Berkeley Lab’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO,http://www2.lbl.gov/Workplace/CFO/) has a great opportunity for a seasoned Financial Policy and Assurance Analyst to join our team. The OCFO is a fast paced environment with a focus on supporting the Laboratory’s scientific mission and effectively shepherding Lab resources to achieve institutional goals and objectives.Reporting to the Lead Financial Policy and Assurance Analyst, this role will serve as the primary point of contact for the OCFO’s Cost Allowability program and process. You will be responsible for providing financial policy guidance and analysis of highly complex compliance issues to OCFO staff and its customers.
This position will be filled at a IV (Principal) or level V (Lead) dependent on experience. This position will be hired at a level commensurate with the business needs; and skills, knowledge, and abilities of the successful candidate.
What You Will Do:
Lead the Cost Allowability/Allocability program and process.
Serve as the initial point of contact and subject matter expert (SME) for all OCFO Cost Allowability/Allocability issues or questions.
Provide guidance to the institution on allowability determinations, policy interpretations, and questions or issues on OCFO policies.
Consult with Lead Policy and Assurance Analyst to create and document final determination of all issues in a timely manner.
Maintain centralized reference library for OCFO allowability issues.
Assess the adequacy of existing policies and procedures to meet Lab goals and objectives.
Provide guidance to departmental SMEs to ensure policies meet OCFO and institutional standards and requirements for policy development.
Review and edit policies written by departmental SMEs.
Work with functional managers in developing procedures/desk guides with a focus on aligning with policies and or best practices.
Design and assess work processes and internal controls systems to enhance controls.
Perform complex analysis related to institutional requirements and institutional documents.
Evaluate impacts of changed contract requirements on institutional policies and documents.
Collaborate on cross-divisional/functional requirements and documents (includes leadership, coordination, communication, writing, analyzing and editing).
Coordinate the DOE contract performance measurement process for the OCFO, in accordance with DOE and UC requirements.
Perform audit coordination, reporting and assurance process with Internal Audit, DOE, Inspector General, and any other outside audit agencies.
What is Required:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field and a minimum of 6 years of related experience evaluating contractual terms and conditions and applying them to a wide range of financial issues in a highly regulated multidivisional organization or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Broad and deep understanding of financial, operational, business regulations, principles, policies and practices, specifically Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
In depth knowledge and experience with policy development, interpretation and testing, operational concepts and principles demonstrated by advanced business studies, relevant financial management or assessment experience.
Strong negotiating and consensus building skills to solve difficult problems.
Excellent written, verbal and presentation capabilities to develop, explain and interpret policies, guidance procedures, communications etc., including the demonstrated ability to clearly articulate difficult concepts into simple language.
Demonstrated skills in developing and maintaining computer-based spreadsheets and report-generation applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to effectively multi-task.
Ability to exercise independent judgment in identifying methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results in support of the Lab’s mission and stewardship responsibilities.
Ability to ensure OCFO policies are in alignment with institutional requirements.
What We Prefer:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Economics, or related field and a minimum of 10 years of related experience evaluating contractual terms and conditions and applying them to a wide range of financial issues in a highly regulated multidivisional organization or a combination of education and experience.
Substantial experience understanding and applying requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) including cost allowability and/or Cost Accounting Standards to a variety of complex issues.
Substantial experience in assurance/compliance program development, including audit coordination and resolution/negotiation.
Experience in procedure and process development, design and assessment, with a focus on aligning these w/ policies and best practices.
Experience with project management planning including development and execution management of plans and strategies.
Knowledge of DOE, UC, LBNL and SPP financial policies, procedures, and reporting requirements.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
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 primarily be performed at Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), 6401 Hollis Street, Emeryville, CA, however travel will occasionally be required to/from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA as needed.
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