Financial Analyst

California, United States
13 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic financial team that is growing? Do you like to learn new things and be part of a group looking for solutions? Then please apply for our open Financial Analyst 3 position! 

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Financial Analyst 2 to perform complex finance functions and/or activities with programmatic impact on the institution, requiring professional expertise and application of internal policies and systems and external regulations.

Emergency medicine is fast-paced, team-oriented, and forward-thinking. Our staff run toward challenges, and you should have a demonstrated history of doing the same, with a high degree of professionalism and initiative.

Duties include:

  • Own complex budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning, and compiling analyses for presentation; develop complex modeling, and conduct analyses utilizing judgment and related analyses, documentation, and modeling.
  • Perform research, and synthesize data; identify and understand trends in data, draw conclusions, develop solutions, present and implement recommendations, and create follow up analysis.
  • 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.
  • Develop complex financial analyses and reports, interpolate results from large amounts of data, perform root cause analysis and propose solutions, design and run ad hoc reports, and prepare or review complex transactions.
  • 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; lead and execute unit or cross functional projects.
  • Lead or contribute to cross functional teams, and make decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


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


  • 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.


  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Experience working in an academic or healthcare setting desired.
  • Knowledge of Stanford systems is desirable but not required.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and trouble-shooting skills
  • Works calmly under pressure, proactively takes initiative, and demonstrates the ability to meet deadlines when faced with competing priorities
  • Extremely detail-oriented.
  • High level of independence


  • 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.


Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4453
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: J
Requisition ID: 84296