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Budget and Finance Manager

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Stanford University will be officially closed for regular business from Wednesday, December 21, 2022 through Tuesday, January 3, 2023. Normal operations resume on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.

You may continue to apply for opportunities during our winter closure. Since many of the University's schools and administrative units are closed, your application may not be reviewed until normal operations resume on January 4, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Thank you for your interest! Job Summary

  • DATE POSTED 1 day ago
  • Schedule Full-time
  • Job Code 4453
  • Employee Status Regular
  • Requisition ID 97367 Stanford University is one of the world's premier academic and research institutions, devoting tremendous intellectual and physical resources toward the betterment of humanity. As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford seeks people committed to excellence and to improving our world. In turn, the university is committed to supporting its employees as they develop their careers and enrich their lives.
    Perform complex finance functions and/or activities with programmatic impact on the institution, requiring professional expertise and application of internal policies and systems and external regulations. May manage a key area within a finance operation or department/unit.CORE DUTIES:
    • Perform highly analytical, complex finance and control functions; multi-dimensional and complex reconciliations and related analysis; prepare or review and approve complex transactions and higher level dollar value transactions.
    • 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 budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning and analyses for financial reporting and presentations; design and run adhoc reports.
    • Identify and resolve unique issues with substantial significance; recognize exceptions, and conduct in-depth analysis using advanced technical knowledge and experience. Recommend and develop solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintain broader organizational and university perspective in decision making.
    • Review, design, and implement appropriate internal control programs, research new regulations, and implement approved changes. Manage compliance program for area of responsibility, interpret internal policy and external regulations, and create and/or review complex compliance reports.
    • Lead and execute unit or cross functional projects and teams, make decisions regarding projects and programs affecting operational effectiveness, policies, or processes.
    • Engage in continuous critical analysis of existing systems and processes; make recommendations to achieve greater efficiencies and improve internal controls. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform testing and analyze results.
    • Lead and support unit and organization strategy and change management initiatives.
    • Provide training on new financial systems. Represent organization to client group(s) and external partners; serve as subject matter expert on matters that involve complex technical, financial, or subject matter expertise.
    • Assess client and business needs and formulate recommendations to determine approach to managing and completing processes.
    • Supervise, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and six years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
      • Advanced knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning and financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
      • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
      • Advanced professional communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
      • Strong project management skills and ability to contribute to or lead part of a multi-functional team.
        Certifications and Licenses: None PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
        • Constantly sitting.
        • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork.
        • Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
        • Rarely reach/work above shoulder. * - 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: Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.
          • 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, - .
            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 culture -and -unique perks -empower 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.
            • Enviable resources. -Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more 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. 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 We'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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