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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Senior Finance & Accounting Professional (Remote OK) in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312213

Directorate: Business Systems

Division: Financial Planning & Business Services

Group: NSD Business Office

Job Description

  • Responsible for performing professional financial/accounting activities including the maintenance, control, analysis and development of complex financial/accounting records, reports and systems.

  • Provides business advice and services to management and staff to ensure compliance with applicable federal laws, regulations, policies and good business practices.

  • Responsible for adherence to and communication of business policies and procedures, including training and interpretation for the various organizations supported.

  • Prepares, presents and supports development of analytical reports to provide financial information and status for management decision-making; produces long-range financial projections to assist managers in allocation of resources; analyzes expenditures, revenues, variances and trends.

  • Provides expert analytical skills, budgeting and oversight for all overhead pools, special facility adders, and initiatives within supported organizations and provides a key oversight role towards compliance with contractual and accounting policies, procedures, regulations and standards.

  • Serves as primary finance POC to NSD division directors related to project lifecycle requirements (from proposal, authorization, execution, to project close-out), line management support (in the areas of overhead budgeting, tracking/reporting), and policy support (charging guidelines, color of money determinations and other financial control compliance).

  • Assists in ensuring the integrity of financial transactions by reviewing transactions for compliance with accounting policies and practices; identifies potential problem areas/trends and reaches resolution through interface with other finance organizations and other functions within the Laboratory. Examples include requisitions, accruals, timecard adjustments, memberships, etc.

  • Provides direction and training to administrative support and other business office staff.

  • Coordinates with Project Managers, Accounts Receivable and Funding and Contract Services staff on funds-in, contract closing and overrun monitoring and resolution.

  • Performs special projects as assigned by Laboratory management.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and 10+ years of relevant experience. Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience. Professional license and/or certification may be preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or Business Administration preferred.

  • Proficency in the use of Microsoft Excel

  • Education and experience should demonstrate:

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to think strategically, develop and execute processes, and modify them based upon changing conditions.

  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and communication.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, basic relationship management skills.

  • High degree of initiative, dependability and ability to work with moderate supervision.

  • Experience operating under DOE or other federal government contracts preferred

  • Experience with Microsoft Access, PeopleSoft financial systems and relevant business intelligence solutions, system data extraction and manipulation strongly preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.


  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Other Information

  • Full Remote/Telework options are available for this position.

Directorate: Business Services

Job Category: Finance/Accounting/Auditing

Group: NSD Business Office

Opening Date: 2021-06-08

Closing Date: 2021-06-22