Accountant/Senior Accountant

Argonne National Laboratory

Argonne, IL

Job posting number: #7098593 (Ref:412814)

Posted: April 21, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Accountant / Senior Accountant applies accounting principles to create, review and maintain controls and systems in the areas of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Accounting, Cost Accounting, Travel Services and Payroll. Work includes:

  • Processing transactions,

  • Drafting and posting journal entries,

  • Allocating costs,

  • Collecting and evaluating data,

  • Preparing account reconciliations,

  • Analyzing financial information.

  • Maintain or oversee the control of accounts and records in such areas as invoice auditing and process, accruals, reimbursement, balance sheets, payroll transactions, deductions, timekeeping.

  • Ensure the adherence to and communication of accounting and auditing policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for daily and monthly accounting processes in accordance with Laboratory policies and procedures, Department of Energy guidelines, the Prime Contract, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Cost Accounting Standards, and applicable Federal and State regulations.

  • Maintain sponsor relationships, process sponsor billing, and manage accounts receivable.

  • Draft and post journal entries.

  • Prepare monthly balance sheet account reconciliations and research reconciling items.

  • Review data from accounting processes to ensure proper information is accurately contained in financial business systems.

  • Provide quality customer service to inquiries from external organizations and division personnel.

  • Learn from and provide support to various other accounting team members.

  • Support department and FMPS goals and objectives.

This position is expected to be performed in a hybrid work environment (combination of on-site and remote) however, fully remote work will be considered.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Cost Accounting Standards achieved through a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field.

  • Personal initiative, strong analytical and quantitative skills, and the ability to organize and manage complex special projects.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel.

  • Ability to prioritize work to meet deadlines.

  • Attention to detail.

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

  • More education or experience may be preferred.

 The selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level (PA2 or PA3) dependent upon depth and breadth of relevant knowledge and skills brought to the position, as well as the amount of relevant experience. The requirements of the various levels are as follows:

  • PA2 Level: Bachelor’s and 2+ years of experience or equivalent.

  • PA3 Level: Bachelor’s and 4+ years of experience or equivalent.

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 2

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.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.  

All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis.  Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements.  Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment.

Please note that all Argonne employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. All successful applicants will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to COVID-19 vaccination.



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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Job posting number:#7098593 (Ref:412814)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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