Accountant 1

Location
California, United States
Posted
04 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2021
Ref
87929
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Department of Pathology

Comprised of extraordinary faculty and staff, our mission is to improve the ability to diagnose, treat and understand the origin and manifestation of human disease, and to care for those who have or are at risk to develop disease.  We accomplish this through our clinical services (in all fields of anatomic and clinical pathology, including molecular and genomic pathology, histocompatibility testing and transfusion medicine) and be research (which includes basic, translational and clinical research into the origins and manifestations of disease, including efforts to improve disease prediction and prevention as part of the goal of achieving precision medicine and health), and also by educating future leaders in pathology and related fields.  Everything we do is to achieve the goals of providing the highest quality of clinical services to the patients for whom we passionately care, to advance our ability to understand, diagnose, monitor and ultimately to cure disease or to prevent or delay its occurrence, and to provide outstanding education and career development opportunities to those who share these goals.

For more information about the department visit http://pathology.stanford.edu/

About this Position:

Stanford University is seeking an Accountant 1 to perform moderately complex accounting activities and functions, including monitoring accounts, preparing documentation, expenditure reconciliations and reviews, revenue reporting/accounting, purchases and reimbursements, general ledger transactions, and journal entries. You should be highly organized, proactive, extremely detail oriented and be able to multi-task with ease in a fast-paced environment. Regardless of your assignment, you will be expected to demonstrate strong business judgement, professional etiquette and develop program management skills. In addition to having a “can-do” attitude and pleasant demeanor, you must have extraordinary communication skills that allow you to interact with a diverse group of people.

Duties include:

  • Review, process, gather, and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance.
  • Contribute to development of analyses to be used for key activities or decision making. Identify, prioritize, and resolve accounting issues; probe beyond stated situation; identify underlying issues; recognize exceptions; perform preliminary analysis.
  • Run, maintain, reconcile, review, combine, analyze and validate financial data sets, utilizing financial reports, financial databases, and key financial information often from multiple systems.
  • Assist in the preparation of basic management information reports. Identify and resolve incorrect journal entries, data anomalies, deviations from established procedures, and unusual issues.
  • Collect data and perform research on details of transactions.
  • Ensure work complies with complex internal policies and external regulations which may require interpretation.
  • Participate as a member of a project team and contribute to change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.
  • Recommend, assist, test, or implement process streamlining, system improvements or work flow changes.
  • Contribute to development and maintenance of desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility.
  • Serve as a liaison to other departments to resolve accounting-related issues.
  • May train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed.
  • Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Desired Qualification:

  • Familiar with Stanford financial policies and procedures
  • Familiar with Stanford Systems – Oracle financials: (iProcurement, Expense Reimbursements, iJournals, etc.), OBI reporting, iLab, Authority Manager
  • 2 years’ experience with financial reconciliations and approvals

Education & Experience (REQUIRED):

Associate degree plus two years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (REQUIRED):

  • Proficiency in basic business applications, such as Microsoft Office; user knowledge of Excel.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy.
  • Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts.
  • Ability to draft professional e-mails, memos, business letters, and reports, and to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.
  • Ability to learn project management skills and to participate as part of a project team.

Physical Requirements*:

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
  • Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
  • Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.

* - 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:

May work extended hours during peak business cycles.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4441
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
  • Requisition ID: 87929

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