The Manager, Finance and Operations, Advanced Leadership Initiative serves as the team lead and subject matter expert for all finance-related issues, analyzing options and advising team members on finance-related decisions as well as University policies, codes, and procedures as appropriate. Additionally, will serve as team lead on office / facility management, equipment, data management, and other operational responsibilities.
Budgeting: Prepares all quarterly and annual budget forecasts for all departments within ALI for submission to HBS Finance. Forecasts revenues and expenditures for each department in consultation with department/area heads;
Monitoring: Continuously tracks expenditures and adjusts quarterly forecasts as needed. Meets regularly with area heads (Program, Communications, etc.) to review budget figures, discuss current spending, and ensure that targets are being met. Prepares journal entries for review/approval, both interdepartmental and intradepartmental. Reviews accounts and coding for reasonableness and accuracy, and initiates remedial measures as needed.
Revenue and Payment processing: Invoices, tracks and processes incoming payments; and manages payments and disbursements; to ensure timely and accurate disbursement and receipt of funds. Prepares all faculty payment forms for signature and tracks all faculty payments, ensuring alignment with ALI policies. Provides correct coding and soft
4+ years experience in finance, accounting, or other relevant field, with proven track record of financial management including budgeting, monitoring and reporting; managing and processing invoices and contracts
BA or higher degree in finance, accounting, or other relevant field
Proven track record of financial management including budgeting, monitoring and reporting; managing and processing invoices and contracts
Proven ability to manage projects or operations including office or facility management. Strong capabilities in managing multiple projects, anticipating future requirements, building execution plans and timetables, and delivering to deadlines in close coordination with other members of the team, University or ALI community.
Energetic problem-solver with ability to anticipate and plan for programmatic needs, develop and initiate solutions, and assert policies or boundaries where necessary.
Ability to be a self-starter and to work successfully and flexibly in a dynamic, entrepreneurial setting.
Collaborative team player skilled at developing and stewarding working relationships with the ALI community and relevant Harvard University departments
Committed to and passionate about ALI's mission for advancing social impact leadership.
Familiarity with Harvard University financial management systems and processes strongly preferred.
Familiar with nonprofit or academic funding models, including solicitation, receipt and management of donations and dedicated funds
Experience working or volunteering with social impact initiatives a plus
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52835BR
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