The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day. Department/Program Description: Bing Nursery School is a program in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University and serves as a laboratory for the Department of Psychology. The department established the school in 1966 to serve as a site for research and training in child development. The mission of the Bing Nursery School is to promote understanding of child development and improve the lives of young children and is accomplished by providing children and families with an exemplary program of play-based, child-centered education; providing a laboratory setting for research in child development; teaching undergraduate students through seminars, observations, and hands-on experiences in the classroom; and engaging parents and educators to promote best practice in early childhood education. Position Summary: Bing Nursery School is seeking an excellent experienced administrative associate (Finance/Accounting Coordinator). The Finance/Accounting Coordinator will work under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Finance and Operations and must possess and demonstrate a positive outlook on continuous process improvement efforts while maintaining a team-based and customer-focused mindset. It is critical that this position exhibit the abilities to practice sound judgment and decision-making, effective written & oral communication, strong attention to detail and respectful relationship management. The Finance/Accounting Coordinator will:
Accurately and efficiently process all financial transactions for the school.
Manage the accounting process and reconcile over 500 student accounts throughout the year, including check deposits, enrollment change tuition calculations, tuition refunds, etc. Accurately track and update in all systems.
Prepare and verify tax receipts for dependent care spending account reimbursements.
Independently track and process accounts payable checks, reimbursements, refunds, blanket orders, petty cash and department P-Cards.
Review account payables to determine if proper documentation has been submitted according to university guidelines.
Reconcile monthly budget statements.
Maintain and prepare several Excel spreadsheet financial reports for the Associate Director of Finance and Operations.
Process monthly milk reimbursement claims in compliance with state licensing requirements.
Support with facility projects to ensure the safety of the school.
Participate and support all fundraising events.
Other duties as assigned.
This position must also exhibit a strong desire to continuously learn new and unfamiliar business topics, policies and procedures as they relate to the Finance/Accounting Coordinator position - the ability to translate this information into operational success will be critical.
This is a 100% FTE continuing non-exempt position.
If you believe that this opportunity is a match for your knowledge, skills and ability, we encourage you to apply. Thank you for considering employment opportunities with the School of Humanities and Sciences.
In this role, you will:
Act on behalf of the supervisor, department manager, or chair in regard to establishing priorities and identifying and resolving problems that are administrative in nature.
Oversee and/or perform duties associated with scheduling, organizing, and operating complex conferences, seminars, and events, including arranging with vendors for services, overseeing the production and distribution of materials, administering logistics, and managing event within budget.
Compose and draft documents and correspondence for presentations, course handouts, grants, conferences, seminars, and reports; perform substantial editing and fact checking. Create, maintain, modify, and/or ensure accuracy of content in various unit documents, displays, reports, brochures, social media, and/or websites.
Plan and schedule calendar(s) with limited consultation, resolve calendaring conflicts, and arrange travel in compliance with unit, university, and sponsor policies.
Create complex reports and spreadsheets which may utilize specialized software and systems.
Oversee and/or process a variety of complex financial transactions; produce, monitor, and reconcile budget statements; research, identify, and resolve discrepancies. May assist with capital or special equipment requests and/or vendor selection.
Coordinate and monitor routine maintenance services completion. Plan and coordinate office moves and/or minor renovation projects.
May lead staff or supervise day-to-day work of student and/or temporary workers, including scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing workloads, setting appropriate deadlines, reviewing work for quality and timeliness, and providing performance review input.
Other duties may also be assigned
To be successful in this role, you will bring:
Education & Experience:
High school diploma and four years of administrative experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced computer skills and demonstrated experience with office software and email applications.
Demonstrated success in following through and completing projects.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and assign work to others.
Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
Certifications and Licenses:
In addition, preferred requirements include:
4-year college degree plus related work experience.
Experience with Stanford financial systems.
Experience with Filemaker Pro desirable.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications 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 their 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
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.
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