Berkeley Lab's Office of the Chief Financial Officer Division has an opening for a Cost and Price Analyst. You will perform a range of difficult and complex financial, cost, and price analyses of price and cost proposals submitted by prospective subcontractors. You will participate in pre-award proposal evaluations, including reviews of subcontractors' accounting and estimating systems in accordance with applicable regulations and professional standards, contribute to post-award subcontract audits, and support purchasing research and development, construction, equipment, systems, materials, supplies and services. The incumbent will interact with various levels of internal management and staff, and with commercial industry, educational institutions, DOE, the DOE Office of Inspector General, and other governmental agencies. You will provide advice and direction on various complex financial issues to Procurement and Property Department Senior Management, Group Managers, and Subcontract Administrators.
What You Will Do:
Perform pre-award financial reviews of the adequacy of subcontractors' financial resources and cost and price analyses of subcontractors' proposed price or costs.
Determine by post-award review that costs incurred and charged by subcontractors are in accordance with applicable regulations and subcontract terms.
Review subcontractor incurred cost audits performed by others for adequacy of audit coverage and resolution of any findings found that impact the Laboratory's subcontracts.
Determine final allowable costs and assist in closeout of subcontracts.
Act as a consultant and provide advice to Procurement & Property Department personnel on the pricing of complex subcontracts and/or agreements.
Perform analysis and provide assistance in developing negotiation strategy for complex agreements.
Provide detailed reports that document the results of analyses, audits, and recommendations.
Interface with Legal Counsel to provide supporting documentation for subcontractor actions against Berkeley Lab.
Perform reviews and/or evaluation of complex accounting systems.
Provide audit insight and statistical guidance to Procurement and Property self-assessment review teams.
Participate in Contract Review Board meetings for solicitations and awards of subcontracts and agreements to assist in determining the adequacy of cost and price analyses performed by others and to explain the analysis.
Exert influence on the overall objectives and long-range goals of purchasing strategies regarding the financial viability of suppliers.
Provide staff training on evaluation of price and cost proposals.
In addition at the Cost Price Analyst 4 level:
Independently perform analysis and provide advisory services regarding the pricing for the most complex, sensitive, specialized, and unique proposals and subcontracts. Devise new approaches and consider different methods and techniques to analyze and evaluate price and cost proposals and resolve issues.
Will independently perform financial, cost, and price analysis for the most complex, sensitive, specialized, and unique proposals and subcontracts. May supervise staff.
What Is Required:
BS/BA in Accounting, or equivalent training and experience, and a minimum of four years related experience.
Experience analyzing accounting systems for allowable costs and allocation of costs.
Experience in evaluating detailed price and cost proposals.
Demonstrated working and practical knowledge of accounting principles.
Demonstrated working knowledge of federal government acquisition regulations
Experience reviewing pricing in contracts, subcontracts and/or agreements.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex price and cost proposals, make decisions, and provide recommendations.
Experience presenting detailed information in various types of reports and meetings/conferences.
Demonstrated knowledge of negotiations, contracts, procurement practices, and terms and conditions.
Demonstrated ability to advise management and others of findings for problem solving/decision making purposes.
In addition at the Cost Price Analyst 4 level:
Extensive working experience and broad practical knowledge of accounting principles, such as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
Extensive working experience and broad practical knowledge of federal government acquisition regulations, such as Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR), 2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance, especially as it relates to federal cost principles and sound estimating practices.
Experience performing audits of proposals or cost or price analyses.
Experience analyzing complex accounting systems for allowable costs and allocation of costs.
Demonstrated extensive knowledge of complex audit procedures.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time career appointment.
Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) -- Bldg. 971, 6401 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA.
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