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Financial Analyst/Planning Analytics

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Finance & Accounting | livermore, CA | 06/08/2022

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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 Financial Analyst 4 to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will direct and perform budgetary analyses and financial management duties, provide advice on complex financial and business issues and have responsibility as the subject matter expert for the complex IBM Planning Analytics (TM1) integrated planning solution.  This position is in the Budget Operations Division of the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) Organization.

In this role you will:

  • Direct, interpret, advise, and analyze in the development of highly complex financial workforce/operating plans and provide recommendations for review by management.
  • Gather, consult, and analyze diverse and highly complex information on funding, costing, and workforce issues; research variances to plans and allocations; implement corrective actions as appropriate and perform highly complex research and analysis.
  • Formulate and communicate and implements decisions within scope of designated authority and provide extensive and complex financial and business process consultation and improvement expertise.
  • Establish and develop key institutional metrics, business indicators and other financial data and partner with appropriate analysts to ensure accurate and timely reporting of cost and collections forecasts.
  • Represent and lead department and/or directorate on working groups/committees and lead key efforts/projects to develop unique solutions to problems of unusual complexity.
  • Foster effective relationships with customers, colleagues, and programmatic and financial managers throughout the Laboratory, LLNS, NNSA, LFO and DOE Headquarters.
  • Perform testing and root cause analysis to ensure data integrity and optimize usability of planning and reporting systems.  Develop work scope and work with IT and outside consultants to oversee planning system enhancements. 
  • Develop reports, provide training and skill development for other analysts, and perform business admin tasks in Planning Analytics.
  • 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 related experience, education, and training in the finance/accounting field.
  • Expert level experience compiling and analyzing highly complex financial data and information, extensive expertise in problem solving, and advanced analytical skills to independently solve highly complex issues of a diverse nature.
  • Advanced computer and software application skills and experience.  Advanced expertise with IBM’s Planning Analytics, or similar OLAP application.
  • Extensive 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.
  • Extensive experience applying advanced analytical skills to research, interpret, analyze, compile, and present financial data and information.  Demonstrated knowledge of and experience performing financial functions, including the use of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Extensive experience performing self-assessments and representing the organization in audits.
  • Complete knowledge and significant experience performing and directing financial findings, working with diverse funding sources including direct and indirect.
  • Excellent 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 high -level personnel, internal and external to the Laboratory.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill to deliver financial briefings, documentation, reports and financial advice to senior Laboratory personnel and other external organizations and agencies.
  • Significant experience 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 and the ability to be innovative, assess situations, and make prudent decisions having a high consequence of error.

Additional Information

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

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 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

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. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level 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.

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

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