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Financial Analyst - Associate / Mid to Senior Level

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Finance & Accounting | livermore, CA | 11/08/2021

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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 multiple positions for an Associate and Mid/Senior Level Financial Analyst to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will work independently following established procedures to provide support and assistance to the financial management team.  Perform routine budget analysis and resource management duties and be responsible for an annual budget of up to $35M.  Will collect and disseminate information and identify and resolve issues.  This position is in the Operations & Business (O&B) division of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Organization.

This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.

In this role, you will

  • Participate in the development and moderately complex analysis of financial and workforce operating plans and review with management.  Provide technical direction around the completion of short-term work goals.
  • Gather, track, monitor, research and analyze moderately complex information on funding, costing, and workforce issues; research variances to plans and allocations; implement corrective actions.
  • Formulate moderately complex work proposals for DOE/NNSA direct, Work-for-Others (WFO), and indirect funding sources.
  • Interpret and apply Laboratory, LLNS and DOE/NNSA policies, procedures and processes to ensure work is in compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Provide input and perform self-assessments on financial audits.
  • Represent the organization with internal groups and participate in groups or on committees.
  • Foster effective relationships with customers, colleagues, and sponsors, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional job responsibilities, at the C01.3 level:

  • Independently develop and analyze complex financial workforce/operating plans and provide recommendations for review by management.
  • Gather and analyze diverse and complex information on funding, costing, and workforce issues; research variances to plans and allocations; implement corrective actions as appropriate and perform complex research and analysis.
  • Formulate and communicate decisions within scope of designated authority and provide financial and business process consultation and improvement expertise.
  • Develop key institutional metrics, business indicators and other financial data and partner with appropriate analysts to ensure proper alignment to the Institutional Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Formulate draft policies, procedures and processes with organizational and institutional impact in response to DOE/NNSA/LLNS and other federal financial laws, orders, and guidelines, serving as a subject matter expert with regard to the interpretation and application of financial standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Represent department and/or directorate on working groups/committees and lead key efforts/projects to develop unique solutions to complex problems.


  • 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 related experience, education, and training in the finance/accounting field.
  • Experience applying analytical skills to research, interpret, analyze, compile, and present financial data and information.  Experience developing and maintaining spreadsheets and maintaining financial databases including experience utilizing commercial and/or institutional financial tools.
  • Knowledge and understanding of an experience performing financial functions including interpreting and applying financial policies and procedures, financial accounting, including the use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and providing input to self-assessments.
  • Experience interpreting and applying financial policies and procedures, making decisions and resolving routine problems using standard policies and procedures.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal and experience with decision making, problem solving and analytical skills to resolve issues requiring judgment, discretion and tact.
  • Experience working independently with general direction and demonstrated ability to establish own work priorities and to execute assignments, meeting time-sensitive deadlines and working on multiple tasks simultaneously

Additional qualifications, at the C01.3 level

  • Significant experience applying analytical skills to research, interpret, analyze, compile, and present financial data and information.  Demonstrated complete knowledge of and experience performing financial functions, including the use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Experience performing self-assessments and representing the organization in audits.
  • Significant experience and demonstrated advanced skills in the development and maintenance of financial databases and spreadsheets containing advanced functions including commercial and/or institutional financial tools.
  • Demonstrated complete knowledge and significant experience performing and directing financial findings, working with diverse funding sources including direct and indirect.
  • Significant experience with decision making problem-solving and analytical skills to independently solve complex issues requiring mature judgment, discretion and tact and experience negotiating desirable outcomes.  Experience leading others successfully.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal to deliver financial briefings, documentation, reports and financial advice to senior Laboratory personnel and other external organizations and agencies.
  • Expertise using 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.

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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