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Payment Services Financial Analyst

Company: Stanford University
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Payment Services is looking for an energetic individual who enjoys working across different areas and processes, supporting efforts to improve internal control and compliance, conduct analysis and reporting to support operations and strategy. This individual will be responsible in performing complex finance functions and/or activities requiring advanced knowledge and application of internal policies, external regulations, precedents and systems. Duties include: 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.-- May 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.-- 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 . HOW TO APPLY:-- We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply Online" link. Please submit an online application, resume, and cover letter.-- 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. 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.-- Stanford University's commitment to safely and effectively meet the public health challenge presented by COVID-19 extends to ensuring University employees may temporarily work from home, where determined appropriate, or another remote location. The department will give reasonable notice when employees are expected to return to work at the Redwood City campus.-- Business Affairs: Financial Management Services (FMS), Redwood City, California, United States 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. 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. you are offline or the server is currently unavailable.

Keywords: Stanford University, Redwood City , Payment Services Financial Analyst, Professions , Redwood City, California

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