Reporting to the Financial Manager, the position is part of a team
supporting Harvard College Admissions and Financial Aid Office’s
financial operations. The Financial Assistant prepares a full range
of financial transactions, ensuring timely and accurate processing
and compliance with university policy.
Auto req ID
400103 Accounting Assistant V
Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge
Admissions and Financial Aid
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- High school diploma or equivalent
- 3 years relevant work experience; education beyond high school
may count towards experience¿
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and
verbal); ability to develop relationships and collaborate with
diverse constituents across all levels
- Demonstrated customer service orientation
- Strong professional judgment, attention to detail, and ability
to handle confidential information with discretion
- Ability to work well under pressure and be adaptable; strong
time management and organizational skills to meet competing
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Proficiency with office and collaboration tools, as well as
administrative systems, necessary
In order to be considered for this position, please demonstrate
basic qualifications are met. Applicants MUST submit a cover
letter in addition to their resume in order for their application
to be reviewed.
This position is a two-year term appointment and has a 3-month
orientation and review period.
All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.
The Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Employment Office of
Harvard College is committed to the values of diversity, equity,
inclusion, and belonging. In order to recruit and admit a diverse
class, as well as support students' equitable access to educational
experiences, we strive toward Harvard University's goal of
inclusive excellence. We affirm that a rich learning and working
environment can only result from a diverse community where all are
supported in being their authentic, true selves and empowered to
contribute fully to our shared goals and achievements.
College Admissions and Financial Aid
Credit, Criminal, Identity
- Prepare a variety of financial transactions in university
financial systems, such as purchase orders, vendor payments, and
credit vouchers; review purchasing card and expense reports for
policy compliance; may prepare reimbursements on behalf of office
- Administer student employee payroll processes, prepare student
hires and appointment changes, and coordinate with FAS Payroll and
local supervisors of student employees.
- Assist with developing job aids and training staff on financial
policy, purchasing tools, reimbursements and credit card programs,
monitoring fund balances and accounts, and student payroll policy
- Assist with the Finance team email account. May serve as a
general Finance contact for staff, prioritizing incoming financial
requests and correspondence.¿
- Perform monthly reconciliation of General Ledger; prepare
journals and internal transfers.
- Maintain financial files and records management.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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
- Sitting using near vision use for computer use for extended
periods of time
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and
- This role is part-time (17.5 hours per week).
- Work may be performed remotely. Any remote work must be
performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business
(such as CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT).
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.
We invite you to visit Harvard’s
Total Rewards website
to learn more about our outstanding
benefits package, which may include:
- Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per
year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for
administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year,
12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal
days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks
of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
- Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and
vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with
voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start
- Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care
resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee
Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress
management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
- Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with
contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age
and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
- Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program
including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced
tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
- Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90%
reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses
taken at other accredited institutions.
- Professional Development: Programs and classes at little
or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace
Development and LinkedIn Learning.
- Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options
handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking,
half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit
passes, biking benefits, and more.
- Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access
to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus
events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various
types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure
activities throughout metro-Boston.