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Argonne National Laboratory Division Financial Business Partner in Lemont, Illinois

Division Financial Business Partner

Requisition Number: 410220 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Accounting and Finance Division: PSE-Physical Sciences and Engineering

Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 - 5:00

Level (Grade): PA4 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

Argonne National Laboratory is inviting applications for the position of Division Financial Business Partner for the Nanoscience & Technology (NST) division within the Physical Sciences & Engineering (PSE) directorate.

Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as primary spokesperson for the Division in all areas related to financial management and reporting.
  • Create, implement, and monitor comprehensive, long-term strategic financial reporting, processes, and tools to ensure achievement of Division financial goals while simultaneously assuring fiscal integrity.
  • Financial support activities include but are not limited to finance, budgeting, cost control, payroll, procurement, and accounting.
  • Proactively prepare or manage the preparation of, monthly and routine financial reports and analyses including trend analyses.
  • Establish cost estimates for funding proposals, provide resource costs, funding requirements and submission.
  • Exercise funds control over divisional purchases and sub-contracts including but not limited to service contracts, travel, service requests, effort charges, and workspace.
  • Monitor spending, analyzes variances, identifies funding problems, and identifies and resolves discrepancies.
  • Provide advice and counsel to division management regarding financial resources, policies, and practices related to Argonne National Laboratory, Department of Energy, and other sponsor organizations.
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests for budgetary and accounting information from a number of both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with divisional management and peers to identify, develop, and implement divisional/programmatic efficiencies.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Extensive knowledge of budget management, financial analysis, financial modeling, and accounting principles.
  • Expert proficiency in business applications and financial modeling and forecasting.
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to synthesize data, draw conclusions, and reach satisfactory resolution of complex financial situations.
  • Knowledge of indirect and direct allocation and full cost recovery budget and financial procedures.
  • Experience providing financial support for complex proposals.
  • Prior experience with Workday computer-based financial systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and manipulate comprehensive and clear financial data for reports, reviews, and presentations.
  • Ability to independently carry out delegated authority and work with minimum instruction.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a complex funding environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective written and verbal communications including the ability to communicate financial data and outcomes in a manner that meets the needs of the stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle multiple, complex, high-visibility financial requests with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ability to handle matters with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Ability to develop and maintain interpersonal relationships with internal and external contacts of all levels of authority and the ability to work both independently and/or as a team member to achieve desired goals.
  • Ability to identify, develop and implement organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Knowledge of other ANL applications is preferred.
  • Experience providing the full scope of financial support for Field Work Proposals, DOE proposals, Work for Other Proposals, and CRADAs, is preferred.
  • Knowledge of DOE, DOE-CH and ANL-OCF organizations to establish contacts required on programmatic and budgetary issues is preferred.
  • Experience supporting Strategic Partnership Projects is preferred.
  • Knowledge of program/organizational financial activities within the Department of Energy context at Argonne National Laboratory is preferred.
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel is preferred.

The level of knowledge and skill required for this position is typically achieved through a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 6+ years of related experience.

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