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The School of Engineering
Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.
The Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD) in the School of Engineering seeks a Financial Analyst (Financial Analyst 1) to provide cash accounting and finance-related support to the Stanford Center for Professional Development. Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Financial Analyst will review, process, gather, and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance.
The ideal candidate is a friendly, proactive and dependable self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills. This is a busy position at times requiring a high level of professionalism, productivity, accuracy, organization, multi-tasking, independence, sound judgment, and decision-making. The position requires a motivated person with a positive attitude and a passion for customer service and supporting others to manage a wide variety of tasks in a fast-paced academic environment with frequently shifting priorities.
Your responsibilities include:
Perform structured analysis; conduct data mining; identify, clarify, and investigate discrepancies and exceptions; proactively develop solutions and processes.
Maintain, reconcile, review, combine, and validate financial data sets and accounts, utilizing financial reports, financial databases, and key financial information.
Contribute to development of budget, forecasting, and analyses to be used for key activities or decision making.
Run and analyze financial reports, often from multiple systems; assist in preparation of management information reports.
Resolve issues within immediate work unit; Perform preliminary analysis, recognize exceptions and recommend solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes.
Ensure works complies with complex internal policies and external regulations which may require interpretation.
Participate as a member of a project team and contribute to change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.
Serve as a first line resource to client groups on matters in work unit.
Understand and participate in cross training on core functions in work area or unit; serve as a back-up to other functions.
May supervise the day-to-day activities and provide on the job coaching and training to other staff, as needed.
Develop reports and presentations of complex financial data and metrics for management and third parties.
Prepare and analyze accounts receivable aging reports and resolve billing or payment issues.
Reconcile discrepancies between accounts and resolve billing issues.
Maintain positive relationships with students and clients, answer finance related inquires, and provide excellent financial service.
Accurately record financial transactions and maintain organized records; receive, record, and apply payments from students and clients to their respective accounts; Generate and send out invoices to clients promptly and accurately.
Maintain and review accounting process controls; recommend and implement any approved modifications; preliminary analysis and recommend solutions. Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility.
*Other duties as assigned
Education & Experience (Required)
Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (Required)
Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
User knowledge and demonstrated experience of financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
Understanding and ability to apply basic accounting skills and concepts.
Demonstrated communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.
Basic project management skills and ability to contribute as part of a project team.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities (Desired)
Advanced use of Pivot tables and VLOOKUP formula.
Knowledge of Oracle or other business financial systems
Strong customer service knowledge and experience is required.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.
Hybrid: 3 days in office and 2 days remote.
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.
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.
The expected pay range for this position is $71,000to $100,000 per annum.
Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
At Stanford University, base pay represents only one aspect of the comprehensive rewards package. The Cardinal at Work website (https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/benefits-rewards) provides detailed information on Stanford's extensive range of benefits and rewards offered to employees. Specifics about the rewards package for this position may be discussed during the hiring process.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our cultureand unique perksempower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume and complete this prescreening questionnaire via this link along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in finance and accounting field and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness, and customer service.
*Stanford is an equal employment 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.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?