Job Information

Sandia National Laboratories Financial Policy and Compliance Accountant (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Posting Duration:

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.

Salary Range:

$73,900 - $142,300 *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate¿s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Organization 10522, Financial Policy, Performance, & Assurance, is currently seeking a Financial Policy & Compliance Accountant to join their team of accounting and business experts!

The selected candidate will ensure the efficient and effective management of financial policies, assist with risk management through internal controls, perform assurance of compliance with standards, and assist with the maturity of the quality management system for the Finance & Accounting/CFO Center.

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

  • Partner in the Cost Accounting Area, including Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) administration

  • Engage in data analytics related to the scope of work

  • Immerse in data visualization to communicate the results of data analytics and other activities

  • Assist with risk and internal controls activities

  • Act as a CFO Audit Liaison coordinator to support customers and internal/ external auditors

  • Support Center Strategic Objectives and Milestones

The selected applicant may qualify to be a virtual worker, located in any U.S. State or District of Columbia. Regular or periodic travel to your assigned work location may be required.

Work in this organization is performed under the supervision of one or more Certified Public Accountants and will meet the requirements for practical work experience to obtain a New Mexico certified public accountant’s license, if not already licensed.

Qualifications We Require:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business, 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

  • Experience with workpaper and documentation requirements

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

Qualifications We Desire:

  • The ability to lead, collaborate, and present to internal and external partners with varying levels of experience and expertise

  • An understanding of applicable standards and regulations, such as federal and U.S. DOE acquisition regulations, DOE Financial Management Handbook, Cost Accounting Standards, financial policy structure, DCAA ICE Model, and U.S. Government Auditing Standards

  • The ability to correlate finance and accounting practices to compliance requirements

  • Knowledge of auditing standards, techniques, and documentation requirements

  • Knowledge and an understanding of internal control systems

  • Knowledge and an understanding of Quality concepts such as procedure documents, process mapping, decision trees, etc. that facilitate systems thinking and processes

  • Analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Data visualization, strong communication skills, and organization skills

  • Advanced data analytics and data literacy skills

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

  • A willingness to learn new technology

About Our Team:

Financial Policy, Performance and Assurance performs with excellence to steward the following: Integrated Risk and Quality Maturity Model; create and maintain a quality management system; guide Center-wide risk identification, risk assessment, and internal controls design; lead self-assessment planning, design, and results monitoring; lead, provide guidance, and support during internal and external assurance engagements; conduct financial policy and system assurance activities; advise on cost accounting standards and time worked practices, maintaining an effective financial policy system.

This team often leads in exploring solutions and developing new processes in our respective areas of expertise, which postures Sandia as a financial leader in the broader DOE complex; thus, earning unique opportunities to drive and influence change.

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*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

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.


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.

Job ID: 685985