Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), one of the nation’s premier research and development organizations, is looking to fill the senior-level position of Controller (Financial Operations Manager). In this role, you will help provide vision, direction, and leadership to execute key accounting, finance, and business functions at PNNL. These functions include accounting and financial policy, regulatory compliance assurance, and relationship management with federal oversight organizations and customers.
This position reports directly to PNNL’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Your responsibilities will include stewarding PNNL’s accounting practices and related processes, achieving financial targets, shaping strategic investments, and enhancing efficiencies. You will lead a dynamic team of finance professionals who deliver modern and efficient services focused on increasing the scientific impact of PNNL. You also will advise and counsel the CFO and PNNL’s executive leaders as a key member of PNNL’s Business Services Directorate leadership team.
This position is responsible for developing a vision and strategic plan for the Financial Operations Division and the management of the organization: • Responsible for ensuring the quality and integrity of all accounting processes, financial data and statements. • Responsible for providing Laboratory programs with accurate, timely and dependable accounting and financial information to inform decision making and oversight. • Partner with other CFO units to develop and manage a complex portfolio of institutional accounting/financial/business processes and accounting/financial systems that ensure compliance, integrate with DOE, and are responsive to mission and stewardship needs. • Provide leadership and management in establishing and maintaining cost effective business practices that meet the needs of the Laboratory. • Effectively manage and coordinate all accounting matters, tax matters, banking and cash management, and fixed asset system. • Act as the primary advisor to the CFO on accounting matters and is responsible for the definition, development, implementation, and interpretation of financial policies and procedures.
Discipline, principal job duties/expectations, and qualitative and quantitative measures of performance that exceed the Functional Descriptor: • Experience in providing effective and efficient accounting operations including functions such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Property Accounting, and Travel. • Strong leadership and management skills and experience delivering consistent, high quality services in a fast paced and demanding environment. • Demonstrated experience building, leading, and delivering effective team and individual performance. Experience recruiting, developing and coaching managers and staff with the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform in a high performance organization. • Broad knowledge of governmental accounting, Cost Accounting Standards, GAAP and other applicable financial policies and practices. • Experience in developing and managing large institutional accounting/financial systems to meet organization needs, enhance customer support and reduce costs. • Strong interpersonal skills and proven record of success in building and maintaining effective relationships with a diverse set of customers, senior management, stakeholders, regulatory entities, 3rd party providers, peers and subordinates. • Excellent oral and written communications with the ability to influence and provide counsel to Lab executive leaders and stakeholders to accomplish business objectives and contractual obligations. • Demonstrated record of outstanding customer service and continuous improvement through using best practices, process and systems improvements and effective change management.
• Bachelor’s degree and 15+ years of relevant experience; OR, a Master’s degree and 12+ years of relevant experience. • Typical related management experience should include initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing processes.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related business field. • MBA • CPA
Internal Number: 309157
About Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Battelle)
PNNL strives to provide an inclusive environment where diversity in thought, perspective, experience, and life is embraced.
PNNL advances the frontiers of knowledge, taking on some of the world’s greatest science and technology challenges. Distinctive strengths in chemistry, Earth sciences, and data analytics are the heart of our science mission, laying a foundation for innovations that improve America’s energy resiliency and enhance our national security. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs approximately 4,400 staff and has an annual budget of nearly $1 billion. PNNL is managed by Battelle for the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.
PNNL is part of a thriving and respected science community along the picturesque Columbia River and in the heart of Washington wine country. Richland and the greater Tri-Cities area have one of the lowest costs of living in the state and offer more than 300 days of sunshine a year, making it easy to enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities.
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