver on this commitment, we are looking to bring a high-touch senior HR business partner and strategist into our 18-person, bicoastal team.
    Are you a collaborator, innovator, and champion of culture? An advocate of diversity, inclusion, and belonging? Passionate about innovation, trends, and process improvement? If you think you have what it takes—including a natural instinct for employee relations—let’s introduce ourselves.


    • Serving as the primary HR partner to a group of business units, providing our signature high-touch, indispensable support to team members at all levels
    • Leading frontline and midlevel managers in the execution of key HR processes, providing operational and consultative support on a daily basis
    • Coaching and providing feedback to managers and employees regarding performance management; recommending trainings and implementing strategies for maintaining a positive and productive work environment
    • Working closely with our recruiting team to help identify candidates and make the best hire for the business units you support
    • Gathering and preparing data for our monthly compensation review process
    • Partnering with senior leadership, managers, and HR to develop and implement change initiatives to support the business
    • Initiating and/or leading various HR projects to support the business and our workforce


    • At least 5 years of experience in an HR generalist/business partner role
    • Advanced knowledge of HR policies and processes
    • Excellent verbal, listening, writing, and presentation skills
    • Effective interpersonal, motivational, and influencing skills
    • Strong ability to think strategically, work collaboratively, and act independently
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Aptitude to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize requests, while maintaining strong attention to detail
    • Unwavering ability to establish trust and maintain confidentiality


    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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