General Accounting Accountant (Accountant 2)

Organization Name

CFO-GA / General Accounting

What You Will Do
The Accountant 2 reports to the General Ledger Team Leader and is responsible for various moderate to complex general accounting activities which could include preparing and reviewing financial transactions; monitoring and recording banking activity; accounts receivable; property accounting; reconciliation and account analysis; and audit support. The Accountant 2 will participate and/or coordinate monthly closing activities including financial reporting in accordance with Department of Energy (DOE) requirements, G enerally Accepted Accounting Principles ( GAAP), and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) . Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience working as a team member in a high volume, and deadline driven environment. The selected candidate must be able to work outside a normal work schedule including occasional overtime and reliability and availability are a must.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of accounting and financial concepts and principles.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting and financial concepts and principles, plus working knowledge of related activities gained through specialized work experience.
  • Advance knowledge and experience to interpret and apply GAAP and CAS; financial accounting and cost accounting; developing, interpreting and applying financial policies and procedures.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting systems with the ability to effectively analyze account activity across all accounting processes.
  • Ability to identify process improvements and develop strategies and procedures to implement improvements.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills to effectively present detailed and complex information in an understandable manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience working as a team member in a high volume, and deadline driven environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with DOE financial reports in conjunction with provisions of the DOE Financial & Accounting Management Handbook.
  • Experience with the DOE Standard Accounting and Reporting System (STARS) a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of five years professional level work experience in a general ledger or auditing environment. Leadership experience preferred.

Notes to Applicants: The selected candidate must be able to work outside a normal work schedule including occasional overtime. Reliability and availability are a must.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

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.

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 regards 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.

Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Division supports LANL’s business functions in the areas of accounting, budgeting, financial compliance and reporting, travel, and tax, pension and treasury.

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