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 8 reporting units:
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.
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.
Salary Grade: 059
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Your Audit Responsibilities:
Efficiently lead and manage the audit process with appropriate consideration of audit risk issues and technical matters
Ably deliver on all aspects of audit engagement activities which include; scoping, planning and risk rating processes, conducting the necessary field work, preparing all audit work paper sections, discussing and presenting audit findings and key observations with the auditee, and the preparation of audit reports
Provide timely completion of information technology and information security audits in a manner consistent with the professional standards of conduct of the Institute of Internal Auditors and Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Apply skills and knowledge fittingly in performing an assurance engagements and managing engagements in compliance with Departmental auditing standards
Apply solution-based approaches to problem solving on client assignments
Effectively manage client relationships and liaising with other departments to ensure the smooth delivery of the audit process
Demonstrate expertise in Information Technology, Enterprise Architecture, networks, computing environments, servers, end points, software development, enterprise applications and various hosting models
Stay informed with an understanding of emerging technologies, regulatory landscape and the new risk vectors and develops audit programs, reflective of best practices and emerging technologies
Oversee staff auditors and reviewing work prepared by less experienced personnel on a project by project basis
Your People Responsibilities:
Communicate with all levels of an organization and demonstrated ability to cultivate highly effective relationships
Influence, change and shape the direction of a particular activity, either internally and/or externally
Coach and mentor less experienced staff through sharing experience and knowledge appropriately
Contribute to effective team work and create an environment of inclusion
Relevant degree in Computer Science, Business Engineering, Finance, etc... or have equivalent work experience
Active CISA, CISSP or equivalent certification
Minimum of 8 years' experience in an information systems or an information systems audit role
In-depth knowledge of three or more of the following: telephony, systems programming, IT infrastructure, computer networks, project management, and common IT process standards (ITIL, ISM, etc...). Prior experience with COBIT is a plus
Client oriented and excellent communication and presentation skills including report writing, conducting interviews and synthesizing key themes
Research and analysis skills, including how to verify, challenge and interpret information used to manage the Information Technology landscape
Experience overseeing and managing the work of others to deliver high impact results
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, advanced excel skills
Advanced knowledge of centralized and distributed systems, network protocols, project and systems management methodologies, and security controls
Knowledge of major types of IS Audits including application reviews and technical audits
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: 48407BR
About Harvard University Financial Administration
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.