Accounting Manager

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7150654 (Ref:415942)

Posted: May 26, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We are seeking an Accounting Manager to lead, direct, and develop a team of twelves professionals responsible for all laboratory accounting activities; includes banking, inventory and fixed assets, cost accounting; receivables, including Strategic Partnership Project financial administration; monthly financial reporting and reconciliations.  

Responsibilities:  

  • Maintain and update policies for such activities.  

  • Evaluate and make improvements, as applicable. 

  • Establish and monitor key metrics of accounting operations to ensure goals are achieved. 

  • Provide timely and substantive deliverables for internal and external audit requests.  

  • Promote organizational partnerships throughout the laboratory. 

Position Requirements

  • Experience with complex accounting systems and transactions, solid understanding and application of finance and accounting principles and general ledger management

  • Leadership, communication, and collaboration skills, including the ability to work effectively with others across departments to ensure a smooth process flow. 

  • Experience being highly responsive, meeting demanding deadlines, and prioritizing projects, work tasks, and issues. 

  • Strong analytical skills, high accuracy level, and attention to detail. 

  • Ability to independently identify and articulate problems, propose alternative solutions, solve problems, and drive and achieve results. 

  • Experience preparing and presenting financial statements and reports, researching accounting issues for compliance, and managing audits

  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.  

This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Family

Professional Administrative (PA)

Job Profile

Accounting Leader 1

Worker Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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