Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it as a Senior Accounting Manager!
Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is looking for a Senior Accounting Manager to join their dynamic leadership team in the Controller's Office! Reporting the the Lab's Controller, you will be responsible for the daily operations, oversight, and accountability of multiple business units including General Accounting, Banking, Taxes, and Financial Compliance. These units will focus on meeting the external reporting and compliance requirements and expectations of the Department of Energy (DOE) and University of California (UC). Additionally, you will have direct management and oversight of approximately 20 exempt and non-exempt level professionals at various skill levels; with direct reports at the Manager I level.
What You Will Do:
Serve as a member of the Controller's Office Leadership Team.
Lead, manage, develop, and mentor a team of approximately 20 exempt and non-exempt level financial professionals.
Responsible for the daily operations and oversight of multiple business units including General Accounting, Banking, Taxes, and Financial Compliance.
Responsible for the management and ownership of all policies, processes, and technologies.
Develop robust operational service levels to ensure that financial services performed are in alignment with Laboratory expectations including performance measurements, which monitor volume, efficiency, effectiveness, and process participant performance.
Responsible for identification and resolution of policy, processes and/or reporting issues, where analysis requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
Build and maintain effective and productive partnerships, internally and externally to the Laboratory.
Provide leadership or participation on various project teams as the subject matter expert for the Controller's Office.
Provide assistance to the Controller and other Managers in a leadership role, as required.
What Is Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field and a minimum of 12 years of related experience managing and leading multiple major financial operations functional areas or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), audit and financial compliance, financial statement preparation and analysis, IRS and California state tax regulations, ancillary accounting processes, banking and cash management, and ERP accounting systems.
Experience in building and enhancing financial internal controls assurance programs, such as OMB A-123 or SOX.
Experience working with and reporting from an enterprise financial/reporting system such as Oracle or PeopleSoft general ledger and project costing subledger.
Demonstrated leadership experience effectively leading and managing a sizeable financial unit including people, policies, processes and technologies.
Demonstrated written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
Demonstrated expertise in relationship building and management with the ability to establish and maintain strong and effective working relationships with a broad cross-section of senior management and managerial personnel, both internal and external to the organization.
What We Desire:
Advanced graduate degree, MBA, or CPA.
Demonstrated understanding of financial services operations in the federal contractor or management and operating laboratory environment.
Background in an R&D environment dealing with federally funded sponsors, such as, the Department of Energy (DOE).
Experience working with DOE and/or University of California (UC) financial and business operations policies and procedures, with a focus on Travel and Work for Others in the DOE environment.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career appointment.
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 the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) — Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville CA however frequent travel to Berkeley Lab's main campus in the Berkeley Hills above UC Berkeley 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 Office (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.