Financial Analyst

Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 11668 


The Business Services Directorate (BSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) invites applicants for a Finance Analyst position supporting the Isotope Program and National Isotope Development Center. The scope of this role will require the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy security clearance. 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, product cost estimates, cost transfers, special requests, and interaction with program staff to resolve problems.
  • Responsible for planning, coordination, and final preparation of the sensitive segments of the budget. Evaluate changing monetary levels and predict subsequent impact on UT-Battelle.
  • Support program management in presentation of budget information and forecasts to DOE sponsor.
  • Work with production managers to develop cost models and allocation strategies to determine isotope production costs and unit cost values.
  • Perform cost analysis on program financial and business activities, including analysis of planned to actual costs. Determine cost impacts resulting from production plan revisions.
  • Provide professional guidance to program management regarding budgeting and accounting policies, methods, and techniques.
  • Prepare and ensure compliance with monthly and quarterly reporting requirements to DOE sponsor and year-end close-out requirements.
  • Prepare and deliver financial presentations to Program Management, Division Directors, Lab Management, and DOE Management.
  • Ensure proper reporting and accounting for isotope sales transactions. Reconcile accounting records with physical inventory records.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of sales and revenue forecasts.
  • Identify and remain compliant with financial laws and regulations.
  • Respond to and follow up on frequent and critical ad hoc requests from program staff at ORNL and DOE Isotope Program sponsor for financial information.
  • Interface with ORNL/UT-Battelle Accounting, Accounts Receivable, and Procurement to assure proper reporting of Isotope Program transactions.
  • Represent the Isotope Program and provide supporting documentation during external audit and reviews of the Isotope Program.
  • Interact with staff from other DOE national laboratories executing work for the DOE Isotope Program.
  • Ability to become familiar with the ORNL Accounting system and external databases in order 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.
  • Deliver ORNL's mission by aligning behaviors, priorities, and interactions with our core values of Impact, Integrity, Teamwork, Safety, and Service. Promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility by fostering a respectful workplace - in how we treat one another, work together, and measure success.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting.
  • Five or more years of broad training and experience in a wide variety of finance or accounting assignments.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to coordinate many projects simultaneously with changing priorities.
  • Excellent problem analysis and resolution skills are required. 
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to work effectively as a member of a team, as well as independently, as 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 Excel, Adobe Acrobat and Word.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance from the Department of Energy, which requires U.S. Citizenship.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in finance or accounting, and/or CPA certification. 
  • Experience in manufacturing and inventory cost accounting
  • Knowledge of UT-Battelle and DOE accounting systems desired.
  • Experience with SAP accounting system
  • 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.


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Q or L clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a clearance from the Department of Energy. As such, this position is a Workplace Substance Abuse (WSAP) testing designated position. WSAP positions require passing a pre-placement drug test and participation in an ongoing random drug testing program.




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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