The Mather Group Senior Operations Associate - Chicago

The Mather Group (TMG) operates as a fee-only, $1 Billion AUM, wealth management firm, specializing in retirement planning for corporate executives and high net worth individuals. The firm was founded in 2001 and became an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) in 2011. TMG was named by Financial Planning Magazine as one of the fastest growing RIAs in the country and was named one of Financial Times top 300 firms in the nation. As they continue to expand their national footprint with offices in multiple states, they seek a Senior Wealth Advisor. As the main point of contact, will actively communicate with clients on a daily basis, providing advice on cash flows/tax planning strategies, estate/insurance issues, identify investment goals/retirement planning needs and implement recommendations with assistance of support staff. In addition, this position will meet with referrals in their territory and effectively close sales with the support of a leading financial planning team. 


The Mather Group, LLC (TMG) is one of the fastest-growing independent, fee-only registered investment advisory firms in the country, offering comprehensive wealth management services with our clients’ best interests in mind.

TMG is a federally Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) with a fiduciary duty to our clients. That means we are obligated to always act in their best interest. When clients choose TMG, we work to mitigate any potential conflicts of interest regarding how their money is managed and where their money is held. Our financial professionals do not hold brokerage licenses, are not compensated by selling products, and do not earn commissions—we do not incentivize ourselves at our clients’ expense. We aim to minimize cost wherever possible and to provide complete transparency about our fees, which are outlined in our firm’s public disclosure documents.

What we are doing differently is educating investors on what the fiduciary responsibility really means, at a time when it is more important than ever.


  • $9.2 Billion in assets under management
  • 15 offices in and around established markets, including Chicago, IL (headquarters); Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Knoxville, TN; Morristown, NJ; Nashville, TN; Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Tampa, FL; and Washington, DC.
  • 155+ staff members and growing
  • Named among Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 (2021, 2022)
  • Named among Barron's Top 100 RIA Firms (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Named among Financial Advisor 50 Fastest-Growing RIAs (2022)
  • Named among Financial Planning Top 150 Fee-only RIAs (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Named among Pensions & Investments Best Places to Work in Money Management (2021, 2022)

Data above as of March 31, 2023. Rankings are based on voluntary, non-fee-paying surveys. Each organization establishes its own criteria for inclusion. Please visit our website at for additional information regarding TMG’s awards and recognition.


As a Senior Operations Associate, you’ll be responsible for:

  • Maintaining accurate portfolio accounting, billing, and CRM data for all clients/accounts across various platforms
  • Monitoring and executing monthly and quarterly client billing operations
  • Running performance reporting for quarterly performance reports, client meetings, and ad-hoc requests
  • Ensuring smooth account transition process and accurate implementation of investment decisions, working closely with various departments within the firm
  • Helping Trader with daily trading activity (equities, ETFs, mutual funds, fixed income, etc.) and portfolio maintenance, following firm investment policies/guidelines and within designated portfolio models
  • Working with Trader to monitor cash balances and drift reports of managed portfolios, while fulfilling cash requirements for client distributions and requests
  • Executing complex investment strategies using advanced rebalancing software, including Block trading to ensure best execution
  • Working collaboratively to support internal departments and committees in making better informed decisions, consistent with firm’s long-term vision and strategy
  • Communicating with custodians and vendors to resolve issues related to daily processes, data delivery, trade settlement, etc.
  • Assisting in maintaining third-party technology data integrations
  • Working with transition team to integrate systems, applications, people, and processes, related to M&A transactions
  • Supporting and maintaining data integrity across firm databases
  • Working with internal teams to identify and resolve risks to data quality and data integrity
  • Assisting in ad-hoc projects to improve firm operational efficiency and fulfill compliance requirements
  • Establishing and implementing sound operational processes related to trading, technology, and back-office functions
  • Structuring and prioritizing business requirements and communicating plans with stakeholders for review and approval


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and attributes:

  • Bachelor’s degree; major in Business (Finance, Economics, Accounting) preferred
  • 3-5 years of professional experience
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent problem solving and process improvement skills
  • Flexible and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced and dynamic team environment, with continuously changing business needs
  • Self-motivated and proactive team player and able to manage time effectively and work collaboratively across various departments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills delivering effective written and verbal communication to financial advisors, internal departments, and firm leaders
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office (specifically Excel) and basic project management
  • Basic knowledge of asset allocation, portfolio construction, and portfolio risk management

TMG is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.

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