April 9, 2019
Education and Nonprofit
Palo Alto, CA
Another Source’s client, Stanford University, is recruiting a Fund Accountant to join their team.
Impact a legacy!
Consider all the lives saved over the many years as a result of Stanford’s innovation in the medical field. Imagine a world without the internet and social platforms. Did you know Stanford pioneered the procedure for organ transplants and also created the first website in the United States? All of these advances and more, are a direct result of Stanford University’s prominent faculty, researchers and alumni, who have revolutionized the way we live and enriched the world. Supporting this mission is Stanford’s dedicated 16,000 staff, which come from diverse educational and career backgrounds. We are a collaborative environment that thrives on innovation and continuous improvement. At Stanford, we seek talent committed to excellence, driven to impact the future of our legacy, and improve lives on a global sphere.
In a highly complex and constantly changing backdrop, the University Controller’s Office is responsible for creating an environment which promotes innovative and sound business policies and practices that balance controls, compliance and customer service. The organization consists of approximately 95 professionals, responsible for a broad range of financial activities, including Capital Accounting, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Fund Accounting, Investment Accounting, Payroll, Student Accounting and Tax Compliance.
Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, scheduled to open in 2019, will be the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff whose jobs are important to supporting the university’s mission. The campus brings departments together in a collaborative environment that reflects Stanford’s culture and mission. The campus will offer amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a child care center for Stanford families.
The Fund Accounting Team in the Controller’s Office partners with the University’s schools and departments in stewarding University funds. The primary responsibility of the team involves endowment fund (over $26B in assets), and expendable funds (over $1.5 billion in assets). In this challenging position , the Fund Accountant establishes the accounts for these monies, ensure that funds are used appropriately and properly recorded, provides related operational functions (such as buying and selling shares, allocating payout, maintaining market value), and support individuals n the schools and departments as they manage these funds. Each day is different – you will need a flexible mindset and the ability to handle multiple requests from various University stakeholders. If you are a proactive individual with a strong accounting sense and strong attention to detail, this may be the right career opportunity for you.
Your responsibilities will include:
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.
Why Stanford is for you:
We provide market competitive salaries, excellent health care and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including additional time off during our winter closure. Our unique perks align with what matters to you:
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.
Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.
Two plus years of experience