Job Code: 4452 Job Grade: H PROGRAM SUMMARY: 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. JOB PURPOSE: 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. CORE DUTIES*:
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 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and four 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.
Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems; ability to quickly learn new technologies and financial software applications; internet and computer literacy.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Strong professional communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and senior management.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to contribute to or lead part of a multi-functional team.
Strong consulting and partnering skills, including the ability to lead and influence financial processes. Ability to maintain rapport and effective working relationships with employees at all levels, and work courteously and effectively with others.
Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem solving skills. Ability to manage and manipulate large data sets. Ability to critically analyze existing processes and identify opportunities for process improvement.
Ability to plan and organize work independently, manage competing priorities, and utilize available resources to complete quality work within time constraints and under minimal supervision.
Certifications and Licenses: None PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork.
* - 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.WORKING CONDITIONS:
Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.
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.
Location: Continuing Studies and Summer Session, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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