Director of Financial Planning and Analysis Harvard Kennedy School 57230BR
Job Code F0960M Financial Analysis Mgt VI
The Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and leads a dynamic team of financial analysts responsible for the financial management, annual budgeting, analytics, and the financial strategy of the school. We seek a candidate with an entrepreneurial spirit, who is a creative and strategic thinker and strong manager of people.
We value and are dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their work or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
Duties (in addition to the Typical Core duties listed above) include but are not limited to:
Managing of multiple projects with a variety of deliverables and stakeholders
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.
Ensures high levels of customer service by providing professional, timely, and accurate financial management to all school stakeholders as needed.
Performs, both regular and ad hoc, strategic and quantitative analysis and provides leadership with problem-specific analysis to inform decision making.
Creates and presents materials to wide variety of stakeholders with varying degrees of financial acumen. Ability to present data strategically and clearly is a must.
Typical Core Duties
Direct financial analysis processes, analyze business critical systems, and proactively resolve strategic issues that may span multiple areas
Function as a subject matter expert and/or project lead on financial operations
Develop and implement of strategies for: budgeting; forecasting, modeling & projecting; identifying & explaining variances; financial reporting; internal controls; expense reductions; cost containment; and revenue enhancements
Develop and maintain forecasting model for capital and/or operating budgets, develop long-range financial forecast, and develop capital and operating performance targets
Partner with finance leadership on multi-year financial plans and capital budgeting process
Identify opportunities and champion major initiatives for continuous improvement in support of internal controls and financial reporting processes
May act as a liaison to the University budget office
Collaborate with University-wide finance leadership to develop financial processes, policies and procedures
Provide staff mentoring and training
Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations
MBA, Master's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 10 years' relevant work experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Strong project management and organization skills
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Advanced 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
Experience managing, mentoring, and developing staff
We regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not provide visa sponsorship. Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks. Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy, sustainable learning and working environment.
Please note: This is an in-person/on campus position based in Cambridge, MA, with possible flexible work options.
The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard's Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University's COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University's "COVID-19 Vaccine Information" webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
Harvard offers a generous 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.
Salary Range: $109,200 - $193,000 Note: Starting salaries typically fall in the lower half of the salary range; however, they are ultimately determined by the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity.
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.