Commonwealth Financial Network

  • Retirement Operations Specialist

    Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Retirement Operations
  • 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 in the heart of downtown San Diego at the intersection of First and A streets, our office is a short walk to the COASTER, a few blocks from the entrance to both the 5 and the 163, and close to the 94.


    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 (Las Vegas, Park City, Key Biscayne, New England, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic) at no cost
    • Maternity and spousal leave
    • A more relaxed, “dress for your day” dress code
    • Discounted athletic and swim club memberships
    • 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

    Are your customer service skills top notch? Have you gotten your feet wet in the financial services industry, and now you’re ready to dive a little deeper? Perhaps you’ve already earned your FINRA Series 7 securities registration—or maybe it’s on the horizon.
    If so, then you might be interested in this opportunity on our 10-person Retirement Operations team. We provide retirement account support and process distribution requests for all types of retirement plans. You’ll be assisting Commonwealth’s advisors with retirement plan-related issues, helping to answer account inquiries, performing account maintenance procedures, and solving technical issues. All in a day’s work!
    Think you have what it takes? Then let’s talk.


    • Handling the daily processing of retirement distributions according to IRS regulations
    • Responding to questions from Commonwealth advisors regarding retirement plans in an accurate and timely manner
    • Keeping current on applicable laws and changes in the retirement landscape
    • Disseminating information regarding 401(k) and IRA/qualified plan guides via phone calls, e-mails, important notices, conferences, training sessions, and publications
    • Performing administrative duties related to retirement plans
    • Participating in a variety of departmental projects
    • Assuming additional responsibilities, as requested


    • 1–2 years of experience in a financial services environment
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • The desire to work hard and be a team player
    • Bachelor’s degree a plus
    • FINRA Series 7 securities registration a plus


    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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