Financial Analyst at Fermi Research Alliance, LLC in Batavia, Illinois

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Job Description:

Job Description

Open Date:February 5, 2021

Close Date: March 1, 2021


Fermilab is America's premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. We support discovery science experiments in Illinois and at locations around the world, including deep underground mines in South Dakota and Canada, mountaintops in Arizona and Chile, and the South Pole.

We are strategic risk takers, innovators, and collaborators. We are engineers, scientists, technicians, administrative professionals. We are 1,800 employees advancing knowledge for the benefit of humankind. Fermilab has been at the forefront of particle physics for more than 40 years. We build world-leading accelerators and detectors to conduct some of the most sophisticated particle physics experiments possible. We collect and analyze the data from those experiments with some of the most powerful computers in the world. We conduct this research on a 6,800-acre prairie, 35 miles outside Chicago, a treasure that has been designated a National Environmental Research Park.

The Fermilab Particle Physics Division advances the understanding of matter, energy, space and time by managing resources and providing support for researchers who conduct scientific research at the intensity, energy, and cosmic frontiers of high energy physics. Our many departments include the Astrophysics Department, the Detector Development and Operations Department, the engineering departments, and the Theoretical Physics Department. Our research programs cover all areas of experimental and theoretical particle physics. Our current experiments include CMS, Muon g-2, SeaQuest, and the Dark Energy Survey.

Fermilab's Particle Physics Division (PPD) is seeking aFinancial Analyst.Under the direction of the Financial Manager, the selected professional will be responsible for multiple financial tasks.

You Will

  • Prepare and distribute monthly and ad-hoc financial reports including the consolidation of data from multiple departments/projects; summarizing specific cost categories; review of costs, obligations, and hours for assigned segments of the budget; present reports for review and discussion.

  • Use standard tools and queries to acquire financial information from Fermilab financial systems.

  • Prepare and review weekly labor reports to ensure compliance; identify errors and figure out appropriate remedy; actively engage employees in appropriate training.

  • Other financial and accounting duties including but not limited to: variance analysis, project accounting, task maintenance, historical edits, service accruals and cost transfers.

  • Communicate guidelines, procedures, and requirements for budgeting, reporting, and financial activities.

  • Assist with the development of cost plans for Department of Energy (DOE) programs, Strategic Partnership Projects, and other collaborative efforts.

  • Review and approve new business proposals and prepare the corresponding cash flow analysis for DOE Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) and Strategic Partnership Projects.

  • Monitor and evaluate reasonableness and accuracy of financial plans and coordinate needed updates.

  • Identify and communicate risks, issues, and needed actions to leaders.

  • Coordinate the allocation of monthly funding with applicable project/task leaders.

  • Perform cash flow analysis to determine funding needs at the project/task level for successful project execution.

  • Interact regularly with scientific, technical, business, and administrative groups within the Laboratory and User community.

We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Science or similar field and 2+ years of relevant work experience OR high school diploma and 4+ years of relevant work experience

  • Intermediate knowledge of Windows Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); familiarity with pivot tables, lookups, and other formulas in Excel

  • Willingness and ability to learn applications such as Kronos, Microsoft Access, Tableau, and SmartView

  • Experience with Financial Systems (Oracle, SAS) is desirable

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or DOE accounting policies is advantageous

  • Reporting/analytics experience is desirable

  • Superior customer service skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to communicate optimally and courteously with a diverse workplace population

  • Excellent organization skills including the ability to independently coordinate and accurately execute multiple time sensitive tasks

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills including a demonstrated aptitude for attention to detail and comprehensive record keeping

  • Budgeting & Planning, Project Accounting, and Internal Controls knowledge a plus

  • Ability to perform job duties under circumstances of frequent uncertainty and ambiguity

Relocation is not available for this position.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

  • Human Factors: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Tight Work Schedule, Visually Demanding

  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally work beyond the normal workday and on weekends during critical reporting periods.

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.