The Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a highly motivated and influential individual to join the leadership team as the Associate Director of Finance. The incumbent will lead a group of dedicated and talented professionals, and partner with the Director of Finance and Administration in defining the strategic direction and financial management of the department.
This will be an exciting opportunity for the ideal candidate to shape, guide, and lead a dynamic team of finance analysts. We are looking for a leader who will foster communication, build good working relationships within the department and across campus, develop team support and rapport, improve customer service, produce compliant and accurate work, and engage the team in continuous process improvement activities.
The incumbent will have a Master's degree and at least six years relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience. The ideal candidate is expected to influence refinements of processes and positive outcomes; encourage and support independent thinking; recognize and acknowledge the skills of team members and utilize their strengths to the benefit of the team; inspire and motivate teamwork for achieving goals; and cultivate a culture of excellence. S/he will have exceptional attention to detail, the ability to develop strong processes to track and manage commitments, strong analytical and accounting skills, and the ability communicate complex financial information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise in a clear and concise manner.
Manage the work of other employees, make hiring decisions, provide coaching, training and mentoring, manage performance, determine staffing needs, develop and ensure succession planning within area of responsibility.
Establish operational objectives and assignments, plan, direct and monitor all budgets for areas of responsibility, manage business operation and administration of several functional areas, may manage a team in providing post award sponsored research administration and services.
Identify and resolve unique problems of substantial significance that affect the overall functional area, beyond the immediate unit.
Manage organization's financial activities and structure; develop system and procedure requirements to support the financial reporting for the organization.
Contribute to designing, developing and delivering complex policies and procedures with both short and long term impact.
Collaborate with other colleagues on school/ unit projects; design and execute an effective system of internal controls for areas of responsibility; establish operational objectives to support the university's stewardship of resources.
Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; identify need for new systems, and develop and present proposals.
Lead complex, high-visibility process redesign and innovation projects; develop, implement, and participate in major initiatives.
Represent the units/school within the functional units or school and to external constituencies.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Master's degree and six years relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Advanced knowledge of Oracle or other business financial systems
Advanced understanding of financial principles.
Advanced oral and written communication skills
Ability to clearly and effectively present information to internal and external audiences, client groups and all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership and management skills with previous experience managing people, delegating workload and providing direction/corrections as necessary.
Knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Demonstrated competency in project management of a high volume of work, some of which is cyclical.
If managing sponsored projects, ability to manage post and pre award administration for sponsored projects within his/her unit. Knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations and Cardinal Curriculum level I and II.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Experience working successfully with PIs, their administrative staff, the office of sponsored research and external sponsors.
Demonstrated success in performing meticulous, high quality and compliant work.
Ability to interpret complex research and fiscal policies, assimilate information from a wide range of resources and act like a mentor and resource to others.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork.
* - 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.
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.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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