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Finance Analyst

Date: Sep 9, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 8059 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.


We are seeking a Finance Officer who will support the Business Services Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


Incumbents will provide professional guidance to management regarding budgeting and accounting policies, methods, and techniques; and independently carry out assignments in budget preparation, cost analysis and control, and other special assignments, requiring extensive knowledge of systems and methods commonly used in the financial community.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for account management, funds control, budget allocations, cost analysis, FWP/SPP budget cycle, cost transfers, special requests, and interaction with project staff to resolve problems
  • Responsible for planning, coordination, and final preparation of the sensitive segments of the budget.   Evaluates changing monetary levels and predicts subsequent impact on UT-Battelle
  • Perform cost analysis on interdivisional projects of major significance
  • Provide professional guidance to management regarding budgeting and accounting policies, methods, and techniques
  • Prepare and ensure compliance with monthly and quarterly reporting requirements and year-end close-out requirements
  • Prepare and deliver financial presentations to Division Directors, Section Heads, and/or Group Leaders within BSD and customer
  • Prepare models, analytical studies, and reporting for laboratory costs and indirect rates
  • Identify and remain compliant with financial laws and regulations
  • Respond to and follow up to ad hoc requests from project staff for financial information
  • Provide support in such functional areas as budget preparation and cost analysis as well as other areas of financial responsibility as required
  • Ability to become familiar with the ORNL Accounting system and external databases to proficiently perform responsible tasks
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements
  • Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting and 5-7 years of broad training and experience in a wide variety of finance, accounting, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Demonstrated planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to coordinate many projects simultaneously with changing priorities
  • Excellent problem analysis and resolution skills are required
  • Excellent attention to detail and well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to assess priorities, allocate workloads and meet conflicting deadlines
  • Requires proficiency in applying accounting principles, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to interface with scientific and technical staff utilizing excellent human relations skills
  • Requires proficiency in PC Microsoft Office, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases, such as Access, Word, Excel including pivot tables, formulas, and Adobe Acrobat


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Collateral degree or background in information management or business analytics
  • Knowledge of UT-Battelle and DOE accounting systems
  • Experience with SQL Server and Visual Basic for Applications
  • Experience with power query, MS Power BI Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs


Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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