Job-Specific Responsibilities Harvard's Financial Administration Department (FAD) is responsible for the stewardship of the University's finances, including related business processes and technology. FAD is dedicated to supporting the teaching and research mission of the University by providing outstanding financial services to the Harvard community; by providing support, guidance and consultation; by working to ensure compliance with University and federal guidelines; by mitigating risk; and by promoting the financial health of the University. Harvard's Office of Financial Strategy & Planning is a dynamic and entrepreneurial working environment that supports and facilitates decision-making at the highest levels of the University (including the CFO, EVP, Provost, President and Corporation) in key areas of financial management and strategic planning. We are focused on professional growth and encourages talent development, offering a wide variety of training and development opportunities, including leadership training at Harvard's Center for Workplace Development. Managers have backgrounds in management consulting, not-for-profit management and investment banking, and foster a culture of open dialogue, initiative and talent development. Comfort with ambiguity and ability to work in relationship-based organizations is highly valued. OFSP is a Harvard Green Office and encourages environmentally friendly and sustainable actions in the office. As an Analyst, you will be responsible for the office's relationship with a few of the University's Schools and business Units, including conducting objective analyses of the Schools' financial performance, developing an in-depth understanding of their financial structure, and reviewing the Schools' and Units' quarterly results, annual budgets, long-range financial and capital planning. This position will also have involvement in a wide range of initiatives to advise University leadership, Schools and Units on critical strategic financial questions (e.g., endowment planning, capital planning considerations, financial policy development, etc.). Specific duties include, but are not limited to: 1) Working closely with School leadership to analyze and evaluate quarterly results, operating budgets, multi-year financial plans and multi-year capital plans ahead of engagement with the CFO, EVP, Provost, President, and the Corporation; 2) Synthesizing findings and determining short- and long-term ramifications for all stakeholders; 3) Designing and delivering presentations that educate University and School leadership on potential options, facilitating informal and formal dialogue as needed; 4) Developing hypotheses and conducting analyses to respond to Schools' ad-hoc queries and strategic requests; 5) Performing other ad-hoc projects to support the policies and decision-making of the CFO, EVP, President, Corporation, and other senior University leadership; 6) Working closely with other groups within the central finance division (including the Office of the Controller, the Office of Treasury Management, and the Office of Sponsored Programs) to better understand University-wide financial management issues that inform planning, reporting, and analysis. 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 Additional Qualifications 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 48086BRSalary Range: NAMinimum Qualification5 - 7 years Associated topics: analyst, analyze, bi, business, business analyst, examiner, financial reporting analyst, investment analyst, investment banking, strategy
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