Finance Analyst: Finance Analyst: Students & Initiatives
Job Number: 86307
Finance Analyst: Dean's Office Student & Initiatives Who We Are:The Stanford University Graduate School of Education (GSE) is a top ranked school of education, known for its prestigious faculty, rigorous graduate degree programs, and its impact on the quality of education across the world. The GSE is committed to developing leaders in education research, practice and policy. Our community includes over 60 faculty, 400 students, 200 staff, 8,000 alumni and countless people from the local and global communities we work with and impact. The work environment is dynamic, deadline-driven, fast-paced, and energetic. Telecommuting and remote work are core to our business practices. In most cases some trial periods must be completed prior to taking part in these privileges. What You'll Do:The Graduate School of Education Dean's Office is seeking a Finance Analyst 1 to provide finance-related support and accounting functions for its core operations, faculty and staff programs. This position will be part of a two-person finance team, reporting to the Associate Dean of Administration, and will work closely with staff in research administration, administrative support, academic services and other operations groups. This position is responsible for performing moderately complex finance functions and/or activities related to budgeting and forecasting. This position requires specific knowledge, skills, and broad application of policies, precedents, and systems within the context of internal policies and external regulations. Specifically, this position will assist the GSE with student financial aid revenues and expenses, including training grants; will support the GSE's special initiative revenue and expenses; and will provide support to the annual budget process and reporting, support all other GSE revenue (including designated, gift and endowment income) accounting. The full list of responsibilities and rough breakdown of effort includes:
20%: Student (Aid and Training Grant) Related Accounting, Maintenance and Reporting
20%: New Initiative Accounting, Maintenance and Reporting
20%: Budget Development Support & Analysis
15%: GSE Revenue Tracking & Maintenance
15%: General GSE Dean's Office Report Development Support
5%: Approve Purchasing and Travel Card Transactions
5%: Other Duties as Assigned (compliance, training, reconciliation, back-up, etc.)
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.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
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. 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. 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.
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Strong preference for experience at Stanford University, or a comparable institution.
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.
Why Stanford is for You:
We provide market competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our unique perks align with what matters to you:
Freedom to grow. As one of the greatest intellectual hubs in the world, take advantage of development programs, tuition reimbursement plus $800 you receive annually towards skill-building classes, or audit a Stanford course. Join a TedTalk, 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. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. Create an avatar and participate in virtual reality adventures or join one with fellow staff on Stanford vacations!
Enviable Resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computing, cell phones, outdoor recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
Applicants must submit a cover letter in addition to the online application information. The cover letter must include why this particular position is of interest to you, why you would like to make this career move now (why are you leaving your current position), and why you think you are a unique fit for this role.
Finalist must successfully complete a background check prior to working at Stanford University.
Applicants to this position must be available to work in the United States without sponsorship for 2 years or more. OPT permit holders should confirm that they are eligible to work in the US at the Stanford GSE for two years or more. There's no visa sponsorship for this position.
Job Code: 4451
Employee Status: Continuing Term
Location: Graduate School of Education, 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.