The Controller has the responsibility for the leadership, management, oversight, strategic planning and execution of the accounting activities for the Laboratory. This position will manage approximately 130 staff and a budget portfolio of $21.7M . The position provides technical assistance and expertise to senior and line managers in the development and execution of accounting related policies, procedures, programs, and systems to meet the overall Laboratory objectives. Specific areas of oversight may include, but are not limited to, general accounting, payroll and benefits, accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, property accounting, and financial systems. The Controller is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating ledger maintenance, report preparation, and operating/financial statistics. The position also oversees the Financial System function and special projects as necessary. In addition, the division partners with programs and technical divisions to strengthen business capabilities and provides stewardship of Laboratory, Triad LLC, NNSA and sponsor resources, building alliances with NNSA, DOE, NNSA Los Alamos Field Office, and the NNSA Albuquerque Service Center
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experience in leading and managing with particular emphasis on managing a large, complex, accounting organization with diverse operations. Demonstrated experience with translating broad strategies into specific objectives and action plans; align processes and systems to support strategic priorities; obtain and allocates needed resources.
Accounting and Financial Knowledge
Extensive knowledge of accounting and financial concepts and principles, regulated by federal and state laws, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Cost Account Systems (CAS). Experience with control and/or compliance systems responsible for risk assessments, implementing change initiatives, ensuring control activities, and continuous improvement efforts. Demonstrated experience analyzing and identify performance deficiencies and develop strategies, procedures, and practice modifications to implement, improve, and enhance the functional responsibility across the institution.
Extensive knowledge of personnel policies and procedures and demonstrated skill in their application to selection, training and development, mentoring, performance evaluation, salary administration, and career advancement.
Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively present detailed and complex information to senior management. Advanced organizational skills to independently establish priorities and to execute complex business and financial assignments.
Knowledge of cross functional work processes and interfaces to include but are not limited to, Procurement, Software & Applications Engineering, Human Resources, and Project Management.
Education/Experience: Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field from an accredited institution and 15 years of related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. An advanced degree or certification, such as a CPA license may be desirable.
- Experience with working or supporting a National Laboratory or a National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) / Department of Energy (DOE) facility.
- Experience using Enterprise software with Oracle in support of business operations.
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification.
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for teleworking from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Telework is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Incentive Compensation Program: Position is eligible to participate in the Triad Incentive Compensation Program.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time