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Job ID R-025406 Date posted 09/20/2022 Primary Location CA-San Diego Other Locations SC-Fort Mill , KS-Overland Park , KS-Remote ,MO-Remote

Are you someone who enjoys helping businesses understand their value and growth potential?

Excited to learn more? 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:

The Manager, Accounting will assist in leading the team responsible for maintaining the accounting records and systems for advisory revenue for LPL Financial Holdings and its subsidiaries.  This position is primarily responsible for supervising journal entries and account reconciliations for advisory revenue and related production expenses, along with ensuring timely and accurate responses to internal and external audit requests.  This leadership role will assist in implementing process improvements to help the team streamline and enhance efficiencies, promote the analysis and communication of results and provide proactive customer service.


  • Management of the accounting activities related to advisory revenue and related production expenses, including regular operational reporting

  • Coordination of the monthly closing process, including journal entry review, balance sheet account reconciliation review, and variance analysis

  • Support the quarterly and year-end audits, as well as internal audits, financial reporting deliverables, SOX audits and FINRA exams

  • Maintenance of appropriate accounting procedures and control descriptions

  • Be an effective leader by helping to prioritize the team’s work to align with department and company goals and work to positively impact employee engagement

  • Provide mentoring and guidance for assigned staff

  • Provide backup as needed to Cash Reconciliation and Regulatory Accounting teams


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or related field

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience, with 1-2 years progressive experience directing staff or leading project teams or exceptional performance as a senior staff member

  • Series 99 securities license (or another qualifying securities license) or the ability to pass the Series 99 exam within 120 days of hire date is required

  • Effective communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of management and staff

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and activities and adapt to change

  • Strong leadership and management skills, particularly in managing organizational change and providing feedback and development opportunities to staff

  • Strong understanding of internal controls


  • Experience in public accounting and broker/dealers is preferred

  • Experience with Oracle Financials and Excel Spreadsheet Server a plus

  • Experience working with Trintech or Blackline auto-reconciliation tools is a plus.

  • CPA license, MBA or Series 7 or 27 securities licenses a plus


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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