Financial Analyst 2

Jun 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Financial Analyst 2

Stanford University

Job Number:

Job Code: 4452Job Grade: H
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 Financial Analyst 2 to perform complex accounting and finance functions and/or activities including financial analyses for presentations, review and approval of complex and high dollar value transactions, and preparation of journals involving the School of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and VA Medical Center.

Duties include:
  • Assist Associate Controller/Controller with strategic analyses and complex reporting for management
  • Identify and resolve complex issues which may span multiple areas, apply ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis and resolution.
  • Research transactions and serve as a resource to departments or University Controller's Office on various issues.
  • Reconcile actuals and gather data for budget preparation for the Fiscal Affairs Department operating budget.
  • Research and resolve school-wide operating budget GL errors/default AP accounts. Develop solutions to correct errors and rationales to explain anomalies. Work with the Associate Controller/Controller and the assigned SOM departments to resolve.
  • Identify, prioritize, and resolve accounting issues. Independently review expense reimbursements from the departments. Ensure all reimbursements are allowable and compliant with Stanford and State/Federal policies.
  • Work with peers and department leadership to communicate and implement any new financial/reporting systems.
  • Participate in critical analysis of existing systems, policies, and procedures; recommend and implement approved solutions.
  • Recommend, assist, test, or implement process streamlining, system improvements, or work flow changes. Contribute to the development and maintenance of desktop procedures and process documentation.
  • Participate in process excellence efforts across the Controller's team to ensure processes are managed in an efficient manner; proactively seek opportunities to continuously improve processes.
  • Contribute to unit and organization strategy; assist in the development of change management plans and materials as needed.
  • Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform system testing and analyze results.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.

About Stanford University School of Medicine

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 2,304 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 30 academic departments and 16 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,900 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.6B 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:


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.

  • 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.


Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.

  • 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,


Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

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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