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Supervisor, Virtual Administration Program

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Overview

If you’re looking for a high-energy, inclusive atmosphere and a company that understands the importance of work/life balance, Commonwealth is your match! From generous bonus and 401(k) programs to tuition reimbursement and flexible work schedules, Commonwealth is focused on helping its employees thrive in an environment suited to their needs. On top of all that, the virtual administration department offers a hybrid work schedule, so you’ll be able to work from home for part of the week!

We’re looking for a supervisor to join our rank. The virtual administration team is a group of service-minded problem-solvers who work directly with Commonwealth’s independent financial advisors and their staff. Our team prides ourselves on a mix of hard work and fun coming together to give advisors time back. We accomplish this goal by providing middle office support like document preparation and submission, account establishment and updating, CRM management, money movement processing, and various other elements of direct and back-office client support.

As a supervisor, you will guide, mentor, and motivate direct reports while supporting the day-to-day departmental operations. You will work to support both of our existing service models VA Classic and VA OnDemand. This role will serve as an on-team expert in Commonwealth process and procedure and will have a key role in helping determine future scope additions and restrictions as well and handling escalations. If that sounds like you—and if you thrive on handling multiple projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment—please read on!

Key Responsibilities

Exhibiting a strong knowledge of relevant forms, systems, and procedures as an expert resource for team members and participating offices
Responding to escalations and scope clarification questions in a decisive and timely manner
Serving as a point of contact for prospective and participating advisors and their teams
Working closely with team leadership to set goals, implement new initiatives, and address challenges facing the team
Overseeing direct reports by monitoring performance to ensure team policies and practices are properly applied, providing guidance and suggestion as needed
Making recommendations regarding training, resource development, and other elements of oversite to ensure team members are supported appropriately
Partnering with the supervisory team to interview and make hiring recommendations for new team members
Working as a virtual member of advisors’ offices, providing support and coordination with other Commonwealth departments on various tasks 
Assuming ownership of all tasks and inquiries, seeing them through to a timely resolution
Performing in scope services including CRM maintenance/management, document preparation, account opening/updating, money movement and alerts monitoring
Leveraging expertise in investment industry guidelines, regulatory updates, market trends and industry changes to identify opportunities to enhance team member knowledge and resources

Core Strengths and Skills

A positive, can-do attitude, including outstanding interpersonal skills
A passion for providing indispensable service to both advisors and team members
Ability to be flexible and multitask in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
Ability to analyze complex issues, develop recommendations, and provide solutions
Ability to take ownership and initiative to execute projects and process improvement ideas

Additional Skills and Knowledge

3+ years’ experience providing direct support for Financial Advisors and their clients
2+ years of supervisory or leadership experience preferred
Experience with CRM applications preferred
Extensive experience with BOS+
Extensive experience with Fee-Only process and paperwork
Series 7 certification preferred.

Have we piqued your curiosity? Can you see yourself thriving in this opportunity?

Picture Yourself Here

At Commonwealth, we believe in a better world. We hold ourselves and each other to higher standards. We take care of one another. That’s why we invest in you—we encourage employee growth both in your career and education; we are building out a robust diversity, equity, and inclusion program; we offer incredible healthcare benefits; and we find plenty of occasions to celebrate. What’s not to love?

We are always striving to be better, and we are looking for employees who share that same mindset. Better people, better coworkers, better leaders, better creators. Bring your best work and your full self to the table, and we will do the same. Together, we can build a better future for our advisors, their clients, our company, and you.

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. 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, which has earned us 44 Best Place to Work awards. 

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 talent from all backgrounds.

Min

USD $60,000.00/Yr.

Max

USD $85,000.00/Yr.

Originally posted on Himalayas

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