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AVP, Trust Officer

Job ID: R-002761 Date posted: 06/14/2018 Primary Location OH-Cleveland

Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer – The Private Trust Company

is responsible for effective trust administration, and providing an overall excellent client experience.  This position will provide day-to-day client management for designated relationships.  The scope of responsibilities includes relationship management, fiduciary and account administration and other functions as required to ensure excellent relationships with clients, business partners, and success with firm-wide initiatives.


Account Administration:

Serve as the trust administrator for designated clients, including preparing summaries and recommendations for discretionary actions, communicating with trustees, beneficiaries and financial advisors, administering special assets, reviewing annual trust reviews and ensuring that fiduciary standards and practices are observed.  In addition, provide daily administration for trust and investment accounts, including transaction management and/or execution, overdraft and tax lot management, review of account set-up and funding, account termination, and other administrative functions in support of The Private Trust Company’s clients.  Consult with the Trust Administration Committee, Trust Counsel, beneficiaries, outside trustees, financial advisors, attorneys and CPAs as appropriate. Analyze and interpret relevant legal documents including wills, trusts, agreements and entity documents in relation to the clients’ overall estate, tax and financial plans.

Relationship Management and Client Service:

Manage financial advisor and client relationships and provide client service and support for moderately complex to complex relationships.  Identify client needs, address client concerns, resolve issues (with guidance from senior officers where appropriate) and respond to client inquiries while keeping relevant parties involved.  Effectively communicate with clients, financial advisors, external partners and colleagues regarding fiduciary, tax, legal, administrative and investment matters. 


Participate in special projects and initiatives and create effective working relationships with colleagues and peers within the Company and across the firm.  Collaborate with colleagues and associates to enhance best practices, engage appropriate resources and foster strong team dynamics. An understanding of asset classes, allocation, risk and Prudent Investor standards, as well as The Private Trust Company and LPL’s investment philosophy and process, with the ability to effectively communicate relevant basic principles to clients. 

Other duties as required.


Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree/certification preferred.

8 years’ experience in trust administration, preferably with a broker-dealer or in a traditional bank/trust company. Knowledge of financial planning, philanthropic planning and fiduciary law.

Strong verbal and written communication skills for effective interactions with clients and financial advisors.

Detail-oriented, especially with trust administration, tax and investment requirements.

Strong use of Microsoft Office and ability to adapt to trust, and tax accounting applications.

The Private Trust Company, N.A is a subsidiary of LPL Financial and provides institutional trust services as a solution to financial advisors to provide greater value to their clients.

About LPL Financial:

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 3,700 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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