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Analyst, Data Governance

Job ID: R-022633 Date posted: 05/05/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-San Diego

Are you a team player with a growth mindset? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of a team that is working to transform and do things differently? If so, LPL Financial is the place for you!

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to personalized guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Job Overview:

The Analyst will partner with team members across the Data & Analytics capabilities (Data Science, Applied Analytics & Business Intelligence, Digital Analytics, and Data Strategy & Governance) and key stakeholders across the enterprise to enable LPL execution and measurement of strategic data initiatives. Examples of initiatives this role will support include communicating the data initiatives to key stakeholders, developing data literacy programs, creating and maintaining policies and standards, and driving the overall data strategy of the organization.


  • Communicate and coordinate across various Data & Analytics functions, such as Data Science, Data Strategy and Governance, and Digital Analytics, to ensure Data & Analytics brand is consistent and receives diverse feedback on work products

  • Develop the criteria for baseline data literacy enterprise-wide and specific literacy requirements for each business unit and levels

  • Contribute to the creation and design of data curriculum that drives the overall data literacy of the enterprise, while communicating the data strategy, policies, and best practices

  • Manage stakeholder relationships on the development of the data curriculum, including stakeholders from Data & Analytics, Learning & Development, Human Capital, and various business units

  • Develop and maintain the Data Governance policies and standards, including metadata management, data quality, data access, data lineage, etc.

  • Support the development of best practices documentation related to data tooling, metadata usage and access, and business processes related to data governance initiatives

  • Play a key role in managing and collaborating with cross-functional technology, business, and data initiatives

  • Support the creation of the overall data strategy that drives how the business governs, accesses, and uses data

What are we looking for?

We want strong collaborators who can deliver a world-class client experience. We are looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, are client-focused, team oriented, and are able to execute in a way that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.


  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Business, Engineering, Mathematics, Finance, Economics, or related discipline

  • Related hands-on project experience working with metadata, data quality, data cataloging, policies, and learning & development

  • Excellent communication skills and collaboration with experience in technical writing, storytelling, or requirements writing

  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and visualization tools (Tableau, PowerBI), and exposure to data governance toolsets (Collibra, IDQ, ASG,, Manta, etc.)

  • Fluency in data related practices including data management, data governance, architecture, and data & analytics

Why LPL? 

At LPL, we believe that objective financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. As the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer, we offer an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisor services. We provide you with a work environment that encourages your creativity and growth, a leadership team that is supportive and responsive, and the opportunity to create a career that has no limits, only amazing potential.

We are one team on one mission. We take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

Because our company is not too big and not too small, you can seize the opportunity to make a real impact. We are committed to supporting workplace equality, and we embrace the different perspectives and backgrounds of our employees.We also care for our communities, and we encourage our employees to do the same. This creates an environment in which you can do your best work.

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

Information on Interviews:

LPL will only communicate with a job applicant directly from an email address and will never conduct an interview online or in a chatroom forum.  During an interview, LPL will not request any form of payment from the applicant, or information regarding an applicant’s bank or credit card.  Should you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact LPL’s Human Resources Solutions Center at (800) 877-7210.

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