In this exciting role, you will be responsible for a wide range of complex analytical, modeling, and reporting functions. The primary purpose of this position is to develop, produce, and analyze various financial information and provide summarized, consolidated decision support to assure Laboratory objectives are met. Activities require an innovative, non-standard analytical approach with quick turnaround time. You will broadly apply principles, theories, and concepts to independently solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways.
Senior Financial Analyst Specific Responsibilities:
Synthesize and consolidate financial information to help inform decision making.
Plan, coordinate, and consolidate information from Divisions to meet requests from DOE.
Coordinate and validate data collection in response to various data calls.
Understand and apply knowledge of Laboratory, DOE, and various sponsor policies.
Produce various recurring financial reports, reconciliations, and presentations.
Maintain Laboratory databases and financial systems to assure reporting consistency.
Work on special projects ranging from long-range forecasts to data mining historical trends.
Research and analyze questions around cost allowability.
Serve on institutional initiative teams.
Monthly report and analysis of funding and actual cost information.
Produce various recurring periodic reports and presentations which detail cost and funding information accurately and on a timely basis.
Perform all necessary analysis and follow-up on funds control issues. Work with functional administrators to support correct accounting and allocation procedures.
Maintain Laboratory databases and financial systems to assure reporting consistency.
In addition to the above, Principal Financial Analyst Specific Responsibilities:
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 develop funding determination and cost allowability proposals
Understand, interpret, and apply 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.
Maintain Laboratory databases and financial systems to assure data integrity and reporting consistency.
Work independently or direct the work of more junior analysts on special projects ranging from long-range forecasts to data mining historical trends.
Research, interpret and recommend the impacts of changing requirements or policies.
Serve on and lead cross-functional teams to solve complex financial operational problems, or design process and system improvements in alignment with appropriate regulatory requirements.
Prepare 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 the correction of accounting and allocation procedures.
Additional Responsibilities as needed for the Senior/Principal Financial Analyst:
Various ad hoc analysis and reporting requests, support of year-end processes, a 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 as required.
Internal/External to the OCFO Division - Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Divisional Support - Regularly provide guidance and discuss/consult/review on matters of funding, cost performance, and standard budget/lab policy and procedures.
DOE and UCOP stakeholders - Represent the Budget Office in responding and resolving standard funding and costing issues.
In consultation with the Manager, responding to LBNL Senior Management inquiries.
Senior Financial Analyst Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business or Economics or equivalent experience, and a minimum of 4 years of financial experience in a multidivisional organization.
Analytical capability and innate curiosity are crucial to this position.
Broad knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles including GAAP and the ability to apply theories and concepts to computer spreadsheets and report generation applications.
Significant experience with Microsoft applications and substantial knowledge and use of Excel, spreadsheets, and financial databases.
Ability to perform complex financial analysis in an accurate and timely manner with limited oversight.
Exercise judgment in problem resolution.
Experienced in creating effective reports, recommendations, and presentations including the 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.
In addition to the above, Principal Financial Analyst Required Qualifications:
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 judgment in problem resolution and preparing and delivering complex financial messaging to senior management and non-financial managers.
Additional Desired Qualifications for the Senior/Principal Financial Analyst:
Possession of an MBA, MPA, or CPA.
Experience in a federal contractor or University environment.
Working knowledge of Peoplesoft financial applications a plus.
Knowledge of Federal processes and exposure to Federal Cost Accounting Standards.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
There are multiple openings for this position.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
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 the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) -- Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA.
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