12-Jul-2018 Manager, Research Systems & Cost Analysis Financial Administration 46317BR
Job Summary Oversee comprehensive post-award grant administration. Provide consultation and recommendations for the use of financial resources to faculty and staff.
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
May act as signatory for the University, to endorse, negotiate, and/or accept grants and awards
Oversee such post-awards areas as: award approval and set-up, financial analysis and reporting
Evaluate post-award research administration procedures, recommend improvements
Provide technical advice for and problem resolution for a school/unit financial community on research administration
Act as the department representative at the School/University level
Ensure financial compliance with University policies and procedures and applicable federal and sponsor rules and regulations
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience
Advanced knowledge of sponsored research regulations
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced Excel skills
Knowledge of advanced financial principles, budgeting, financial analysis
In depth knowledge of governmental funding guidelines and regulations (2 CFR 200 Uniform Guidance and FAR clauses related to property)
Working knowledge of current issues in sponsored research administration. High-degree of proficiency in research administration including financial management, compliance, and reporting.
The ideal candidate will be mission-driven, self-directed, able to prioritize multiple duties and deadlines
Experience with managing databases and complex software packages as well as ad hoc report creation.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage a complex portfolio of work duties with conflicting and overlapping deadlines
Judgment, discretion, strong communication skills, patience, flexibility and a mindset focused on getting things done are very important.
Familiarity with Harvard's grants management systems and policies is desirable.
Work is performed in an office setting
OFSP is focused on professional growth and encourages talent development, offering a wide variety of training and development opportunities, including leadership training at Harvard's Center for Workplace Development. Managers have backgrounds in management consulting, not-for-profit management and investment banking, and foster a culture of open dialogue, initiative and talent development. Comfort with ambiguity and ability to work in relationship-based organizations is highly valued. OFSP is a Harvard Green Office and encourages environmentally friendly and sustainable actions in the office.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 90-day orientation and review period.
Harvard offers an outstanding 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.
More about Financial Administration Department:http://finance.harvard.edu/home Harvard's Financial Administration Department (FAD) is dedicated to supporting the teaching and research missions of Harvard University by providing outstanding financial services to the Harvard community; by providing support, guidance and consultation; by working to ensure compliance with University and federal guidelines; by mitigating risk; and by promoting the financial health of the University.
Mission To consistently deliver high-quality, innovative service and leadership in financial planning, analysis, operations and compliance, in support of Harvard's teaching and research objectives. We aspire to provide the Harvard community with outstanding financial services to enable the dissemination of knowledge and the advancement of intellectual discovery. We commit to steward the University's assets efficiently, such that resources are assured for current and future generations of faculty and students.
Job Function Finance
Sub Unit ------------
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Department Office for Sponsored Programs
Time Status Full-time
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Salary Grade 057
Pre-Employment Screening Education, Identity
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.