Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

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Accountant 2

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Administrative/Management
Job ID: 104019
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have an opening for an Accountant 2 to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment.  Under general direction, you will be responsible for preparation, analysis, maintenance, and review of institutional accounting and financial information. This position is in the General Accounting and Compliance Division of the Finance Department.

Essential Duties

- Perform moderately complex analyses, reconciliations, and verifications on systems, financial reports and schedules.

- Research and resolve issues reported in ServiceNow, taking corrective action.

- Prepare written analysis, journal entries and interpretation of moderately complex financial policies, guidance and regulatory requirements.

- Analyze and research system functionality, testing, reporting and data discrepancies to ensure integrity in financial reporting.

- Participate in the review, analysis and recommendations of changes or modifications to LLNL’s accounting processes and procedures.

- Participate in Project Accounting and General Ledger monthly close activities.

- Develop and compile action plans and documentation for auditors.

- Represent the Laboratory as the accounting point of contact on specific organization assignments.

- Perform other duties as assigned.



- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or a related field, including applicable General Ledger work experience, or the equivalent combination of related experience, education, and training in the accounting/finance field.

- Experience compiling, analyzing, and researching financial data and problem solving requiring mature judgement, discretion and tact.

- Basic knowledge of accounting theory, policies and procedures, financial systems analysis, and internal controls with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

- Relevant experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as Oracle Financial applications and Projects.

- Basic knowledge and experience applying general accounting operations policies and procedures, including reconciliation of asset, liability, and equity accounts.

- Experience interpreting and applying financial policies and procedures.

-Effective communication skills (both verbal and written) and advanced organizational skills to work independently and as part of a team to effectively create detailed and readily understood financial memos, briefings, documentation, and reports.
- Experience developing and maintaining computer-based spreadsheets and report-generation applications (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel).


Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

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.  If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

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

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE).  LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance.  The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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