Accountant 2

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Date Posted June 21, 2022
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
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What You Will Do

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Accountant 2 to support the Controller Division. In this role, you will have the ability to provide support and become a member of the Controller Property Accounting and Accounts Receivable (CNTL-PA-AR) Group.

The selected candidate will report to the Accounts Receivable Team Leader and will provide support to the mission of the group by managing the Other Federal Agency (OFA) and Intergovernmental Personnel Agreement (IPA) for work performed with other Federal agencies. Oversight of this work includes maintaining, billing, and collecting payments from other Federal agencies, resolving issues quickly, efficiently, and collaborating with other teams.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Accounting Experience

Experience working in a complex organization with diverse operations. Demonstrated experience working with Accounts Receivables including maintaining, billing and collecting payments from customers who owe money for goods and services provided. Working knowledge of governmental financial accounting, accounting/financial concepts, and principles to include Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and proper application of internal controls for accounting operations. Demonstrated understanding of accounting and finance functions.

Problem Solving

Working knowledge and experience researching, gathering, analyzing data, and summarizing results to be able to provide actionable analysis for decision making and solving problems both independently and as a team member. Proven ability to meet deadlines and identify process improvements while supporting the organization's strategic objectives


Excellent customer service. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated knowledge and experience working effectively within a team environment and interacting and networking with all levels of internal and external personnel and customers.


Demonstrated proficient use of computer software applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.).

Organizational Skills

Excellent organizational skills and the ability to independently establish priorities, manage projects, and execute complex business and financial assignments.


Position requires a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field and 2 years experience; or, the equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience directly related to the occupation. MBA is preferred.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of LANL financial data and reports
  • Master's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM with the potential for teleworking from a location within 2 hours ground commute of this location. Reporting onsite will be periodically required. Telework is at the discretion of management and can change at any time with appropriate notice.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is one year.
Where You Will Work

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paid childbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.Employment StatusFull Time