Job Code:4452Job Grade:H DESCRIPTION The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking a dynamic candidate for the new role of Senior Financial Analyst. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance & Administration and working with other members of the executive team, the role will be responsible for performing complex financial analyses and activities with wide-scale programmatic impact for the Department. This high-trust position requires professional financial expertise and keen business acumen. A successful candidate will have strong understanding of technology and innovation and their applications within a matrixed environment.
Additionally, the Senior Financial Analyst will apply their experience and expertise to provide executive level financial reporting and analysis surrounding the finances, policies, procedures, demographics and operational outcomes related to the overall compensation of the Department's Clinician Educator, Instructor and Faculty positions. The Senior Financial Analyst will also undertake the review and approval of complex and high dollar value transactions. Therefore the ideal candidate will have a high regard for confidentiality and an understanding of the organizational principles that govern large institutions.
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine places high importance on advancing science and integrating our mission with those of clinical innovation and service, educational excellence, community engagement and commitment, and professionalism and leadership development. This approach allows us to change future understanding and practices in our fields of science, the health professions, and society at large. It is an approach that stretches the traditional boundaries of an academic department and acknowledges the interdependent nature of the five missions with which we are entrusted. For us, the vision affirms the diverse activities, past successes, and distinct career paths of our multidisciplinary faculty. It establishes a mindset that will help draw our people together to collaborate and combine efforts that are necessary in moving forward this full academic portfolio. Finally, it is a vision that provides an authentic rationale for growth in a number of critical areas arising in fields from basic science to public policy.
Perform and design ad hoc analyses of large complex data sets: reconcile complex accounts. Identify and resolve complex issues which may span multiple areas.
Construct and assemble data for budgeting and decision making; develop conclusions, and present high level summary of recommendations. May develop annual budget for individual department/unit.
Conduct analysis and resolution, and recognize exceptions. Participate in developing solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintain broader organizational perspective in decision making.
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.
Develop reports and presentations of complex financial data and metrics for management and third parties.
Participate as a member of a project team; support new initiatives. Make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.
Contribute to unit and organization strategy; assist in the development of change management plans and materials as needed.
Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility.
Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform system testing and analyze results.
Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and identify opportunities for process improvement.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Exceptional quantitative and financial analytical skills, especially with financial projections and forecasting.
Expertise in institutional accounting systems, databases, data extraction methods, and report presentation.
Innovative, Outside the box thinking with respect to the development and implementation of systems and processes
Knowledge and experience with Stanford's Oracle financials or other large enterprise systems and applicable policies and procedures.
Understanding of wRVU accounting, hospital fund flows, and the operations of an academic medical center.
Collegiality and independence; with demonstrated ability to gain the respect of team members, faculty and other staff
Influence people of varying levels of authority in multiple organizations, and elicit cooperation with little supervision.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and four years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
Knowledge of GAAP.
Strong communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences and client groups.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to contribute to or lead part of a multi-functional team.
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 his or her job.
Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.
Location: School of Medicine, 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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