The Strategic Financial Alliance is a new generation financial services organization that goes far beyond traditional broker-dealer, RIA, and insurance transactions to provide a strategic, open, and professional, business development platform for independent advisors and their clients. Our platform enables our advisors to offer clients a comprehensive planning approach to their entire financial lives – and one that can be most effective in helping them seek to protect, preserve, accumulate, and transfer wealth.
Our parent company, SFA Holdings, Inc., is currently seeking career professionals for opportunities in the following area:
Senior Manager, Information Systems and Technology
The Manager of Information Systems and Technology will report to the Senior Vice President and will function as a member of the Organization’s leadership team. The Senior Manager of IS & Technology will be responsible for developing and implementing all IS and Technology programs for the home office and field including the safeguarding of assets and cybersecurity, upgrading and integration of new applications, contract management, departmental planning and budgeting; as well as developing policy and technical documentation. Position requires a Bachelor’s degree and relevant certifications required in computer-related disciplines, five to seven years proven and demonstrated successful job-related technical experience, strong leadership skills and business acumen required. Prior broker-dealer experience and familiarity with M&O, Pershing’s NetX360, and other industry related platforms preferred.
Sr. Manager, Operations
Reporting directly to the Vice President of Operations, the Sr. Manager of Operations shall be responsible for all operations functions within the Company’s broker-dealer including the collaboration with the management team to develop and implement plans for the infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate rapid expansion and growth. This position will also serve as a lead point of contact for the field advisors and representatives, supporting our mission to provide a high-touch, personalized relationship with each of our advisors.
Position requires a Bachelor’s degree, five to seven years’ industry-related, proven and demonstrated experience, and Series 7 and 24 licenses.
The Commission Analyst will be responsible for the timely and accurate processing of commission transactions for payment to advisors. The position involves establishing new accounts and maintaining current advisors’ commission pay, deductions, and account reconciliations, maintain cash receipt logs with sufficient detail to balance to commission payments and to the commission processing system.
A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business and experience in commission processing or other financial service-related industry experience preferred but not required. Position requires the ability to research and analyze various different types of data information; effective problem analysis and resolution skills.
Sr. Staff Accountant
The staff accountant shall be responsible for analyzing complex account reconciliations to assist with the preparation of annual and monthly financial data, assist with month-end and yearly financial closings for multiple entities and analyzing account information, preparing journal entries and reconciling general ledger accounts in accordance with US GAAP acceptable standards. The position will also assist with budgeting and forecasting activities, new corporate registrations, state renewal fees, business license renewals and management of corporate domain names as well as assist with the processing of state insurance renewals, financial filings and property taxes.
Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, three to five years accounting and financial experience required with a proficiency in US GAAP recognized and acceptable standards, and intermediate to advanced level understanding and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel for financial applications.
Operations Securities Specialists
The Operations Securities Specialist is responsible for providing day-to-day, back office operations services to our independent advisors. Working with large volumes of securities operations transactions using various custodian system applications, the Operations Securities Specialist is responsible for the daily asset movements of funds, processing of new accounts, asset transfers and assist with onboarding through various platforms.
Position requires the ability to meet the highest level of service standards in the industry; demonstrating exceptional customer service skills, both verbal and written communications. One to five years' securities and/or broker-dealer experience in the financial services industry required. Familiarity with Docupace imaging and workflow systems preferred. Prior experience with Albridge and Pershing platform helpful but not required. Salesforce & M & O experience preferred. Critical understanding pertaining to the sense of urgency and sensitivity involved in the handling of client accounts and transactions. Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Intermediate/advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office. A demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development within the industry.
SFA offers a competitive benefits and compensation package consisting of medical, dental, vision, Section 125 flexible spending account, disability, life insurance, matching 401 (k) retirement plan, stock options, discretionary annual bonus potential, as well as vacation, sick, and holiday time-off provisions.
If you are an experienced and qualified financial services professional who possesses high standards, dedication, commitment, and a passion for teamwork and success, please email cover letter and resume to the attention of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the name of the position applying for in the Subject line of the email.