The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in the School of Medicine seeks to improve women's health through innovative and compassionate care, education, advocacy, and discovery. Our finance staff helps us achieve this mission by providing financial reporting and analysis to support decision-making, and by contributing to the development and implementation of fiscal policies to improve efficiency and transparency.
The Department is seeking a Finance Manager 2 to oversee a team of analysts supporting Research and Clinical Finance The successful candidate will be able to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment managing the Clinical practice in partnership with School of Medicine, Stanford Hospital and Stanford Children's Hospital as well as oversee research proposal preparation and post-award financial activities on grants, contracts, gifts, program projects, and federal grants.
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.
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