Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is looking for a Lead Financial Analyst join their dynamic team!
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in research, science or operations. This is a great opportunity to bring your top-notch skills to bear in support of world-class scientific research that addresses national and global challenges!
The vision Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is to deliver high-value financial and procurement services and strategic solutions that contribute to Berkeley Lab's scientific and stewardship mission. 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.
Provide highly complex, detailed, and comprehensive financial consultation and advice to scientific and/or operational client groups on program/project budget management by performing highly advanced budget planning and analysis, including broad-based forecasting, modeling, scenario management, and contingency and long range planning.
Oversee multiple portfolios, which may include tracking and monitoring costs, analyzing variances of actual costs versus budget; developing and maintaining spending plans and updating cost projections; analyzing & formulating the clients' indirect budgets and rates (organization burdens and recharges); preparing monthly reports and variance analyses and preparing ad hoc reports requested by the Department of Energy (DOE), sponsors, scientific managers, and management.
Provide technical and consultative services to deliver best-value solutions that balance quality, timeliness, cost and risk to support short and long term client goals in alignment with institutional goals and responsibilities.
Serve as the primary point of contact between the client and other internal and external groups on major financial management processes and issues.
Serve as a Supervisor and/or Work Lead to Financial Analysts providing effective line management, leadership, supervision, and workload management.
A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field and a minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience and financial leadership in a research, academic or large/complex organization or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Expertise in business, budgeting and accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Expert knowledge of cost accounting standards (CAS) and other Federal process and regulations.
Expert in providing financial advice and consultative services, including short and long-range financial planning, estimating, budgeting, cost and effort tracking, analysis and forecasting, indirect rate development, monitoring expenses appropriateness, tracking and reporting and project close-out.
Strong and advanced organizational, analytic and problem solving skills - including experience independently organizing relevant information, presenting options and impacts and recommending solutions.
Expert level experience with spreadsheets and financial databases such as Excel, PeopleSoft financial applications, and other relevant software applications including Excel data analysis functions, creating standard and ad hoc reports and presentations, and the use of charts and graphs.
Proven ability to build relationships and trust, gain a comprehensive understanding of client mission, sponsors and needs, interact effectively with a broad range of customers at varying levels within the organization, such as senior area/division managers, PIs, divisional budget analysts and LBNL staff.
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and customer focused communication skills.
Experience leading and supervising a team including providing staff with guidance and training to ensure clients are provided with quality, comprehensive, and effective services/deliverables.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Master's Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field.
Extensive knowledge of Federal Cost Accounting Standards and other Federal process and regulations.
Extensive knowledge of DOE, UC, LBNL and SPP financial policies and procedures and reporting requirements.
Extensive knowledge of contract and grant proposal administration including reviewing & interpreting solicitations, proposal preparation, and understanding of research administration guidelines of federal and nonfederal sponsors.
Working knowledge and experience with PeopleSoft financial applications.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on July 19, 2018.
There are multiple openings for this position.
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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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.
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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.