Skip Navigation
The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Due to the current situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we’re leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent at LPL Financial.As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If so, one of our recruiters will explain what type of interviewing technology will be used throughout the recruitment process and will be on hand to answer any questions that you have. You can also email us at
Search LPL Jobs

Search LPL Jobs

View All Current Opportunities at LPL Financial

VP, Corporate Development

Job ID: R-018697 Date posted: 10/25/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-San Diego

Are you someone with a professional background in corporate finance and M&A?

Do you have proven financial modeling and leadership skills?

Are you looking to continue your finance career in the corporate development space?

Excited to learn more? If so, then this could be the role for you!

Job Overview

LPL Financial is seeking a strong applicant to join our team as a leader of our Corporate Development group, one of the most visible departments in our organization.  As a trusted business partner, you will lead deep and thoughtful analysis to help our management team make informed decisions regarding potential M&A transactions and inorganic growth strategy. The ideal candidate for this role has a combination of strong business acumen and corporate finance knowledge to develop and deliver tools enabling execution of proprietary M&A.

The Corporate Development team is directly involved in strategic and general financial analysis, including, but not limited to, growth initiatives through potential M&A transactions and managing our capital structure. This role will have direct exposure to top level management including C-Level executives.


·Develop strong business acumen and industry knowledge

·Oversee financial analysis, synergies forecast, valuation and due diligence of potential acquisitions

·Lead corporate wide due diligence efforts which includes interfacing with legal, finance & accounting, tax, human resources, operations, IT, sales, and strategy

·Develop and present, in partnership with Business Unit leaders, financial projections for acquisition targets and integration plans

·Prepare presentations and reporting to senior management on  potential M&A transactions, capital structure, and strategic growth initiatives

·Lead research, reporting and analysis on M&A activity and strategic partnerships in the industry

·Monitor past acquisition metrics

·Ad-hoc analysis, research, financial modeling, and additional responsibilities as required

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


·7-10 years of corporate finance related experience (FP&A, M&A, Corp Development, etc.)

·In depth knowledge of financial modelling and M&A transactions

·Detail oriented with strong leadership presence

·Effective communication, presentation and writing skills

·Ability to work comfortably with incomplete information and deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced environment

·Proactive problem solver, expected to present problems and recommendations simultaneously

·Positive attitude, commitment to excellence and integrity

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.

Want to hear from our employees on what it’s like to work at LPL?  Watch this!

We take social responsibility seriously. Learn more here

Want to see info on our benefits?  Learn more here

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.

Sign Up for LPL's Talent Community

If you’d like to receive recruiter outreach, news and information from LPL Financial, as well as details on current opportunities that match your preferences and interests, please sign up below.

Area(s) of InterestSelect a job category from the list of options. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

  • Finance, Fort Mill, South Carolina, United StatesRemove
  • Finance, San Diego, California, United StatesRemove