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Senior Finance Specialist

Stanford, CT - Posted on: Monday 05/09/16


Educational Programs and Services (EPS) is home to departments and programs that are central to the educational mission of the School of Medicine. We serve all populations of students and trainees who participate in the School's programs: Stanford MD, MS, and PhD students; visiting MD students seeking clinical clerkships; postdoctoral scholars and medical fellows; and medical practitioners seeking further professional enrichment. Our goal is to provide a Stanford School of Medicine experience worthy of our students' and trainees' talents, aspirations, and dedication.

The Senior Finance Specialist for EPS reports to the Director of Finance, and s/he will manage staff responsible for finance and control functions and manage day to day finance operations within various EPS units.

Duties include:

·         Manage the work of other employees, make hiring decisions, provide coaching and mentoring, manage performance, contribute to succession planning within area of responsibility.

·         Establish overall objectives or direction for a unit, project, or operational area. Plan, direct, and monitor all budgets for areas of responsibility, and manage business operation and administration of a functional unit or area; may lead a team in providing post award sponsored research administration and services.

·         Identify and resolve complex issues which may span multiple areas, apply ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis and resolution.

·         Oversee report preparation and analysis requiring the consolidation of multiple, complex financial and statistical data points.

·         Communicate financial policies and procedures; ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness for management financial processes and reports.

·         Collaborate with other colleagues on cross functional projects; contribute to solutions that may affect policy changes or the development of new controls or processes.

·         Participate in critical analysis of existing systems, policies, and procedures; recommend and implement approved solutions.

·         Contribute to projects in work area or unit; make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.

·         Represent the unit within the functional unit or school and to external constituencies.

* - Other duties may also be assigned



Bachelor's degree and six years relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.


·         Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

·         Knowledge of Oracle or other business financial systems.

·         Solid understanding of financial principles.

·         Advanced oral and written communication skills.

·         Ability to clearly and effectively present information to internal and external audiences, and all levels of management.

·         Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.

·         Strong leadership and management skills with previous experience managing people, delegating workload and providing direction/corrections as necessary.

·         Knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.

·         Demonstrated competency in project management of a high volume of work, some of which is cyclical.

·         If managing sponsored projects, ability to manage post and pre award administration for sponsored projects within his/her unit. Knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations and completion of Cardinal Curriculum level I and II.

·         Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.

·         Demonstrated experience working successfully with PIs, their administrative staff, and the office of sponsored research and external sponsors. 

·         Demonstrated success in performing meticulous, high quality and compliant work.

·         Ability to interpret complex research and fiscal policies, assimilate information from a wide range of resources and act like a mentor and resource to others.

To Apply:

Please visit https://stanford.taleo.net/careersection/mobile_stanford_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=70921&lang=en

About Stanford University

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000 which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning.  To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability to promote health, fulfilling lives.  An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.