Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Associate Laboratory Director, Business Services
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Location: Upton, New York
Internal Number: 2784
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The Business Services Directorate combines Laboratorybusiness functions to provide fully integrated business services and systems to BNL organizations and projects. Led by the Associate Lab Director (ALD) forBusiness Services, the Directorate has responsibility for fiscal services, procurement and property management, Laboratory contracting mechanisms, primecontract and requirements management, indirect budgets and rates, and providing business support to the Laboratory through field-deployed business offices.The ALD for Business Services also serves as the CFO for Brookhaven Laboratory and Brookhaven Science Associates, the LLC charged with managing the Laboratory.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide executive leadership, direction, and oversight for the financial affairs of the Laboratory, including financial and administrative activities such as financial services, budget, corporate, policies, and business systems.
Provide comprehensive and enabling support.
Function as primary contractual interface between BSA/BNL and the DOE. Lead/participate as appropriate with DOE in prime contract modifications and negotiations.
Appoint Directorate representative(s) to coordinate the implementation of enterprise-wide systems under purview of BSD (e.g., ISM, SBMS, EMS, etc.).
Annually present and justify budgets to the DOE, advise management on the internal allocations of these funds, and provide leadership and implementation mechanisms for financial management systems, including internal control and compliance systems.
Provide timely and effective responses to DOE requests for information and assigned actions to assessment findings of DOE and other agencies.
Broadly engage the Associate Laboratory Directors, Staff Directors, General Counsel, Internal Audit Director and other management and staff as appropriate, in setting financial and business standards and in developing the procedures required to meet those standards.
Partner with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) in implementation of the Lab IT strategy and enterprise architectures
Assure incorporation of "Best Business Practices" in financial and business operations and continuously improve and integrate effective business management systems.
Serve as Chief Financial Officer of BSA and participate in the BSA Board meetings.
Coordinate financial governance matters with the partners of BSA, i.e., Battelle Memorial Institute and Stony Brook University.
Select, develop, motivate and continually upgrade human resources, to include managing staff performance, career development and succession planning, sustaining morale, and improving productivity.
Plan, develop, and implement effective management systems under this role's stewardship, to include the Financial, Acquisition, and Property Management Systems.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in business, finance or accounting.
Minimum of 15 years of experience working in the business operations or finance functions of an organization that includes 10 years of progressive management experience.
Ability to develop and maintain the trust and confidence.
Knowledge of government financial/budgeting processes and governance requirements.
Working knowledge of federal acquisition regulations, as well as federal procurement principles and practices.
In-depth knowledge of financial management principles and practices. Must possess financial management acumen with the interpretive ability to pro-actively identify strategic and operational issues and solve problems.
Possess the ability and experience that demonstrate the critical importance of accuracy, consistency, and timeliness in business decisions.
Strong leadership, communication, decision-making and strategic thinking skills.
Strong interpersonal skills to successfully interact with all levels of staff within the Laboratory and those of public agencies.
Ability to work reliably under pressure to produce timely, accurate information and a willingness to innovate, where necessary, to bring about the desired results.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Master's degree in business, finance or accounting strongly preferred.
Knowledge of DOE financial/budgeting processes and governance requirements.
Financial management experience working within a medium to large research and development organization.
Federal Government experience.
Certified Public Accountant.
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