Harvard University Financial Analysis Mgt VI in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46585BRAuto req ID:46585BRJob Code:F0960M Financial Analysis Mgt VI Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Director of Financial Planning and AnalysisSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:060Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary 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

Additional Information:Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.

Department:Office of Financial ServicesPre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:Finance School/Unit:Harvard Kennedy 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:Direct financial analysis and processes in preparation of annual budgets, mid-year forecasts, multi-year financial plans, multi-year capital plans and monthly and quarterly management reporting and analysis. Present analytics and recommendations to management to facilitate strategic financial decision making.Typical Core Duties:

  • Responsible for effective staff management for a group or team of employees, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment

  • Direct financial analysis processes, analyze business critical systems, and proactively resolve strategic issues that may span multiple areas

  • Develop and implement of strategies for: budgeting; forecasting, modeling & projecting; identifying & explaining variances; financial reporting; internal controls; expense reductions; cost containment; and revenue enhancements

  • Develop and maintain forecasting model for capital and/or operating budgets, develop long-range financial forecast, and develop capital and operating performance targets

  • Partner with finance leadership on multi-year financial plans and capital budgeting process

  • Identify opportunities and champion major initiatives for continuous improvement in support of internal controls and financial reporting processes

  • May act as a liaison to the University budget office

  • Collaborate with University-wide finance leadership to develop financial processes, policies and procedures

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • MBA, Master’s degree or equivalent work experience required

  • Minimum of 10 years’ relevant work experience

  • Supervisory experience

Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

In Addition to the Core Duties above, the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis:

  • Ensures high levels of customer service by providing professional, timely, and accurate financial management to all school stakeholders as needed.

  • Performs, both regular and ad hoc, strategic and quantitative analysis and providing leadership with problem-specific analysis to inform decision making.

  • Creates and presents materials to wide variety of stakeholders with varying degrees of financial acumen. Ability to present data strategically and clearly is a must.