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Senior Financial Analyst

Company: Harvard University
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

58742BRAuto req ID:58742BRJob Code:F0858P Financial Administrator IV Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Senior Financial AnalystSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:+ MBA or Master's degree in relevant field preferred+ Advanced knowledge of budget management, financial analysis and financial modeling; working knowledge of accounting principles+ Strong analytical and financial modeling skills, including advanced expertise with excel, and experience with enterprise business intelligence platforms and data query tools+ A collaborative working style with excellent interpersonal, consultative and problem-solving skills+ Meticulous attention to detail and high level of discretion+ Ability to manage multiple projects independently with deadlines. + An openness to learning and developing new approaches Additional Information:Harvard College is a close-knit undergraduate community within Harvard University. With world-class faculty, groundbreaking research opportunities, and a commitment to a diverse environment of bright, talented students, Harvard is more than just a place to get an education-it's where students come to be transformed. The College enrolls over 7000 students and is comprised of 7 major administrative units including the Office of the Dean, the Office of Undergraduate Education, the Dean of Students Office, the Office of Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, the Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship, the Registrar's Office, and the Office for the Arts.The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: Human Resources Consulting is currently developing hybrid workplace models that actively support remote work in states where Harvard is registered to conduct business. At this posting, these states include CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT and are subject to change. Business needs will determine the frequency of on-campus presence required in Cambridge, MA. Flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process and are subject to change with University policy. Department:Harvard College Administration & FinancePre-Employment Screening:Education, Employment, IdentityJob Function:Finance School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Basic Qualifications:+ Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required+ Minimum of 7 years' relevant work experiencePhysical Requirements:Occasional carrying, lifting, or moving for events or meetingsWorking Conditions:+ This is not a fully remote position. Work is performed in an office setting. Hybrid work options for this role can be discussed during the interview process and are subject to change with University policy. Position Description:Reporting to the Associate Dean for Finance and Administration, this position is responsible for advanced financial analysis, budget planning, analytical reporting, and financial operations for a portfolio of Harvard College units. Working as a collaborative and constructive partner, this position provides guidance for financial planning, monitoring, and compliance, including the analysis and review of financial performance, budgetary requests, mid-year forecasts, and year-end results. The Senior Financial Analyst supports the Harvard College Dean's office by consolidating and summarizing data, producing financial reports, presenting recommendations, and assisting with organization-wide analysis, long-term planning, and training development. This role works closely with College unit administrators, the College's Office of Administration and Finance, and FAS Finance to establish priorities, allocate funds, uphold policies, and monitor financial outcomes to most effectively support the mission of the College. The Senior Financial Analyst for Harvard College will be responsible for the following:+ Budgeting, Planning & Support - Supports Harvard College units in developing annual budgets, monitoring financial performance, and creating financial models for strategic initiatives and long-range plans; Serves as a resource for College unit administrators to expand understanding of financial management by answering questions, trouble-shooting issues, and identifying training opportunities+ Fund management - Identifies, evaluates, and monitors funding sources to strategically optimize resource allocation and ensure stewardship of restricted funds. Funding sources include unrestricted, endowments, gifts, and grants+ Financial Operations - Performs central accounting functions for the College including preparation of journal entries, income transfers, and quarterly accruals; serves as the College Asset manager overseeing all functions of the Oracle asset system; supports College units with year-end closing, access and understanding of financial systems, and familiarity with financial policies and procedures to ensure successful implementation+ Financial Analysis and Reporting - Analyzes and forecasts financial and operational results for College units and the College Administration and Finance team. Prepares complex financial reports using query tools and University reporting systems and systematically develops, validates, and distributes reports to appropriate stakeholders+ Financial Leadership - Works collaboratively within the College Administration and Finance team to define processes and procedures that support effective planning, implementation, and stewardship of College resources. Consolidates information, analyzes budget drivers and business questions, and presents recommendations to College leadership. Serves on College, FAS, and University focus groups and committees as assigned + Conducts ad-hoc analysis and special projects as identified by the Associate Dean.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Keywords: Harvard University, Cambridge , Senior Financial Analyst, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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