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Brookhaven National Laboratory Student Assistants, Summer Interns in Upton, New York

Student Assistants, Summer Interns
Job ID 2579 Date posted 03/19/2021

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Organizational Overview

Business Services provides high-quality business services to support the Lab's research initiatives by participating in cross-functional teams with a focus on risk mitigation and cost management, which is a critical component to the Lab's success. Led by Chief Financial Officer George Clark, Brookhaven's Business Services Directorate includes the Budget Office, Fiscal Services Division, Information Technology Division, and Procurement & Property Management Division. The Directorate manages a broad range of financial activities, including the planning and implementation of the Lab's fiscal matters and its approximately $700 million annual budget.

Position Description

Brookhaven National Lab seeksStudent Assistants to work in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Student Assistants will work in one or more of the following areas that report to the OCFO: Budget Office, Fiscal Services (Accounting, Accounts Payable, Travel, Conference Management, Payment Processing), Procurement and Property Management, and Information Technology which support the Business Directorate and within Internal Audit Office.
The students will assist with the preparation of financial reporting using PeopleSoft or other accounting software; travel expense audits; payroll timecard preparation; contract close-outs; internal audit planning; business system language report writing; and in support of:
Project Budgeting Trending Analysis;
Project Costing;
General Ledger Account Reconciliation;
Contract Closeouts; and
Business Systems Process Analysis.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Candidates must be majoring in one (1) of the following: Business/Finance, Computer Sciences, Math, Economics or Accounting.
Individual must possess hands-on knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills preferred.
The ideal candidate must complete at least his/her second (2nd) year of college and have maintained an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
Basic web-based Computer skills.
Familiarity with Outlook and PeopleSoft.
Other Information:
Summer employment programs start on or about June 7, 2021through August 13, 2021. As business needs command, Student Assistant appointments may be extended through the academic year, pursuant to Student Assistant appointment policies.

Student assistants may not work more than 19 hours during the academic year or while classes are in session.

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at: