As the oldest medical school in the western United States, the Stanford School of Medicine is devoted to training tomorrow's leading physicians and scientists, conducting leading-edge biomedical research, and creating new ways to prevent and treat disease across the world. We currently seek an experienced and proven financial professional to support our critical mission.
Supporting the Dean's Office and other central units and programs, the Senior Financial Analyst will provide management of end-to-end finance functions, including: budgeting and forecasting; reporting of departmental funds; managing timely month-end processes; and managing labor schedules and approvals of expenditures, purchase orders, and invoices. This is an exciting role that will have programmatic impact on the Stanford School of Medicine.
The Senior Financial Analyst is expected to engage with and influence Senior Associate Deans and Program Directors within the School of Medicine and Stanford's hospitals. This is a prominent and central role within the School of Medicine and could lead to promotion opportunities in the future.
Manage all financial activities for senior stakeholders in the Dean's Office, including the Vice Dean, Senior Associate Deans, Officers, and other key leaders and stakeholders.
Lead and execute the annual budget process by developing complex forecasting scenarios and collaborating with senior stakeholders and Budget partners.
Perform highly analytical reviews of financial data, draw conclusions and develop solutions, and perform multi-dimensional reconciliations. Develop monthly reporting and effectively communicate and implement recommendations to senior leadership and other stakeholders.
Provide strategic analysis for various senior leadership presentations, consolidating data in a format that is easily understood by all stakeholders and can be used to make high-profile decisions.
Work on special projects that will have an impact on the entire School of Medicine, such as developing a Business Expense Guideline for use in Finance Departments school-wide.
Collaborate with the Hospitals to create and execute complex financial agreements.
Monitor rules and regulations and suggest revisions to internal controls to respond to changes; ensure Dean's units are in compliance. Work with University leadership, including the Sr. Assoc. VP for Finance, to provide guidance on recommended policy changes and university-wide controls.
Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; make recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls. Lead process excellence efforts across the Dean's Units. Help test system upgrades, new technologies, and new tools.
Establish procedures, policies, training, and standards that ensure that financial systems and reporting tools are utilized in compliance with University and applicable policies. Coach and train administrative staff within the Dean's Office on policy and system changes.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
About Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, was founded in 1858 with a mission to be the premier research-intensive medical school that improves health through leadership, diversity, and a collaborative approach to discovery and innovation in patient care, education, and research.
With more than 2,300 faculty, each providing a unique mix of research, education, and patient care effort, organized in 30 academic departments and 16 interdisciplinary institutes and centers, supported by more than 3,900 staff, educating 3,000 students, postdoctoral fellows, clinical residents/fellows, and trainees, and collectively generating about $2.6B in revenues, the School of Medicine is Stanford's largest school and truly a complex organization.
Holistically, the School of Medicine is rooted in an inclusive culture of excellence and diversity that values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that keeps pace with market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives.
Ability to interpret and apply advanced accounting knowledge within GAAP.
Knowledge of Oracle/OBI or other business financial systems.
Advanced analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Understanding of fund accounting and the operations of a medical school.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and six 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.
Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
Knowledge of 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 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.
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: School of Medicine, 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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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. Stanford University is an ...equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.