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Along with many of the University's core departments, the Office
of Research Administration (ORA) is based at Stanford's Redwood
City campus, featuring state-of-the-art buildings, a recreation and
fitness center, dining pavilion, and central Bay Area location,
five miles away from the historical Stanford campus (see https://redwoodcity.stanford.edu).
As a team member of Cost and Management Analysis (CMA) in the
Office of Research Administration, this position is responsible for
preparing the University's Fringe Benefits rate proposals and
supporting associated audits. This includes creation of a Fringe
Benefits incurred cost rate proposal and a Fringe Benefits forward
pricing rate proposal that are both submitted annually to the
government. The work spans a broad array of complex financial and
regulatory issues. Extensive detailed documentation of the work is
The senior fringe benefit analyst will work closely with a wide
variety of University departments including Payroll, Benefits,
Controller's Office, Budget Office, Chief Financial Officer's
Office, and various academic schools and departments. There will
also be extensive interface between this position and both internal
and external audit entities. Must be able to deal with complex
financial concepts and be able to explain and support the analysis
through audit and management's decision making.
This position will report to the Senior Director of Cost and
- Perform analytical and complex finance and control functions;
conduct multi-dimensional and complex reconciliations and related
analysis; prepare or review and approve complex transactions and
high 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
- Develop complex budget and forecasting scenarios; design and
run ad hoc reports.
- Identify and resolve unique issues with substantial impact;
recognize exceptions, and conduct in-depth analysis using advanced
technical knowledge and experience.
- Review and implement appropriate internal control programs,
research new regulations, and implement approved changes. Manage
compliance program for area of responsibility and interpret
internal policy and external regulations.
- Lead and execute unit or cross functional projects and teams;
serve as subject matter expert for fringe benefits.
- Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise. May
review the work of other staff.
- Manage internal and external audits related to
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and six years of relevant experience or
combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree
in relevant fields is preferred.
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
- Advanced professional communication skills, including ability
to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate
information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and
- Strong project management skills and ability to contribute to
or lead part of a multi-functional team.
- Knowledge with the OMB Uniform Guidance or experience in the
Fringe Benefits is desired but not required.
- 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.
- Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to
school/unit sites across university.
- In compliance with health and safety laws and policies related
to COVID-19, the Office of Research Administration has been working
remotely since March 2020, and will continue to do so in the near
future. Interviewing for this position will be done virtually.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- 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
- 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.
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
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.
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4453
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: J
- Requisition ID: 88935