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Policy Analyst, Financial Compliance

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Finance & Accounting | livermore, CA | 03/16/2023

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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.

Pay Range
$125,160.00 - $162,120.00 Annually

Please note that the pay range information is a general guideline only. Many factors are taken into consideration when setting starting pay including education, experience, the external labor market, and internal equity.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Policy Analyst, Financial Compliance to work in a dynamic environment. Your primary responsibilities will include leading Office of the Chief Financial Officer’s (CFO) financial policy program, serving as the principal point of contract for financial contract requirements, overseeing the organization’s performance measure program which serves as the basis for National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) evaluation of Lawrence Livermore National Security’s (LLNS) financial performance, and coordinating the directorate wide business continuity program.  You will serve as the primary point of contact on highly complex financial issues with Laboratory management, Laboratory programs/departments, and DOE/NNSA. This position is in the Associate Director’s Office of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) organization.

You will

  • Evaluate the adequacy of financial policies and develops and implements a strategy to develop, update, and/or re-work financial policies.  Develop and implement a program with a focus on optimizing policies and or best practices from both compliance and efficiency perspectives.  Develops and maintains a systemic approach to the frequency and depth of policy reviews and subsequent updates.
  • Provide guidance to departmental subject matter experts (SMEs) to ensure policies meet OCFO and institutional standards and requirements for policy development.
  • Assess existing OCFO and other Laboratory training programs to assure that instructional content is congruent with existing policy language. Makes recommendations for training content improvements regarding new and existing policy.
  • Perform complex analysis related to institutional requirements. Evaluates impacts of changed contract requirements on institutional policies and documents. Resolves issues that carry risk at the OCFO, Associate Directorate/Program Directorate or institutional level.
  • Lead the organization’s efforts in the monitoring and reporting of NNSA contract performance measures, in accordance with NNSA requirements. This includes the assessment, management and reporting of performance measurement objectives.
  • Lead the organization’s efforts related to the analysis, assignment, and flow down of contract requirements, as part of the institutional contractor assurance process.
  • Lead the development and ongoing maintenance of the OCFO’s business continuity plan and procedure. Conducts risk assessments for various departments and functions, analyzing potential business impact of unpredictable business interruptions such as natural disasters, pandemics, security breaches, or other foreseeable disruptions.
  • Prepare and deliver highly complex financial briefings, documentation, and reports to all levels of management, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Coordinate and resolves complex issues with customers and as a subject-matter expert; mentors/trains others on LLNL financial processes, policies and procedures, financial systems, and internal controls.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to obtain 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 the equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Policy development and writing experience, including evaluating policy to institutional and contract compliance.
  • Advanced experience in the application of accounting principles, and/or the development and operations of a financial function(s), and/or planning/conducting compliance audits.
  • Advanced experience applying expert analytical skills to independently research, interpret, analyze, compile and present highly complex information.
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal to effectively prepare and deliver briefings, documentation, and reports.
  • Advanced organizational skills to independently establish priorities and to execute complex business and financial assignments meeting critical time-urgent deadlines.
  • Advanced decision making, problem-solving and analytical skills to solve highly complex issues requiring mature judgment, discretion and tact and an ability to negotiate desirable outcomes and affect policy changes. Significant experience working in a fast-paced team environment, independently responding to time urgent requests with minimal guidance and meeting critical deadlines.
  • Advanced level of interpersonal skills to effectively explain, negotiate, persuade and build consensus among diverse stakeholders and the ability to establish effective working relationships with all levels of personnel, both internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Advanced use of computers and a thorough working knowledge of associated software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio).

 Qualifications We Desire

  • Master's Degree in Finance/Accounting or Business Administration or a related field or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Experience in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards.
  • Knowledge of LLNL, Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) financial policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal government contracts and A123 Standards.  


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.




Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position, open to Lab employees and external candidates.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. 

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory.  If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request. 

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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