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Senior Accountant

Date: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 6474 

The purpose of this position is to support the Cost, General Ledger, Capital, and Benefits Accounting functions within the Accounting Division of the Business Services Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  The incumbent will assist the Group Leader of this section with various assignments and other projects as they are assigned.




•          Support the maintenance of the General Ledger accounts and Trial Balance master data and configuration

•          Perform tasks related to the reconciliation of the General Ledger activity with information reported in the Standard Accounting and Reporting System (STARS) to DOE

•          Prepare General Ledger account reconciliations

•          Analyze accounting data and develop General Ledger entries

•          Processing month-end and year-end closing functions

•          Effect the ORNL/DOE Trial Balance Reconciliation process

•          Preparation and analysis of 3rd and 4th quarter DOE reporting package components including financial statement footnotes

•          Support SAP master data creation and maintenance

•          Assist Business Management staff with analysis and processing of costing and other accounting activity

•          Perform functions supporting the Capital Accounting process

•          Interface with DOE, Inspector General, internal, and external audit staff involved in financial statement audits and other requests for information

•          Perform functions supporting the Benefits Accounting process

•          Working knowledge of Isotope Accounting processes and reporting requirements

•          Identify and remain compliant with financial laws and regulations

•          Ability to become familiar with the ORNL Accounting system and external databases to proficiently perform required tasks

•          Serve as Accounting liaison for financial system improvements including project oversight

•          Provide leadership and managerial support to department

•          Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements

•          Maintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance and a minimum of ten years of broad training and experience in accounting or finance, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.  Managerial experience in a financial capacity. Demonstrated planning and organizing skills, ability to coordinate many projects simultaneously with changing priorities, and 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, well-developed written and oral communication skills, and an ability to conduct analysis of accounting information and effectively present impacts. Demonstrated ability to assess priorities, allocate workloads and meet conflicting deadlines. Requires proficiency in applying accounting principles, policies, and procedures, and knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).  Ability to interface with scientific and technical staff.  Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software, such as Excel, Access, Word, and Adobe Acrobat.


QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:   Public accounting experience involving financial reporting and audit.  Master's degree in accounting or finance with four or more years of broad training and experience.  CPA or candidate preferred.  Knowledge of UT-Battelle and DOE accounting systems, policies, and procedures is desired.  SAP experience is preferred.


WORK DIRECTION AND INTERFACES:   Reports to the Group Leader, Cost, G/L, Capital, and Benefits Accounting.


MEASURES OF EFFECTIVENESS:  As documented in the ORNL Performance Management System



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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