Residing in Silicon Valley, the heart of innovation, Stanford GSB has built a global reputation based on its immersive and innovative management programs. We provide students a transformative leadership experience, push the boundaries of knowledge with faculty research, and offer a portfolio of entrepreneurial and non-degree programs that deliver global impact like no other. We strive to change lives, change organizations, and change the world.
The Finance Team of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB) is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst, Budgets & Planning. This position reports to the Director, and has two colleagues who perform similar functions. The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for supporting a wide range of services that require complex financial and business analysis. The position applies advanced financial and business expertise to deliver decision support to GSB Department Heads. The position develops fiscal strategies and business models to ensure the long-term financial viability of GSB financial resources. The GSB has a $250 million budget and more than 500 staff and 125 faculty. Programs include the MBA program, the Masters of Science for Experience Managers program, the PhD program, Executive Education programs, and Global Innovation programs.
Perform complex finance functions and/or activities with programmatic impact on the institution, requiring professional expertise and application of internal policies and systems and external regulations.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Own complex budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning, and compiling analyses for presentation; develop complex modeling, and conduct analyses utilizing judgment and related analyses, documentation, and modeling.
Perform research, and synthesize data; identify and understand trends in data, draw conclusions, develop solutions, present and implement recommendations, and create follow up analysis.
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.
Develop complex financial analyses and reports, interpolate results from large amounts of data, perform root cause analysis and propose solutions, design and run ad hoc reports, and prepare or review complex transactions.
Review, design, and implement appropriate internal control programs, research new regulations, and implement approved changes. Manage compliance program for area of responsibility, interpret internal policy and external regulations, and create and/or review complex compliance reports.
Represent organization to client group(s) and external partners; serve as subject matter expert on matters that involve complex technical, financial, or subject matter expertise. Assess client and business needs, and formulate recommendations to determine approach to managing and completing processes; lead and execute unit or cross functional projects.
Lead or contribute to cross functional teams, and make decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes.
Lead change management initiatives, foster and encourage determination and persistence, and encourage ongoing progress reporting.
Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and make recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform testing and analyze results, and design and communicate processes for campus users of new systems.
May supervise, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.
Be flexible to completing any other additional assigned duties.
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and six years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
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.
*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.
Why Stanford is for You
Stanford's dedicated 16,000 staff come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere. We provide competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our generous perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. Take advantage of career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a Ted Talk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
Discovery and fun. Visit campus gardens, trails, and museums.
Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computers, cell phones, recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
How to Apply
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Location: Graduate School of Business, 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, 12000 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 is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.