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Financial Analyst Senior

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Finance & Accounting | livermore, CA | 07/13/2021

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Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Senior Financial Analyst to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment. You will be responsible for supporting efforts in the preparation, review, validation, and approval of funding actions. Job scope will include independently performing budgetary analyses within a wide diversity of tasks for the Budget Department.  This position is in the Budget/Strategic Partnerships & Funds Division of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Organization.

In this role you will:

  • Represent the Laboratory in the collection and dissemination of financial information.
  • Participate in the development, analysis, and reporting of complex financial data.
  • Perform complex research and analysis related to financial, business and workforce issues.
  • Provide training and assistance to others within scope of assignment.
  • Maintain and improve complex financial spreadsheets utilizing advanced functions.
  • Develop effective solutions to support efficient business processes as well as process improvements.
  • Gather, clarify, and analyze diverse and complex financial information including funding, costing, and workforce data. Provide analyses and relevant information to ensure resolution of customer and/or sponsor issues. Research variances to plans and allocations and implement corrective actions as appropriate.
  • Establish, maintain, and provide accurate, detailed financial data, records, and reports for the Laboratory and external entities including DOE/NNSA, and audit agencies.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams identifying and implementing new/revised business process changes and requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related experience and training in accounting/finance, procurement, project management, or auditing.
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of and experience performing financial functions including interpreting and applying financial policies and procedures, financial accounting, including the use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Significant experience compiling and analyzing financial data and information and demonstrated expertise in problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills in both verbal and written forms necessary to tactfully establish and maintain effective work relationships and to provide advanced customer service to a wide variety of personnel, internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Advanced organizational skills including the ability to determine priorities with minimal assistance, process multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet all deadlines.
  • Advanced experience developing and maintaining spreadsheets and maintaining financial databases; including experience utilizing commercial and/or institutional financial tools.
  • Significant experience with decision making, ability to be innovative, assess situations, and make prudent decisions.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated advanced PC computer and software application experience.

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement).  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.  An L or Q 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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