Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - San Francisco Bay Area, CA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $71,000 - $100,000 a year
Berkeley Lab’s Finance Team is Growing!

We are looking for talented financial professionals to join our dynamic team!

We need seasoned professionals who can 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. The Lab’s mission is to bring science solutions to the world!

This position will be filled at a level III (Senior) or IV (Principal) dependent on experience and education. This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.

We have opportunities across our organization supporting client groups in the following areas:


Computing Sciences

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Energy Sciences

Energy Technologies Area

Physical Sciences Area


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:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or 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).

Knowledge of 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 interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

What We Desire:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field and a minimum of 6 years of related experience as a Financial Analyst in a research, academic or large/complex organization or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Advanced graduate degree or certification in Business, Finance, Accounting, or Economics.

Advanced knowledge, experience, and achievement in planning and managing portfolios of complex budgets funded from multiple sources having varying contract terms and conditions.

Experience with leading, supervising, and mentoring/coaching a team including providing guidance and training to ensure clients are provided with quality, comprehensive, and effective services/deliverables.

Knowledge of contract and grant proposal administration including reviewing & interpreting solicitations, proposal preparation, and understanding of research administration guidelines of federal and nonfederal sponsors.

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

The posting shall remain open until the positions are filled.

There are multiple openings for this position.

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

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.

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.

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 and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."