Manager, Research Finance

Location
California, United States
Posted
Monday, 30 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Saturday, 30 May 2020
Ref
86561
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR) is a growing academic research organization within the Stanford Department of Medicine. Our mission is to conduct and promote high-impact, innovative clinical research to improve human health.  

We are seeking a Manager, Research Finance to be an integral member of our leadership team and help take SCCR to the next level of success. The ideal candidate has strong attention to detail and the ability to prepare and clearly present complex financial reports and related information to VIP internal and external stakeholders.   

You will develop complex clinical research budgets and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning and analyses for financial reporting and presentations; and design and run ad hoc reports. You will also perform complex finance functions and activities with programmatic impact on the institution, requiring professional expertise and application of research and other internal policies and systems, and external regulations.  

You will manage the overall financial operations for SCCR and supervise a Research Accountant/Administrator. This will include pre- and post-award management of clinical research budgets in collaboration with the Stanford University’s Research Management Group and Office of Sponsored Research, and with SCCR’s clinical research staff, leaders and collaborating principal investigators.  

At SCCR, we strive to find team members who have great integrity, are passionate about their work, flexible, fun, and want to deliver results. We place a high priority on equipping our staff to perform their job efficiently, helping them acquire new skills and grow within the organization. We encourage our team to have a healthy balance between work commitments and life outside of work, and provide support to achieve this balance. If you are looking to make a large impact through global-reaching clinical research, we encourage you to apply!   Learn more about our work and core values: http://med.stanford.edu/sccr

Duties include:

  • 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 ad hoc 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.

*- Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.  

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant graduate degree. Experience with academic organizations and/or financial processes relating to clinical research.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Bachelor’s degree and six years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • 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 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.

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.

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.

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: 4453
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 86561
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