Commonwealth Financial Network

Operations Priority Specialist

Job Locations US-MA-Waltham
Job ID
# of Openings
Operations Priority
Permanent/ Full-Time


Operations Priority is a one-of-a-kind department. Our top priority is to help Commonwealth’s Operations teams meet and exceed their own high standards. We do this by seamlessly moving between operations departments whenever there is a volume spike or staffing shortage—sometimes on a daily basis. As you might imagine, our team members need to be quick learners. Versatility is a must.


As an operations priority specialist, you will increase your own visibility within the firm while building a well-rounded background in financial services operations. With this knowledge and understanding, you’ll be able to provide constructive ideas for process improvements and consult on projects and initiatives around the firm.


With that said, we are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented, self-motivated individual to join our bicoastal team to help us succeed in consistently providing indispensable service to our advisors, field staff, and coworkers. The unique nature of this not only provides us with flexible schedules to aid in work/life balance, but it offers a variety of work to take us away from the daily grind.


Key responsibilities 

  • Learning the daily processes of and maintaining positive relationships with our New Accounts, Cashiering, General Investigations, Transition, and Retirement Operations teams
  • Rotating in and out of departments, depending on the current business needs of each area
  • Supporting projects related to these areas of business as needed
  • Working in different environments and building relationships with the departments we support

Core strengths 

  • Able to change gears quickly
  • A drive to gain operations knowledge and visibility to help advance your career
  • Strong communication skills and customer service mentality
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly organized; able to handle multiple tasks, retain information, and use available resources to find the right answer
  • Proven ability to solve problems and think creatively
  • Team player

Additional Skills & Knowledge 

  • 1–2 years of experience in the brokerage industry
  • Project experience; ability to write procedures a plus

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

We care about your online safety as a prospective employee and encourage you to exercise caution when responding to job postings online. Commonwealth will never ask potential hiring candidates to pay or transfer funds as a precondition of interviews or employment, nor will we authorize recruiters or agents to do so on our behalf.


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



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