Financial Analyst 1



Stanford University

Financial Analyst 1

Job Number:
75330

The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Financial Analyst 1 to perform, independently, moderately complex finance functions and/or activities related to operations and budgeting. The Financial Analyst 1 will work independently and collaboratively with Senior Analysts to provide financial support to both clinical and research programs and their needs. The Financial Analyst 1 will follow accounting principles and be adept at data analyses and report preparation.
Duties include:
  • Perform moderately complex finance functions, including structured analysis; conduct data mining; identify, clarify, and investigate discrepancies and exceptions; proactively develop solutions and processes.
  • Maintain, reconcile, review, combine, and validate moderately complex financial data sets, including large volumes of data, financial reports, financial databases, and key financial information.
  • Develop budget, forecasting, and analyses to be used by internal management for key activities or decision making.
  • Resolve issues within immediate work unit; apply ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis and resolution, and recognize exceptions. Perform preliminary analysis, and recommend solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes.
  • Run and analyze moderately complex financial reports, often from multiple systems; assist in preparation of management information reports.
  • Understand, apply, and ensure compliance with complex internal policies and external regulations which may require interpretation.
  • Resolve transactional inquiries, escalate broader issues, and respond in a professional and timely manner.
  • Participate as a member of a project team; support new initiatives; cooperate and adapt to changes and processes. Participate in change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.
  • Contribute to development and maintenance of desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility. Develop basic test scenarios, perform testing, and analyze and summarize results.
  • Understand and participate in cross training on core functions in work area or unit; serve as a back-up to other functions.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Accounting experience.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
  • User knowledge and demonstrated experience of financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
  • Understanding and ability to apply basic accounting skills and concepts.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.
  • Basic project management skills and ability to contribute as part of a project team.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly sitting.
  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
  • Rarely reach/work above shoulder.
* - 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 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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