Senior Budget and Financial Analyst, Grade K, 100% FTE, Exempt
School of Engineering, Dean's Office Finance
The School of Engineering (SoE) is one of the top-rated engineering schools in the world and one of the largest academic units within Stanford University. Stanford's mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching where administrative staff play a pivotal role in supporting this mission. SoE is home to nine departments and six programs, centers & institutes reporting to the dean with a consolidated budget totaling $400M. SoE's dean's office seeks a senior budget and financial analyst to join our team of four finance professionals. The analyst will report to the director of finance and work on a full range of complex financial activities that play a large role in determining key school-wide decisions. This position represents an opportunity to be part of a high-level operational environment and partner with the local unit level to achieve the goals of the school. We are seeking a skilled, diligent and self–motivated individual.
The analyst will own and lead several important financial processes. These include leading the development of the school's consolidated budget, leading individual departments and units with the development of their consolidated budgets, developing and maintaining a multi-year school-level financial forecast to assist the dean with long-range planning, and management and forecasting of the dean's financial commitments. The analyst will conduct variance analysis and other reporting and analysis to provide insights into school operations.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Provide specialized expertise requiring technical finance knowledge to perform complex, technical finance functions, ranging from budget accruals and maintaining complex data models to developing, assessing and improving internal control and subject area systems.
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 for broad areas; develop complex financial analyses, budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning, and analyses. Perform root-cause analysis and synthesis, draw conclusions, and propose solutions.
Develop complex financial reports and presentations, design and run ad hoc reports, and prepare or review complex transactions to support the stewardship of university resources. Provide consultation to senior leadership to interpret results
Prioritize, identify, and resolve strategic and unit/department issues; recognize exceptions, recommend and develop resolutions and implement solution. Ensure effective and efficient delivery and integration of all financial services for area of responsibility.
Design an effective system of internal controls for area of responsibility utilizing strategic analysis of interrelationships of financial processes, policies, and procedures; implement and ensure compliance programs.
Lead multiple complex, high-visibility process innovation projects. Develop, champion and implement strategic initiatives with significant impact. Empower action, remove obstacles, enable constructive feedback and support from leaders, and reward and recognize progress and achievements.
Develop, assess, and continuously improve systems and processes to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls. Design and provide training on new financial systems.
Analyze problems in business critical systems, and identify risks, solutions, and strategies; act as business owner of project.
Represent organization to client group(s) and leaders: 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.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Internal Number: 294252
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