Accounting Manager - 72572
ACCOUNTING MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION
As a major Silicon Valley employer, Stanford University has a challenging opportunity for the right individual in the Office of Research Financial Compliance and Services (RFCS).
RFCS manages the administrative processes related to Stanfords sponsored research and capital equipment. In addition, RFCS is responsible for service centers, research compliance, and the development and negotiation of fringe benefit and F&A rates. The Sponsored Receivables Management (SRM) Department within the RFCS Office manages the entire accounts receivable cycle from invoicing through award collections for sponsored research.
The SRM Department is currently seeking a talented Accounting Manager to oversee Letter of Credit (LOC) Awards and Collections. This position reports to the Director of SRM and is responsible for managing the collections group to ensure compliance to all government regulations and Stanford's policy and for managing
accounting and control functions for all LOC awards. This job entails financial reporting, general ledger maintenance, review and approval of reconciliations and related analysis, and approval of transactions, in addition to explaining complex accounting, billing and collection issues, policies and procedures to faculty, staff and sponsors.
If you have experience interacting with diverse customers in a university setting and possess a strong skill-set for coaching people and for post-award accounting activities, then you may be the right match for this Accounting Manager role.
- Identify and resolve issues which may span multiple areas by applying ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis and resolution. Establish overall objectives or direction for a unit, project or operational area, and raise issues to senior managers as appropriate.
- Oversee report preparation and analysis requiring the consolidation of multiple data points. Contribute to projects in work area or unit; make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.
- Plan, direct, and monitor all budgets for areas of responsibility. Manage business operation and administration of a functional unit or area.
- Communicate financial and accounting policies and procedures; ensure accuracy, completeness, and timeliness for management financial processes and reports.
- Contribute to solutions that may affect policy changes or the development of new controls or processes; collaborate with internal partners.
- Respond to customer or service desk inquiries, monitor performance of unit and error rates, and escalate issues per service level agreement.
- Provide consulting advice to internal and external organizations; serve as a resource on matters that require specific technical, financial, or subject matter expertise.
- Collaborate with other colleagues on cross functional and university wide projects.
- Serve as a representative to external organizations for providing solutions to issues with significant impact.
- Engage in analysis of existing systems, policies, and procedures, and recommend and implement solutions.
- Delegate and manage the work of other employee. Make hiring decisions, provide coaching, training, and mentoring, and manage performance. Contribute to succession planning within area of responsibility.
- Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and six years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications, such as Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.
- Advanced communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and all levels of management.
- Knowledge and ability to apply GAAP.
- Knowledge and understanding of accounting systems.
- Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
- Demonstrated leadership and strategic management skills.
- Demonstrated experience managing people.
Certifications and Licenses:
- 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.
- 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.
- May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
- 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.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Location: Business Affairs
Job Code: 4446