Compliance Examiner - Wealth Management

    • Job Tracking ID: 85444-357667
    • Job Location: Great Falls, MT
      Seattle, WA,
      Denver, CO,
      Los Angeles, CA,
      Omaha, NE,
      Richmond, VA,
      Charlotte, NC,
      Des Moines, IA,
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 08/14/2023
    • Years of Experience: 2+
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description


As a member of the Wealth Management Examination Team and under limited supervision, uses knowledge of the brokerage and investment advisory rules and regulations, obtained through education and/or experience, training and/or certification, to conduct onsite compliance examinations of D.A. Davidson Wealth Management branch offices. Position acts as ongoing compliance contact for the assigned branch offices. May support projects of broad to moderate scope/levels of complexity.  Knowledge of a broad range of products and services in addition to brokerage and advisory experience desired. Maintains contact with internal and external customers to identify, communicate, research, and resolve problems including but not limited to client complaints and regulatory inquiries and investigations.

Experience and Skills



• FINRA SIE, Series 7, Series 65/66 and Series 9 and 10 or Series 24 licenses required. May consider those without Series 9 and 10 or Series 24 with ability and willingness to obtain Series 24 license within 4 months of starting the position.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or complimentary Field or relevant securities industry experience. Two or more years of compliance experience and five years of industry experience preferred.
• Basic knowledge of securities concepts, practices, laws and regulations; includes FINRA, SEC, MSRB and state jurisdiction rules and regulations related to securities compliance.
• Experience conducting oversight of supervisory processes desired.


• Strong written, oral, and human relations skills; position deals with senior management, industry examiners, outside auditors, clients, law firms, financial institutions, Financial Professionals, and Branch Managers.
• Ability to provide interpretive guidance and use independent judgement in moderate to complex situations.
• Ability to prioritize, plan, and meet Firm and regulatory deadlines.
• Ability to work in a computerized environment; proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. Advanced technology skills desired and welcomed.
• Projects a professional and personable manner at all times.
• Ability and willingness to commit over 35% of time to travel
• Detail-oriented and capable of working with a high level of accuracy
• Ability to handle confidential information and matters with discretion
• Ability to handle multiple tasks with increasing independence and complete within a timely manner
• Ability to work cohesively with others in organizing projects and tasks within the department
• Ability to understand and continue to pursue knowledge of the compliance function both within the various departments and business lines of D.A. Davidson and the industry


• Acts as compliance contact for designated branch offices
• Schedules assigned examinations and manages examination-related travel expenses
• Performs data collection in compliance with examination program requirements
• Analyzes collected data to identify irregularities, trends and patterns
• Conducts onsite examinations to evaluate compliance with written policies and procedures
• Drafts and distributes examination related communications to internal customers, external customers, business unit supervisors and management
• Reviews exception and other internal reports in compliance with written policies and procedures
• Alerts appropriate parties of identified issues and escalates items, as appropriate
• Assists in the investigation, review and follow-up on customer complaints, arbitrations, regulatory investigations and inquiries as they related to assigned branch offices
• Contributes to meeting team goals; participates in open and clear communications
• Participates in addressing sensitive compliance issues with management in assigned functional area
• Recommends process improvements to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of branch-related and Firm-level processes
• Maintains required books and records relating to areas of assigned responsibilities
• Additional duties and responsibilities as identified, needed, and assigned.

The potential base pay hiring range for this role is $60,000 - $90,000. The compensation offered will be determined on a case-by-case basis considering a variety of factors including, but not limited to, the skills, relevant work experience, and geographic location of each specific candidate.

What we offer:

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits and perks including, but not limited to:
• Medical, Dental and Vision
• Company 401(k)and ESOP contribution
• Generous sick, vacation, and maternity/parental leave
• Paid holidays
• Professional Development Opportunities
• Tuition Reimbursement ($15,000 lifetime cap)
• Discounted personal insurance including home, auto and recreational vehicles
• Charitable gift-matching program
• Davidson Day of Giving – Our tradition of positively impacting communities in which we live and work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.