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AVP, Financial Planning

Job ID: R-020996 Date posted: 01/28/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill

Do you enjoy working on complex planning scenarios?

Do you like acting as a true consultant?

If so, then this could be the role 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:

LPL’s Financial Planning Group is looking for a highly motivated and qualified Assistant Vice President (AVP) to assist our advisors with their most complex financial planning strategies through virtual comprehensive consultations.

This individual will be part of a planning consultant team within the Financial Planning Group responsible for providing timely, accurate and actionable guidance to LPL Financial Advisors on all areas of financial planning. Areas of particular focus include estate planning, tax planning, charitable gifting, and executive compensation.


Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a deep understanding of personal and business financial planning concepts and strategies in order to provide solutions and education to assist advisors and internal colleagues. 
  • Assist advisors via phone/webex in the design of financial planning solutions for their clients; help advisors illustrate specific cases concerning their clients within financial planning software; contribute to advisor satisfaction by providing timely and accurate advice.
  • Assist with content creation and delivery of financial planning educational webinars specific to complex planning strategies and solutions.
  • Consult with LPL Financial Advisors on all aspects of financial planning to increase the adoption of planning and provide practical guidance to new and existing planners to gain efficiencies and drive growth.  
  • Contribute to advisor growth by utilizing a data driven sales funnel approach to proactively engage advisors with financial planning opportunities.
  • Must gain proficiency in a variety of financial planning tools/software to include Client Goals, WealthVision/eMoney, MoneyGuide and RightCapital.
  • Maintain metrics to measure outcomes of advisor consultations to illustrate impact to advisor growth.
  • Clearly articulate the value proposition of offering comprehensive financial planning and the pillars of support that LPL’s Financial Planning Group provides.
  • Stay informed of financial planning and tax law developments and apply learnings to team and advisors as needed. 

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.


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, or related field
  • 5 years of experience in personal financial counseling within a professional services and/or a financial planning environment
  • Licenses/Certifications Required/Preferred: CFP required. Securities licenses 7, 63, 65/66 are required or ability to obtain within 90 days. Additional designations are a plus.
  • Software/Systems Skills Preferred: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Salesforce, eMoney, MoneyGuide
  • Must have strong knowledge of financial planning software. eMoney knowledge is a must
  • Prior experience with complex financial planning strategies and solutions
  • Ability to effectively communicate with Advisors in person and via the phone, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Much show enthusiasm, passion and a drive for results.

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 @lplfinancial.com 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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