Finance Associate

Location
California, United States
Posted
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Ref
80488
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description. 

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. Cantor Arts Center is committed to developing a diverse candidate pool. 

About Us:

Cantor Arts Center boasts a proud and venerable history. Conceived with the founding of Stanford University in 1891, the museum opened in 1894, serving the University and the broader community. The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake damaged the museum, necessitating its closure to the public. In 1995 groundbreaking for a major new wing and restoration of the historic building began in earnest with the revitalized museum opening in 1999 as the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. The Cantor offers approximately 50,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as classrooms and other study spaces for students and faculty. The Cantor’s collection spans 5,000 years and includes more than 38,000 works of art from around the globe. Collections include art from Europe and America, both historical and contemporary; Asia, primarily Japan and China; Africa; Oceania; historical works from Mexico, Central America, and South America; the Stanford Family Collection; and public sculpture on the Stanford campus.

Job Purpose:

Under general supervision of the HR and Operations Associate, the Finance Associate completes financial transactions using Stanford financial systems and invoicing.

Core Duties*:

  • Review, process, gather, and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance.
  • Review transactions, support documents, journal postings, etc. for accuracy, consistency, authorizations and compliance. Monitor transactions in accounting systems for clearing and outstanding items.
  • Compile, maintain, and review data and daily reports for accuracy. Generate standardized financial reports.
  • Administer and process purchase and travel cards and expendable reimbursements.
  • Prepare invoices.
  • Respond to transactional inquiries from staff and vendors.
  • Maintain accounting/finance departmental files and desktop procedures and process documents for area of responsibility. Ensure compliance with university policies, and federal regulations and requirements.
  • Collect payments and make deposits.
  • Resolve transactional inquiries, escalate broader issues.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience Requires:

High school diploma and three years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree is preferred. 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Proficient computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
  • Demonstrated success in following through and completing routine tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

Certificates and Licenses Required:

None

Physical Requirements:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.

* - 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:

  • Travel on campus to schools/units

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/.