Stanford Health Policy at Stanford University, comprised of the Department of Health Policy in the School of Medicine and the Center for Health Policy (CHP) in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, produces interdisciplinary, world-class research on domestic and international health that advances our understanding of how health care can be delivered and shapes the formulation of health care policy around the world. This critical work takes place across campus with multiple schools, organizations and individuals.
We are seeking an Associate Director of Finance to manage staff responsible for finance and control functions and manage day to day finance operations for the unit. The Associate Director of Finance will directly contribute as well as manage a team to support proposal preparation and/or post award activities for a large volume and diverse set of complex, federal and non-federal sponsored research projects, involving multiple sub-awards, principal investigators, and/or cross-school initiatives.
Manage the work of other employees, make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, manage performance, contribute to succession planning within area of responsibility.
Establish overall objectives or direction for a unit, project, or operational area. Plan, direct, and monitor all budgets for areas of responsibility, and manage business operation and administration of a functional unit or area; may lead a team in providing post award sponsored research administration and services.
Identify and resolve complex issues which may span multiple areas, apply ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis and resolution.
Oversee report preparation and analysis requiring the consolidation of multiple, complex financial and statistical data points.
Communicate financial policies and procedures; ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness for management financial processes and reports.
Collaborate with other colleagues on cross functional projects; contribute to solutions that may affect policy changes or the development of new controls or processes.
Participate in critical analysis of existing systems, policies, and procedures; recommend and implement approved solutions.
Contribute to projects in work area or unit; make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.
Represent the unit within the functional unit or school and to external constituencies.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management certification, or similar credential desired.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and six years relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of Oracle or other business financial systems.
Solid understanding of financial principles.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Ability to clearly and effectively present information to internal and external audiences, 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 completion of Cardinal Curriculum level I and II.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Demonstrated experience working successfully with PIs, their administrative staff, and 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.
Additional WORKING CONDITIONS:
This position may be remote.
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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