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The Analyst, Special Projects will provide analytical support for a number of strategic projects under the direction of the Director of Finance and Strategy. The projects are cross functional, intertwining finance, facilities, HR and other operational areas. S/he will leverage technology to present data in a meaningful way; s/he will use critical thinking to contextualize facts, build models, solve problems, and draw conclusions; s/he will collaborate with stakeholders to gain buy-in and make sound recommendations. The person will be a strong partner with the leadership team to strengthen the finance and business infrastructure of the Libraries.
This is a one-year project-based term position.
Perform highly analytical, complex finance and control functions; multi-dimensional and complex reconciliations and related analysis.
Research, and synthesize data; interpolate results from large amounts of data, identify trends in data, draw conclusions, develop solutions, present and implement recommendations, and create follow up analysis.
Develop complex budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning and analyses for financial reporting and presentations; design and run ad hoc reports.
Identify and resolve unique issues with substantial significance; recognize exceptions, and conduct in-depth analysis using advanced technical knowledge and experience. Recommend and develop solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintain broader organizational and university perspective in decision making.
Lead and execute unit or cross functional projects and teams, make decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes.
Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; make recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform testing and analyze results.
Assess client and business needs, and formulate recommendations to determine approach to managing and completing processes. * - Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and six years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced proficiency in business applications, especially Excel, Powerpoint, Smartsheet.
Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, preferably Oracle.
Knowledge of Fund Accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Advanced professional communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
Strong project management skills and ability to lead part of a multi-functional team.
Other Relevant Knowledge, Skills and Abilities May Include:
A self-starter who is curious to learn.
A problem-solver who navigates through ambiguous situations independently.
A team player who balances collaboration with results.
An innovator who thinks outside the box.
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.
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 less on s 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
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Additional Information
Location: University Libraries, Stanford, 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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