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Harvard University Accounting Assistant in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54345BRAuto req ID:54345BRJob Code:400103 Accounting Assistant V Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Accounting AssistantSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of related experience is required

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and working in databases required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is preferred.

  • Experience with Salesforce a plus.

Other Attributes:

  • High quality standards and a keen attention to detail.

  • Organized, flexible, and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent customer service skills. Able to handle confidential information with discretion.

Additional Information:During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.

While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.

A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here (https://www.hbs.edu/employment/Pages/default.aspx) .Department:Executive EducationPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Finance Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Accounting Assistant reports to the Assistant Director of Accounting for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education department and works closely with other members of the seven-person finance and accounting team. This position is responsible for the day-to-day processing of financial transactions.

The Accounting Assistant will generate program invoices, process incoming payments, review staff transactions in the University Purchasing Card system, and facilitate vendor invoice payments in the University’s payables system. This position will assist with monthly and quarterly accounting closes, including preparing journal entries, completing account reconciliations, and auditing system transactions. Other responsibilities include answering finance-related inquiries from program participants and Executive Education staff members, and coordinating with military veteran participants pursuing GI Bill education funding assistance. The Accounting Assistant will perform other related job duties, as required.School/Unit:Harvard Business School 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.Job Summary:Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education delivers more than 130 educational programs to 12,000+ participants annually. Our open enrollment and custom programs address a range of topics, including leadership, strategy, finance, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Alongside the world's best faculty, we offer a rigorous learning experience for an accomplished, diverse cohort of participants, all in state-of-the-art, world-class facilities.

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