Jefferson Lab

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Posting Date: 08/5/2022
Range: $69,300 - $104,000 (SA II)
Work Location Type: Hybrid (combination of on-site and remote work based on business needs)

Jefferson Science Associates is seeking to fill up to 3 Budget Analyst positions.

Come join our team at Jefferson Lab, where great minds matter

What your role will be:

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow and develop your role as Budget Analyst? If so, consider joining Jefferson Science Associates as a Budget Analyst. As a member of the Chief Planning Office,you will work under the direction of the Budget Officer, working closely with lab and project managers to develop organizational budgets, analyze performance against the plan, and prepare budget forecast to inform resource planning.

In this role you will:

  • Develop, analyze and report Lab budgets. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Interface and coordinate with Project and Activity Managers to assist in annual budget development, monthly cost reports/charts, and any other data analysis requested by the managers

  • Monitor and report performance against plans to ensure that cost and schedule objectives are met. Informing the Project/Activity managers on projections and variances in order to maintain spending constraints, particularly during annual Continuing Resolution periods of the Federal budget

  • Complete maintenance and updates to the lab’s Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Develop, track and report against an activity-based Annual Work Plan (AWP) and budget at varying levels of the WBS and organizationally and projection of costs by DOE's Budget & Reporting Codes

  • Develop budget reports through report writing software , organize budget templates and data in a clear and intuitive manner. Assist with the Lab’s budget presentations, budget submissions, reviews, and financial assessments/audits. Conduct quality assurance checks on all reports before report is placed in the central repository

  • Identify and resolve problems and issues, as well as clarify policies and procedures, regarding JLab’s budget functions with Laboratory personnel, auditors, and external organizations. Assist in preparation of audit work papers and answering questions for JSA’s internal auditor, and other audit entities as applicable

  • Identify and document internal controls. Recommend for approval procedural changes as necessary. Implement new and/or changed procedures through revisions to desk manuals for all tasks. Update manuals as necessary, but at least yearly, to assure proper control and backup for all functions

  • Responsible for developing streamlining initiatives for functional areas of responsibility

  • Performs other such duties, tasks, and responsibilities as assigned by management in support of Departmental, Divisional, and Laboratory goals and objectives

Qualifications we require:

Bachelors degree in Business, Accounting or Finance, and

5 years of professional experience or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge with the procedures of major functional areas of budget development, tracking, and reporting

  • Experience with activity-based budgeting and costing including data analysis, developing standards, and managing processes

  • Ability to think analytically and apply problem-solving skills

  • Familiarity with the general procedures of budget and financial functions

  • Familiarity with Cost Accounting Standard

  • Demonstrated competence in the use of a personal computer and automated accounting software

  • Advanced knowledge of excel spreadsheet and word processing software and use of Web based reporting

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and to effectively solve problems

  • Demonstrated analytical, planning, organization, and conflict resolution skills

Qualifications we desire:

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the unique requirements of operating in a DOE or government sponsored laboratory including required practices and cost allow ability desirable
  • Deltek, Costpoint and Impromptu experience preferred

About Jefferson Lab Join a community with a common purpose of solving the most challenging scientific and engineering problems of our time. The Jefferson Lab campus is located in southeastern Virginia amidst a vibrant and growing technology community. A career at Jefferson Lab is more than a job. You will be part of “big science” and work alongside top scientists and engineers from around the world unlocking the secrets of our visible universe. Managed by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC; Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility is entering an exciting period of mission growth and is seeking new team members ready to apply their skills and passion to have an impact. You could call it work, or you could call it a mission. We call it a challenge. We do things that will change the world.

Total Rewards at Jefferson Lab At Jefferson Lab, we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Time-off and Leave Programs (Paid Parental, vacation, holidays, and sick leave)
  • 401(k) Plan – 9% Lab Contribution; 100% vested
  • Flexible Work Arrangements (Remote & Alternate Work Schedules available)
  • Tuition Assistance, Training and Professional Development Programs
  • Live near the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay region with access to nearby beaches, mountains, and all major metropolitan centers on the East Coast

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment @ or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.