Finance Manager

Who We Are: Finance & Administration provides the foundation for Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE) operations including budgets, capital funding coordination and documentation, information technology systems, authority and approvals, internal controls, compliance, accounting and reporting and human resources for LBRE. We are the liaison with other university financial departments, Research Administration, Human Resources, the Cabinet and Board of Trustees. Who you are: You are a seasoned financial manager who is highly analytical and can communicate effectively at all levels within an organization. You possess strong interpersonal communication skills both written and verbal. You have a proven track record of managing and developing a team of finance professionals and using analysis to influence decision-making. You can successfully articulate insights and outcomes to non-finance personnel. You are more than comfortable with technology, both financial systems and non-financial systems. You have used Adaptive Planning before, but even if you haven't, that's ok because you have the agility and curiosity to learn and capitalize on new systems. You embrace technology as you realize that it is the key enabler to effectively complete financial deliverables. Your financial analysis skills are considered to be top notch and you take pride in researching and writing informative variance explanations, getting to root causes and working with business owners to identify go-forward solutions. You're comfortable with ambiguity, able to think conceptually, connect the dots and develop scenarios. In your role as a manager you have established operational objectives and assignments, planned, directed and monitored all budgets for areas of responsibility, and developed other business processes as needed to streamline the delivery of consistent financial reporting and ad-hoc analysis. You genuinely value your direct reports and are able to build strong relationships within your team and with a client base, and for this reason you are viewed as a leader and mentor within your team and as a trusted business partner by your clients. You are meticulously detail oriented, insatiably curious, and full of integrity. Who will you support: Building and Grounds Maintenance (BGM) Operations and Zone Management, which are responsible for maintaining the academic buildings and grounds of the Stanford campus. BGM is the operations and maintenance side of the Land, Buildings & Real Estate organization, functioning as stewards of campus physical assets and provider of support services. BGM is dedicated to being the Caretakers of a Legacy. In everything we do, we strive to deliver high quality, reliable, and innovative services that are responsive to the changing needs of the Stanford University community. Zone Management provides a myriad of services to the buildings on campus, including technical assistance and coordination support related to building issues, building commissioning, building system's performance, construction plans review and technical training, along with renewal projects to keep academic buildings safe and well maintained. Zones is also involved in many building accessibility projects, classroom renewal management, and mechanical & electrical retrofits for energy savings. Making sure LBRE is prepared for natural & manmade emergencies is another responsibility of Zones Management. What work will you do : The BGM Finance Manager provides leadership, guidance and oversight of all accounting and finance functions within BGM Operations and Zones Management area of responsibility. Own the implementation of daily, monthly, quarterly and annual activities that support BGM's multi-million dollar operations spanning multiple fund types, including operating budget, service centers, auxiliary, clearing and restricted funds Financial planning and analysis for BGM and its various departments; develop detailed budget every year, reforecast as needed, full mid-year reforecast, capital plan, critically research and write-up informative variance explanations Ad-hoc modeling and analyses. Be able to explain how findings impact the business Create multi-yearfinancial models in our system Adaptive Planning Manage a team of finance professionals and provide coaching, training and guidance throughout the year Respond to audit questions from the Research Administration & Policy Compliance Office regarding service centers Coordinate periodic audits with Internal Audit  Stay up-to-date with how the business is evolving and determine policy and processes needed to support that evolution Design and execute an effective system of internal controls for areas of responsibility; establish operational objectives to support the university's stewardship of resources Collaborate with other colleagues on school/ unit projects; Represent LBRE in interactions with the research administration office, the university budget office, the controller's office and others as necessary Additional duties as applicable to the role What we are looking for: A Master's degree in accounting, Finance or related field with 6 years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience Proficient in financial modeling, developing what-if scenarios Advanced understanding of financial principles Advanced proficiency with excel  Advanced oral and written communication skills Advanced proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems and aptitude to learn new systems  Experience managing a team and providing guidance, a genuine interest in helping others grow Able to think conceptually  Comfortable with uncertainty  Proven ability to perform with a high degree of accuracy under tight deadlines and ability to effectively multitask Demonstrated competency in project management of a high volume of work, some of which is cyclical Preferred but not required: Proficiency with Oracle financial systems  Proficiency with Adaptive Planning CPA license
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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