Financial Analyst 2

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Financial Analyst 2

Stanford University

Job Number:
87285

Grade: H

FTE: 100%
Background:
The Global Center for Gender Equality (GCfGE) at Stanford University aims to redefine the approach to global health and development by creating a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural network of researchers, policy makers and practitioners to build on the evidence on what works to address gender inequalities, fill key gender data gaps and equip the next generations of global health and development leaders to tackle gender equality challenges. Our vision is to create opportunities for advancement of gender equality through gender transformative research, policy, leadership and program formulation activities that enable all people to achieve their full human potential.
Position Summary:
The GCfGE is seeking a Financial Analyst 2 to perform complex finance management functions requiring advanced knowledge and application of internal policies, external regulations, precedents, and systems. The Financial Analyst will work closely within the Center to provide financial management support to a contract with a large US-based foundation to build gender considerations and gender equality outcomes into investments and organization.

The Financial Analyst will require professional expertise and application of internal and external policies and regulations. They will perform a variety of finance and accounting functions involving fiscal interpretation and analysis, reconciliations, and financial management of diverse set of complex programmatic activities. Responsibilities will include supporting budgeting, forecasting, design of regular and ad hoc reports, executing timely month-end and year-end processes, approval of expenditures, purchase orders and invoices functions. You will identify and recommend resolution to complex issues; apply ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis; and maintain broader organizational perspective in supporting decision-making. There may be other duties assigned to this position.
Job Duties:
The Financial Analyst is a diverse role that requires a demonstrated skillset in financial management of complex donor funded contract. Core responsibilities of this role include:

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, forecasting and decision making; develop conclusions, and present high-level summary of recommendations. May develop annual budget for individual department/unit.
  • 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.
  • Complete month end and quarterly financial reporting for project.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities:
  • Proven success in project program management, including the ability to manage more than one project simultaneously.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing large budgets and tracking program expenditures.
  • Creative problem solver with rigorous approach and aptitude for managing details in fast-paced environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of tools, particularly Outlook, Excel, MS Project Word and Smartsheet, as well as the ability to learn other software tools readily and implement them successfully.
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and planning skills. Ability to multi-task and manage deadlines.
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
  • Ability to work amidst ambiguity and thrive in a start-up mode, with initiative and comfort to work with little oversight.
  • Effective relationship-building and collaboration skills with a diverse range of partners and donors.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Proven success in project program management, including the ability to manage more than one project simultaneously.
  • Proven record of accomplishment successfully managing large budgets and tracking program expenditures.
  • Creative problem solver with rigorous approach and aptitude for managing details in fast-paced environment.
  • Experience tracking grant deliverables for large international funders.
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people.
  • Experience working in developing country contexts preferred.
  • Ability to work in an additional language a plus

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
  • Bachelor's degree and four years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. For jobs with financial responsibilities, experience managing a budget and developing financial plans.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • 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.

CERTIFICATIONS & 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.
Additional Information

Job:

Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
Schedule:
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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.







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Posted: 9/14/2020
Application Due: 9/25/2020
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