Harvard University Financial Analyst IV in Cambridge, Massachusetts
43729BRAuto req ID:43729BRLocation:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Senior Financial Analyst for the Social Science DivisionSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications:MBA or other relevant professional/graduate degree preferred. Extensive experience with data management and spreadsheet software such as Excel, Access, and Hyperion Studio (Brio) required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Must be well organized, flexible, and able to manage multiple challenging projects simultaneously. Applicant should also have a collaborative working style with excellent consultative and problem solving skills. Must have ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels of the organization. Experience with Oracle financial systems preferred. Additional Information:When applying for this position please submit a cover letter.All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.Department:FAS Office of FinancePre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:370.32380.6050.000001.600100.0000.00000Job 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Facilitate diverse financial analysis for a school/unit and assist department management with their financial planning efforts, budget analysis and monthly reporting.Core Duties:Provide analytical and quantitative analysis to support decisions related to the preparation of the annual budget, mid-year forecasts and multi-year financial plansDevelop reporting for use in financial planningMay function as subject matter expert and/or project leadAdvise unit/school on financial questions (e.g., endowment planning, sponsored awards, and capital planning considerations) in support of financial processesDesign and deliver presentations that educate School leadership on key financial issuesWork closely with other groups within the school/unit finance area to better understand University-wide financial management issues that inform planning, reporting and analysisProvide staff mentoring and trainingEnsure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulationsBasic Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience requiredMinimum of 7 years’ relevant work experienceWorking Conditions:Work is performed in an office settingAdditional Responsibilities:The FAS Office of Finance is a dynamic work environment that conducts strategic and financial analysis, as well as other projects, to inform resource allocation and decision making for Academic Leadership and other Senior Management. The Senior Financial Analyst will conduct financial and budgetary analysis for a complex portfolio of departments and centers in the Social Science Division.The Senior Financial Analyst reports to the Associate Director of Budget and Analysis. This position will serve as a key member of the FAS budget and planning team in developing the FAS Consolidated Budget as well as various ad-hoc and special projects related to the Social Science Division. Specific duties include developing an in depth understanding of department financial structures in order to frame key questions for FAS leadership. This includes analyzing financial performance and budgetary issues, evaluating budget requests, monitoring budget-to-actual results, and reviewing year end results. It also involves working collaboratively on critical strategic financial questions that require thoughtful problem solving and analytical capability. The Senior Financial Analyst provides financial and technical assistance to departments in the Social Science Division on all types of financial issues. The incumbent must have the capacity to navigate effectively across a group of constituents whose operations are of central importance to the FAS.