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Senior Financial Planning Consultant

Job ID: R-002479 Date posted: 04/23/2018 Primary Location SC-Fort Mill Other Locations CA-San Diego

The Senior Financial Planning Consultant is responsible for supporting LPL Financial Advisor inquiries related to our financial planning platform, financial planning systems, and technical financial planning issues. The Senior Financial Planning Consultant will be part of a planning and consulting team within the Financial Planning Group responsible for providing timely, accurate and actionable guidance to LPL Financial Advisors on all areas of financial planning and planning practice support. This individual will be responsible for managing multiple priorities and tasks simultaneously and for interacting with LPL Financial Advisors over the telephone and in-person.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist advisors via phone in the design of financial planning solutions for their clients; help advisors illustrate specific cases concerning their clients within LPL Financial's WealthVision software platform; contribute to advisors satisfaction by providing them with timely and responsive services, assistance with implementation and work products.

  • Timely and accurate processing of financial planning engagements. Identifying implementation opportunities from phone call and financial plan reviews for inter-department referrals. Thoroughly and accurately analyze information; work with internal resources to prepare practical and creative solutions to client's financial planning situation and arrive at appropriate conclusions; share planning ideas with others as well as participate in and contribute to achieving team goals

  • Provide Advisor onboarding support to our LPL Financial internal business partners; Being prepared and professional with Advisor engagements through the home office visit process;timely follow-up with advisor and internal business partners specific requests

  • Demonstrate an understanding of increasingly complex personal and business financial planning concepts and discuss complex  personal and business financial planning issues with financial planning team and advisors. keep informed of current financial planning developments and effectively apply knowledge to client situation


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or related field

  • 3-5 years of experience in personal financial counseling within a professional services and/or a financial planning environment

  • Series 7 and 63, 65 or 66 required

  • CFP required

  • Series 24 strongly preferred

  • Broad exposure to financial planning

  • Must have strong knowledge of financial planning software; eMoney knowledge is a must

  • Experience with federal income taxation matters

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to effectively communicate with Advisors in person and via the phone, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Strong in Outlook, Excel, Word

About LPL Financial:

LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices. LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 3,700 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.

Our Culture:

If you join LPL, you will join a culture that believes in delivering a world-class client experience and looks to all employees to contribute to that goal by sharing their creativity, experience, and passion for continuous improvement. As a destination of choice, our top priorities are growth and development, social responsibility, and financial health for our employees. 

We offer competitive compensation and industry leading benefits, including a wellness facility with onsite fitness classes, healthy meal choices, and a walk-in clinic. We support employee financial health through a 401k match, ESPP, and employee discounts. Work/life balance is our foundation and is supported through paid holidays, and paid time off (including time to volunteer). We foster a diverse work environment through Employee Resource Groups and diverse strategic partnerships.  

Join the LPL team and help us make a difference by turning life’s aspirations into financial realities. Please login or create an account to apply to this position. Principals only. EOE

*As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017, based on total revenue.

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