The Stanford School of Medicine has an exciting leadership opportunity for an Associate Director of Financial Risk Management to strategize, develop and lead a school-wide program to identify, evaluate, mitigate and monitor financial risk with a focus on fraud prevention and detection. This new role reports to the School of Medicine's Controller in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and will serve as the school's expert in financial risk management and fraud prevention and detection. Working with school leadership and university partners, the director will promote and establish systemic approaches to assess and manage financial risk factors, reduce opportunities for fraud and enable its timely detection. It is our intent the Associate Director of Financial Risk Management will hire staff upon development and alignment of the program's strategic vision with School leadership.
Coach, train and mentor leaders across the School to build a culture around financial risk management, as well as develop and deploy fraud prevention/mitigation strategies and policies.
In conjunction with Stanford's Internal Audit, Financial Management Services, Stanford Medicine & departments, identify vulnerabilities in processes that create opportunities for fraud. Recommend school and university-wide controls and remediations to address the vulnerabilities.
Recommend, advise on and promote SU and school policies and organizational roles and structures that reduce financial risk and prevent fraud.
Identify and promote best practices, processes and tools that reduce and remediate vulnerabilities for internal and external fraud and other financial risks.
Work with SoM leaders and SU partners to establish an appropriate balance between standardizing processes and controls and ensuring timely, efficient and responsive services.
Develop and implement data-driven systems and processes that detect financial risks within the SoM. Analyze data and develop standard and ad hoc reports and analyses to identify potential financial and fraud risks, activities and trends.
Explore and develop opportunities for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to recognize patterns associated with high risk financial activities and fraud.
Research and stay abreast on financial risk management and fraud prevention best practices and standards, emerging fraud trends and relevant regulations.
Advocate on behalf of the SoM for changes in SU systems and policies that support financial risk management and fraud prevention and detection.
Strategize and oversee the communication of the fraud prevention and detection and other financial risk management strategies and processes to the SoM community. Promote a culture that embraces appropriate financial risk and fraud prevention practices across the school.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.
Strong knowledge of business process improvement methodology; able to view and address business problems with a systems perspective
Excellent leadership, communication and presentation skills with the demonstrated ability to influence and motivate others including senior leadership
Ability to think strategically while attentive to details
Strong financial management and analysis skills
Strong knowledge of accounting and financial practices and systems
Internal audit or forensic accounting experience
Experience working in an academic environment.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Master's degree or equivalent such as, Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor, and six years relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
User knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Advanced knowledge of Oracle or other business financial systems
Advanced understanding of financial principles.
Advanced oral and written communication skills
Ability to clearly and effectively present information to internal and external audiences, client groups and all levels of management.
Strong analytical skills to review and analyze complex financial information.
Strong leadership and management skills with previous experience managing people, delegating workload and providing direction/corrections as necessary.
Demonstrated competency in project management of a high volume of work, some of which is cyclical.
Demonstrated success in performing meticulous, high quality and compliant work.
Ability to interpret complex research and fiscal policies, assimilate information from a wide range of resources and act like a mentor and resource to others.
Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork.
* - 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.
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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