Careers at LLE

POSITION SUMMARY: The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester has an immediate opening for an accounting professional with possibility of a hybrid work agreement. LLE operates under a cooperative research agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy with an annual operating budget of approximately $85,000,000, along with an additional 30 sponsored research awards resulting in an average of $10,000,000 in annual funding. The LLE Accounting and Administrative teams support over 500 personnel, including non-tenure-track faculty (scientists and research engineers), software analysts/programmers, engineers, technicians, graduate and undergraduate students.

Under the general direction of the LLE Accounting Manager, with latitude for exercise of independent judgment, performs professional accounting work at an operating level requiring knowledge and application of general accounting theory, financial reporting, cost analysis, fund/account distributions , and techniques, practices and knowledge of the University accounting system.


  • Makes analyses of ledger accounts in order to confirm completeness and accuracy of data; uses judgment as to whether account balances are reasonable; examines accounting documents to ascertain that transactions are properly supported in accordance with University policy and procedures; initiates corrective action or recommends solutions as appropriate; prepares working procedures/papers, exhibits and summaries supporting findings and recommendations.
  • Expected to perform financial analysis requests of Accounting Manager, Division Directors, and Principal Investigators and to provide written and verbal communications. Periodic supervision of other clerical personnel and/or functions with accounting, ledger, property, procurement. payroll or budgetary responsibilities. Interfaces with sponsors, ORPA and ORACS. Monitors special purpose funds for expenditures, obligations and prepares status reports.
  • Prepares a variety of routine financial statements or accounting reports for which the format has been established. Participates in monthly/quarterly financial reporting efforts (60%), prepares monthly internal shop billings and reports (15%), monitors and verifies corrections (15%) and assists in budget creation and management (10%).
  • Reports to the LLE Accounting Manager.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, and 3-5 years of professional accounting experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with OMB circulars A-21, A-110, A-122 and grant accounting is desired. Proficiency in PC software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) is essential. CLASP certification and knowledge of UR Accounting (UR Financials, Cognos, IORA) is highly desirable.

Candidates are invited to apply online at
Please apply to Job Opening ID 237432.

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