Accountant 2

Location
Stanford
Posted
May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Accountant 2

Job Number:
74953

The Department of Medicine, Division of Immunology & Rheumatology is dedicated to institutional and community commitment to the development of research programs at Stanford that focus on clinical immunology. The Division of Immunology and Rheumatology has a longstanding tradition of excellence in patient care, and is among the leading groups in the School of Medicine in cutting edge bench research, clinical trial investigation and outcomes assessment research.

Website: http://med.stanford.edu/immunology.html

The Division of Immunology & Rheumatology is seeking an Accountant 2 to perform a variety of regular and recurring professional accounting functions involving fiscal interpretation and analysis, reconciliations, and reviews of multiple accounts and transactions. 50% of the effort will be spent working within the Immunology & Rheumatology finance team, the other 50% will be part of the Department of Medicine float pool. Grants Manager/ Finance Specialist float performs a variety of regular and recurring professional accounting functions involving fiscal interpretation and analysis, reconciliations, and reviews of multiple accounts and transactions as well as manage the post award activities on grants, contracts, program projects, and federal grants, both routine and complex.

Duties include:

  • Analyze accounting transactions and information to summarize current financial position at the unit or organization-wide level. Construct and assemble data for decision making; develop conclusions, and present high level summary of recommendations.
  • Capture, track, and report revenue and expenses; determine appropriate procedures for accounting record preparation, research of transactions and reporting. Oversee, reconcile, and resolve problems relative to complicated accounts.
  • Collect data and perform research on details of transactions. Generate, review, analyze and communicate financial data that reflects actual financial performance against approved budgets. Prepare and present quantitative and qualitative analyses focusing on variances from budget and prior data.
  • Maintain and review accounting process controls; recommend and implement any approved modifications; perform preliminary analysis and recommend solutions. Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility.
  • Run and analyze financial reports, often from multiple systems; prepare management information reports.
  • Contribute to unit and organization strategy; assist in the development of change management plans and materials as needed. Participate as a member of a project team; support new initiatives. Make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.
  • Serve as a resource to local units and other departments to resolve accounting-related issues.
  • May act as a lead, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2 or more years of experience as an Accountant 1 or Financial Analyst 1.
  • Experience with current Stanford financial systems (i.e. ReportMart3, OBI, SeRa, etc)
  • Knowledge of RMG and OSR processes
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Bachelor's degree plus four years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Intermediate proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office; intermediate Excel skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy.
  • Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to contribute as part of a project team.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
  • Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
  • Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
WORK STANDARDS (from JDL)

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.


Job: Finance

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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