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Accountant, Audit Liaison - Senior Level

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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We have an opening for Subject Matter Expert (SME) Accountant to serve as Office of the CFO (OCFO) Audit Liaison in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for coordinating the OCFO role pertaining to financial audits conducted by internal and external audit organizations throughout the year. The role includes interfacing with auditing organizations, managing and tracking audit request items, assuring participation by cognizant process owners, analyzing the basis for documentation requested and provided, guiding the preparation, analysis, and review of complex institutional accounting information. You will coordinate and participate in opening, interim, and closing audit conferences. As a SME and advisor, you will maintain responsive and supportive relations with the LLNL Audit Coordinator in the Internal Audit and Ethics Department, Laboratory Managers, the DOE Contracting Officer, and functional managers and staff across the Laboratory. This position is in the Compliance and Controls Group, General Accounting & Compliance Division of the (OCFO) Organization.

In this role you will:

  • Serve as a key member and Subject Matter Expert for Office of the CFO (OCFO) financial processes and system operations.
  • Serve as POC for the 40+ internal and external financial audits of LLNL annually, including the OIG financial statement and incurred cost audits.
  • Apply accounting knowledge, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), to correctly interpret complex financial and accounting concepts, policies, and procedures and understand the flow, procedural, and internal control impact of financial accounting systems.
  • Assure accurate, appropriate, and timely responses to audit requests, perform factual accuracy reviews of potential audit findings, and analyze and interpret audit reports.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of audits as they progress and maintain audit-related information in the DOE Max system, the Laboratory DevonWay ITS component, and ConTrak tracking systems.
  • Develop and provide training modules to guide and mentor other accounting personnel in the conduct of audits and in providing timely and accurate responses to auditors.
  • Identify improvement opportunities to accounting operations resulting from insight gained during the audit process, develop recommendations to improve economy, efficiency and effectiveness and present them to management for consideration.
  • Provide advanced professional financial accounting advice to LLNL program personnel on financial matters and internal controls, including systems development projects and business process improvements.
  • As time permits, assist the Compliance Group in developing process documentation for use in performing Data Analytics testing of the design and operation of internal controls throughout the Laboratory. In an advisory capacity, participate in the annual A-123 Program Risk Assessment.
  • In concert with Laboratory General Counsel and OCFO management, develop the annual Management Representation Letter to be provided to NNSA, a Contract 44 requirement.

  • 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 related work experience.
  • Extensive experience with accounting theory, policies and procedures, financial systems analysis, and financial systems and controls, along with knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the GAO Standards of Internal Control.
  • Extensive experience applying expert analytical skills to independently research, interpret, analyze, compile and present highly complex financial data and information.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively prepare and deliver financial documentation and reports as well as advanced organizational skills to independently establish priorities and to execute complex business and financial assignments meeting critical time-urgent deadlines. Experience working in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Advanced decision making, problem-solving and analytical skills to solve highly complex issues requiring mature judgment, discretion, professionalism, and tact and an ability to negotiate desirable outcomes and affect policy changes.
  • Expertise using 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).

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of LLNL, Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) financial policies and procedures and systems.
  • Experience with Oracle e-business suite.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government contracts, federal budget process and financial systems analysis concepts, applicable Federal Regulations, and Contract 44 requirements.
  • Current or previous certification as a CPA, CFE, CIA, or other related certification.

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.

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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.

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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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We have an opening for Subject Matter Expert (SME) Accountant to serve as Office of the CFO (OCFO) Audit Liaison in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for coordinating the OCFO role pertaining to financial audits conducted by internal and external audit organizations throughout the year. The role includes interfacing with auditing organizations, managing and tracking audit request items, assuring participation by cognizant process owners, analyzing the basis for documentation requested and provided, guiding the preparation, analysis, and review of complex institutional accounting information. You will coordinate and participate in opening, interim, and closing audit conferences. As a SME and advisor, you will maintain responsive and supportive relations with the LLNL Audit Coordinator in the Internal Audit and Ethics Department, Laboratory Managers, the DOE Contracting Officer, and functional managers and staff across the Laboratory. This position is in the Compliance and Controls Group, General Accounting & Compliance Division of the (OCFO) Organization.

In this role you will:

  • Serve as a key member and Subject Matter Expert for Office of the CFO (OCFO) financial processes and system operations.
  • Serve as POC for the 40+ internal and external financial audits of LLNL annually, including the OIG financial statement and incurred cost audits.
  • Apply accounting knowledge, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), to correctly interpret complex financial and accounting concepts, policies, and procedures and understand the flow, procedural, and internal control impact of financial accounting systems.
  • Assure accurate, appropriate, and timely responses to audit requests, perform factual accuracy reviews of potential audit findings, and analyze and interpret audit reports.
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records of audits as they progress and maintain audit-related information in the DOE Max system, the Laboratory DevonWay ITS component, and ConTrak tracking systems.
  • Develop and provide training modules to guide and mentor other accounting personnel in the conduct of audits and in providing timely and accurate responses to auditors.
  • Identify improvement opportunities to accounting operations resulting from insight gained during the audit process, develop recommendations to improve economy, efficiency and effectiveness and present them to management for consideration.
  • Provide advanced professional financial accounting advice to LLNL program personnel on financial matters and internal controls, including systems development projects and business process improvements.
  • As time permits, assist the Compliance Group in developing process documentation for use in performing Data Analytics testing of the design and operation of internal controls throughout the Laboratory. In an advisory capacity, participate in the annual A-123 Program Risk Assessment.
  • In concert with Laboratory General Counsel and OCFO management, develop the annual Management Representation Letter to be provided to NNSA, a Contract 44 requirement.
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  • 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 related work experience.
  • Extensive experience with accounting theory, policies and procedures, financial systems analysis, and financial systems and controls, along with knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and the GAO Standards of Internal Control.
  • Extensive experience applying expert analytical skills to independently research, interpret, analyze, compile and present highly complex financial data and information.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively prepare and deliver financial documentation and reports as well as advanced organizational skills to independently establish priorities and to execute complex business and financial assignments meeting critical time-urgent deadlines. Experience working in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Advanced decision making, problem-solving and analytical skills to solve highly complex issues requiring mature judgment, discretion, professionalism, and tact and an ability to negotiate desirable outcomes and affect policy changes.
  • Expertise using 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).

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of LLNL, Department of Energy (DOE), National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), and Lawrence Livermore National Security (LLNS) financial policies and procedures and systems.
  • Experience with Oracle e-business suite.
  • Knowledge and understanding of government contracts, federal budget process and financial systems analysis concepts, applicable Federal Regulations, and Contract 44 requirements.
  • Current or previous certification as a CPA, CFE, CIA, or other related certification.

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