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The Department of Management Science and Engineering, in the School of Engineering, leads at the interface of engineering, business, and public policy. The department's mission is, through education and research, to advance the design, management, operation, and interaction of technological, economic, and social systems. MS&E website: https://msande.stanford.edu/
The Department of Management Science and Engineering seeks to hire a Financial Manager. This position will manage all day-to-day logistics and functions in the financial space for the department and will report directly to the Director of Finance and Operations.This position also works and collaborates with a variety of stakeholders within the department, the School of Engineering, and the University.Do you enjoy analyzing data, working with numbers and reporting, and supporting strategic planning?If so, this might be the right position for you!
Your responsibilities include:
*Perform highly analytical, complex finance and control functions; multi-dimensional and complex reconciliations and related analysis; prepare or review and approve complex transactions and higher-level dollar value transactions.
*Research, and synthesize data; interpolate results from large amounts of data, identify trends in data, draw conclusions, develop solutions, present and implement recommendations, and create follow up analysis.
*Develop complex budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning and analyses for financial reporting and presentations; design and run ad hoc reports.
*Identify and resolve unique issues with substantial significance; recognize exceptions and conduct in-depth analysis using advanced technical knowledge and experience. Recommend and develop solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintain broader organizational and university perspective in decision making.
*Review, design, and implement appropriate internal control programs, research new regulations, and implement approved changes. Manage compliance program for area of responsibility, interpret internal policy and external regulations, and create and/or review complex compliance reports.
*Lead and execute unit or cross functional projects and teams, make decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes.
*Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; make recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform testing and analyze results.
*Lead and support unit and organization strategy and change management initiatives.
*Provide training on new financial systems. Represent organization to client group(s) and external partners; serve as subject matter expert on matters that involve complex technical, financial, or subject matter expertise.
*Assess client and business needs and formulate recommendations to determine approach to managing and completing processes.
*May supervise, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.
Education & Experience (Required): Bachelor's degree and six years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
*Stanford University experience strongly desired
*Graduate degree in finance or related field
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
*Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
*Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
*Advanced professional communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
*Strong project management skills and ability to contribute to or lead part of a multi-functional team.
Certifications and Licenses:
*Hybrid work is the expectation for this position.
*Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.
*Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - 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 the job.
*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.
The expected pay range for this position is $108,000 to $138,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
Why Stanford University is for you:
Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 that is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
How to apply:
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button.To be considered, please submit both a cover letter and resume along with your online application.Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer services and provide examples of your related experience.
*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Thank you for your interest!
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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