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Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Consultant

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F0959P Financial Analyst V


USA - MA - Cambridge

Business Title

Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Consultant



Salary Grade


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00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • MBA or Master’s Degree in a relevant field preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, intermediate Excel skills
  • Advanced knowledge of budget management, financial analysis, and financial modeling; working knowledge of accounting principles
  • Demonstrated experience with financial systems and data query tools
Additional Information

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.


FAS Office of Finance

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Education, Identity


M-F 35 hours per week

Job Function



Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 8 years’ relevant work experience
Working Conditions
  • Work is performed in an office setting.
  • Hybrid office environment : This position will be based in Cambridge, MA and there is an expectation of two (2) workdays per week on campus. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.

COVID Vaccine Policy : The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated (primary series) against COVID, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Information. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: .

Position Description

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Office of Finance is a dynamic work environment that conducts strategic and financial analysis to inform resource allocation and decision-making for FAS Dean, Academic and Administrative Deans, and other Senior Leadership. As a Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Consultant, you will conduct financial and budgetary analysis related to capital and fundraising, as well as special projects. The position reports to the Assistant Dean for Budget and Planning in the FAS Office of Finance.

Detailed Responsibilities:

This position plays a key role in developing the FAS budget and the multi-year financial plan. Senior Leadership will rely on this role to provide strategic insight on various financial issues and ad hoc projects outside of the annual budget process. This position acts as a subject matter expert, helping to inform decision-making across multiple areas, including capital and fundraising.

The incumbent in this position leads the planning, budgeting, and forecast processes and is responsible for reviewing all submissions to ensure that they follow the guidance provided by the Dean. The position also creates an executive summary that is presented to the FAS Dean.
  • Facilitate discussion of financial strategies and provide recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Lead units in efforts to develop strategic financial plans that align with the unit’s goals and priorities.
  • Lead the development of complex annual budgets and forecasts.
  • Develop specialized financial analyses, utilizing various systems to create unique reports to advise leadership on decision-making.
  • Function as subject matter expert and provides specialized advice on complex accounting issues
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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