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Global Analyst - Global Business Service

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

Global Analyst - Global Business ServiceNote: 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.This is a fixed term position through August 2024.JOB PURPOSE:Perform complex accounting functions including designing and performing ad hoc analyses, developing and maintaining complex data models, analyzing large data sets, and reconciling complex accounts.The Global Analyst will be part of the Global Business Services department, a unit of Stanford's FMS (Financial Management Services). The role will report to the Director, Global Finance Operations, and will provide support for (i) the domestic reporting of international activities (Dept of Education, Dept of Commerce, IRS...) and (ii) the international accounting and tax for Stanford's growing legal entity footprint. This is a hands-on accounting and tax role requiring experience in international accounting and tax, financial reporting, operations, and systems. The Global Analyst will work closely and collaboratively with other members of the GBS team, and stakeholders across the University, in support of Stanford's global activities and subsidiaries around the world.CORE DUTIES:

  • Perform complex and detailed reconciliations, closure processes, research, and critical analyses. Identify, prioritize, and resolve complex financial issues which may span multiple areas; identify underlying issues; recognize exceptions; recommend solutions.
  • Collaborate with program employees and management (both in countries and in California) on day-to-day financial, tax and accounting operations of each entity within Stanford's global footprint, requiring understanding and knowledge of Oracle Cloud (Global Consolidation system), Oracle on-premises and reporting tools.
  • Research possible solutions and make recommendations to department leadership based on audit / report reviews and identified accounting issues; advise leadership regarding business activities; provide cost analyses; plan studies; and determine business activity costs.
  • Research, and synthesize data; interpolate results from large amounts of data, identify trends in data, draw conclusions, develop solutions, present and implement recommendations, and create follow up analysis.
  • Develop complex financial data and metrics, reports for a variety of internal and external audiences.
  • Develop, design, or modify solutions for major segments of a program or accounting system; develop, recommend, implement and document new or revised policies and procedures as well as systems improvements.
  • Provide support in Oracle Cloud: monthly uploads from global subsidiaries, currency conversion processes, data transfers to Oracle EBS
  • Support the operationalization of compliance calendars for each company within Stanford's global footprint
  • Provide support for legal entity repository's ongoing maintenance.
  • Together with key stakeholders, provide support for the evaluation, documentation and implementation of policies, procedures, and internal control frameworks for in-country global operations.
  • Review, design, and implement appropriate internal control programs, research new regulations, and implement approved changes.
  • Develop regular reporting packages for governance review purposes
  • Drive continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; identify need for new systems; develop and present proposals; execute on approved
  • Manage compliance programs for areas of responsibility, interpret internal policy and external regulations, and create and/or review complex compliance reports.
  • Provide back-up and support for Global Reporting Manager, charged with complex global compliance reporting
  • Lead and execute unit or cross functional projects and teams, make decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes.
  • Partner closely with key business groups in: Treasury, GlobalHR, OGC, IT, OOD, ORA
  • Lead and support unit and organization strategy and change management initiatives. Analyze existing systems and processes; identify greater efficiencies and improved internal controls opportunities; incorporate new regulations; recommend solutions that may require policy changes or new processes.
  • Continuously improve newly implemented global systems, and support evaluation of business processes and rollout of new implementations of local accounting system/s and consolidation with Oracle Cloud.
  • Develop, recommend and implement new or revised policies and procedures for better controls and efficiencies. Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities.
  • May act as a lead, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Education & Experience:Bachelor's degree plus eight years of applicable experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office; advanced Excel skills.
    • Advanced knowledge of accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy.
    • Ability to interpret and apply advanced accounting knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to communicate information clearly and effectively to internal and external audiences and client groups.
    • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to contribute/lead as part of a multi-functional team.Certifications and Licenses:NonePHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
      • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
      • Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
      • Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
      • Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.* - 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.WORKING CONDITIONS:
        • May work extended hours during peak business cycles.WORK STANDARDS:
          • 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 .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.
            -Business Affairs: Financial Management Services (FMS), Redwood City, California, United StatesBusiness Affairs: Financial Management Services (FMS), Redwood City, California, United StatesBusiness Affairs: Financial Management Services (FMS), Redwood City, California, United StatesWe're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.

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