Operations Specialist

Retirement Plan Advisors (RPA)   Jefferson City, MO   Full-time     Finance
Posted on March 27, 2024

Group Plan Operations Specialist

Retirement Plan Advisors (RPA) is a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) with offices in downtown Chicago, IL and Jefferson City, MO. We are a growing, fast-paced firm with a casual, drama-free work environment. We work hard, take great pride in providing the highest quality and value to our clients, treat each other with respect, and enjoy a comfortable work-life balance. We offer a hybrid work schedule.

If you are a detail-oriented individual with back-office operations and processing experience, and are comfortable with Microsoft Office suite products and learning new software programs − let’s talk!

RPA provides investment consulting and advisory services to employer-sponsored retirement plans and participants. We also having a growing wealth management practice. With more than $7 billion in assets under advisement, we serve over 550 plan sponsors and 88,000+ participants.

RPA’s commitment to diversity: As a firm that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, RPA values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Job Description:

Work with a small, dynamic team to onboard and maintain RPA-serviced employer-sponsored retirement plans, including plan setup, updates, investment menus, and managed accounts. This position reports to the VP of Operations.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in handling a wide range of business processes and data systems. This person must be organized, flexible, and enjoy working in a small office environment, including the challenges such an environment brings (e.g., working to maximize efficiencies and cost-effectiveness).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate trading and quality control with RPA’s Investment Committee
  • Execute all types of trades, including but not limited to mutual funds, ETFs, fixed income, equities, and UITs
  • Review reports for transactions requiring trade actions
  • Maintain records of trades and model portfolio updates
  • Monitor accounts for alignment with assigned model, error corrections, etc.
  • Set up and maintain accounts, including record retention
  • Provide customer service related to trading and supply information as needed at request of management, company associates, and financial professionals; track open issues and follow up consistently to ensure issues are resolved
  • Cross-train with other department responsibilities as identified by management
  • Work with the VP of Operations and other staff in supporting related functions, including other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Experience:

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, able to take to direction and work independently, able to balance multiple priorities and deadlines, and comfortable in an unstructured work environment.

Key skills and qualifications include:

  • Two or more years of related work experience.
  • College degree preferred but not required.
  • Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7 license preferred but not required.
  • Solid Microsoft Office suite skills, particularly in Excel. Comfortable with web-based software platforms. Salesforce experience preferred but not required.
  • VERY detail oriented.
  • Ability to accurately follow verbal and written
  • Ability to communicate effectively with advisors and associates in a professional and courteous manner, expressing ideas clearly both in written and oral
  • Read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, technical procedures, and industry regulations.
  • Ability to identify potential issues and propose solutions.

To Be Considered:

Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter explaining your interest in RPA and investing as well as the supporting traits you bring to the team.

Employment Type:      Full-time

Location:                         Jefferson City, MO

Reports to:                     VP of Operations

Target Date:                  Immediate

Compensation:             Competitive salary + bonus structure. Salary range $40k-$50k commensurate with experience.

Classification:                Exempt

Benefits:                         Medical, vision, dental, life insurance

401(k) retirement plan with company matching program

Paid time off, include seven paid holidays

Hybrid work schedule