ABOUT MGH INSTITUTE:
MGH Institute of Health Professions is a graduate school in
Boston that provides entry-level and post-professional programs in
Nursing, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Genetic
Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and
Physician Assistant Studies. The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences and
a PhD and Master of Science in Health Professions Education have
been added in recent years to meet rising demand for highly
educated health care professionals, educators, and researchers.
Integrating classroom learning with research and clinical
experience, the Institute grants doctoral degrees, master's
degrees, awards certificates of advanced study, and offers
continuing education to practicing professionals.
The IHP is the only degree-granting affiliate in Mass
General Brigham (MGB), the largest private employer in the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Institute has been recognized
multiple times by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great
College to Work For.” A leading health sciences educational
institution, MGH Institute provides students with outstanding
academic programs, many of which are ranked among the best in the
MGH Institute of Health Professions has announced an
organization-wide anti-racism initiative to think boldly about race
and bring together all members of the IHP community to address
systemic racial injustice as well as oppression more broadly. The
plan seeks to create a supportive and inclusive campus environment
and better support the diverse communities the school serves. We
are excited about this new initiative and are hiring employees who
are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and will
contribute to our anti-racism and anti-oppression
Reporting to Vice President for Finance and Administration, the
Associate Vice President for Financial Services provides overall
leadership for the Financial Services Department. Directs
accounting, budgeting and financial planning and reporting
processes consistent with Institute strategic plans. Provide
comprehensive financial reports, multi-year projections, and other
financial analytics. Develops and communicates financial policies
and procedures to users. Ensure financial requirements for grants
are coordinated with the Institute Research Office. Oversees
planning and analyses for the annual general audit, A-133 audit and
- 50% Lead and direct the accounting, budgeting,
financial planning and reporting activities of the Institute.
Maintain effective processes to delegate, schedule and review work
of the Finance Services Department staff. Ensure that the
Institute’s monthly and year–end close process produce accurate and
reliable financial statements and forecasts. Effectively plan
annual budgets and multi-year projections that support the
Institute's mission and strategic goals. Identify, plan and
coordinate information requirements with Institute programs,
departments, Mass General Hospital, and Mass General Brigham (MGB)
Finance. Provide timely financial reports for programs and
departments. Develop financial requirements and strategies to
integrate financial data across systems, including Adaptive
Insights, Ellucian, and PeopleSoft. Coordinate financial team’s
participation in projects to meet identified needs.
- 10% Support Institute accounting and reporting
requirements for grants and contracts. Monitor and evaluate monthly
revenue, expenses and receivables for all Institute grants and
contacts. Coordinate work with the Institute Research Office.
- 20% Maintain website for accounting and budget
policies, procedures, forms, financial data and other tools. Ensure
that information is current and accurate.
- 10% Lead planning and preparation for the
A-133 audit and internal audits with Institute departments and
programs. Support MGB Finance in their planning and preparation of
the general audit for the external auditors.
- 10% Provides cross-team training for key
functions within the Financial Services Department. Support
projects as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree with major in accounting or closely related
field; Master’s Degree preferred; CPA preferred.
- Demonstrated experience leading people and teams is
- 7-10 years of proven finance experience in a higher education
environment within a college or university setting strongly
- Analytical experience, knowledge of generally accepted
accounting principles and the ability to work independently is
required. Sophisticated math proficiency is required.
- Ability to reliably communicate and project a positive
- Ability to handle critical situations and confidential
- Self-motivated, resourceful, and able to take initiative.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including significant customer
- Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adaptive
Insights, Ellucian and Peoplesoft financial systems is
The application review process will begin immediately and will
continue until Friday, June 25, 2021. Priority will be given to
candidates who apply by this deadline. We will continue
accepting applications until the role is filled. A cover letter and
CV is required in order to be considered. Please apply online
by clicking on the following link www.mghihp.edu/job-search.
The job ID 3158361.
The MGH Institute of Health Professions is an equal opportunity
employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty
and staff. We welcome nominations and applications from individuals
who would bring diversity of experience, thought and practice to
the Institute’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
Applications from protected veterans and individuals with
disabilities are strongly encouraged.