Commonwealth Financial Network

ERISA Governance Manager

Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Job ID
# of Openings
Retirement Consulting Services
Permanent/ Full-Time


As our ERISA governance manager, you will help support Commonwealth’s suite of retirement solutions by leveraging your strong attention to detail, project management skills, and expertise working with ERISA. You will be a crucial contributor to the success of Commonwealth’s retirement business, ensuring that defined contribution or benefit retirement plans are compliant with all ERISA regulations.


Additionally, you will build relationships with the industry’s best independent financial advisors, offering consulting and assistance in your areas of expertise.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Applying ERISA concepts to Commonwealth’s business policies and procedures
  • Seeking opportunities and implementing changes to enhance workflows and overall service delivery within the Retirement Consulting team
  • Collaborating with a wide array of internal partners, including client service, product development, operations, risk management, legal, and compliance to drive visible operational procedures and an ERISA-inclusive mindset across departments
  • Working with external contacts, including custodians, recordkeepers, fund managers, and technology vendors to support Commonwealth’s business requirements and drive efficient workflow
  • Addressing and resolving issues with the appropriate internal and external parties, inclusive of root cause analysis
  • Reviewing policies, standards, and procedures and making recommendations

Core Strengths 

  • Desire to take ownership and ensure quality of work
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Aptitude for creating accurate, concise, and easy-to-understand verbal and written communications
  • Can prioritize workload based on importance, client expectations, and business needs
  • Attentive, detail-oriented, diligent, efficient

Additional Skills and Knowledge 

  • 5+ years of related experience in supporting defined contribution or defined benefit retirement plans or retirement plan advisors
  • Firsthand knowledge and experience working with either defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, or ERISA guidelines
  • Preferred credentials: Accredited Investment Fiduciary®, Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠, Certified 401(k) Professional, Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, Qualified Plan Financial Consultant, Qualified 401(k) Administrator, Chartered Financial Analyst®, Certified Investment Management Analyst®

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity? Let’s introduce ourselves. 


Picture Yourself Here  

Imagine keeping company with big thinkers and even bigger doers who share a common purpose to make a profound difference. Figure in an experience-it-to-believe-it culture, massive growth potential, and benefits galore, and you get the full impression. 


We are committed to providing a supportive, equitable environment where you can bring your full, authentic self to your work every day and truly thrive in meaningful ways—personally and professionally. At Commonwealth, everyone plays a part in our success story. And in building a more diverse and inclusive workplace, we are broadening our perspectives and capabilities. Together, our potential is limitless. We invite you to join us on the path to a brighter future!


About Commonwealth  

Commonwealth Financial Network, Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser, provides a suite of business solutions that empowers more than 2,000 independent financial advisors nationwide. J.D. Power ranks Commonwealth “#1 in Independent Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms, Eight Times in a Row.” Privately held since 1979, the firm has headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts, and San Diego, California.


Turning our advisors into raving fans starts by doing the same for our employees. We foster an environment of excellence, growth, rewards, and fun in equal measure, so our employees genuinely enjoy coming to work. Our refreshing workplace culture has earned us 43 Best Place to Work awards—and counting. 


The Fine Print  

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Commonwealth is an equal opportunity employer, making intentional efforts to source the very best talent from all backgrounds.


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