Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is looking for a Field Finance Department Manager to join its dynamic leadership team!
In this role, you will lead and manage the Lab's Field Finance organization, which provides financial management expertise and services essential to the Lab's research and stewardship mission. This position is responsible for strategic leadership and personnel management of ~50 financial professionals, who are matrixed to area clients and provide financial support that enables all the LBNL scientific and operations area clients to accomplish their mission while effectively fulfilling their fiduciary stewardship responsibilities.
The Field Finance Department Manager works with client managers, OCFO partner units, the Department of Energy (DOE), and the University of California (UC) to effectively deliver financial management services and meet mission needs while assuring strong stewardship of public funds, and compliance with the Laboratory's Management and Operating (M&O) prime contract, LBNL, and UC policies and procedures.
What You Will Do:
Provide leadership, strategic planning, management and direction of matrixed operations, and assurance for the Field Finance organization.
Oversees all Field Finance operations including, the development and execution of staffing resource strategies that supports Area clients' financial service needs, establishment and enforcement of the roles and responsibilities between the Field Finance managers and the client managers, and personnel management activities.
Set high ethical and performance standards for the department and maintain a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
Recruit, manage, and lead managers and staff with the skills to maintain a high-quality organization.
Establish and maintain strong relationships of transparency and trust with Area clients and stakeholders.
Maintain an effective assurance program covering policies, system tools, training, quality and contract assurance activities, in order to identify and manage risks, monitor and analyze performance, and identify opportunities for improvement.
Partner with DOE Bay Area Site Office (BASO), DOE Contracting Officer and UC Office of National Laboratories (UCNL) counterparts to assure confidence in the Lab's Field Finance services.
What is Required:
A Master's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, or a related field and 16 years of relevant experience in financial leadership and management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated experience leading and managing a finance organization in a fast paced, complex environment with multiple stakeholders and a high degree of oversight and regulation.
Demonstrated experience building, leading, and delivering effective team and individual performance. Signification experience recruiting, developing and coaching managers and staff with the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform in a high performance organization.
Extensive experience in providing financial advice and consultative services, including short and long-range financial planning, estimating, budgeting, cost and effort tracking, analysis and forecasting, indirect rate development, monitoring expenses appropriateness, tracking and reporting and project close-out.
Broad knowledge of federal requirements, federal acquisition regulations, and the ability to apply the DOE Management & Operating/FFRDC model.
Experience working in a multidivisional decentralized organization.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to influence and provide counsel to executives and stakeholders to accomplish business objectives and contractual obligations.
Strong interpersonal and customer focused communication skills and proven record of success in building and maintaining effective relationships with a diverse set of customers, senior management, stakeholders, regulatory entities, peers and subordinates.
What We Desire:
Experience working with FFRDCs, DOE labs and M&O contracts, along with an understanding of the roles of key stakeholders such as UC, DOE BSO and other DOE partners.
Experience working in a large research, academic, and/or intellectual capital organization.
The Field Finance Department Manager position is a career appointment that is appointed by and serves at the discretion of the Laboratory Director, and this appointment is at will and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.
This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs and the skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
Full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (paid monthly).
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.
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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.