We are looking for talented financial professionals to join our dynamic team!
We need seasoned professionals who can provide clients with financial guidance, consultation, and support with oversight of complex program/project/functional activities from inception to close-out to support the work of the Berkeley Lab. The Lab's mission is to bring science solutions to the world! Positions will be filled at a Level III (Senior) or Level IV (Principal), dependent upon experience and education.
We have opportunities across our organization supporting client groups in the following areas:
Oversee complex program/project/functional activities from inception to close-out, including the formulation, execution, projection and analysis of budgets, funding, costs and commitments, and associated staffing levels.
Produce standard and ad hoc monthly financial reports, analyze complex financial data for accuracy, ensure costs are allowable and in compliance, and resolve problems following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
Provide financial guidance, consultation, and support to internal and external stakeholders on complex budget policies, processes and procedures, and provide solutions pertaining to funding shortfalls or other critical financial events.
Provide resolutions for managing diverse, complex financial variables resulting from widely varying research contract terms, high levels of funding uncertainty, varying sponsor financial guidelines and funding cycles, specialized sponsor reporting requirements.
Evaluate and approve financial transactions, including commitment of funds consistent with delegated authorities including proposed procurements, subcontracts, personnel actions, and resource cost adjustments maintaining appropriate documentation.
Coordinate proposal process and develop detailed, multi-year proposal budgets of various dollar amounts including subcontracting, justifications, and administrative documentation for programs of moderate to high complexity.
In addition to the above, Level IV Duties:
Oversee highly complex program/project/functional activities from inception to close-out, including the formulation, execution, projection and analysis of budgets, funding, costs, commitments, and associated staffing levels.
Prepare diverse and highly complex monthly financial reports for internal and external staff.
Provide advice and consultation to clients on highly complex budget policies, processes and procedures, and provide alerts and propose corrective actions/creative solutions in advance of funding shortfalls and other critical financial events.
What We're Looking For:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field and a minimum of 4 years of related experience as a Financial Analyst in a research, academic or large/complex organization or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with business, budgeting, and accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Knowledge of Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and other Federal process and regulations.
Demonstrated experience providing clients financial analytic and consultative services including short and long-range financial planning, cost analysis and forecasting, monitoring expenses for allocability and allowability, progress tracking and reporting, and project close-out.
Extensive experience with MS Excel, use of data analysis functions, ability to create standard and ad hoc reports, presentations, charts, and graphs.
Proficiency with PeopleSoft financial applications or other relevant software applications; Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Applications, and Adobe Acrobat.
Proven ability to work in a team environment while professionally interacting with all levels of personnel.
Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, successfully meet deadlines, and maintain a high level of competence, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
What We're Looking For (Level IV - In addition to the above):
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field and a minimum of 6 years of related experience as a Financial Analyst in a research, academic or large/complex organization or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced knowledge, experience, and achievement in planning and managing portfolios of complex budgets funded from multiple sources having varying contract terms and conditions.
Experience with leading, supervising, and mentoring/coaching a team including providing guidance and training to ensure clients are provided with quality, comprehensive, and effective services/deliverables.
What We Prefer (Both Levels):
Advanced graduate degree or certification in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Economics.
Knowledge of contract and grant proposal administration including reviewing & interpreting solicitations, proposal preparation, and understanding of research administration guidelines of federal and nonfederal sponsors.
Knowledge of DOE, UC, LBNL and SPP financial policies and procedures and reporting requirements.
The posting shall remain open until the positions are filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
There are multiple openings for this position.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Typically, work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA; however, travel occasionally to/from theOffice of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) — Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA is required.
Learn About Us:
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
The vision of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is to enable scientific discovery by providing leadership, excellent services, and responsive solutions to its Laboratory partners. The OCFO seeks applicants with initiative and focus who thrive in a challenging and dynamic environment and who want to positively impact the Lab's scientific mission.
Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.