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Accountant 2

Employer
Stanford University
Location
School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Accountant 2🔍School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States📁Finance📅Mar 07, 2024 Post Date📅100920 Requisition #

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers

Stanford University Department of Genetics, School of Medicine is seeking an Accountant 2 to perform a variety accounting functions. The accountant is responsible for the administration of the full range of pre & post award accounting functions for a large number of complex sponsored and non-sponsored research grants, contracts, sub-awards, training grants (including Multi-department accounts), operating budget, fellowships, cost share accounts and fund accounts for multiple faculty.

To be successful in this role, the incumbent must present demonstrated financial skills including expert knowledge of grant and contract accounting principles and procedures, University polices, sponsor regulations; thorough knowledge of relevant governmental accounting laws, rules and regulations; experience with the use of Stanford’s Oracle Financial System, PeopleSoft, Graduate Financial System and OBI reporting.


Duties include:

    Analyze accounting transactions and information to summarize current financial position at the unit or organization-wide level. Construct and assemble data for decision making; develop conclusions, and present high level summary of recommendations.Capture, track, and report revenue and expenses; determine appropriate procedures for accounting record preparation, research of transactions and reporting. Oversee, reconcile, and resolve problems relative to complicated accounts.Collect data and perform research on details of transactions. Generate, review, analyze and communicate financial data that reflects actual financial performance against approved budgets. Prepare and present quantitative and qualitative analyses focusing on variances from budget and prior data.Maintain and review accounting process controls; recommend and implement any approved modifications; perform preliminary analysis and recommend solutions. Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility.Run and analyze financial reports, often from multiple systems; prepare management information reports.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.Contribute to unit and organization strategy; assist in the development of change management plans and materials as needed. Participate as a member of a project team; support new initiatives. Make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and identify opportunities for process improvement. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform system testing and analyze results.Serve as a resource to local units and other departments to resolve accounting-related issues.May act as a lead, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Team player, able to work independently, multi task, fast learner, handle conflicting deadlines, remain calm, professional and stay focused. Excellent communicator (written and verbal).

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree plus four years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

    Intermediate proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office; intermediate Excel skills.Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy.Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts.Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.Demonstrated project management skills and ability to contribute as part of a project team.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

None.

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 10 pounds or less.Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.Rarely 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

May work extended hours during peak business cycles, deadlines.

WORK STANDARDS (from JDL):

  • 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.

The expected pay range for this position is $82,000 to $115,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.


At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford’s extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4442
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Department URL: http://genetics.stanford.edu/
  • Requisition ID: 100920
  • Work Arrangement : On Site

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Stanford University is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and persons with disabilities.

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