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VP, Technical Accounting and Policy

Job ID: R-014241 Date posted: 07/06/2021 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill

Are you someone looking to leave public accounting or continue your Technical Accounting and Policy career in an exciting and growing company?

Are you looking for a fast-paced, evolving and changing environment?

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

Job Overview:

The VP of Technical Accounting and Policy will serve as the subject matter expert for all complex and non-routine accounting transactions as well as administration and oversight of accounting policies.

What will you do?

  • Preparation of technical accounting memos for non-routine and complex transactions

  • Review and analyze new accounting pronouncements and work closely with members of Finance to assess the impact to the Company, ensure awareness of transactions and accounting impacts

  • Monitor the activities of all accounting standard setting bodies (i.e., SEC, FASB)

  • Administer and oversee all accounting policies

  • Accounting and reporting for share-based payments including stock options, warrants, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units, ESPP, and performance based awards

  • Lead and manage acquisitions, including purchase accounting and accounting integration

  • Conduct the firm’s annual impairment test for goodwill; evaluate and assess the firm’s intangible assets for impairment

  • Preparation and analysis of quarterly and monthly equity compensation work papers to support equity and EPS

  • Identify and participate in the execution of key Sox controls

  • Work collaboratively within Finance, as well as partnering with the business on strategic and growth initiatives

Please note: Additional responsibilities or duties may be assigned to you as needed or determined.

What does success look like in the first 90 days?

A successful individual would be able to make an immediate impact on the team by applying previous accounting experience to ongoing and new transactions. They would also demonstrate strong written communication skills when writing and editing accounting white papers and communicating impact of accounting standards on business decisions.

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.

What skills, experiences, and education are required?

  • Minimum of 8-10 years of relevant technical experience; including experience at a Big 4 accounting firm (preferably at manager level or above)

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP

  • Strong communication and analytical skills; ability to effectively communicate complex accounting rules in plain English

  • CPA license

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and management skills are essential for this role

We want someone with a strong accounting background that thrives in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with multiple concurrent projects. This person should have excellent organizational, time management and problem solving skills with a high level of attention to detail.

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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