Cost Accounting Standards Analyst - Financial Analyst 4

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Organization:  Chief Financial Officer
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106588
Job Code: Financial Analyst 4 (C01.4)
Date Posted: January 08 2020

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Financial Analyst 4, Cost Accounting Standards analyst to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will independently perform research, preparation, analysis, maintenance, and review of highly complex institutional cost accounting issues and financial information. This position will be in the Budget Operations Group, Cost Accounting & Indirect Analysis Team in the Office of the CFO
Essential Duties
- Direct and participate in the analysis of accounting practice changes, development of change proposals, and cost impact statements in accordance with Cost Accounting Standard (CAS) requirements
- Prepare comprehensive written analysis and interpretation of highly complex financial issues, including analysis of policy, guidelines, and other regulatory issues and negotiate complex proposals for accounting changes.
- Formulate, communicate and implement decisions within scope of designated authority and provide extensive and complex financial and business process consultation and improvement expertise.
- Perform self-assessments and serve as the point-of-contact representing the organization in financial audits and preparing organizational responses to findings.  Establish, implement and communicate policies, procedures and processes with organizational and institutional impact in response to DOE/NNSA/LLNS and other federal financial laws, orders, and guidelines; serve as an expert with regard to the interpretation and application of financial standards, policies, and procedures.
- Revise sections of the Laboratory's Cost Accounting Standards Board (CASB) Disclosure Statement in accordance with CAS and LLNL's financial policies and procedures.
- Provide leadership to financial staff, setting direction and assuring proper execution of tasks.  Represent department and/or directorate on working groups/committees and lead key efforts/projects to develop unique solutions to highly complex problems.
- Foster effective relationships with customers, colleagues, and programmatic and financial managers throughout the Laboratory, NNSA, and LFO, interacting with high-level management both internal and external to the Laboratory.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field or equivalent combination of related experience, education, and training in the finance/accounting field.
- Extensive experience applying expert analytical skills to research, interpret, analyze, compile, and present highly complex financial data and information.  Comprehensive knowledge of and expertise performing financial functions, including the use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
- Experience performing self-assessments and representing an organization in audits and/ or experience with the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA).
- Extensive experience with advanced decision making, problem-solving and analytical skills to independently solve highly complex issues requiring mature judgment, discretion and tact and experience negotiating desirable outcomes. Experience leading others effectively.

- Advanced computer and software application skills and expert level experience in the development and maintenance of financial spreadsheet and databases containing advanced functions; including experience in utilizing commercial and/or institutional financial tools.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade and build consensus among diverse stakeholders; demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience delivering financial briefings, documentation, reports and financial advice to Laboratory senior managers and personnel and other external organizations and agencies.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:   This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

About Us
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.