Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is looking for a Vendor Set-Up Specialist to join their dynamic Travel & Accounts Payable Team! In this role, you will be responsible for correctly setting up and maintaining all vendors in the Financial Management System in accordance and in compliance with tax reporting guidelines, all applicable policies and procedures, contract requirements, banking/wire information, regulations, laws, and all Laboratory/DOE requirements.
Utilize computer databases (PeopleSoft Financial Management System) to enter and obtain financial information.
Responsible for interpreting tax forms provided by external vendors/suppliers and establishing their record in PeopleSoft promptly.
Responsible for periodic maintenance on the vendor/supplier database with oversight from manager.
Prompt response and resolution for Help Desk tickets assigned.
Independent contractor reporting.
Partner with Procurement on document follow-through.
Responsible for Travel Department duties that may include setting up Laboratory Guest's in the Vendor/Supplier Master and/or Travel system, Banking updates, etc.
Provide processing assistance for 1099s.
Reporting as needed.
A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field and 1 year of professional-level experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of methods to research, interpret, analyze, compile, and present data and information.
Knowledge of methods related to decision-making, problem solving and analytical.
Ability to follow desk guides and to create desk guides as needed.
Basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team with the understanding and know how to establish priorities that ensure timely completion of multiple, often interdependent activities.
Excellent interpersonal, customer focused, written, and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of personnel at various levels.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Experience working with and interpreting W-9's, W-8BEN's and state withholding forms.
Experience with setting up vendors in a financial management system.
Expertise working with Oracle or PeopleSoft financial systems.
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 will be primarily performed at 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.