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Position Summary: The Financial Analyst is a member of the School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Finance Office, reporting to the Associate Director of Finance. The finance team is responsible for managing the annual accounting cycle of a $594 million consolidated budget and for the development, implementation and management of complex financial systems that support the School.
The Financial Analyst's responsibilities are focused on liaising with a portfolio of departments and programs within the School of Humanities and Sciences in order to complete the annual accounting and budget cycle activities. The ideal candidate has a passion for customer service, is proactive and a dependable self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills. The position will provide financial analysis, forecasts, and recommendations to H&S departments, programs, administrators, and management. Projects and responsibilities include consulting with departments and programs to: create budget and graduate aid forecasts, promote best practices for proactive financial management; help ensure compliance with policies and procedures; and provide recommendations for and the implementation of process improvements. This position serves as a representative of the H&S Dean's Office and as a subject matter expert for complex financial, policy, procedural, and technical issues. This position manages a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced academic environment, requiring a high level of professionalism, productivity, accuracy, organization, multi-tasking, independence, sound judgment and decision-making. To be successful in this position the candidate must be comfortable leading, presenting, facilitating, and participating in small to large group discussions. The candidate must prefer the team environment. Success is measured by team success.
This is a 100% FTE, continuing, exempt position. This position will be based on the Stanford campus and will be considered for an option of telecommuting (hybrid of working on-site and off-site), subject to operational need.
If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and abilities, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and cover letter expressing your interest in the position and your preparation for the role. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.
In this role, you will:
* 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 analyses.
* Develop complex budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning and analyses for financial reporting and presentations; design and run adhoc 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 the 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.
Note: 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.
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and six years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
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.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
* Demonstrated experience with fund accounting principles.
* Experience with Oracle Business Intelligence and the ability to design ad hoc queries or dashboards for broad use.
* Demonstrated ability to appreciate and thrive in a team environment.
* Enthusiasm and ability to present finance related topics to audiences in person and on-line.
* Demonstrated ability to conceptualize, and define financial requirements, for financial related systems.
* Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.
The expected pay range for this position is $107,000 to $143,000 per annum.
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