Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), The Office of the CFO (OCFO) has a full-timecareer opportunity for a Senior Business Systems Analyst-Functional. Reporting to the Manager ofBusiness Systems Analysis and working closely with functional users and IT developers, thisposition will independently address and resolve business and technology problems of diversescope related to Lab's PeopleSoft Financials and Supply chain applications and relatedprocesses, especially in "Contract to Cash' lifecycle (Grants, Contract, Billing, AccountsReceivable, Project Costing and General Ledger) and Travel & Expense. This position willcontribute to and/or lead system implementations, enhancements, upgrades and user support.
This position is a key contributor to systems implementation, enhancement and maintenance projects such as troubleshooting system problems, testing fixes, responding to help desk tickets, and assisting users with complex query and data analysis issues. In this position you will also make contributions that are critical to successful business operations, and may coordinate the activities of other cross functional team members. You will use and apply business principles and concepts to make recommendations for solving business process and technology issues.
This position may be filled at a higher level dependent on experience.
What You Will Do:
Execute components of complex business systems projects.
Prepare, coordinate and execute test plans to validate system changes and communicate the results of testing including required corrective actions to the system owner and IT as appropriate.
Contribute to the reconciliation, validation and acceptance of transactional data conversions during system upgrades and new system implementations.
Troubleshoot system problems of diverse complexity and scope. Provide primary support in maintaining user profiles including account reactivation, updating access role assignments etc.
Manage the OCFO systems Help Desk tickets created by system users and assist users in building or troubleshooting complex queries.
Contribute to on-going communication between system owners, IT and users on the status of system problems and requests.
Provide business systems support to key business processes including monthly and annual fiscal closes.
Take a lead role in conducting periodic system access reviews to validate user role assignments for OCFO systems.
What is Required:
A minimum of 8 years of relevant experience and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field; or 6 years of relevant experience and a Master's degree in Accounting or related field; or equivalent experience.
Experience in financial and cost accounting.
Recent experience making significant contributions to major systems projects including developing and conducting system testing and validating data conversions.
Prior experience supporting time-critical business processes, providing system production support including responding to help desk tickets and monitoring and troubleshooting batch processes, and maintaining system setup and configurations.
Experience querying and analyzing complex transactional data including creating queries and using Excel pivot tables.
Demonstrated experience in analyzing complex process issues and working with IT to troubleshoot system problems.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills and analyzing and resolving problems of diverse complexity and scope.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills and able to facilitate communication between functional and technical staff.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Professional certification or advanced education in project management or management information systems.
Experience using and troubleshooting PeopleSoft financials and supply chain management applications release 9.0 or higher.
Experience working with bolt-on or highly customized financial applications.
Experience using PeopleSoft Query and SQL.
Experience working for a large, Federal direct- and grant-funded research organization.
Experience with XML, Cognos or similar BI tools, Crystal or other reports, Access.
MBA or advanced education in systems, accounting, or project management.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
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, travel occasionally to/from the Berkeley Lab Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA is required.
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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.