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Harvard University Financial Planning Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts

62675BRAuto req ID:62675BRJob Code:F0957P Financial Analyst III Department Office Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Financial Planning AnalystSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance preferred

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to work with large sets of data

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to deliver exceptional customer service

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize critical requests in a fast-paced environment

  • Works independently or collaboratively with minimal supervision

  • Grants experience preferred but not required

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and other Office suite applications

Additional Information:Cover letter strongly encouraged as part of the application process.

This position is based in Boston, but the work may be done primarily remote. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Department:External EducationPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Finance School/Unit:Harvard Medical 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.Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience

Position Description:

Harvard Medical School’s Office for External Education (OEE) provides broad access to a breadth of learners, including current and aspiring healthcare professionals; leaders at all levels within companies that serve the healthcare industry; and individuals seeking to live healthier lives. OEE programs, products, and content created by our 12,000-member faculty, draw upon firsthand clinical insights based on their breakthrough research and best practices.

OEE is a rapidly growing business with multiple business lines, 14+ orgs, a staff of 150, and over 400 programs delivered in multiple means (live, live-virtual, online, blended) across the globe. Revenues are generated through B2B and B2C relationships, as well as grant and gift funding.

Job Summary:

Independently perform diverse financial analyses and assist the department with financial planning efforts, budgeting, and monthly/quarterly reporting.

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of budgets and forecasts (quarterly, annual, and multi-year) to facilitate business growth; responsible for a portfolio of units.

  • Provide analytical and quantitative analysis to support decisions related to the preparation of the annual budget, mid-year forecasts, and multi-year financial plans.

  • Analyze financial data to identify potential risks and issues. Present data, both quantitative and qualitative, in a way that is meaningful and beneficial to departments and colleagues.

  • Work independently to review, interpret and communicate financial results, including researching and resolving issues and variances, escalating as needed.

Typical Core Duties:

  • Conduct complex financial analyses and update financial models and projections.

  • Assist in the development and analysis of KPIs and metrics that drive business insight and ensure financial controls.

  • Provide technical advice and problem resolution for the department.

  • Develop financial models and projections for units and programs.

  • Develop and produce standard and ad-hoc financial reporting for the department.

  • Design and deliver presentations that educate leadership on key financial issues.

  • Implement and develop best practices for systems and reporting solutions.

  • Monitor and report on active gift and grant awards, communicating to key stakeholders on a regular basis.


  • Develop, support, and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations.

  • Other duties as required.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values ( Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Remote