Senior Financial Analyst 4

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


Stanford University

Senior Financial Analyst 4

Job Number:
74981

As the oldest medical school in the western United States, the Stanford School of Medicine is devoted to training tomorrow's leading physicians and scientists, conducting leading-edge biomedical research, and creating new ways to prevent and treat disease across the world. We currently seek a proven financial professional to help support this important work.

Reporting to the Associate Controller, the School of Medicine is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst 4 to provide specialized expertise requiring technical finance knowledge to perform complex, technical finance functions ranging from budget inputs, financial analysis for presentations, and maintaining complex data models to developing, assessing, and improving internal control and subject area systems.

Duties include:
  • Perform highly analytical and complex finance and control functions; perform multi-dimensional and complex reconciliations and related analysis; prepare or review and approve complex transactions and higher level dollar value transactions.
  • Research and synthesize data for broad areas; develop complex financial analyses, budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning, and analyses; perform root-cause analysis and synthesis, draw conclusions, and propose solutions.
  • Develop complex financial reports and presentations, design and run ad hoc reports, and prepare or review complex transactions to support the stewardship of university resources.
  • Provide consultation to senior leadership to interpret results.
  • Prioritize, identify, and resolve strategic and unit/department issues; recognize exceptions, recommend and develop resolutions, and implement solutions.
  • Ensure effective and efficient delivery and integration of all financial services for area of responsibility.
  • Lead multiple complex, high-visibility process innovation projects.
  • Develop, champion, and implement strategic initiatives with significant impact.
  • Empower action, remove obstacles, enable constructive feedback and support from leaders, and reward and recognize progress and achievements.
  • Develop, assess, and continuously improve systems and processes to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls.
  • Design and provide training on new financial systems.
  • Analyze problems in business critical systems and identify risks, solutions, and strategies; act as business owner of project.
  • Represent organization to client group(s) and leaders: serve as subject matter expert on matters that involve complex technical, financial, or subject matter expertise.
  • Assess client and business needs and formulate recommendations to determine approach to managing and completing processes.
  • Assist Associate Controller with various projects as needed.
*Other duties may also be assigned.

Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1858 with a mission to be the premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in research, education, and patient care.

With more than 1,900 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 28 academic departments and 9 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,500 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.3B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford's largest school and truly a complex organization.

Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Ability to interpret and apply advanced accounting knowledge within GAAP.
  • Knowledge of Oracle/OBI or other business financial systems.
  • Advanced analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
  • Understanding of fund accounting and the operations of a medical school are a plus.
  • Prior people management experience.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
  • Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Expert proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Advanced professional communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
  • Advanced project management skills and ability to lead large multi-functional teams.
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:
  • Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.
WORK STANDARDS:
  • 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 bases 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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