Principal Financial Analyst

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Finance
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CF-Office of Chief Financial Off
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94889 Requisition #

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Division has an opening for a Principal Financial Analyst to join the team.

In this exciting role, you will work independently, and is primarily responsible for leadership and execution (completion) of recurring and ad-hoc activities for DOE, Laboratory management and our Division partners. The subjects handled by this role are complex and non-standard, requiring detailed and accurate analyses in a multitasking environment, usually with a quick turnaround. 

 

What You Will Do:

  • Rate forecasting and management, including the development of effective rate models.
  • Development of financial recommendations and presentations for senior management.
  • Review and development of cost accounting change proposals and disclosure statement updates that meet the requirements of Cost Accounting Standards and the Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Research, analysis and development of funding determination and cost allowability proposals. 
  • Understanding, interpretation and application of knowledge of Laboratory, DOE, Sponsor policies and State and Federal regulations to resolve operational questions and issues and make recommendations to OCFO and Senior Lab management.
  • Maintenance of Laboratory databases and financial systems to assure data integrity and reporting consistency.
  • Working independently or directing the work of more junior analysts on special projects ranging from long-range forecasts to data mining historical trends.
  • Research, interpretation and recommendations on the impacts of changing requirements or policies.
  • Serving on and leading cross-functional teams to solve complex financial operational problems, or design process and system improvements in alignment with appropriate regulatory requirements. 
  • Preparation of standard monthly, quarterly, annual reports for internal customers, as well as UC and DOE stakeholders on a timely basis.
  • Oversight and quality assurance of reports generated by other members of the team.
  • Perform all necessary analysis and follow-up on budget and rate management issues, working with staff in other OCFO departments to support correction of accounting and allocation procedures.
  • Provide data and system expertise to internal more junior analysts and to Budget Office partners both within and without the OCFO. 

 

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Various minor ad hoc analysis and reporting requests, support of year-end processes, backup role for other Budget Office staff as needed, support procedure documentation and policy development. 
  • Active participation in various departmental meetings and contributing as an effective team member to support a variety of departmental and operational initiatives and other general Budget Office activities. 
  • Divisional Support – Regularly provide guidance and discuss/consult/review on matters of funding, cost performance, Lab policy and procedures.
  • Partnering with stakeholders (Divisions, DOE, BSG, etc.) to prevent and resolve significant, unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangibles.
  • Development and execution of necessary processes and data analysis to support the indirect cost elements of external audits, specifically the annual incurred costs submission.
  • Completion of all indirect schedules for the incurred cost submission.
  • Working closely with General Accounting, reconciliation of the General Ledger to Indirect costs and pools.
  • Development of audit related reports, recommendations, and presentations for Senior Management.
  • Liaison with the Office of the Inspector General to resolve questions and requests for additional indirect information as part of the audit process.

 

What is Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Economics or equivalent experience, and 6 to 8 years of financial experience in a multidivisional organization.
  • Advanced Excel, database query & business modeling skills.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles including GAAP, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and Cost Accounting Standards and demonstrated experience applying those theories and concepts to data analysis and decision support.
  • Ability to independently perform complex financial analysis in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Demonstrated judgement in problem resolution and preparing and delivering complex financial messaging to senior management and non-financial managers.
  • Experienced in creating effective reports, recommendations and presentations, including ability to produce executive summaries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact with a broad range of customers at different levels.
  • Possess organizational skills and the ability to multitask.
  • Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • MBA, MPA or CPA.
  • Experience in a federal contractor or University environment.
  • Working knowledge of Peoplesoft financial applications.
  • Minimum of 10 years of financial experience in a multidivisional organization. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Accounting or related field or equivalent training and experience.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles, for example Cost Accounting Standards, GAAP, and the Federal Acquisition Regulations, and demonstrated experience applying those theories and concepts to data analysis and decision support.
  • Experience working with Federal Contractors or in a Federal Contracting environment.
  • Familiarity with DCAA incurred cost schedules and submissions.
  • Experience in a federal contractor or University environment.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full-time, career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
  • 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.

 

Based on University of California Policy - SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program and U.S Federal Government requirements, Berkeley Lab requires that all members of our community obtain the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as they are eligible. As a condition of employment at Berkeley Lab, all Covered Individuals must Participate in the COVID-19 Vaccination Program by providing proof that vaccination requirements have been met or submitting a request for Exception or Deferral. Visit covid.lbl.gov for more information.

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Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity and IDEA Information Links:
Know your rights, click here for the supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law." and the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.

 

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