Financial Analyst 3
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description JOB PURPOSE:
Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Office of the President and Provost is seeking a Financial/Budget Analyst to perform complex finance functions and/or activities with programmatic impact on the institution, requiring professional expertise and application of internal policies and systems and external regulations. May manage a key area within a finance operation or department/unit. CORE DUTIES*: Perform highly analytical, complex finance and control functions; 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; interpolate results from large amounts of data, identify trends in data, draw conclusions, develop solutions, present and implement recommendations, and create follow up analysis.Develop and maintain complex budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning and analyses for financial reporting and presentations; design and run ad hoc reports. Review, design, and implement appropriate internal control programs, research new regulations, and implement approved changes. Manage compliance program for area of responsibility, interpret internal policy and external regulations, and create and/or review complex compliance reports.Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; make recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform testing and analyze results.Lead and support unit and organization strategy and change management initiatives. Provide training on new financial systems. Represent organization to client group(s) and external partners; serve as subject matter expert on matters that involve complex technical, financial, or subject matter expertise. Identify and resolve unique issues with substantial significance; recognize exceptions, and conduct in-depth analysis using advanced technical knowledge and experience.Assess client and business needs, and formulate recommendations to determine approach to managing and completing processes. * - Other duties may also be assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience (Required): Bachelor's degree and six years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.Strong analytical and critical thinking skills necessary for complex problem solving.Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and financial systems; internet and computer literacy.Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).Advanced professional communication skills, verbal and written including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.Strong time management, organization, and planning skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a 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 11 pounds or less.Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop, and squatRarely 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.
- Knowledge of OBIEE or other business financial systems.
- Advanced analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
- Understanding of fund accounting is a plus
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.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.
Location: Office of the Provost
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.