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Sandia National Laboratories Accounting-Cost Analyst (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


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Organization 10511, Accounting Services, is currently seeking an Accounting-Cost Analyst specialist to perform the laboratory’s Standardized Accounting and Reporting (STARS) Cash and other Financial Functions. STARS is the Federal Financial reporting system.

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

  • Partner closely with other members of the STARS team

  • Complete monthly closes for DOE customers on time and accurately; this includes Statement of Cash Activity (SOCA), the Supplemental reporting, and other monthly STARS reporting

  • Work closely with Treasury and SPP AR functions on monthly cash issues

  • Collaborate with Sandia Program Portfolios and other internal customers on funding status, commits, and other issues

  • Lead the SNL year end PO accrual process and help implement new EVM monthly accrual processes and systems

  • Participate in the Stockpile Life Extension (SLEP) capitalization process

  • Lead annual balance sheet review

  • Update Quality Management System (QMS) procedures as needed

  • Complete Quarterly Foreign Transaction Reporting

  • Maintain SharePoint manual journal entry tool and process journal entries and recons

  • Perform Ad Hoc projects as needed


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a relevant field, plus 5 years related experience; or equivalent experience and/or achievements that demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of the job

  • The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance


  • A Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a relevant field, plus 1 year related experience

  • Strong Microsoft office skills

  • Strong teaming and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication skills

    Department Description:

Department 10511 is responsible for financial closings, financial accounting, external reporting of financial results, financial training, oversight and monitoring of financial operations, and management of the financial stewardship program. The Department also supervises financial accounting analyses, and reconciliations.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

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Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.