Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Location: USA - MA - Allston
Internal Number: 63544BR
Reporting to the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis, the Financial Analyst performs planning and analysis in support of the School's financial management and strategy. The Financial Analyst works collaboratively with other financial staff in a team environment and supports initiatives that will improve financial processes. In addition to the core duties, responsibilities include:
Support strategic initiatives, special projects, and manage personnel analysis and reporting.
Collect, monitor, and maintain financial data integrity.
Consult and collaborate with departments and finance teams on financial inquiries and budget variances.
Identify potential operational challenges, process improvements, and propose solutions while documenting processes and best practices.
Demonstrate technical and analytical expertise, timely follow-through on commitments, and excellent customer service.
Perform a variety of financial analyses that identify trends and recommendations to help inform decision making.
Assist with the annual budget process; assist with multi-year forecasts.
Produce financial reports, including, annual, monthly, quarterly, and ad hoc.
Act as a resource for departments on financial/budgetary questions that require problem-solving and analytic capability.
Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Ability to learn quickly
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills
Working knowledge of budget management, financial analysis, financial modeling and basic accounting principles
Demonstrated experience with financial systems and data query tools
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues and clients
Must have a professional demeanor and discreetly handle confidential information
Well organized, flexible, and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
There are no significant physical demands required in this position.
Work is performed in an office setting.
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
This position will be based in Allston, MA. An on-campus presence is required. Individual flexible and hybrid work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT).
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.
The Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences serves as the connector and integrator of Harvard's teaching and research efforts in engineering, applied sciences, and technology. Our core tenets are: educating broad-minded students; interdisciplinary research; integration across disciplines; and balancing theory, experimentation and practice to create an unmatched environment for learning and exploration. Through collaboration with researchers from all parts of Harvard, other universities, and industry, we bring discovery and innovation directly to bear on improving human life and society. For more information about us, please visit www.seas.harvard.edu.
Commitment to Diversity
SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment. Some of our core values include respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
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.
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
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.
About Harvard University John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.