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Vice President -- Advanced Planning Consultant

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Job ID R-024978 Date posted 08/17/2022 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-San Diego

Position Summary:

The advanced planning/tax attorney will focus on supporting all segments of business for LPL Financial and the affiliated LPL Financial advisors.  This role will be a cross functional resource utilized by both home office employees, and affiliated advisors to provide daily support in the advanced planning and tax arena.  The position will be located as part of the National Sales and Consulting teams.  The two primary support departments will include LPL Insurance Associates, and Financial Planning.  The role will also support our legal, compliance, business development, business consulting groups and other areas as needed.  This individual will be required to interact with advisors, end clients, CPA and attorneys, in addition to LPL leadership.

1.  Complex Case Support – support advisors with case development and strategies for high net worth and high income clients.  Collaborate with Private Client, Financial Planning, and LPL Insurance Associates team members.  Specialize in tax implications and all areas of planning to include estate, business and charitable considerations.  Interact with advisors and end clients to present concepts and solutions.  Provide conceptual support and idea sharing on complex opportunities with internal staff. 

2.  Education and Training – provide both staff and affiliated advisors with concepts, case studies and updates on the changing planning and tax environment.  This to include webinars, conference calls, participation in staff meetings, speaking at conferences and writing and producing collateral on these various topics.  This will include representing the firm at conferences, events and industry functions.

3.  Firm-wide Resource – provide subject matter expertise to various LPL departments to include our legal and compliance teams.  Create/Influence policy and framework for the utilization of complex strategies to both grow and protect our business and our advisor practices.  Partner with business consulting and relationship management to participate in study groups and other in-market events to achieve awareness of our capabilities in addition to driving revenue growth and profitability.

Responsibilities include:  

  • Collaboration with internal and external professionals - Must be effective in collaborating with internal and external subject matter experts while respecting existing client relationships.  These existing client relationships include tax, legal, insurance and banking professionals.
  • Research – Must have the ability to research, reference, and incorporate complex tax and planning strategies into consultations.
  • Analysis and proposal creation – must be able to create or assist in the creation of advanced planning and tax-related analyses and proposals.
  • Authoring internal and external publications - Must be able to assist in the creation of articles for various external and internal publications, writing copy for brochures and creating client facing materials such as fact finders and brochures.  These publications could include white papers, research documents, and trade publications.
  • Public speaking – must have the ability to convey advanced subject matter in small and large public speaking opportunities. 

Job Requirements:

Minimum Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field preferred required:  JD required

Minimum Experience Required: 10+ years of financial services experience, advanced planning

Advanced Designation preferred:  LLM, CPF, CLU, CFP, CFA, CPA

Private Practice experience preferred

Minimum Experience Required: 3-5 years of sales experience

Demonstrated excellent customer service skills including communication skills (both verbal and written), the ability to multi-task and follow up, as well as the ability to maintain a positive client experience while diffusing tense situations

Demonstrated ability to use independent judgment to make decisions and solve problems

Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, client- centric team consultative environment encompassing multiple disciplines and product lines

Demonstrated drive for professional growth and development

Licenses/Certifications Required/Preferred: Licensure and Certifications are required and are dependent of the product line(s) supported. Required licenses and certifications may include: Life & Health License, Series 7, Series 6, Series 66/65.

Software/Systems Skills Required/Preferred: Including but not limited to MS Office, Salesforce, eMoney Advisor, Crescendo, and other planning systems.    

List any Physical Requirements for the position: (Must be able to perform essential responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.)

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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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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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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