Los Alamos National Laboratory Tax and Retirement Accountant 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accountant 2 in the Controller Division. In this role you will have the opportunity to be a member of the Tax and Retirement Accounting (CNTL-TT) Group, Retirement Accounting Team, supporting the accounting operations for the Triad and LLNS Pension and 401(k) retirement plans.
The selected candidate will report to the CNTL-TT group leader and support the group mission by managing the proper accounting treatment of financial activities related to the retirement plans and plan investments. This includes preparing financial reports, analysis, and assisting in the preparation of year-end financial statements, reviewing investment valuations, managing the payment process for plan expenses, and assisting with the biweekly process to ensure timely and accurate remittance of retirement plan withholdings. The successful candidate will work with other interrelated internal departments such as Payroll, HR-Benefits, Finance and Systems, as well plan service providers such as investment consultants, legal counsel, the plan trustee/custodian and auditors in support of the administration of the Triad and LLNS retirement plans.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Working knowledge of accounting concepts and principles to include General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and proper application of internal controls. Professional experience analyzing and applying accounting policy and pronouncements. Experience developing and maintaining accounting controls, analyzing and interpreting data, identifying trends and reporting results to management.
Ability to conduct research in accounting and business issues and offer informed opinions and alternatives. Ability to identify opportunities for continuous improvement in business processes and internal controls and taking action to implement solutions. Demonstrated knowledge and experience researching, gathering, analyzing data, summarizing results, resolving problems and issues both independently and as a team member.
Customer Service, Organization, Teamwork and Dependability
Demonstrated ability to work independently while maintaining excellent organization and prioritization with proven ability to follow through completion on multiple tasks, often under strict deadlines, frequent interruptions, and changing priorities. Demonstrated ability in providing strong customer service and interpersonal skills; proven ability in effectively working within a team environment and interacting and networking with all levels of internal and external personnel and customers.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated proficient use of computer software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).
Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.
Experience with retirement plan and trust related accounting and reporting and financial statement preparation. Experience with investments including valuation methods, net asset value calculations and fair value measurements.
MBA, Masters in Accountancy or advanced degree in a related field
Certified Public Accountant
Note to Applicants:
Along with your resume, please include a detailed cover letter explaining how you meet each of the minimum requirements and any of the desired qualifications.
Location: This position will be part of the Laboratory’s Telework Pilot and may work from a remote/home location within a two-hour ground commute of the Laboratory. Employee participation in the Telework Pilot may be shortened or extended at the manager’s discretion. Ability to report on-site is a must for this position.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Contact Name Jiron, Sue Antoinette (Antoinette)
Vacancy Name: IRC94157
Organization Name Controller, CNTL-TT/Treasury, Pension, & Tax
Minimum Salary 71000
Maximum Salary 112700
Req ID: IRC94157
Category: Finance & Accounting