Treasury Projects Manager
Stanford University
 Redwood City, CA

Stanford University

Redwood City Campus

Treasury Projects Manager

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, who 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.

Stanford Redwood City Campus

Our new Stanford Redwood City campus opened in early 2019 and is 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. The campus offers amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and an onsite a childcare center.

Stanford University has annual revenues of $6B+ and assets of $44B, and its academic and support enterprise comprises many different and varied “lines of business“. Office of the Treasurer (OOT) is a central finance function and supports the full range of these many stakeholders. Your highly visible position in OOT reports to the Director of Cash Management and Operations and potentially interacts with every school, department, and organization across the university. The purpose of this role is to lead efforts to leverage technology to optimize business processes and systems within the Treasury function, driving efficiency, reducing manual work and improving client satisfaction.

You will support the University's Treasury mission to enhance the University's financial resources by providing competitive financing, managing operating liquidity, and practicing sound financial risk management.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Translate Treasury related business processes into system requirements and/or development of systems solutions in the Treasury domain. Responsible for the project management, collaboration, design, support, implementation, documentation, and training to fully automate systems in support of banking operations in 25+ countries and 15+ currencies
  • Analyze new business requirements, assist with feasibility of enhancement requests, system functionality, current system use and user needs; current initiatives include building an international banking structure, develop forex management, improve cash and liquidity utilization and maximization
  • Specify functional analysis and design and work with cross-functional team including users, developers and analysts to recommend solutions and resolve system issues (including APIs, Oracle ERP -both on EBS and Cloud, SWIFT, Treasury Management Systems, payment gateways, etc.
  • Review, research and evaluate Treasury-related software, especially emerging Fintech solutions, to determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to existing or proposed business systems; assist or develop preliminary and detailed system design documentation.
  • Liaise with external vendors or partners in support of business systems, which may include system development, implementation and/or operations.
  • Perform testing of new systems, upgrades and patching of existing systems; plan, conduct and document results of testing
  • Develop instructional materials, training and job aids
  • Advise users requiring assistance in solving complex problems or issues regarding Treasury management and business systems; manage ad-hoc Treasury projects that may originate from across the University
  • Analyze data and provide data sets to users for analysis. May include development of operational and analytical reports for end users.
  • Coordinate the implementation of new or modified business systems
  • Create and deliver presentations and communications to varying levels of audience, including distributed users of Treasury services, Senior Management and externally at conferences and meetings
  • Participate in industry related network groups to benchmark and execute on cash and liquidity best practices that achieve measurable improvement towards improved processes, and an automated and lean central University Treasury operation; Develop current financial industry market, product, regulatory compliance, and services knowledge
  • Participate in strategic long-term planning for Treasury operations

Note: 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.

To be successful in obtaining this position you will also have:

  • 5 – 8 consecutive years of active Treasury experience for a large organization ($1B+ in annual revenue)
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, accounting, or related field
  • Ability to work with and synthesize extremely large data sets and the willingness to dive into the details and discover meaning
  • A demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, manage time and work independently with little direction and oversight to manage and deliver on multiple projects
  • Demonstrated Proficiency in MS Office tools, ERP and TMS systems, and data visualization
  • Ability to work comfortably with technical, IT, privacy office, legal, info sec, IT engineers and non-finance technical partners
  • Familiarity with, and a strong conceptual understanding of information systems - including network architecture, common programming languages, software applications, cloud computing, tokenization and security, data visualization and reporting tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong prior experience leading change management needs
  • Ability to build and leverage cross-functional relationships
  • Flexibility and the resilience to roll with the changing requirements in an evolving environment while collaborating cross functionally
  • A curious mind with a willingness to question assumptions, existing processes, and conventional wisdom
  • Demonstrate openness, trust, acceptance of diversity, be proactive, and engaged.

In addition, our preferred requirements include:

  • CTP Credential
  • Knowledge of GAAP accounting
  • Relevant IT certification
  • Master's degree in finance or accounting or related field
  • Higher education or government past experience
  • - 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 the job.

Note: This position may be offered as an IT Business Analyst 2 or an IT Business Analyst 3 appointment commensurate with the applicant's level of prior experience as determined by the University's hiring team.

Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable

The Office of the Treasurer invites you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply Online“ link. Please submit an online application, resume, and cover letter.

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:

  • Freedom to grow. As one of the greatest intellectual hubs in the world, take advantage of development programs, tuition reimbursement plus $800 you receive annually towards skill-building classes, or audit a Stanford course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global issues.
  • A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal and family time and provide you access to wellness programs, child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder care and caregiving support.
  • A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall, or participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums. Create an avatar and participate in virtual reality adventures or join one with fellow staff on Stanford vacations!
  • Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computing, cell phones, outdoor recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!

We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.

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-time
  • Job Code: 4773
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: K
  • Requisition ID: 85383