Accounting Specialist - Payroll
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Lemont, IL 60439
Accounting Specialist \- Payroll
Requisition Number: 407602 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Accounting and Finance Division: FMP\-Financial Management and Procurement Services
Employment Category: Regular Shift: 8:30 \- 5:00
Level \(Grade\): PA3 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Argonne National Laboratory is inviting applications for the position of Accounting Specialist to work with the Financial Management & Procurement Services Division\.
The Financial Management & Procurement Services \(FMPS\) Division enables the work of the programmatic and operations staff at Argonne National Laboratory by providing effective and integrated financial services including procurement, financial systems and reporting, budgeting, accounting, and payroll services\.
We are seeking an experienced Accounting Specialist to join the Payroll Services team\. The Accounting Specialist provides expert and authoritative advice and technical expertise on the application of accounting principles, and the design and development of accounting systems\. The ideal candidate will have experience working with ADP and have the ability to work in a customer focused environment\.
Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
+ Senior level payroll processing experience\.
+ Must have comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Cost Accounting Standards, Labor Laws and federal and state tax laws\.
+ Comprehensive knowledge of financial policies and principles including both accounting and budgeting\.
+ Strong analytical and quantitative skills\.
+ Ability to show initiative, independently set work priorities, successfully handle multiple projects for multiple people, and bring tasks to successful completion\.
+ Ability to work both independently and as a team participant\.
+ Ability to develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships including collaboration with others to achieve goals\.
+ Excellent oral and written communication\.
+ Demonstrated ability to deliver exceptional customer service and support\.
+ Ability to work in a fast paced environment and adapt quickly to changing requirements and unique situations\.
+ Comprehensive knowledge of automated financial systems in diverse computing environments, which utilize strong computer skills, particularly in spreadsheet and database design\.
+ Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software with an emphasis on Excel\.
+ Ability to be a steward of Lab resources\.
+ Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork\.
All candidates are expected to be passionate about the mission of the lab, be a steward of lab resources, and have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork\.
This level of knowledge and expertise is typically attained through a Bachelor\`s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related financial/business area or equivalent and 4\+ years of directly related experience\.
Argonne National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where talented scientists and engineers work together to answer the biggest questions facing humanity\. Located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, the laboratory works in concert with universities, industry, and other national laboratories on questions and experiments too large for any one institution to do by itself\. Through collaborations here and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule\-by\-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate, and the cosmos\.
At Argonne, we explore the world together in order to build a better one\!
The world’s best and brightest minds come to Argonne-minds that are curious and bursting with new ideas\. Minds that have a passion for excellence and innovation\. Whether it be for premier research opportunities, a chance to blend work and home life, a diverse community of colleagues or a place where others genuinely care about the planet, Argonne offers something for you\. We offer work\-life balance, professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth\. Argonne also offers a comprehensive array of exceptional benefits to meet a variety of needs\. In addition to medical, dental, life and disability coverage, you’ll have access to paid time off, a retirement plan with a generous match and a number of other benefits, such as onsite wellness facilities, an on\-site child care center and auto and homeowners’ insurance\.
At Argonne National Laboratory you will have the opportunity to contribute to and support research that addresses our nation’s challenges and advances the frontiers of science and technology\. Our science impacts the world and you can be a part of that\! Whatever your role-scientist, engineer, or support staff\-\-there is a path for you here at Argonne\.
Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC, for the U\.S\. Department of Energy’s Office of Science\.
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, 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 Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486\.1\. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne’s Legal Department\.