Financial Accountant

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/31/2016

Stanford University Stanford, CA

Company
Stanford University
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
870112
AJE Ref #
576031059
Location
Stanford, CA
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Stanford University

Financial Accountant

Job Number: 72264

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Financial Accountant, Classification G, 100% FTE, Exempt, 2 Year Fixed Term

School of Engineering, Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF)

The Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) is comprised of a large cleanroom and two satellite laboratories located on the Stanford campus. With an annual operating budget about $5M, SNF supports over 400 academic and industrial researchers each year. We seek an Accountant to manage and execute the financial processes that support: set up and billing of lab member accounts, purchasing and other procurement, reconciliation of revenues and expenses, and generation of regular reports, among other functions. This position is for a two-year, fixed-term and will report to the Administrative Services Manager

Stanford Nanofabrication Facility website: http://snf.stanford.edu/

Job Purpose

Perform moderately complex accounting activities and functions, including monitoring accounts, preparing documentation, expenditure reconciliations and reviews, revenue reporting/accounting, purchases and reimbursements, general ledger transactions, and journal entries.

Core Duties*

Review, process, gather, and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance. Contribute to development of analyses to be used for key activities or decision making.
Identify, prioritize, and resolve accounting issues; probe beyond stated situation; identify underlying issues; recognize exceptions; perform preliminary analysis.
Run, maintain, reconcile, review, combine, analyze and validate financial data sets, utilizing financial reports, financial databases, and key financial information often from multiple systems. Assist in the preparation of basic management information reports.
Identify and resolve incorrect journal entries, data anomalies, deviations from established procedures, and unusual issues.
Collect data and perform research on details of transactions. Ensure work complies with complex internal policies and external regulations which may require interpretation.
Participate as a member of a project team and contribute to change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.
Recommend, assist, test, or implement process streamlining, system improvements or work flow changes.
Contribute to development and maintenance of desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility.
Serve as a liaison to other departments to resolve accounting-related issues.
May train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

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Education & Experience:

Associate degree plus two years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Proficiency in basic business applications, such as Microsoft Office; user knowledge of Excel.
Basic knowledge of accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy.
Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts.
Ability to draft professional e-mails, memos, business letters, and reports, and to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.
Ability to learn project management skills and to participate as part of a project team.
We are unable to provide Sponsorship or Relocation for this opening.

Physical Requirements*

Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.

* - 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.

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.

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 that 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 healthy and fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Applicants are required to upload a cover letter and resume to be considered for this opening.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Thank you for your interest!

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Job: Finance

Location: School of Engineering

Schedule: Full-time

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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/870112

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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