Los Angeles-based Cetera Financial Group has announced that Jeffrey R. Buchheister will serve as its chief financial officer.

Buchheister most recently served as executive vice president and chief accounting officer for LPL Financial. During his 13-year career at LPL, he held a number of leadership positions at the corporate and business unit levels.

Prior to joining LPL, Buchheister was a senior manager at Deloitte, where he managed audit and audit-related consultant engagements for financial service companies.

Buchheister will answer directly to Larry Roth, Cetera Financial Group’s CEO.