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Financial Analyst 2

Employer
Stanford University
Location
Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Financial Analyst 2🔍Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States📁Finance📅Mar 12, 2024 Post Date📅102530 Requisition #

ABOUT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND RESIDENTIAL & DINING ENTERPRISES:

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.

Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing high-quality services to students and other members of the university community. The department has an annual operating budget of over $350M, operates 24/7/365, and oversees a $3B asset portfolio comprising a 7 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus. In autumn quarter of the 2021-22 academic year, R&DE will return to providing housing for over 13,000 students and dependents, serving meals at 17 dining halls, 12 retail locations, and operating athletic concessions and conference operations. Additionally, R&DE comprises 900 FTE staff in the following divisions: Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, Maintenance Operations and Capital Projects, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Information Technology, Human Resources, and Strategic Communications.

“Students (Customers) First” is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE,“Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision.”

This role is currently designated as hybrid and may provide incumbents with flexibility for partial telecommuting.

JOB PURPOSE:

Perform complex finance functions and/or activities requiring advanced knowledge and application of internal policies, external regulations, precedents, and systems. May manage a key area within a finance operation or department/unit.

CORE DUTIES:

  • Perform and design adhoc analyses of large complex data sets: reconcile complex accounts. Identify and resolve complex issues which may span multiple areas.

  • ·Conduct month-end close, create and review journal entries, and ensure transaction accuracy.

  • Develop and maintain templates for financial reporting and analysis, ensure templates are user-friendly and support efficient data collection and reporting.

  • Construct and assemble data for budgeting and decision making; develop conclusions, and present high level summary of recommendations. May develop annual budget for individual department/unit.

  • Monitor actual financial performance against budget figures, identify the causes and recommend corrective actions.

  • Conduct analysis and resolution, and recognize exceptions. Participate in developing solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintain broader organizational perspective in decision making.

  • 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.

  • Perform debt and debt service forecast analysis.

  • 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.

  • Provide consulting advice to client group(s); serve as a resource on matters that require specific technical, financial, or subject matter expertise; support negotiations with external partners.

  • May supervise, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.

  • MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor’s degree and four 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.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems; internet and computer literacy.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (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 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.

  • 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.

  • The expected pay range for this position is $109,000 to $117,000 per annum or ($52.40 - $56.25 / hour).

    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.

    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 enriches 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 course auditing. 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

    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.

    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.

    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: 102530
    • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible

    Organization

    Change the world. And yourself.

    Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.

    We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career. 

    At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment.

    Stanford Facts at a Glance

    Opened 1891

    Student Enrollment

    • Undergraduates: 6,980
    • Graduates: 8,897

    Campus

    • 8,180 contiguous acres in six governmental jurisdictions
    • Nearly 700 major buildings
    • 97% of undergraduates live on campus

    Research

    • 5,300 externally sponsored projects
    • $1.33 billion total budget

    Faculty

    • 2,043 faculty members
    • 21 Nobel laureates are currently members of the Stanford community
    • 5:1 student to faculty ratio

    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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