Associate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Harvard University

Posted in Accounting 23 days ago.

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts

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Harvard University

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Associate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
Harvard Medical School

Job Summary

Oversee financial analysis and processes in preparation of annual budget activities. Develop and improve processes and tools to ensure accurate and timely monthly reporting and fiscal planning. Inform finance leadership with in depth analyses to establish operating budget targets and metrics.

Job-Specific Responsibilities
The Associate Director of Financial Planning and Analysis serves a key role within the Financial Planning and Analysis Team of Harvard Medical School (HMS). With a $800M operating budget comprising the research and education mission elements of HMS, the position manages budget activities, develops and improves processes and tools, manages multiple direct reports, and drives month, quarter and fiscal close activities. Serve as primary analyst for select research based departments.

Provides in depth strategic, business, and budgetary analyses to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, CFO and HMS leadership. Reviews budget requests, coordinates discussions and make recommendations regarding proposed spending to establish school-wide operating budget targets and metrics to ensure conformance to operating targets.

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
  • Collaborate with University-wide finance leadership to improve processes and tools to maximize value and efficiency of financial planning and analysis efforts
  • Serve as a key resource for financial policies and procedures, ensure training to clients and staff
  • Develop and implement processes and systems for school/unit financial planning
  • Develop trend analysis of operating revenue and expenses in the context of budgets, forecasts and projections
  • Oversee the preparation and development of various financial reporting packages
  • 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 8 years' relevant work experience
  • Supervisory experience

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