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Resource Analyst

Cyclotron Road

Cyclotron Road

California, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL) Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) has an opening for a Resource Analyst to join the team.

In this role, you will provide financial support and moderate consultative advice to scientific investigators and their research programs/projects or operations managers covering parts of the assigned division’s annual funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), other direct sponsors, and/or the Laboratory’s Operations Division. Apply knowledge of program/project/functional area, Federal Cost Accounting Standards, the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (LBL), and University of California (UC), DOE and other funding agencies’ policies and procedures in performing budget planning and analysis, including broad-based forecasting, reporting, and funds control management. Working under normal direction, provides resolutions to problems of moderately complex scope that contribute to the fulfillment of projects and functional area objectives. Exercising judgment within defined procedures and practices and following established directions.

What You Will Do:

Budget Management, Planning & Analysis Services:

  • Support the formulation, execution, projection and analysis of budgets, funding, costs and commitments.
  • Prepare financial reports for both PIs, Program Managers as well as external sponsors.
  • Process financial transactions, including commitment of funds consistent with delegated authorities including proposed procurements and resource cost adjustments maintaining appropriate documentation.

Teamwork, Communications & Customer Service:

  • Demonstrates general capabilities in representing the mission of both OCFO and matrixed organizations.
  • Establishes and maintains effective collaborative working relationships with customers/partners by demonstrating accountability, and prioritizing assignments to meet organizational objectives while ensuring good customer service.
  • Demonstrates clear and concise verbal and written communications.

Proposal Development and Coordination:

  • Prepare administrative documentation to support the proposal process and development of detailed, multi-year proposal budgets of various dollar amounts including subcontracting and justifications for programs of moderate complexity. Communicate with Contracting Officers and PIs regarding status of proposal; answer inquiries PIs, proposed budgets and advances, project periods and award extensions, and follow-up on other action items.
  • Provide comprehensive contract and grant preparation and coordination support. Coordinate proposal development work with research project team and stakeholders/customers.
  • Assist in the preparation of moderately complex and fully costed budgets in multiple formats as defined by agency and individual proposal submission guidelines. Modify budget presentation spreadsheets and documents where applicable.

Subcontract Preparation:

  • Coordinate placing procurement requisition into the Lab’s procurement system, tracking active subcontract activity, and extension requests with LBL procurement staff and others.

Special Projects and Cross-Training:

  • Assist assigned supervisor/manager with annual information/budget submissions to the Lab’s Budget Office.
  • Accept assignments on a rotational basis and other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Undertake training on an ongoing basis to promote continual service improvements.
  • Cross train with assigned supervisor/manager and other Resource Analysts when needed

What is Required:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or economics, or the equivalent in training and experience, and a minimum of 2 years related experience preferably in a research, academic or large/complex organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in analyzing financial information.
  • Applied knowledge of business, budgeting and accounting principles, including GAAP.
  • Applied knowledge, experience and achievement in planning and managing portfolios of budgets funded from multiple sources having varying contract terms and conditions.
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to multi-task and deliver thorough, timely, accurate and comprehensive work on tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability and initiative to analyze and solve problems of moderate complexity, and perform accurate and timely budget analysis and reporting; demonstrated experience with spreadsheets and financial databases, such as Excel and PeopleSoft financial applications and other relevant software applications; experience with Excel data analysis functions; experience in creating reports and presentations including use of charts and graphs.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a broad range of customers, including scientists, other divisional resource analysts, other LBNL departmental staff. Demonstrated experience in handling difficult situations and conflicting priorities.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Federal Cost Accounting Standards and other Federal processes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of DOE, UC, LBNL and SPP financial policies and procedures and reporting requirements.


  • This is a full-time career appointment, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
  • Salary for this position will be commensurate with the final candidate’s qualification and experience, including skills, knowledge, relevant education, and certifications, and also aligned with the internal peer group. The budgeted annual salary range is $86,627 to $95,000.
  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
  • Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

Learn About Us:

Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world’s most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab’s scientific expertise has been recognized with 16 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

Working at Berkeley Lab has many rewards including a competitive compensation program, excellent health and welfare programs, a retirement program that is second to none, and outstanding development opportunities. To view information about the many rewards that are offered at Berkeley Lab- Click Here.

Berkeley Lab is committed to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) and strives to continue building community with these shared values and commitments.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We heartily welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and all who would contribute to the Lab’s mission of leading scientific discovery, inclusion, and professionalism. In support of our diverse global community, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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