Financial Analyst 1
Financial Analyst 1 (100% FTE) Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) is Stanford University's primary forum for interdisciplinary policy research in international affairs and related programs and activities, including teaching and training, publications, visitors, and outreach. FSI is seeking a Financial Analyst 1 to provide full financial management services in support of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), the Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies (IPS) and also support FSI's central office with day-to-day finance operations and processes. Responsibilities include but are not limited to budgeting and year-end close, reconciling monthly expenditure statements, preparing monthly projections and processing payments (e.g., purchasing cards, reimbursements, invoices), cash management related to product sales. In addition the incumbent will manage research administration for a small number of sponsored projects, and will be responsible for reviewing and approving transactions. The Financial Analyst will report to FSI's finance manager. JOB PURPOSE:
Perform moderately complex finance functions and/or activities related to budgeting and forecasting requiring specific knowledge, skills, and broad application of policies, precedents, and systems within context of internal policies and external regulations. CORE DUTIES*: Perform structured analysis; conduct data mining; identify, clarify, and investigate discrepancies and exceptions; proactively develop solutions and processes. Maintain, reconcile, review, combine, and validate financial data sets and accounts, utilizing financial reports, financial databases, and key financial information. Contribute to development of budget, forecasting, and analyses to be used for key activities or decision making. Run and analyze financial reports, often from multiple systems; assist in preparation of management information reports.Resolve issues within immediate work unit; Perform preliminary analysis, recognize exceptions and recommend solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes.Ensure works complies with complex internal policies and external regulations which may require interpretation.Participate as a member of a project team and contribute to change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.Serve as a first line resource to client groups on matters in work unit. Understand and participate in cross training on core functions in work area or unit; serve as a back-up to other functions. May supervise the day-to-day activities and provide on the job coaching and training to other staff, as needed.* - Other duties may also be assigned For consideration please submit resume and cover letter. All final candidates must complete background check. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 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. Certifications and Licenses: None
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. 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: Dean of Research
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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.