29-Oct-2018 Director of Administration and Finance Faculty of Arts and Sciences 47360BR
Job Summary Lead financial operations and planning for the department/unit that 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
Provide guidance, management, and oversight of one or more financial functions, which may include planning, analysis, budgeting, and implementation of processes and policies
May manage regular processing of all financial transactions
Analyze metrics and identifies opportunities to streamline processes; develop and implement action plans for improved procedures
Ensure department's accurate and timely financial reporting
Identify operational challenges; research and implement solutions
Design, develop and manage financial training
Represent department to internal and external constituencies
Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable legal rules and regulations
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
A minimum of 7 years relevant work experience
MBA or Master's degree in relevant field
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced excel skills
Knowledge of advanced financial operations principles
Work is performed in an office setting
Additional Information The position supervises human resources and payroll administration for regular staff in accordance with and in collaboration with FAS-HR guidelines as well as student stipends and payroll working with the Office of Financial Aid and the Student Billing Office.
The position oversees information technology and communications for the department working with HUIT, HWP, and HPAC as well as various news outlets on campus. Interacts with external constituents including alumni, donors, public officials, journalists, and local/national community members.
Supervises facilities and operations staff who maintain the building and program vehicles and interfaces with FAS-OPRP and Campus Services teams.
Supports program operations, including mentoring student officers of PBHA in their administrative oversight roles. The position trains and coaches the incoming student Treasurer of PBHA and works closely with the Treasurer to oversee PBHA financial matters ensuring that PBHA complies with both Harvard and nonprofit financial standards.
Schedule Monday-Friday, 9-5pm; some night and weekends required.
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.
Internal Number: 105297322
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