Senior Payroll / Benefits Accountant
Company: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Posted on: May 11, 2022
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Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply
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We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an
inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our
people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is
essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the
We have an opening for a Payroll/Benefits Accountant 3 to work in a
dynamic and fast paced environment. You will be responsible for the
preparation, analysis, maintenance, reconciliation, and review of
complex institutional benefits and payroll accounting reporting
information. This position is in the Disbursement Accounting &
Services Division of the Finance Department within the Office of
the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).
In this role you will
* Provide the team leader with assistance in leadership, oversight
* Independently analyze, reconcile and interpret complex benefits
and payroll accounting data. Reconcile balance sheet accounts and
bank statements associated with Health and Welfare vendors, prepare
complex financial reports, review and process book transfers,
prepare complex journal entries for General Ledger (GL) reporting,
and prepare ad hoc payroll and benefit accounting reports. Perform
calendar year end activities for self-insured medical and dental
* Manage active and inactive employee benefit accounting claims,
recording receipts from participants and making payments to
* Provide benefit cost information to other Laboratory finance and
* Foster effective relationships with customers and colleagues,
participate in directorate working groups.
* Provide advice and support to the exempt and non-exempt pay
desks, including the processing of on-cycle and off-cycle checks.
Provide advice, assistance and outstanding customer service to
other teams within the Office of the CFO directorate, Controller,
and other LLNL Organizations.
* Provide audit support to complex internal and external audits for
Benefits Accounting. Implement corrective actions related to
operational issues, provide input, and perform
* Lead in the development and implementation of payroll and benefit
accounting processes and system enhancements with institutional
* Independently analyze and research complex system functionality,
testing, reporting and data discrepancies to ensure integrity in
* Perform other duties as assigned.
* Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security
clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or equivalent
combination of related experience, education, and training in the
* Leadership role in a project team or working unit to achieve
organizational deliverables and goals.
* In-depth knowledge and understanding of accounting theory,
policies and procedures or demonstrated experience in a payroll
operation to include payroll processing and benefits accounting. In
addition, experience developing and maintaining computer-based
spreadsheets and report-generation applications (e.g., Microsoft
Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
* Significant experience making effective and timely decisions by
applying problem-solving and analytical skills to solve complex
issues requiring mature judgment, discretion and tact, and ability
to successfully negotiate desirable outcomes.
* Significant experience researching, compiling, and analyzing
complex financial data by developing, applying and interpreting
financial policies and procedures.
* Advanced interpersonal skills (both written and verbal) and
organizational skills to work independently and as part of a team
to effectively explain, direct, present, advise, negotiation, and
influence all levels of management, both internal and external to
* Advanced organizational, problem solving and decision-making
skills necessary to independently interpret, advise, recommend and
approve actions, implement solutions, create detailed and readily
understood financial memos, briefings, documentation, and
* Ability to establish work priorities to execute assignments,
meeting time-sensitive deadlines and working on multiple tasks
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external
candidates may be considered for this position.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
* Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
* Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
* Comprehensive Benefits Package
* Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
* Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment
Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and
security clearances by visiting our Career site.
COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate
LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that
all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless
granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law.
This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who
will be working on site, as well as those who will be
This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level
clearance. If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal
background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility
requirements for access to classified information or matter. In
addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug
testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For
additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.
Pre-Employment Drug Test
External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required
to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes
testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a
Equal Employment Opportunity
LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that
values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition,
pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable laws.
If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the
application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via
our online form.
California Privacy Notice
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all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants,
employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal
information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee
Privacy Notice can be accessed here.
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