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Harvard University Financial Analyst III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55687BRAuto req ID:55687BRJob Code:F0957P Financial Analyst III Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Financial AnalystSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Additional Qualifications and Skills:MBA or other relevant professional/graduate degree is strongly preferred. Excellent analytic, written and verbal communication skills are needed. Unquestionable integrity. Must be well organized, flexible and able to manage multiple, challenging projects simultaneously in a fast- paced work setting. Must have an ability to learn quickly, to initiate action, and an eagerness to grow. Strong ability to build effective working relationships within the finance team and with partner departments. Extensive experience with software such as MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint essential and expertise with Oracle and Hyperion financials and database tools preferred.Additional Information: This requisition is posted to fill two vacancies. The position will remain open until both are filled.

This Staff role may start as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.

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

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 (https://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/campus-culture/mission-statement-community-values)

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

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

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https://app.jobvite.com/TalentNetwork/action/campaign/w/NzM2NjU Department:FinancePre-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.Typical Core Duties:

  • Conduct complex financial analysis and update financial models and projections

  • Analyze and project budgets and financial activity for multiple programs

  • Provide technical advice and problem resolution for a school/unit financial community

  • Enhance, produce and distribute unit-specific planning materials; develop and produce materials to facilitate annual budget planning and financial monitoring of budget-to-actuals at the local level

  • May consolidate local budgets to facilitate the upload process

  • Review financial data and explore options for report development within University financial applications

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Financial Analyst is a member of the Financial Planning and Analysis team within the Finance department. The incumbent will support FP&A activities for a portfolio of departments, divisions, and initiatives, and will be responsible for developing financial models, preparing analyses, and supporting the annual budget process.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, the Financial Analyst will support the School's budget office in its effort to improve financial processes, evaluate and improve systems, and implement process improvement initiatives. Will serve as financial liaison between client departments and management, drawing on comprehensive understanding of business activities and goals. Will evaluate interim budget-to-actual and year-over-year financial performance for a portfolio of departments. Will routinely prepare and present analyses to the Associate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, CFO, and other members of the school leadership. Will participate in the development of BI dashboards.

In addition, will provide general accounting support to department administrative personnel, and assist in resolution of budget issues. Duties also include consulting with departments on critical strategic/financial questions that require thoughtful problem-structuring and analytic capability, and develop an understanding of the operational challenges faced by departments, as well as preparing ad- hoc financial and accounting analyses as requested.

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