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Disbursements Accounting & Services Division Leader

Not Applicable | Full-time
Finance & Accounting | livermore, CA | 10/14/2021

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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 Division Leader for our Disbursements Accounting & Services team.  In this role, you will be responsible for the payroll, benefits accounting, accounts payable, travel reimbursement and financial help desk operations of a $2.7B organization. You will have significant impact in the development and management of business and financial strategies for the Finance Department as well as the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).  As a key member of the Finance Department leadership team, you will provide leadership, oversight, and direction, for the major financial functions within the Finance Department. You will also develop, implement, and be responsible for new policies and procedures, financial systems, and workforce strategies.

LLNL is an integrated contractor to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), a semi-autonomous agency within the Department of Energy (DOE). As the Division Leader, you will be responsible for building and maintaining effective partnerships at the Federal level, including with other entities within the DOE/NNSA complex.

This position reports to the Deputy Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Controller.  The Disbursements Accounting & Services team is comprised of approximately 35 professionals.

In this role you will

  • ­Provide strategic leadership, direction and oversight to the Disbursements Accounting and Services Division to ensure disbursement policies, procedures, and systems align with customer needs and comply with the Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) contract, applicable DOE/NNSA, federal and state regulations, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and Office of Management & Budget (OMB) Circular A-123 requirements.
  • Provide leadership for and oversee the management of major financial systems strategies, implementation, and operations.
  • Ensure the organization attracts, develops, and retains a talented and diverse financial workforce.
  • Oversee and maintain an effective internal control environment consistent with OMB A-123 requirements and provide management assurance of the adequacy of key internal controls.
  • Provide expert advice, counsel, and assistance to the Deputy CFO on developing tactical and strategic approaches on financial and business matters that are impactful to the achievement of the Laboratory’s missions.
  • Oversee the preparation of LLNL and LLNS key deliverables and reports for DOE/NNSA and other external entities.
  • Serve on and/or lead institutional committees representing the OCFO.  Will also participate on and collaborate with external peer groups.
  • Be responsible for the department meeting the goals of Integrated Safety Management, Integrated Safeguards and Security Management, Work Control and Planning, compliance with all Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) regulations, good business practices, diversity, and equal opportunity.
  • Serve as the Deputy CFO/Controller in acting capacity and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance with requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Extensive experience and expert knowledge of disbursement or financial management regulations, policies, procedures, and operating practices.
  • Expert problem solving, decision making, and analytical skills necessary to independently advise, recommend, and resolve highly complex problems having Laboratory-wide impact.
  • Proven ability to independently execute assignments and experience ensuring that internal controls meet OMB A-123 requirements.
  • Extensive leadership experience as demonstrated by progressive levels of increasing management responsibility.  Demonstrated leadership experience to successfully integrate diverse resources and projects to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Expert verbal and written communication and presentation skills to interact effectively with senior level Laboratory personnel as well as external organizations and agencies.
  • Demonstrated acumen to effectively build and maintain partnerships, both internal and external, to achieve Laboratory goals and objectives.

  Qualifications We Desire

  • ­Advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field; and/or Certified Public Accountant.
  • Experience in working in the management and operating contractor environment within the DOE/NNSA complex.

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

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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.  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.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability.  If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form

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