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Accountant, Project Baseline & Clinical Trials

Company: Stanford University
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR) is a growing academic research organization within the Stanford Department of Medicine. Our vision is to transform human health through innovative clinical research.SCCR, in collaboration with the Stanford Departments of Medicine and Radiology, is conducting one of the largest, most innovative longitudinal studies in association with a leading Silicon Valley tech company and multiple high-profile academic partners. We collaborate with multidisciplinary partners in a variety of other therapeutic areas as well, including COVID-19 research with Infectious Diseases and Hospital Medicine; Cardiovascular Medicine; and Gastroenterology & Hepatology.SCCR is seeking an Accountant, Project Baseline & Clinical Trials to perform a variety of regular and recurring professional accounting functions relating to these locally and globally important clinical research projects. This will involve fiscal interpretation and analysis, reconciliations, and reviews of multiple accounts and transactions. This position will report to SCCR---s Manager, Research Finance. You will also collaborate with the clinical research team to develop proposals and budgets for relatively small to medium-sized projects; and with internal liaisons in Stanford---s Research Management Group, procurement and Office of Sponsored Research. Significant experience in clinical trial financial management is ideal.At SCCR, we strive to find team members who have great integrity, are passionate about their work, flexible, fun, and want to deliver results. We place a high priority on equipping our staff to perform their job efficiently, helping them acquire new skills and grow within the organization. We encourage our team to have a healthy balance between work commitments and life outside of work, and provide support to achieve this balance. If you are looking to make a large impact through global-reaching clinical research, we encourage you to applyLearn more about our work and core values: Duties include:Analyze accounting transactions and information to summarize current financial position at the unit or organization-wide level. Construct and assemble data for decision making; develop conclusions, and present high-level summary of recommendations.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 area 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 issuesCollaborate with clinical research manager, coordinator, and/or principal investigator to prepare the administrative components of proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; review documents for completeness and compliance. Develop, prepare, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification.- 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.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Relevant undergraduate degree and/or certificates.Experience with clinical research administration and accounting. Experience with Stanford University systems.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):Bachelor---s degree plus four years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):Intermediate proficiency in business applications, such as Microsoft Office; intermediate Excel skills.Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy.Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts.Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.Demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.Demonstrated project management skills and ability to contribute as part of a project team.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: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.WORKING CONDITIONS:May work extended hours during peak business cycles.WORKING STANDARDS: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, .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 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 audit a course. 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.Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.- 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. Additional Information Schedule: Full-timeJob Code: 4442Employee Status: RegularGrade: HRequisition ID: 87944

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