Stanford University, one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, has formed its first new school in 70+ years to address global climate and sustainability challenges. On September 1, 2022, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment merged into the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability, focused on a unifying goal of creating a future in which humans and nature thrive together in concert and in perpetuity. Faculty, students, and staff will advance this goal through a structure composed of academic departments; institutes, including the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Precourt Institute for Energy; and a Sustainability Accelerator, which will be focused on externalizing policy and technology solutions at scale. Three primary pathways to impact will guide the units who are joining forces in the new school:
Advancing knowledge critical to sustaining life on Earth
Preparing students as future sustainability leaders through rigorous, engaged education and research
Catalyzing informed action globally to generate and accelerate local, national, and global solutions to the defining challenge for humanity
For more information about the school, click here.
The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment is seeking a full-time Finance Associate (FA) to join our growing team. Working under the direction of the Assistant Director, Finance and Operations, the FA will provide finance-related support to the Institute operations and its centers and programs. Specifically, the FA will have responsibility for travel and reimbursement transactions.
This position is based on Stanford's main campus with consideration given to the option for a hybrid work schedule (partially onsite and offsite), subject to operational need. Interested candidates must include a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position.
Review, process, gather, and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance.
Review transactions, support documents, journal postings, etc. for accuracy, consistency, authorizations and compliance. Monitor transactions in accounting systems for clearing and outstanding items.
Compile, maintain, and review data and daily reports for accuracy. Generate standardized financial reports.
Respond to transactional inquiries from client groups.
Responsible for p-card administration, processing, travel cards and expendable reimbursements.
May establish accounts in financial systems; prepare invoices.
Participate in new initiatives, as needed such as user testing.
Maintain accounting/finance departmental files and desktop procedures and process documents for area of responsibility.
Ensure compliance with University policies, and federal regulations and requirements.
Education & Experience:
High School diploma or equivalent and two years' work experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of basic accounting procedures.
Ability to operate computerized office applications and accounting systems.
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.
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.
How to Apply
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
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Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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