When people think of Stanford, they think of one of the most prestigious academic institutions anywhere—a culture of research and entrepreneurship, where freedom to innovate continually extends the horizon of the possible. What they might not think about is the small city of staff members who contribute to every aspect of this world-changing enterprise. Work among others who value innovation and education in a collegial environment. United behind the effort of creating knowledge, Stanford staff are part of a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement. They strive toward excellence on the job, through teamwork and individual contributions, knowing that what they do supports significant research and education—and believing in the value of intellectual progress and academic achievement.
We are seeking a self-motivated, logical thinker, who shows initiative and creativity and is looking for an opportunity to contribute to an organization committed to innovation. As a Senior Analyst, you'll be part of the University Budget Office (UBO) which reports directly to the Provost and is responsible for all the processes, policies, and issues related to the development of the university's $6.5 billion consolidated budget. The UBO strives to deliver excellent customer service, analytical support, and guidance on best practices for using the budget to promote strong financial management throughout the university.
The Senior Analyst works closely with budget officers across the university, offering education, support, and continued enhancement of the budget process. This role is exposed to a wide range of university issues and conducts complex financial and budgetary analyses in support of university decision making by the Provost, Vice Provost for Budget and Auxiliary Management, and other senior leaders. You'll use strong analytical/financial skills to build financial models to evaluate a range of topics, such as housing affordability, impacts of market volatility on Stanford resources, and changes in graduate student support over time.
This position offers a unique opportunity to learn about the tremendous scope of the university and provide analytical support at the highest level. You'll report to the Director of Budget Planning and Policy Analysis, and are member of, and provide support to, the Budget Group, the Provost's advisory body, comprised of senior faculty and administrators. You will have responsibility for the general funds allocation model, which tracks and produces the annual allocation of $1.5 billion of general funds to roughly twenty-five budget units.
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.
P rioritize, identify, and resolve strategic and unit/department issues; recognize exceptions; recommend and develop resolutions; and implement solutions. Ensure effective and efficient delivery and integration of all financial services for area of responsibility.
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.
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: 298792
About Stanford University
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is a...n equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.