The Stanford King Center on Global Development is a Stanford University research center working to improve the lives of the world's poor. Operating under the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), the Stanford King Center catalyzes Stanford's distinctive strengths in global poverty and development research to turn path-breaking research into real-world results. To this end, the King Center supports research initiatives that unite Stanford faculty working on different areas of international development, including big data for development, governance and service delivery in Africa, conflict and polarization, and global productivity and economic growth. The King Center provides hands-on research and experiential learning opportunities for students eager to explore the challenges and opportunities of the developing world, and funds original student research. The center aims to help shape policy and practice by sharing insights from center-supported research. The center disseminates research by its affiliated scholars through events, digital media and policy notes and works to foster discussions about successes and challenges in poverty alleviation and global development.
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The Stanford King Center on Global Development seeks a Program Finance Specialist to support the financial administration of our student, fellow, and faculty programs. In this role, you will be responsible for financial aspects for our research funding programs for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students, the undergraduate research assistant programs, and other existing and new faculty and student programs. The Program Finance Specialist will handle the financial operations related to these programs, including processing student stipends, processing contracts via Oracle Financials, and maintaining accurate tracking and documentation of financial information for King Center program funding. You will also be responsible for providing information on our student and faculty programs for stewardship reports and contributing data for the center's annual report.
Under the general supervision of the Program Manager, you will also work closely with King Center staff and funding recipients. You will coordinate with various team members to ensure a smooth flow of funding disbursement and tracking using Stanford systems and internal programs. We are looking for someone who can learn new systems and keep current with Stanford policies and procedures. Strong Excel/Google spreadsheet and computational skills are required; previous experience with Oracle Financials and/or Smartsheet is a plus.
Bring your talent and passion to our team and join us in supporting research on critical issues to alleviate global poverty and training the next generation of leaders in global development.
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.
May be 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.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop, and squat.
Rarely stand, walk, reach, or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
* - 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.
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
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 $25.48 - $33.17 per hour. 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.
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