Financial Analyst

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Financial Analyst

Stanford University

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We our seeking a Finance Analyst with exceptional financial, communication, and management skills to join our growing team at Stanford University's Department of Medicine, Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC). CERC strives to lower healthcare spending in the United States by designing, pilot testing, and evaluating innovative models of care delivery. Our design work is enabled by research in areas including human factors, artificial intelligence and positive deviance. CERC is housed in the School of Medicine (SoM) and prides itself in its transdisciplinary collaborations and research methods.

Reporting to the Center Director of Operations, the Finance Analyst will manage the day-to-day financial functions of the Center. The Institute's financials and operations are multifaceted. Strong organizational and analytical skills are required as the Finance Analyst will be tasked with having a significant role in supporting the financial management of the Center and effecting policies and procedures.

This is an ideal role for a finance/operations professional who is looking to have a management role. The Finance Analyst will be expected to be a key contributor, performing financial analysis, managing the annual budget cycle, providing detailed reports, interfacing with the Research Management Group to facilitate grants administration, and effecting policies and procedures. The Finance Analyst will also be responsible for implementing operational processes for administrative and financial functions to improve efficiencies and internal controls, and be expected to help identify and develop solutions to improve workflow effectiveness and best practices for productivity standards.

The Finance Analyst should be able to professionally represent the Center with internal and external stakeholders, have significant skill with managing diverse relationships, and must have exceptional people skills with a propensity to serve and lead. Having direct reporting to SoM, this is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to gain greater exposure to SoM leadership.


  • Manage the finances across all sources for the annual budget (gifts, foundation and industry grants), including developing, monitoring, analyzing, forecasting and reporting. Construct and assemble data for budgeting and decision making. Develop conclusions, and present high level summary of recommendations.
  • Approver for all CERC expenditures, contracts, gifts, labor distributions, and PTA's within spending limits.
  • Perform and design ad hoc analyses of large complex data sets: reconcile complex accounts. Identify and resolve complex issues which may span multiple areas.
  • Develop reports and presentations of complex financial data and metrics for management, CERC donors & sponsors.
  • Manage and coordinate grants and contracts for the department, in conjunction with RMG, OSR and ICO. Ensure compliance with institutional and external requirements.
  • Evaluate business processes and operational and/or financial effectiveness. Analyze and resolve complex issues and provide alternative solutions as necessary. Lead process improvement for CERC financial matters.

*- The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

  • Experience with sponsored research, higher education, and/or healthcare.

  • 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.
  • Grants administration experience.

  • 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,

Why Stanford is for You:
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

*- Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4452
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 87268


Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
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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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Posted: 9/11/2020
Application Due: 10/28/2020
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