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Associate Advisor

Job ID: R-014283 Date posted: 04/09/2021 Primary Location CA-San Diego

Are you looking to be part of something big?

A career in financial advice and wealth management may be an ideal path for you. It offers the chance to learn and grow within an exciting field—a rapidly accelerating industry that’s expected to grow by nearly a third over the next few years.

LPL Financial, the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of independent financial advisors,1 is seeking driven, forward-thinking individuals to join its Independent Advisor Institute. Through the program, you’ll have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for a career in wealth management under the tutelage of experienced industry professionals.

You’ll work alongside a successful LPL advisor in their office to learn firsthand the business of becoming a financial advisor. You’ll have access to a network of knowledgeable industry professionals, mentors, and a nationwide group of program participants to help ensure you reach your full potential. As part of the program, you’ll receive a competitive compensation package while you obtain your licensing, progress through training, and work toward becoming a full-fledged independent advisor. 

Successful candidates will demonstrate a passion for helping others turn life’s aspirations into financial realities and possess a service and detail-oriented mindset. They will enjoy building relationships, shaping unique solutions, and being active in their local community.


Participate in a comprehensive advisor training program (one year), which includes:
Successful completion of Series 7 and Series 66 licensing exams within 120 days
Participation in classroom learning sessions (virtual and in-person)
Apprenticeship, mentoring, and coaching sessions with a mentor advisor and other industry professionals
Attend sales meetings and assist with client prospecting and marketing
Attend coaching sessions and training events to improve sales skills and industry knowledge
Process trades under direction of the mentor financial advisor
Process required paperwork for investment transactions and interact with the mentor advisor’s broker/dealer
Collect appropriate documentation to set up new accounts

Job Requirements: 

One to three years of applicable professional experience and/or experience working in a professional sales or entrepreneurial setting
Bachelor’s degree
Criminal background check (for financial licensing purposes)
Personal finances must be in good standing (for financial licensing purposes)
Ability to obtain Series 7 and 66 licenses within the first 120 days of employment
High attention to detail and desire to deliver superior client service
A confident and engaging presence, high emotional intelligence, and willingness to listen
Ability to influence people
Entrepreneurial spirit and self-motivation to succeed
Ability to multi-task with high degree of accuracy
Ability to learn and accept standard operating procedures and compliance regulations
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Ability to quickly learn new technologies and software programs
Highly coachable
Demonstrated community involvement
Ability to communicate complex topics in an easy-to-understand manner
Strong analytical and communication skills

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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