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Business Analyst (Mid/Senior)

Mid-Senior Level | Full-time
Finance & Accounting | livermore, CA | 05/30/2024

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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.

Hybrid position (not 100% Telecommute), must come into the office 1-2 days per week and more if required.

Pay Range
$107,550 - $133,524 Annual (E01.3)
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 Business Analyst to lead and develop financial processes and product improvement strategies.  You will be matrixed to support functional customers and systems in Finance. You will be responsible for partnering with functional area subject matter experts, learning their business processes, identifying strategies for improvement, and developing and executing implementation plans. Our Financial applications span accounts payable, travel accounting, payroll, and TIME and are supported using Oracle EBS, ePay/Infor, OnBase, Service Now, Jira, and Peoplesoft 9.2. You will report to the Help Desk, Analyze & Test Team, Team Leader.

You Will

  • Partner with functional experts to understand and analyze current business processes and workflows, develop alternative approaches, and facilitate implementation of new or enhanced business and technical solutions.  
  • Be responsible for end-to-end process maps and create or enhance existing process documentation and mapping.
  • Identify and evaluate standards to improve process efficiency and work to build fully functional and controlled business processes.
  • Perform complex analysis to assess and identify opportunities to improve functional process or system performance.  Develop and implement strategies for addressing process gaps.
  • Serve as the Product Owner for assigned application to provide in-depth consultation, partnering with functional experts and IT to set a vision that informs technology roadmap prioritization and backlog.
  • Present solutions to senior business stakeholders and technical staff that identify requirements and industry best-practice solutions to enhance the efficiency and integrity of Finance systems.  Create fit/gap analysis presentations that help facilitate Finance product decisions.
  • Perform initial analysis of requests to change, add or enhance existing processes or system functionality, engaging a variety of functional and IT stakeholders as appropriate. Analyze the impacts of change requests, effort needed to implement, and disposition as a bug fix, enhancement, or project with a recommended priority level.
  • Train and mentor others in the development of self-service products and training materials.  Conduct training and end-user engagement sessions designed to improve system adoption.
  • Write test plans and conduct test cases for system implementations, upgrades, or enhancements.
  • Lead cross-functional process improvement project teams, gather and translate complex user requirements, deliver process streamlining methodologies, make recommendations for new system strategies, and communicate solutions to stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE L-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Communications or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Significant experience analyzing current business processes and systems for efficiencies, cost reductions and streamlining of operations.
  • Experience developing business process documentation and training materials.
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial business principles, regulatory requirements, process efficiency concepts, industry best practices, and standards implementation.
  • Experience writing test plans and conducting test cases for system implementations, upgrades, or enhancements.
  • Experience performing data analysis, developing metrics to assess functional performance and usage of report information to continually improve reporting capabilities.
  • Significant communication skills are necessary to interact effectively with multi-disciplinary team members and negotiation skills to influence outcomes.
  • Experience working effectively both independently and as a member of a team.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Cross functional finance work experience, preferably in accounts payable.
  • Functional knowledge of ImageSoft and OCR products, Financial EBS systems and technology, preferably Oracle, ImageSoft, ServiceNow, or Jira, Oracle, SQL and TOAD.
  • Experience working in Shared Services or providing help desk support to business systems.
  • Experience supporting ERP transformation and business process re-engineering, Agile Methodologies for software development and project management.
  • Significant project management experience preparing project plans including task estimation, dependencies, and deployment schedules including interacting with internal resources to complete required project activities.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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