The Stanford Chemistry Department is seeking a Finance and Research Administration Manager. This individual oversees the departmental operation and research administration financial portfolio. The core duties identified below articulate the broad span of responsibility and authority this role has. This position reports into the Department Manager and is part of the department managerial leadership team.
This managerial role has three direct reports and is responsible for the financial integrity of a $30M budget comprised of sponsored research, a service center, an extensive undergraduate program and an operating budget. Candidates with demonstrated experience in finance, research administration and employee supervision are sought. Advanced degrees and certifications in finance and research administration are preferred.
The mission of the Stanford Chemistry Department is to deliver excellence in education and research by attracting the very best faculty and students. The Department serves 25 faculty members, 5 lecturers, ~90 postdocs, ~250 PhD students, 10 research staff, and 25 administrative staff. The Department facilities consist of well over 300,000 square feet of research, classroom and administrative space spread over 6 buildings.
Manage the work of other employees, 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 budgets for areas of responsibility, 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.
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