Student Financial Analyst
Student Financial Analyst
Job Number: 74959
Student Financial Services seeks leaders with financial and analytical expertise to work on a team of 8 to optimize our offerings to students via technology and outreach. Our work involves significant collaboration and coordination with offices campus-wide, active management of tools, processes, and business relationships for efficient delivery of services, and a passion for minimizing administrative burden to students to help maximize their time spent learning. If you enjoy working with accounting data, using innovative technology, and fostering progressive relationships with staff and students, the position of Student Financial Analyst in Student Financial Services, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs, may be the right opportunity for you! JOB PURPOSE: Perform a variety of regular and recurring professional accounting functions involving fiscal interpretation and analysis, reconciliations, and reviews of multiple accounts and transactions. Student Financial Services core purpose is to ensure accurate billing, effective payments, proper reporting, accounting and compliance; to manage student loan placements and collections; to provide resources and guidance to University departments to ensure accurate receipting and depositing of monies; and to manage the system integrations and vendor relationships that support billing and payments. The Student Financial Analyst will also support collection activities and student refunds. CORE DUTIES*:
- 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 collection activities. Oversee, reconcile, and resolve problems relative to complicated accounts.
- 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.
- Execute internal control programs established by management, research new regulations, and recommend and implement approved changes. May manage compliance program for area of responsibility, and create complex compliance reports.
- Contribute to unit and organization strategy; assist in the development of change management plans and materials as needed. Participate as a member of program team; support new initiatives. Make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.
- Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and identify opportunities for process improvement. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform system testing and analyze results.
- Serve as a resource to local units and other departments to resolve student collection -related issues.
- May act as a lead, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.
- Collaborate with partners University-wide regarding integrated systems, interrelated activities, and mutually beneficial goals
- Manage collection activities for all tuition and loan accounts ensuring audit and compliance with Title IV and Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
- Process manual student refund process ensuring audit and compliance of Title IV regulations for federal aid recipients; service as primary contact for A-133 audit.
Bachelor's degree plus four years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience. Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in finance, accounting, or higher education. 6+ years of experience with a focus on financial or higher education operations with system integrations preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy. Proficiency and experience with enterprise software solutions (PeopleSoft, HigherOne, Cashnet, Oracle Financials, etc.) is highly desired.
- Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts, including financial data analysis.
- 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.
- Solid understanding of how technology is used to solve business problems is highly desired.
- Intermediate proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office; intermediate Excel skills. Solid proficiency in business applications such as Excel, Visio, and Word preferred.
- Experience in Department of Education Title IV Regulations is highly desired.
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
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.