Financial Reporting Analyst

Harvard University   •  

Boston, MA

Industry: Education, Government & Non-Profit


5 - 7 years

Posted 49 days ago

Job Summary

Independently perform diverse financial analysis for a school/unit and assist department management with their financial planning efforts, budget analysis and monthly reporting.

Duties & Responsibilities

As a member of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Office of Financial Services team, and reporting to the Associate Director for Budget and Planning, this position will join a team of analysts in the Office of Financial Strategy and Planning (OFSP) group in their capacity to respond to ad hoc reporting and analytical needs and requests from School leadership, University offices, or specific School academic or administrative departments. The Financial Reporting Analyst will also serve as a key contributor to and coordinator of financial reporting, both preparing and aggregating from others a standard monthly reporting package for the Dean and senior leadership. Many of these reports will be newly-created by the Financial Reporting Analyst.

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide analytical and quantitative analysis to support critical decisions
  • Support senior leadership by creating a new series of financial reports that will be provided on a regular basis
  • Identify, gather, and/or develop needed data
  • Assist in determining methods and procedures for analytics
  • Collaborate to build and maintain models related to revenue, budgeting and forecasting
  • Document assumptions and findings
  • Maintain accountability for monthly management reporting and analysis
  • Perform additional ad hoc financial analysis as needed
  • Participate in annual development of School operating budget
  • Contribute to the overall goals of OFSP as appropriate
  • Serve as resource to School-wide departments as necessary
  • Other related duties as assigned

Key attributes of a successful applicant include analytical and problem solving skills, accountability for results, strong partnership and collaboration, attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience working well with others in a team setting.

PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to analyze and respond to a short and related business case as part of the interview process.

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

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, business administration or accounting preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel strongly preferred, knowledge of PowerPoint preferred, experience with Macros a plus
  • Experience with Essbase/SmartView and Oracle Financials preferred
  • Self-organized, flexible, and experience managing multiple challenging projects simultaneously preferred
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills preferred
  • Strong understanding of financial tools and working with large amounts of complex data from multiple sources preferred
  • Collaborative working style with excellent interpersonal skills preferred
  • Experience delivering quality output for Senior Leadership within a fast-paced and fluid environment preferred

PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted candidates will be required to analyze and respond to a short and related business case as part of the interview process.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Additional Information

The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment - including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 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, $40 per class 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 complimentary health services.

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

Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!