89727 Requisition #

Are you interested in being part of a dynamic financial team that is growing? Then please apply for our open Financial Analyst 2, Research position! 


The Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Financial Analyst 2 to perform complex finance functions requiring advanced knowledge and application of internal policies, external regulations, precedents, and systems. Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled, initiate cost transfers.


Emergency Medicine is fast-paced, team-oriented, and forward-thinking. Our staff run toward challenges, and you should have a demonstrated history of doing the same, with a high degree of professionalism and initiative.


Duties include:

  • Construct and assemble data for budgeting and decision making; develop conclusions, and present high-level summary of recommendations. May develop annual budget for individual department/unit.
  • Conduct analysis and resolution and recognize exceptions. Participate in developing solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes; maintain broader organizational perspective in decision-making.
  • Execute internal control programs established by management, research new regulations, and recommend and implement approved changes. Ensure that invoicing against each project is accurate and allowable. Reclass expenses for appropriate accounts ensuring charges to awards are reasonable, allowable, and allocable. 
  • Develop reports and update existing monthly financial faculty project reconciliation budget reports to improve transparency and understanding of the finances for funded projects and department initiatives. Send monthly reports to each faculty member engaged in research and resolve noted findings. Coordinate quarterly eCertification of award expenses with research faculty. 
  • Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue. Manage the Quarterly Certification and the Annual Payroll Certification Process
  • Review contractual agreements and amendments. Work with the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) to establish the parameters of contracts and subcontracts.  Serve as a liaison between subcontractors, faculty and OSR/Contracts to implement them.  Set-up newly funded research projects with Stanford designated Project, Task and Award (PTA) process. Manage the PTA extensions and no-cost extensions as needed. Participate in contract closeout process; submit final reports and certificates. Compile information and documents needed for audit inquiries.
  • Participate as a member of a project team, support new initiatives. Make decisions determining approach to managing and completing processes.


* - Other duties may also be assigned



  • Previous work experience in an academic institution, or academic hospital setting preferred. 



  • 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 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.



  • 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.


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