| The Senior Manager, Cost Analysis and Compliance in the Office for Sponsored Programs (OSP) has oversight and responsibility for matters related to cost accounting, including facilities and administration (F&A) rates, and for oversight of University wide functions and policies relating to effort reporting, equipment management, subrecipient monitoring, academic service centers, cost transfers, and cost sharing. Working closely with the schools, the Senior Manager creates and manages the overall project plan for the F&A proposals, provides the data for the Central allocations, consolidates the tub data for the Cambridge rate, and is responsible for coordination of the submission, audit, and negotiation of the Cambridge proposal.|
The Senior Manager is a resource to the Harvard Medical School (HMS), Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), and Wyss Institute rate proposal and negotiation processes (separate rate areas).
The Senior Manger drives strategy for maximizing cost recovery for the F&A rate for base years and, when appropriate, projection periods. They provide key analytical support to the University financial stakeholders throughout the process and on an interim basis throughout the rate periods. The incumbent also liaises with Harvard's cognizant federal agencies, DHHS (for F&A) and ONR (for equipment).
The Senior Manager coordinates with University offices including the Office of Treasury Management, the Office of the Controller, Planning and Project Management, Harvard Library, the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, and Harvard Real Estate on data requirements for rate calculations.
The Senior Manager provides leadership and strategic direction to the University-wide Cost Analysis Group (CAG), serving as the committee chair, and drafts related policies and procedures for consideration by CAG and the Sponsored Administration Leadership Council (SALC). The Senior Manager co-chairs the University-wide Operations and Policy Committee that creates, reviews, updates, and sets training plans for new and existing sponsored policies.
The Senior Manager provides expertise and oversight for effort reporting, equipment management, service centers, subrecipient monitoring, other related compliance issues, policies, and other related projects. Two members of the OSP Cost and Compliance Team will report directly to the Senior Manager.
The Senior Manager serves as a primary contact for interpretation of federal policies relating to costing, indirect costs, and compliance.
Other duties as needed or required.
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.
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:
Financial Systems Solutions
Office of the Controller
Office of Finance and Administration
Office of Financial Strategy and Planning
Office for Sponsored Programs
Office of Treasury Management
Risk Management and Audit Services
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: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary