Heralded as a hub of undergraduate innovation, the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) creates and sustains meaningful interactions between students and faculty both within and outside the classroom. As a collaborative team member of VPUE, you have a unique opportunity to advance and support programs that touch and enhance the lives of every undergraduate student at Stanford. https://bosp.stanford.edu/
The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) offers Stanford undergraduates the opportunity to study away and abroad while remaining enrolled at Stanford and is considered an integral part of the Stanford curriculum. The demographic breakdown of BOSP participants closely mirrors that of the entire Stanford population. Approximately 50 percent of each graduating class studies abroad on a BOSP program during their undergraduate career at Stanford.
The Bing Overseas Studies Program is currently in search for a dedicated Senior Accountant. Reporting directly to the Director of Finance and Administration, you will play a crucial role in matters of Global Finance and Accounting, collaborating with Global Finance Administrators from our esteemed Stanford centers situated in Berlin, Cape Town, Florence, Kyoto, Madrid, New York, Oxford, Paris, and Santiago.
As a Senior Accountant, you will be presented with a unique opportunity to engage in intricate finance functions that demand advanced accounting knowledge and application of local and international policies, external regulations, precedents, and systems. You will have the opportunity of consolidating global accounting data into the Stanford Chart of Accounts, generating global variance reports, partnering on forecasting and budgeting, handling FX differentials, Bank reconciliations, ad-hoc financial reports, and more! Furthermore, you will be entrusted with the responsibility to streamline financial reporting and optimize the financial functions of the BOSP Global Centers. Your role will also emphasize the international dimension, requiring the ability to interface with different cultures and understand diverse financial landscapes.
Aligned with our unwavering commitment to fulfilling our ambitious mission and vision, your accomplishments within this role will make a direct impact on enhancing financial efficiency across all our global centers. This undertaking calls for a proactive approach, innovative thinking, determination, and resilience from the successful candidate. If you are driven by the prospect of contributing to a transformative educational program and possess the requisite skills, we invite you to join our team and make a meaningful difference.
In this role, you will:
Construct and assemble data for forecasting, budgeting, and decision making, develop conclusions and present a high level summary of recommendations. Participate in the development of annual budgets for BOSP global centers.
Analyze accounting transactions and information for all of our Global Centers to summarize current financial position at the unit or organization-wide level.
Capture, track, and report revenue and expenses; determine appropriate procedures for accounting record preparation, research of transactions and reporting. Oversee, reconcile, and resolve problems relative to complicated accounts.
Collect data and perform research on details of transactions. Generate, review, analyze and communicate financial data that reflects actual financial performance against approved budgets. Prepare and present quantitative and qualitative analyses focusing on variances from budget and prior data.
Maintain and review accounting process controls; recommend and implement any approved modifications; perform preliminary analysis and recommend solutions. Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibility.
Run and analyze financial reports, often from multiple systems; prepare management information reports.
Execute internal control programs established by management, research new regulations, and recommend and implement approved changes. May manage compliance program for areas of responsibility, and create complex compliance reports.
Contribute to unit and organization strategy; assist in the development of change management plans and materials as needed. Participate as a member of a project team; support new initiatives. Make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.
Participate in critical analysis of existing systems and processes, and identify opportunities for process improvement. Define requirements, develop and implement complex test cases, perform system testing and analyze results.
Serve as a resource to local units and other departments to resolve accounting-related issues.
May act as a lead, train, coach, and review the work of other staff, as needed. Contribute primarily through applying individual expertise
Provide consulting advice to client group(s); serve as a resource on matters that require specific technical, financial, or subject matter expertise; support negotiations with external partners.
Develop and maintain desktop procedures and process documentation for areas of responsibility.
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.
**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.
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and four years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems; internet and computer literacy.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Strong communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences and client groups.
Demonstrated project management skills and ability to contribute to or lead part of a multi-functional team.
Solutions oriented, expertise in problem solving skills, data analysis, and deep rooted understanding of accounting principles
*-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.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Stanford accounting and finance experience, especially familiarity with the Oracle Financials
Experience with Global Accounting and Analysis
Proven capability in analysis, issue resolution, solution proposals, collaborative enhancement, and efficient implementation
Experience building relationships and partnerships with geographically dispersed teams
Adaptability in fast-paced settings
Experience with creating and using excel macros
About the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)
As the designated gateway to undergraduate education at Stanford, VPUE strives to connect students intellectually with the full range of our educational opportunities and to promote the active engagement of all faculty, instructors and staff with undergraduate students.
For undergraduates, VPUE is the nexus for programs and initiatives that help students define and achieve their intellectual ambitions and develop a sense of civic purpose at Stanford. These include investigative introductory courses taught by esteemed faculty, targeted classes in writing and rhetoric, undergraduate research support, academic advising and mentoring, overseas and off-campus study programs, evidence-based and inclusive learning and teaching practices, and opportunities to pursue public service campus-wide. For faculty, VPUE serves as a principal conduit for furthering interaction with undergraduates and discovering ways in which working with students can enrich one's research agenda. VPUE collaborates with faculty, staff and students to provide the world-class experiences for which Stanford is known. All VPUE resources are dedicated to involving faculty with the undergraduate experience, connecting students with transformative opportunities and fully realizing a liberal education at Stanford.
VPUE advocates for and supports diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at Stanford through our teaching, policies, programming, and partnerships across the university. VPUE seeks to create a work environment motivated and shaped by the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion, in which all staff explicitly and mindfully act to implement these principles. We seek a work environment which values input from all, transparency and openness in decision-making, and respectful and supportive engagement.
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 individuals 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 course auditing opportunities. 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.
*-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.
The expected pay range for this position is $89,000 to $115,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs.
How to Apply
If you're ready to work for an organization that nurtures diversity, respect, professional development and a supportive work-life balance, we invite you to explore this opportunity and apply online. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application. Your cover letter should briefly describe your interest in the position and how you feel your background and experience would make you a successful candidate.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?