Harvard UniversitySenior Director of Finance, Harvard Kennedy School Executive EducationHarvard Kennedy School54075BRJob SummaryResponsible 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.Job-Specific ResponsibilitiesHarvard Kennedy School (HKS) is the premier resource for Executive Education for public leaders around the world. The Senior Director of Finance serves as the senior financial officer within Executive Education, responsible for guiding financial planning, policy and processes to support a business unit of substantial scale: $36M in revenue, 80 programs, and 4000+ participants each year. During COVID, HKS Executive Education undertook a rapid transformation to online learning. In the coming year, this position will be in rebuilding mode, assuring that our financial operations and skills keep pace with current needs. Supervises a staff of approximately 3-4 people, both direct and indirect. Serves as the principal liaison to financial leadership at the Kennedy School and the University, as well as a network of financial leaders in Professional and Lifelong Learning across Harvard. As a member of the Executive Education senior management team, contributes to overall leadership and strategic direction.Duties and Responsibilities:
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Harvard Kennedy School's Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and BelongingAt Harvard Kennedy School, fostering a diverse and inclusive community where everyone feels they belong is a matter of basic fairness consistent with our core values as an institution. It is also essential to our mission of improving public policy and leadership-because recruiting the best people and creating an environment where they can thrive make us better at what we do, because we learn more from people with different perspectives, and because we work in diverse groups and serve diverse societies.Learn more about Harvard Kennedy School's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging.Salary Range: $90,200 - $157,200Note: 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.Harvard offers a generous benefits package including:
Job FunctionFinanceSub Unit------------LocationUSA - MA - CambridgeDepartmentExecutive EducationTime StatusFull-timeUnion00 - Non Union, Exempt or TemporarySalary Grade059Pre-Employment ScreeningCredit, Criminal, Education, IdentityEEO StatementWe 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.
Additional Qualifications and SkillsEssential Skills and Experience:10+ years of financial experience; master's degree strongly preferred. 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.Nonessential Skills and Experience:Comprehensive understanding of Harvard University financial processes, chart of accounts and supporting tools valuable. Experience with Oracle financial systems, PeopleSoft and Salesforce environments.Additional InformationWe regret that the Harvard Kennedy School does not porvide 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: During the current period of Covid-19 related restrictions, this position may start as a remote position, with transition to onsite in Cambridge, Massachusetts when the office reopens.We continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 and lifting of restrictions. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility with our interview process. We will be conducting interviews virtually for selected candidates until further notice.