Financial Analyst

  • Stanford School of Engineering
  • Stanford, CA, USA
  • Sep 08, 2020
Full time Finance

Job Description

The School of Engineering (SoE), Office of the Dean, seeks a Financial Analyst to join our high performing finance team. SoE is home to nine departments and six programs, centers & institutes reporting to the dean with a consolidated budget totaling $450M.  As a Financial Analyst, you will join a team of five finance professionals.  Reporting to the Finance Director, you will work on a full range of complex financial activities that play a significant role in determining key school-wide decisions.  You will have the opportunity to be part of a high-level operational environment and partner with the local unit level to achieve the goals of the school.  If you are a skilled, diligent and self–motivated individual, read further!


Your responsibilities 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 ad hoc 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.
  • 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.