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Assistant Director of Finance & Operations (Assistant DFO)- Hybrid

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Stanford University
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School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States

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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution

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Assistant Director of Finance & Operations (Assistant DFO)- Hybrid🔍School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States📁Administration📅Jun 17, 2024 Post Date📅103649 Requisition #

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 24 departments and 24 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university’s largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

Among the first departments established at Stanford University, the Department of Psychology has a long-standing tradition of ground-breaking theoretical research that also has powerful impact in the real world. The department is ranked as one of the top psychology programs in the nation and has been a leading psychology department among American universities for decades. This extraordinary achievement was honored by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. in 2003

The Department of Psychology is seeking an Assistant Director of Finance & Operations (Assistant DFO) to provide financial and administrative support to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Among other duties, the position monitors the annual Department budget and supervises the faculty administrative associate team. The Assistant DFO will:

  • Work with the DFO and/or Chair to establish priorities and identify and resolve problems in the financial and/or administrative areas.

  • Monitor annual Department budget - perform complex finance functions requiring advanced knowledge and application of internal policies, external regulations, and systems.

  • Anticipate the needs of faculty, proactively prevent issues, and independently solve problems.

  • Assess business needs and recommend strategies/approaches to manage and improve processes.

  • Supervise the faculty administrative support team.

  • This is a 100% FTE, continuing position, exempt position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need.

    If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.

    CORE DUTIES:

  • Perform highly analytical, complex finance and control functions; multi-dimensional and complex reconciliations and related analysis; prepare or review and approve complex transactions and higher level dollar value transactions.

  • Research, and synthesize data; interpolate results from large amounts of data, identify trends in data, draw conclusions, develop solutions, present and implement recommendations, and create follow up analysis.

  • Develop complex budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning and analyses for financial reporting and presentations; design and run adhoc reports.

  • Identify and resolve unique issues with substantial significance; recognize exceptions, and conduct in-depth analysis using advanced technical knowledge and experience. Recommend and develop solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintain broader organizational and university perspective in decision making.

  • Review, design, and implement appropriate internal control programs, research new regulations, and implement approved changes. Manage compliance program for area of responsibility, interpret internal policy and external regulations, and create and/or review complex compliance reports.

  • Lead and execute unit or cross functional projects and teams, make decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes.

  • Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; make recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform testing and analyze results.

  • Lead and support unit and organization strategy and change management initiatives.

  • Provide training on new financial systems. Represent organization to client group(s) and external partners; serve as subject matter expert on matters that involve complex technical, financial, or subject matter expertise.

  • Assess client and business needs, and formulate recommendations to determine approach to managing and completing processes.

  • 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 six 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.

  • Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and financial systems; internet and computer literacy.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Advanced professional communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.

  • Strong 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.

  • * - 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 the job.

    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 $111,000 to $143,000 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.

    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:

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    The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications 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 accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants

    requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should contact Stanford University Human Resources at stanfordelr@stanford.edu. For all other inquiries, please submit a contact form.

    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: 4453
    • Employee Status: Regular
    • Grade: J
    • Requisition ID: 103649
    • Work Arrangement : Hybrid Eligible

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    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.

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