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  • Location:
  • Salary:
  • Job type:
    Contract to Hire
  • Posted:
    1 year ago
  • Category:
    Accounting and Finance
  • Deadline:
    August 26, 2021
  • Job Level:

Finance Associate w Project Management Experience

Contract to HIre

Palo Alto, CA

Option 1 Staffing is an award winning, local, recognized leader in staffing and recruiting, specializing in placing the highest caliber of Non-Clinical Healthcare, Information Technology, Supply Chain, Administrative/Office and Accounting/Finance professionals in contract and direct-hire opportunities. We work with top and emerging companies in the Technology and Healthcare industry.

Option 1 Staffing is currently recruiting for a Finance Associate for a Contract to Hire position in Palo Alto, CA.

1. Stanford experience/finance experience

2. Quick learner
3. Project management in finance

Finance associate to help with finance related projects within the division. This is a remote position as of now, but once campus opens back up they will be required to come on campus once a week.

  • 2-3 years experience or a combo of experience and education (AA preferable).
  • 30-35/hr
  • 8-5 M-F Remote
  • MS Office, Excel

Duties include:

  • Review, process, gather, and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance. Contribute to development of analyses to be used for key activities or decision making.
  • Identify, prioritize, and resolve accounting issues; probe beyond stated situation; identify underlying issues; recognize exceptions; perform preliminary analysis.
  • Run, maintain, reconcile, review, combine, analyze, and validate financial data sets, utilizing financial reports, financial databases, and key financial information often from multiple systems. Assist in the preparation of basic management information reports.
  • Identify and resolve incorrect journal entries, data anomalies, deviations from established procedures, and unusual issues.
  • Collect data and perform research on details of transactions. Ensure work complies with complex internal policies and external regulations which may require interpretation.
  • Participate as a member of a project team and contribute to change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.
  • Recommend, assist, test, or implement process streamlining, system improvements or workflow changes.
  • Serve as a liaison to other departments to resolve accounting-related issues.


• Knowledge of clinical trial billing, regulations/terms and conditions relating to sponsored projects

• Sponsored projects related experience in a university or non-profit environment

• Knowledge of the post-award management activities and account receivable (AR) system or other integrated business systems

• Ability to work independently in a deadline driven environment

• Well-organized individual who can multi-task and who has excellent oral and written communication


  • Associate degree plus two years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience.


  • Proficiency in basic business applications, such as Microsoft Office; user knowledge of Excel.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy.
  • Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts.
  • Ability to draft professional e-mails, memos, business letters, and reports, and to communicate information clearly and effectively to internal audiences and client groups.
  • Ability to learn project management skills and to participate as part of a project team.

For immediate consideration, please apply!

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