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Operational Risk Analyst

LPL Financial

LPL Financial

Multiple locations
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

Are you a team player? Are you curious to learn? Are you interested in working in meaningful projects? Do you want to work with cutting-edge technology? Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that builds products which are transforming the organization? If so, LPL Financial is the place 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 22,000 financial advisors, 1,100 institution-based investment programs, and 500 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.

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

Job Overview:

Operational Risk Analyst, will support the development and maintenance of operational risk programs and frameworks to ensure a transparent approach to defining, measuring, monitoring and reporting the firm’s risks. The position will assist in helping to drive advancement and maturity of the Operational Risk Management programs, the maintenance and support of the Operational Risk Metric and Issue Management programs, as well as assisting in additional risk functions as needed.


  • Assist with the coordination and advancement of multiple risk management workstreams

  • Development, maintenance, and recording operational risk metrics to promote transparency and identify potential risks to the firm.

  • Creation and improvement of metric reporting dashboards

  • Assist in the development of materials for management meetings, initiatives/status, etc.

  • Work in collaboration with multiple departments and business partners to create and manage issue populations

  • Ad hoc analysis, 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.


  • BA/BS degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or Economics (or a related discipline)

  • Effective communication, presentation, and writing skills.

  • A high level of proficiency in MS Excel or SmartSheets

Core Competencies:

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize workload in order to meet deadlines in an environment of continually changing priorities.

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

  • Detail orientated with strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize complex data.

  • High level of motivation and initiative to reach out an help other areas when necessary.


  • Financial Services experience

  • Critical thinking and ability to escalate to leaders when needed to ensure timely deliverables

Pay Range:


Actual base salary varies based on factors, including but not limited to, relevant skill, prior experience, education, base salary of internal peers, demonstrated performance, and geographic location. Additionally, LPL Total Rewards package is highly competitive, designed to support your success at work, at home, and at play – such as 401K matching, health benefits, employee stock options, paid time off, volunteer time off, and more. Your recruiter will be happy to discuss all that LPL has to offer!

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 @lplfinancial.com 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 (855) 575-6947.