Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer has an opening for a Senior Accounting Manager - Financial Accounting and Controls.
What You Will Do:
Reporting to the Controller, this position is responsible for the daily operations and oversight of one or more of the Controller's Office business units, with functions that include General Accounting, Banking, Taxes, Financial Compliance. These units will focus on meeting the external reporting and compliance requirements and expectations of the Department of Energy and University of California. This position is responsible for the development and execution of budgets, work plans, and performance requirements. This position will have direct management of exempt and non-exempt level professionals at various skill levels.
This position will be a member of the Controller's Office Leadership Team and have primary responsibility and accountability for various functions within the Office of the CFO, with a focus on ensuring appropriate levels of internal customer support, compliance to DOE regulations and requirements, external reporting, and compliance requirements and expectations of UC.
Primary responsibilities include General Accounting, Banking, Taxes, and Financial Compliance.
Responsible for management and ownership of all policies, process and technologies that support these functions.
Responsible for identification and resolution of policy, processes and/or reporting issues, where analysis requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.
Identify, lead, and implement process and system improvement projects.
Play a lead role in maintaining a project management and process re-engineering culture within the work unit to drive increased effectiveness and efficiency.
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.
Lead, manage, and supervise exempt and non-exempt level accounting professionals in a highly complex environment.
Mentor and develop staff by improving and/or enhancing the skills, knowledge and ability of staff to achieve higher levels of effectiveness and efficiency.
Build and maintain effective and productive partnerships, internally and externally to the Laboratory including but not limited to other OCFO departments, (Procurement, Budget Office, Field Finance, Business Systems Analysis), other operations departments (Information Technology Division), division partners (Business Managers and Principal Investigators), and sponsors (DOE Chicago and Berkeley Site Office staff and management).
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:
Twelve years related experience and a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Substantial experience managing and leading multiple major financial operations functional areas such as General Accounting, Cost Accounting, Financial Reporting, Financial Compliance, Banking, Tax, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Travel, and Conference Services.
CPA or CMA.
Demonstrated leadership responsibilities to have included people, policies, processes and technologies.
Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), financial statement preparation and analysis, IRS and California state tax, regulations, ancillary accounting processes, banking and cash management, and ERP accounting systems.
Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated understanding of financial services operations in the federal contractor or management and operating laboratory environment.
Proven ability to effectively manage and lead a sizeable financial unit.
Proven ability to ensure compliance while maintaining a focus on customer service and supporting the mission needs of the Laboratory; Significant experience in audit and financial compliance.
Experience working with and reporting from an enterprise financial/reporting system such as Oracle or PeopleSoft general ledger and project costing subledger.
Experience in building and enhancing financial internal controls assurance programs, such as OMB A-123 or SOX.
Proven advanced ability to analyze existing processes and recommend, lead and implement process improvement and/or enhancements, including policy and technology considerations.
Proven advanced ability to implement technology solutions, from a functional perspective, that enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of a process.
Demonstrated expertise in communication skills, both verbal and written; Demonstrated expertise in utilizing interpersonal skills to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
Demonstrated expertise in independently creating position/white papers and detailed and readily understood briefings, reports, proposals and presentations.
Demonstrated expertise in relationship building and management; establishing and maintaining strong and effective working relationships with a broad cross-section of senior management and managerial personnel, both internal and external to the Laboratory. Ability to exercise prudent judgement when dealing with complicated relationship management challenges.
Ability to work in excess of a normal workweek to meet assignments/deliverables and work well under pressure and successfully meet hard deadlines.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on May 21, 2020.
Appointment Type: Career Appointment - This is a full time career appointment.
Work Schedule: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: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities. (For dual postings - add this to the position summary at the end of the paragraph) This position will be filled at the Sr Finance Manager, Accounting (F17.3) or Sr Finance Manager II, Accounting (F17.4) level, dependent on experience.
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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.
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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.