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Senior Fringe Benefit Analyst

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

About Stanford

Stanford is one of the world's leading universities, supported by diverse staff who share a passion for the University's teaching, learning, research, and clinical care mission. At Stanford, you'll find a pervasive culture of excellence, innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. Explore some of the many perks enjoyed by our employees at

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

This Opportunity

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 required.

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 Management Analysis.

Core Duties

  • 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 up analysis.
  • 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 responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements

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 (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.
  • Knowledge with the OMB Uniform Guidance or experience in the Fringe Benefits is desired but not required.

Physical Requirements

  • 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.
  • 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.

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,

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.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4453
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 88935

Keywords: Stanford University, Redwood City , Senior Fringe Benefit Analyst, Other , Redwood City, California

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