Research Financial Analyst 2 (Hybrid or Remote Opportunity)
Location: Stanford, California
Internal Number: 96298
The Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative & Pain Medicine is one of the largest departments in the Stanford University School of Medicine, with more than 200 faculty, of which approximately 40 have significant research interests. The department was the 3rd ranked Anesthesiology Department in the country in NIH funding in 2020 and 2021, and we project an increase in funding this year. We are seeking a Financial Analyst 2 to manage the post award activities on grants, contracts, program projects both routine and complex. Join a team of research financial analysts supporting and working closely with PIs and other researchers advancing education and patient care.
Develop, prepare, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justifications in conjunction with the Research Management Group (RMG)
Understanding of applicable federal regulations, sponsor requirements, and University policies such as OMB A-21, OMB A-110, Cost Accounting Standards.
Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, Research Management Group, research team, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries.
Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled; initiate cost transfers.
Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
Develop and communicate reports supporting project status; create effective forecasting and decision aides.
Participate in contract closeout process; submit final reports and certificates. Compile information and documents needed for audit inquiries.
Understand, apply, and advise on university and government policies for projects.
Serve as a resource on subject area and overall technical resource to principal investigator and other university staff.
Participate in and contribute to process improvements.
May participate as a mentor and provide cross-training as needed.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Experience in an academic setting
Stanford experience a plus
Post-award sponsored project management
Working knowledge of NIH and other federal agencies, foundation regulations and proposal requirements.
Demonstrated ability to be organized and flexible in an environment which requires continuous monitoring of priorities.
Highly goal oriented, self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in coordination with various teams.
Willingness to take on new challenges and openness to change.
Experience in an academic setting
Stanford experience strongly preferred
Post-Award management a plus
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree and three years of job-related experience, or combination of education and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Basic knowledge of governmental regulations.
Ability to understand, interpret, and communicate policies and procedures.
Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
Ability to complete Cardinal Curriculum I and II within first year in role.
Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
Knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
Competency in project management.
Extreme attention to detail.
Ability to work well independently, but also to seek or offer assistance when needed.
Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
Excellent time management and organizational skills.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
Certified Accountant or Auditor or similar credential desired.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.
* - 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.
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