Job Summary Facilitate diverse financial analysis for a school/unit and assist department management with their financial planning efforts, budget analysis and monthly reporting.
Provide analytical and quantitative analysis to support decisions related to the preparation of the annual budget, mid-year forecasts and multi-year financial plans
Develop reporting for use in financial planning
May function as subject matter expert and/or project lead
Advise unit/school on financial questions (e.g., endowment planning, sponsored awards, and capital planning considerations) in support of financial processes
Design and deliver presentations that educate School leadership on key financial issues
Work closely with other groups within the school/unit finance area to better understand University-wide financial management issues that inform planning, reporting and analysis
Provide staff mentoring and training
Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations
Additional Responsibilities In addition to the above duties, HKS's Office of Financial Services supports and facilitates decision-making at the highest levels in key areas of financial management and strategic planning. The Senior Financial Analyst will conduct objective analysis of the financial performance of certain departments and centers with in HKS and developing an in-depth understanding of the financial structure. Additionally, perform other ad-hoc projects to support the policies and decision-making of the Director of Budget and Financial Planning, Controller and Chief Financial Offer.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 7 years' relevant work experience
MBA or Master's degree in relevant field preferred
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
Advanced knowledge of budget management, financial analysis and financial modeling; working knowledge of accounting principles
Demonstrated experience with financial systems and data query tools
Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple projects on deadline.
Demonstrated experience in desktop computing systems, including spreadsheets, word-processing and databases.
Requires demonstrated knowledge/understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Excellent oral and written communications.
Excellent accounting, organizational, and analytical skills.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Experience utilizing Oracle financial systems.
Work is performed in an office setting
Additional Information Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks. Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
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 or any other characteristic protected by law.