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Harvard University
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Senior Financial Analyst

Harvard University

Senior Financial Analyst
Harvard Art Museums

Job Summary
Lead specialized financial analysis for a school/unit to provide advanced solutions in support of financial planning.

Core Duties
  • Conduct financial and operational analysis to support planning efforts that span a wide range of initiatives including integrated capital planning process and school/unit based long-range financial planning
  • Analyze the consolidated budget, capital plans, multi-year financial plans, etc.; monitor current year budget to actual results. May manage the annual fiscal budget process
  • Review the quarterly and year-end financial results, identifying variances from prior year and budget
  • Analyze data from various systems to produce regular and ad hoc financial reports
  • Communicate results and reports to various University audiences; act as a resource, providing guidance and support
  • Provide specialized analytical and quantitative analysis to synthesize findings and provide management with actionable recommendations related to: the preparation of annual budgets, mid-year forecasts, and multi-year financial plans
  • Participate in review of operational processes and policies to ensure sound and consistent financial analysis protocol
  • Provide staff mentoring and training and development
  • Function as subject matter expert and/or project lead
  • Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations

Additional Responsibilities
Reporting to the Deputy Director and serving as a strategic resource to the Director, the Senior Financial Analyst provides strategic financial thinking to the Harvard Art Museums on the long-term financial health sustainability and current fiscal challenges confronting the museums. Collaborating with the Director of Budget and Finance, the Senior Financial Analyst will take the lead on developing a strategic financial plan for the museums that will best achieve its programmatic, fundraising, and financial objectives. In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst will work closely works with museums' Institutional Advancement department on translating the museums' financial needs into suitable campaign targets. The Senior Financial Analyst will also help identify metrics and provide updates.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years' relevant work experience

Additional Qualifications
  • MBA or Master's Degree in relevant field preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills
  • Advanced knowledge of budget management, financial analysis and financial modeling; working knowledge of accounting principles
  • Demonstrated experience with financial systems and data query tools

Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in an office setting

Additional Information

Job Function

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge

Director's Office

Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

This is a full-time exempt position

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.