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Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers. Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
The Senior Finance and Research Administrator will support the financial needs for Cracking the Neural Code (CNC), the Neuroscience Graduate Program, the Senior Associate Dean of Global Health, and the SPARK program. They will manage the post award activities for a diverse set of complex, federal and non-federal sponsored research projects, involving multiple sub-awards, principal investigators, and/or cross-school initiatives as well as manage and report on non-sponsored funds such as gift funds, endowments, and designated funds owned by the faculty and departments/organizations supported and assist in the budget portion of proposal preparations when necessary. The person in this position will be responsible for budget development and justification; cost analysis and expenditure approvals; projections and forecasting as well as preparing what if scenarios; variance analysis; custom sponsor and donor reporting; PI and department/organization financial portfolio reporting; pilot and seed grant management and tracking; and labor scheduling /distribution, iJournals, and iBudgets transactions. This position will provide a financial leadership role, and will actively participate in a Basic Science Administrative Consortium within Stanford School of Medicine. A high level of professional maturity is required in this role as this person will be working directly with Senior leadership.
Prepare complex proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; resolve issues relating to proposal preparation and submittal process.
Develop, prepare, revise, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification; obtain cost sharing commitment and support. Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries; advise of new regulations.
Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled; initiate cost transfers.
Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
Develop and communicate reports supporting project status; create forecasting models, scenarios, and decision aides.
Manage contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
Interpret complex university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) for project and university personnel and help guide other staff in interpreting complex policies.
Identify and implement process improvements. Participate in and lead cross campus projects. Train and advise on issues requiring specific technical expertise.
Oversee and review work of other staff. May supervise, train and mentor other staff.
Serve as a resource on subject area to principal investigator staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
MA/MS in Finance, Business or a related field of study.
Experience managing sponsored projects.
Experience with Oracle and other Stanford Financial reporting, purchasing and reimbursement systems.
Experience working for a University or academic environment preferred.
Working knowledge of Stanford University human resources policies and systems preferred.
Understanding of Stanford Medicines departments and programs desired.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and five years of job related experience, or combination of education and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate university policies and procedures.
Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Expert in project management, including managing international collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts.
Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type of position.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management certification, or similar credential desired.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
* - 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.
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.
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 d...edicated 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.