As a member of the Cost Analysis and Compliance Team in the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP), the Cost Analyst will help provide stewardship of the University's sponsored portfolio and support a variety of University-wide efforts by assisting with compliance functions and conducting analysis of financial data. Focus will be on equipment management, effort reporting, and various institution-wide quantitative analyses.
The duties the Cost Analyst will have the opportunity to work on and take ownership of include:
Coordinating the management of sponsored capital equipment across all the schools
Working with sponsor agency representatives and school contacts to facilitate the completion and submission of property reports
Partnering with the Office of the Controller (OC) on the maintenance of reports generated by Oracle Fixed Assets (OFA)
Assisting with the data collection and coordination of the bi-annual equipment inventories
Working with OSP and school contacts to identify and track awards with government titled equipment
Identifying the need for and driving execution of policy development and updates
Conducting analysis on equipment data from OFA and the Harvard General Ledger
Collecting and submitting supporting documentation needed for external and internal audits
Utilizing reports from the effort reporting system (ecrt) to ensure compliance with the University's effort reporting policy
Providing analysis of salary data to mitigate effort reporting compliance risk
Serving as back-up support for the ecrt help desk
Assisting with the completion of the commercially sponsored research survey for the private business use tax-exempt bond analysis for IRS reporting
Staffing University-wide meetings, including assistance with creating agendas, recording and disseminating minutes, and setting up meeting locations
Conducting various analyses in support of the indirect cost proposal, compliance, policies, and sponsored operations
The Office for Sponsored Programs supports and advances the University's mission by providing leadership and expertise in research administration and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations.
OSP partners with the research and academic community in obtaining and negotiating awards, stewarding sponsored funding in accordance with regulatory requirements, encouraging continuous professional development of our staff, and providing technical expertise to the academic and research community.
Please note: 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. FAD is responsible for oversight of the University's finances, including efficient and accurate transaction processing, financial reporting, budgeting and financial planning, cash and debt management, internal audit services, risk management and sponsored program administration, and administrative systems services. The department, led by the Vice President for Finance (VPF), is comprised of eight reporting units:
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.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's Degree and experience in finance or grants management or closely related fields
Minimum 3-5 years of related experience
Advanced desktop application skills including exceptional Microsoft Excel abilities
Experience providing detailed analysis of financial data
Ability to prioritize multiple duties and deadlines
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to quickly assimilate new technology and/or applications
Focus on solving problems quickly, creatively, and compliantly
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: 45034BR
About Harvard University
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.