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Stanford University Financial Analyst in Stanford, California

Financial Analyst

School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States


Post Date Aug 15, 2022

Requisition # 95828

This Financial Analyst position will be home based from anywhere within the United States**

The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is currently seeking a Financial Analyst 1 to perform moderately complex finance functions and/or activities related to budgeting and forecasting requiring specific knowledge, skills, and broad application of policies, precedents, and systems within context of internal policies and external regulations. The individual will be a liaison among faculty, central research administration offices, and the department finance team. The ideal candidate should enjoy interacting and working with many different people and teams, be able to follow through in a fast-paced environment, adapt well to changing priorities, anticipate and plan for tight funding situations, employ critical thinking in daily tasks, and be a self-starter.

SCI is an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center that integrates key strengths in cancer biology, immunology, genetics, population sciences and clinical oncology with expertise in imaging, engineering and technology development. The translation of basic science discoveries through clinical trials and collaborative team science is a distinguishing feature of the SCI.

NCI-designated Cancer Centers serve as major sources of discovery into the nature of cancer and of the development of more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and therapy. They contribute significantly to the development of Shared Resources that support cancer relevant research and they collaborate and coordinate their research efforts with other NCI-funded programs and investigators.

Duties include:

  • Perform structured analysis; conduct data mining; identify, clarify, and investigate discrepancies and exceptions; proactively develop solutions and processes.

  • Maintain, reconcile, review, combine, and validate financial data sets and accounts, utilizing financial reports, financial databases, and key financial information.

  • Contribute to development of budget, forecasting, and analyses to be used for key activities or decision making.

  • Run and analyze financial reports, often from multiple systems; assist in preparation of management information reports.

  • Resolve issues within immediate work unit; Perform preliminary analysis, recognize exceptions and recommend solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes.

  • Resolve issues within immediate work unit; Perform preliminary analysis, recognize exceptions and recommend solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes. Ensure works 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.

  • Serve as a first line resource to client groups on matters in work unit.

  • Understand and participate in cross training on core functions in work area or unit; serve as a back-up to other functions.

  • May supervise the day-to-day activities and provide on the job coaching and training to other staff, as needed.

    • Other duties may also be assigned


  • Working knowledge of University systems and reporting tools and processes.


Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.

  • User knowledge and demonstrated experience of financial systems; internet and computer literacy.

  • Understanding and ability to apply basic accounting skills and concepts.

  • Demonstrated communication skills, including ability to prepare materials for and clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.

  • Basic project management skills and ability to contribute as part of a project team.


  • Constantly sitting.

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork.

  • Occasionally stand/walk, lift/carry objects weighing 11-20 pounds.

  • Rarely reach/work above shoulder.

    • 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.


Routine extended working hours during peak cycles; travel to school/unit sites across university.


  • 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.

As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visithttps://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4451

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: G

  • Requisition ID: 95828