Financial Analyst

Jul 25, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Financial Analyst

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Stanford University School of Medicine is world renowned for leading edge education, research, patient care and medical advancements. The Department of Educational Programs and Services (EPS) is looking for a self-starter to join its dynamic, collaborative Finance Team. In this role, you will be working with faculty and staff that are recognized for their brilliance in medical research, teaching, and clinical innovation. We are seeking candidates that have a passion for making a contribution, value teamwork and diversity, and a focus on excellence. The Financial Analyst (FA) for EPS reports to the Director of Finance and s/he will manage all finance, procurement, and accounting activities for several departments within EPS. This includes reconciling monthly expenditure statements, preparing monthly projections, and processing payments (e.g., purchasing cards, reimbursements, invoices). The FA also serves as a liaison between Principal Investigators (PIs) and the Research Management Group (RMG) and Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) by managing the internal pre-award process (including budget development and proposal submission) and post-award sponsored funding. Additional duties and qualifications are below:

Duties include:

  • Perform and design ad hoc analyses of large complex data sets: reconcile complex accounts. Identify and resolve complex issues which may span multiple areas.
  • Construct and assemble data for budgeting and decision making; develop conclusions, and present high level summary of recommendations. May develop annual budget for individual department/unit.
  • Conduct analysis and resolution, and recognize exceptions. Participate in developing solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintain broader organizational perspective in decision making.
  • 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.
  • Develop reports and presentations of complex financial data and metrics for management and third parties.
  • Participate as a member of a project team; support new initiatives. Make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.
  • Contribute to unit and organization strategy; assist in the development of change management plans and materials as needed.
  • Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility.
  • Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform system testing and analyze results.
  • Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and identify opportunities for process improvement.
* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business Administration or related field and five years of progressive professional work experience in a financial field, including financial projections and analysis, preparation and distribution of financial reports, budget preparation and implementation.
  • Master's degree (MBA or MPA) preferred.
  • Experience and facility in grants management, including grants compliance (familiarity with circulars A110, A21 and A133). Strongly prefer grant administration experience.
  • Experience using Stanford accounting systems, including Oracle, is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a constantly changing environment.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills, including ability to work effectively with both staff and faculty at all levels.


Bachelor's degree and four years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of GAAP.
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences and client groups.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to contribute to or lead part of a multi-functional team.

Educational Programs and Services (EPS) is home to departments and programs that are central to the educational mission of the School of Medicine. We serve all populations of students and trainees who participate in the School's programs: Stanford MD, MS, and PhD students; visiting MD students seeking clinical clerkships; postdoctoral scholars and medical fellows; and medical practitioners seeking further professional enrichment. Our goal is to provide a Stanford School of Medicine experience worthy of our students' and trainees' talents, aspirations, and dedication.

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote health, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Job: Finance

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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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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