Financial Analyst

Location
California, United States
Posted
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
Ref
80899
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is seeking a Financial Analyst 2 to join their finance team. This position reports to the Director of Finance & Administration, and is responsible for the financial integrity of a large volume and diverse set of federal and non-federal research grants, contracts, gifts and designated funds. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in research administration, and advanced degrees and certifications in finance and research administration. Additionally, the Financial Analyst 2 will be motivated to support a cohesive and mission driven team of faculty and staff that are advancing the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. To learn more about the Department please visit us at: https://ortho.stanford.edu/

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Strong attention to detail, and competence to manage multiple priorities and respond effectively with limited guidance;
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills;
  • Commitment to uphold Stanford University financial policies and practices; and
  • Drive to establish themselves as a leading contributor within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the School of Medicine.

Duties include:

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

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Stanford University experience desired
  • Experience with research accounting, clinical revenue

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor’s degree and four 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
  • Knowledge of 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.

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.