Senior Financial Analyst

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Published 19 days ago

Senior Financial Analyst - 92016

Organization: CF-Office of Chief Financial Officer

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer at Berkeley (OCFO) Lab is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their Field Finance Team! You will provide clients with financial guidance, consultation, and support with oversight of complex program/project/functional activities from inception to close-out to support the work of the Berkeley Lab. You will be a contributor at one of the world’s iconic research laboratories, founded on the idea that pioneering science is best performed by multidisciplinary teams working together, and where the concept of teamwork remains a vital component of daily life at the Lab.

This position may be filled at a higher level than posted depending on the selected candidate's skills, knowledge, and abilities.

What You Will Do:

• Oversee complex program/project/functional activities from inception to close-out, including the formulation, execution, projection and analysis of budgets, funding, costs and commitments, and associated staffing levels.

• Produce standard and ad hoc monthly financial reports, analyze complex financial data for accuracy, ensure costs are allowable and in compliance, and resolve problems following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).

• Provide financial guidance, consultation, and support to internal and external stakeholders on complex budget policies, processes and procedures, and provide solutions pertaining to funding shortfalls or other critical financial events.

• Provide resolutions for managing diverse, complex financial variables resulting from widely varying research contract terms, high levels of funding uncertainty, varying sponsor financial guidelines and funding cycles, specialized sponsor reporting requirements.

• Evaluate and approve financial transactions, including commitment of funds consistent with delegated authorities including proposed procurements, subcontracts, personnel actions, and resource cost adjustments maintaining appropriate documentation.

• Coordinate proposal process and develop detailed, multi-year proposal budgets of various dollar amounts including subcontracting, justifications, and administrative documentation for programs of moderate to high complexity.

What is Required:

• A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or a related field and a minimum of 4 years of related experience as a Financial Analyst in a research, academic or large/complex organization or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Experience with business, budgeting, and accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), and other Federal process and regulations.

• Demonstrated experience providing clients financial analytic and consultative services including short and long-range financial planning, cost analysis and forecasting, monitoring expenses for allocability and allowability, progress tracking and reporting, and project close-out.

• Extensive experience with MS Excel, use of data analysis functions, ability to create standard and ad hoc reports, presentations, charts, and graphs.

• Proficiency with PeopleSoft financial applications or other relevant software applications; Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google Applications, and Adobe Acrobat.

• Proven ability to work in a team environment while professionally interacting with all levels of personnel.

• Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, successfully meet deadlines, and maintain a high level of competence, accuracy, and attention to detail.

• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively interact with a diverse and broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

What We Desire:

• Advanced graduate degree.

• Knowledge of DOE, UC, LBNL and SPP financial policies and procedures and reporting requirements.

• Knowledge of contract and grant proposal administration.

• Experience reviewing & interpreting solicitations, proposal preparation, and understanding of research administration guidelines of federal and non-federal sponsors.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


• This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), Career appointment. 

• There are multiple openings for this position.

• This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

• 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.

• Typically, work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA; however, travel occasionally to/from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) — Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA is required.

How To Apply

Apply directly online and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

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 Officer (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 (

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4  Click here to view the poster: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law".

Senior Financial Analyst - 92016

Organization: CF-Office of Chief Financial Officer

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer at Berkeley (OCFO) Lab is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join their Field Finance Team! You will provide…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional


Berkeley, CA

How to Apply

Apply directly online and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

Apply directly online and follow the on-line instructions to complete the application process.

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