Stanford University is seeking a Financial Manager 1 to manage staff responsible for finance and control functions and manage day to day finance operations in the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (ISCBRM) in the School of Medicine. The environment is extraordinarily dynamic, as the Institute is growing rapidly to become one of the most active research groups in the School of Medicine. The Finance Manager reports directly to the Director of Finance and Administration and has responsibility for the financial management, analysis, budgeting, long-range forecasting, accounting, information systems, research administration, and compliance for the Institute. The Finance Manager manages a team of financial staff and works closely with other Institute staff to ensure appropriate procedures are followed. Must be able to independently oversee financial operations of the Institute and guide others in solving problems. Ability to think strategically, be proactive and anticipate change are key.
Manage the work of 3 post-award accountants and 1 pre-award coordinator; make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, manage performance, contribute to succession planning within area of responsibility.
Establish overall objectives or direction for a unit, project, or operational area. Plan, direct, and monitor all Institute and Graduate Program budgets, and manage business operation and administration of a functional unit or area; may lead a team in providing post award sponsored research administration and services.
Identify and resolve complex issues which may span multiple areas, apply ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis and resolution.
Oversee report preparation and analysis requiring the consolidation of multiple, complex financial and statistical data points.
Communicate financial policies and procedures; ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness for management financial processes and reports.
Collaborate with other colleagues on cross functional projects; contribute to solutions that may affect policy changes or the development of new controls or processes.
Participate in critical analysis of existing systems, policies, and procedures; recommend and implement approved solutions.
Contribute to projects in work area or unit; make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.
Represent the unit within the functional unit or school and to external constituencies.
Develop budgets and financial plans for the Graduate Program.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Prior experience developing and establishing processes to enable proper financial management and compliance.
Must be able to independently oversee financial operations of the Institute and be able to guide others in solving problems.
Ability to think strategically, be proactive and anticipate change.
Demonstrated ability to manage and develop staff.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and six years' relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge of Oracle or other business financial systems.
Solid understanding of financial principles.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
Ability to clearly and effectively present information to internal and external audiences, and all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership and management skills with previous experience managing people, delegating workload and providing direction/corrections as necessary.
Knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Demonstrated competency in project management of a high volume of work, some of which is cyclical.
If managing sponsored projects, ability to manage post and pre award administration for sponsored projects within his/her unit. Knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations and completion of Cardinal Curriculum level I and II.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Demonstrated experience working successfully with PIs, their administrative staff, and the office of sponsored research and external sponsors.
Demonstrated success in performing meticulous, high quality and compliant work.
Ability to interpret complex research and fiscal policies, assimilate information from a wide range of resources and act like a mentor and resource to others.
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.
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.
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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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