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This position is hybrid and will be based from home with days on the Stanford campus working with Stanford Professors. The specific days will vary depending on the Division’s operational needs.

Are you interested in learning from, and contributing to a top-notch financial team, working next to top-tier Stanford Professors, while managing various financial matters? Then you should apply for our open Financial Analyst 2 position!

The Division of General Surgery within the Department of Surgery seeks a Financial Analyst 2 to produce varying financial reports, including projections and forecasting. This position will report directly to the Division Manager of General Surgery, with a solid connection to the Fiscal Affairs group, which includes the various financial roles throughout the Department, and is run by the Department's Fiscal Affairs Director.

The Division of General Surgery is fast-paced, team-oriented, and forward-thinking. Our staff runs toward challenges, and you should have a demonstrated history of doing the same, with a high degree of professionalism, critical analytical thinking, and initiative.

Please visit our website  for more information on General Surgery, https://med.stanford.edu/gensurg.html


Duties include:

  • Design and construct financial reports with productivity and billing data, including developing conclusions and a high-level summary of recommendations to the Division Chief. 
  • Assist with developing an annual budget for Division, Department, and various units.
  • Conduct analysis and resolution and be able to recognize exceptions. 
  • Participate in developing solutions that may require policy changes or the development of new processes, maintaining a broad 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 expense transactions for appropriatness accounts, ensuring award charges 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 statements to each faculty member.
  • Participate as a member of a project team, and support new initiatives. Make decisions determining an approach to managing and completing processes.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Previous work experience in an academic institution, or academic hospital setting preferred. 
  • Excel Power Query experience is highly desirable.



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.


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 visit: https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

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.

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.

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.


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