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This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
More about Financial Administration Department (FAD): FAD is committed to an engaging and diverse culture, strong values, and client partnership. The department is led by the Vice President for Finance (VPF), is comprised of eight reporting units:
Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: The dynamism that comes with working at Harvard is largely the result of our diversity. Here, staff, faculty, administrators and students representing a wide range of ages, races, interests and backgrounds come together in pursuit of common goals. Together, we strive to provide an environment that values diversity and promotes an inclusive culture.
Total Rewards: Harvard's Total Rewards Program is designed to attract, retain, and reward the performance of talented employees. Comprehensive benefits, generous paid time-off, access to education and professional development, and a vibrant campus with abundant cultural and recreational opportunities create a competitive and compelling total rewards package. As a Harvard staff member, you enjoy many perks that come with working for one of the top employers in Massachusetts.
Flexible work environment: FAD supports flexible work arrangements where business needs allow.
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 (TAP): 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.
Accessibility: Harvard University welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Basic Qualifications are the minimum threshold a candidate must meet in order to be considered for this role
5+ years of direct accounting, financial management, data analysis, and/or grants management experience. (*Education beyond high school or progress toward relevant professional certification may count toward experience*).
The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.
Intermediate to advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel (e.g. formulas, filters, charts, and pivot tables) and other Microsoft tools.
Demonstrated agility working with systems and reporting.
Bachelor's degree can count toward experience
Ability to handle complex and confidential information with discretion and judgment.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Working knowledge of accounting and direct experience in financial management (incurring expenses, invoicing and reporting, accounts payable, and/or accounts receivable). Experience with fund accounting or sponsored accounting is a plus. Experience in a research environment is a plus. Experience auditing or responding to an audit is very helpful.
Problem-solving orientation and ability to be thorough and detail-oriented, but also summarize and convey the bigger picture.
Customer service orientation with a collegial and collaborative approach to working with others across the University.
Independent and professional judgment and prioritization. Ability to focus on the highest-risk items and allocate time accordingly, juggling multiple job duties and clients.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53102BR
About Harvard University Financial Administration
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.