Harvard Business School (HBS) Executive Education delivers more than 130 educational programs to 12,000+ participants annually. Our open enrollment and custom programs address a range of topics, including leadership, strategy, finance, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Alongside the world's best faculty, we offer a rigorous learning experience for an accomplished, diverse cohort of participants, all in state-of-the-art, world-class facilities.
The Accounting Assistant reports to the Assistant Director of Accounting for Harvard Business School's Executive Education department and works closely with other members of the seven-person finance and accounting team. This position is responsible for the day-to-day processing of financial transactions.
The Accounting Assistant will generate program invoices, process incoming payments, review staff transactions in the University Purchasing Card system, and facilitate vendor invoice payments in the University's payables system. This position will assist with monthly and quarterly accounting closes, including preparing journal entries, completing account reconciliations, and auditing system transactions. Other responsibilities include answering finance-related inquiries from program participants and Executive Education staff members, and coordinating with military veteran participants pursuing GI Bill education funding assistance. The Accounting Assistant will perform other related job duties, as required.
During the current period of COVID-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position with the transition to onsite at HBS campus in Boston, MA when the office reopens.
While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. Please note that we will be conducting interviews virtually (phone and or Zoom) for selected candidates until further notice.
A cover letter is required to be considered for this opportunity.
Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.
Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS is profoundly strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and life experiences. Explore more about HBS work culture here.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Three or more years of related experience is required
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and working in databases required.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field is preferred.
Experience with Salesforce a plus.
High quality standards and a keen attention to detail.
Organized, flexible, and able to prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Excellent customer service skills. Able to handle confidential information with discretion.
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: 54345BR
About Harvard University Business School
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.