The Business and Finance Director oversees the business and financial operations of Jefferson Science Associates LLC (JSA), the Management and Operations contractor for the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF). TJNAF is a world-leading nuclear physics research center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) with an annual operating budget in excess of $100M and 740 employees working on a modern 160 acre research campus in Newport News, Virginia. The Business and Finance Director is a senior leadership position reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and leads a staff of approximately thirty professionals responsible for the business and financial policies, processes, and systems needed to sustain and enhance the research and development mission of JSA. The Business and Finance Director is the organizations interface with the DOE Contracting Officer, works with members of the JSA joint venture on business and finance issues, and represents TJNAF on the National Laboratory Chief Financial Officer forum. Internally, the Business and Finance Director serves the JSA management and technical staff, inter-operates with the JSA Chief Planning Officer (CPO) who is responsible for the Laboratory budget and enterprise-wide resource allocation, and with internal and external counsel and auditors. Essential Job Functions: •Serves as the business and finance director of a large and dynamic research and development organization under contract with the U.S. Department of Energy. •Organizes, leads, and develops the staff and business systems needed to manage the prime contract, subcontracts and procurement, finance and accounting, and travel services. Provides contracts and finance expertise to Laboratory staff to promote technology transfer, commercialization, and protection of the organization’s intellectual property. •Notifies management and staff of all changes in contract requirements, continuously monitors requirement compliance, and elevates financial, legal or compliance issues and risks for timely management attention. •Provides or secures expert interpretation of contractual rights and obligations and options for mitigating risk. Integrates staff expertise to prepare proposals, requests for equitable adjustment, and negotiate modifications. •Aligns financial and business services to enable and enhance the organization’s research and development mission while achieving the dual mandate for responsive customer service and rigorous compliance with contract terms and conditions. •Synthesizes leadership direction, resource constraints, and contract requirements to formulate streamlined policies and procedures. Applies technology to automate routine tasks, broadly share information, and eliminate low/no value added reviews and approvals. •Maintains excellent relationships with customers, superiors, peers, and subordinates. Prepares and presents clear, concise, and timely written correspondence, policies, procedures, and briefings. Organizes and maintains complete and accessible business records. •Evaluates alternatives to new requirements, business opportunities, and process shortcomings, characterize costs and risks to inform sound organizational decision making. •Seamlessly integrate financial and business processes with the CPO who is responsible for budget development and organization-wide resource allocation
•Extensive experience performing large cost plus award fee contracts under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and interpreting contract requirements to achieve compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Experience with R&D (FAR Part 35) and M&O contracts (FAR Part 17.6) is desirable. •Proven track record of translating contract requirements into accessible, actionable, and effective policies, procedures, and business systems that balances the need for control, employee flexibility, and rapid decision making in a dynamic operating environment. •In-depth knowledge of maintaining financial management systems in compliance with Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and overseeing the development of timely and accurate financial reports, regulatory filings, and disclosure statements. •Highly skilled at selecting, training, and coaching a high-performance business operations staff and acting decisively when performance or behaviors deviate from the organization’s high standards. •Presents and expresses ideas and information clearly and in a manner appropriate for the audience, facilitates the open exchange of information, and skillfully negotiates solutions with the customer, staff, subcontractors, suppliers, and technology transfer partners. •A demonstrated commitment to (i) the safety of staff, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, users, and visitors, (ii) a respectful, diverse, and inclusive work environment, and (iii) integrity, ethical conduct, and avoidance of real or perceived conflicts of interest
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About Jefferson Lab
Exploring the Nature of Matter
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory. Scientists worldwide utilize the lab’s unique particle accelerator, known as the Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF), to probe the most basic building blocks of matter - helping us to better understand these particles and the forces that bind them - and ultimately our world.
In addition, the lab capitalizes on its unique technologies and expertise to perform advanced computing and applied research with industry and university partners, and provides programs designed to help educate the next generation in science and technology.