Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) has an immediate opening for a Senior Financial Analyst responsible for providing complex, detailed, and comprehensive program/project budget management, planning, and analysis services. This position will perform advanced budget planning and analysis, including broad-based forecasting, modeling, scenario management, and contingency and long range planning. In this role, you will be matrixed from the OCFO's Field Finance unit to an assigned area/division where you will provide financial support and moderately complex consultative advice to scientific investigators and their research programs/projects or operations managers covering parts of the assigned division's annual funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), other direct sponsors, and/or the Laboratory's Operations Division.
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.
Develop and track funding forecasts and spending plans analyzing variances and their root causes.
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).
Process, evaluate, and approve financial transactions, including commitment of funds consistent with delegated authorities including both financial and personnel actions maintaining appropriate documentation.
Establish and maintain effective collaborative working relationships with internal and external customers/partners by demonstrating accountability, and prioritizing assignments to meet organizational objectives.
Advise and consult with both Scientists, Program Managers, and external sponsors 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.
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.
Communicate with Contracting Officers and Scientific Leaders regarding various elements of the Proposal to Cost (P2C) life cycle.
Provide comprehensive contract and grant preparation and coordination support.
Forecast resource requirements, costs, and spending patterns based on proposed work scope, prior similar work, and timeline in order to ensure full cost recovery.
Analyze and advise division/area management regarding alternative budget scenarios and recommended alterations to budgets.
Advise and assist staff in the review and development of all materials necessary to support R&D subcontracts, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and consultant agreements.
Perform moderately complex ad hoc analyses of limited scope for area/division stakeholders in support of financial objectives and/or programs/projects.
Assist assigned supervisor/manager with annual information/budget submissions to the Lab's Budget Office.
A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Economics, and/or the equivalent of a minimum of 4 years related experience including experience in a research, academic or large/complex organization.
Knowledge of and applied 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 in providing 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.
Broad knowledge, experience and achievement in planning and managing portfolios of complex budgets funded from multiple sources having varying contract terms and conditions.
Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills.
Ability to multi-task and deliver timely accurate and complete work on tight deadlines.
Proven ability and initiative to independently analyze and solve moderately complex problems, and perform accurate and timely budget analysis and reporting.
Substantial experience with spreadsheets and financial databases, such as Excel, and PeopleSoft financial applications and other relevant software applications.
Extensive experience with Excel data analysis functions.
Experience in creating standard and ad hoc reports and presentations, including the use of charts and graphs.
Proven ability to interact with a broad range of customers, including scientists, other divisional resource analysts, other LBNL departmental staff.
Demonstrated experience in handling difficult situations and conflicting priorities.
Demonstrated experience in handling difficult, sensitive situations and conflicting priorities.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Master's degree or equivalent in accounting, finance, business or related field.
Knowledge of DOE, UC, LBNL and SPP financial policies and procedures and reporting requirements.
Applied knowledge of contract and grant proposal administration
Experience reviewing & interpreting solicitations, proposal preparation, and understanding of research administration guidelines of federal and nonfederal sponsors.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
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.
Work may be performed at the following locations:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) — Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville CA
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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.