08-Jul-2019 Senior Director, Finance Harvard Kennedy School 49713BR
Job Summary Responsible for the overall direction and oversight of financial operations, which may include payroll, accounting, accounts payable/receivable, procurement, capital projects, endowment funding, research administration, or other function.
Responsible for effective staff management for a group or team of employees, including hiring and orientation, training and development, workflow and performance management, and the promotion of an inclusive and innovative work environment
Manage multiple financial operations, which may include systems development, data analysis, budgeting and reporting while identifying opportunities for operational integration and improvement
Lead department goal setting, planning, and process development
Identify potential operational challenges and propose solutions
Develop and implement operational policies, procedures and training for financial staff
Manage ongoing relationships with external vendors and consultants
Collaborate with university-wide leadership to continuously approve processes, policies and procedures
Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 8 years' relevant work experience
MBA or Master's degree in relevant field
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced excel skills
Knowledge of advanced financial administration principles
10+ years of financial experience
Strong accounting, budgeting, analytic, and management skills needed.
Mastery of GAAP accounting principles; must be familiar with SAS112 regulations.
Excellent communication skills required, both verbal and written.
Demonstrated ability to lead a process, as well as to work in a collaborative environment to achieve agreed-upon objectives.
Proven ability to handle sensitive data with discretion, creatively solve financial problems, generate new and improved financial processes and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
Expert user of Excel, PowerPoint and enterprise financial systems.
Work is performed in an office setting
Additional Information We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide Visa Sponsorship.
Harvard University requires pre-employment references and background checks. Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
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.