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Accountant

Company: Stanford University
Location: Stanford
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Stanford University is seeking a highly motivated Accountant to support an exciting portfolio of scientific research initiatives at Stanford ChEM-H, an interdisciplinary institute focused on engineering molecules for human health. Candidates should be self-starters, comfortable with autonomy, and embrace opportunities to tackle new problems and challenges as part of a dynamic team in a start-up-like environment within the University.-- The Accountant will be a critical member of the Stanford ChEM-H operations team. The Accountant is expected to perform complex accounting activities and functions, including monitoring accounts, preparing documentation, expenditure reconciliations and reviews, revenue reporting/accounting, purchases and reimbursements, service center billing, general ledger transactions, and journal entries. The Accountant reports to the Financial Analyst. This is a 75% FTE, benefited position. The specific work schedule is negotiable. Each day will bring a new set of objectives as you:

  • 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.
  • Serve as department property administrator for capital equipment purchases as needed.
  • Serve as the point of contact for service center user intake process and manage user database.
  • May train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise. To be successful in this position, you will bring:--
    • Associate degree plus two years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience.--
    • 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. In addition, our preferred requirements include:
      • Familiarity with Stanford's financial transaction and reporting systems--
      • Advanced Excel knowledge including pivot tables and lookup functions
      • Familiarity with service center policies and accounting practices
      • Familiarity with Stanford's iLab system
        What is Stanford ChEM-H?
        Stanford ChEM-H is a new interdisciplinary institute focused on connecting Chemistry, Engineering, and Medicine for Human Health. The institute was founded as a joint venture of the Schools of Medicine, Engineering, and Humanities and Sciences. The proximity of world-class biologists, chemists, engineers, and clinicians at Stanford presents a unique opportunity to study human biology at a molecular level, to translate this knowledge into groundbreaking products and services that promote healthy living, and to educate a new cadre of "physician-scientist-engineers" who will lead a rapidly evolving industry. Why Stanford is for You
        Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
        • Freedom to grow.--We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
        • A caring culture.--We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
        • A healthier you.--Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
        • Discovery and fun.--Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
        • Enviable resources.--Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
          How to Apply We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and r--sum-- along with your online application. Your cover letter should briefly describe your background and interest in this specific position. 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. 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. --- Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States --- Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States --- Dean of Research, Stanford, California, United States 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.

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