Stanford University's Continuing Studies Program (CSP) is a premier adult learning program offering more than 600 courses, workshops, and seminars to approximately 18,000 students annually. The mission of Stanford Continuing Studies is to share the rich educational resources of Stanford University with adult students living in the Bay Area and beyond.
The Financial Analyst will perform complex finance functions and/or activities requiring advanced knowledge and application of internal policies, external regulations, precedents, and systems. The position will independently support the development, administration, and reporting of the program's operating budget and financial forecasts. It will also manage the program's day-to-day financial needs and collaborate with peers within CSP, as well as colleagues within Stanford Summer Session and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. This is an ideal job for an individual with outstanding communication and analytical skills who thrives within a collaborative environment.
Execute internal control programs established by management, research new regulations, and recommend and implement approved changes. May manage compliance program for area of responsibility, and create complex compliance reports. The position will ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures as well as CSP's business practices, overseeing the full range of operational financial activities (i.e. purchasing, travel, payments, etc.), and will provide management with recommendations in the development of new or updated financial policies.
Perform and design regular and ad hoc analyses of large complex data sets. The position will reconcile all CSP accounts, developing and maintaining a comprehensive monthly reporting process that reconciles information across a number of systems.
Construct and assemble data for budgeting and decision making; develop conclusions, and present high level summary of recommendations. The position will independently support the development, administration, and reporting of the program's operating budget.
Develop reports and presentations of complex financial data and metrics for management and third parties.
Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and identify opportunities for process improvement. For instance, recommend changes in database functionality in response to changes in business practices or needs.
May supervise, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise. The position will manage financial training and mentorship efforts for CSP staff members; for instance, developing and overseeing training plans for new financial staff members.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Internal Number: 292091
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.
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