As a member of the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis team, the Finance Manager conducts the company-wide planning processes: annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, and annual long-range planning. The Finance Manager serves as a subject matter expert regarding the systems supporting the financial planning and reporting processes. The Finance Manager also provides financial support and guidance to the company’s Technology, Product Development, Software Engineering, and Editorial departments.
The Finance Manager interacts on a regular basis with the accounting team as well as senior management and departmental leaders across the organization and conducts ad hoc analyses for the CFO. This position will liaise with Harvard Business School financial planning counterparts and will manage deliverables due to HBS.
The Finance Manager coaches the corporate financial analyst and works closely with business unit analysts.
Lead company-wide budgeting and forecasting processes to ensure timely and accurate financial information is available for business decision-making.
Compile and submit reporting for senior management and other stakeholders including the Board of Directors and Harvard Business School.
Evaluate and track investment proposals.
Serve as subject matter expert in the systems and tools used. Recommend and implement changes in response to business need.
Quarterly and Annual Reporting to Board and HBS:
Prepare quarterly Board of Directors’ financial package and ad hoc reports.
Prepare and provide quarterly forecast summary to Harvard Business School.
Prepare annual Harvard University reporting packages.
Support company-wide technology, product development, software engineering, editorial teams and administrative/cross-enterprise teams:
Develop and present reports and related summaries necessary to support and understand the businesses.
Work with internal business partners in setting forecasts, budgets, and long-range plans ensuring a strong attention to detail.
Identify, research, and explain variances and trend analysis on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
Serve as the primary analytical resource for a variety of financial analysis.
Partner with the International team to support new investments and initiatives.
Build, maintain, and revise International P&Ls.
Evaluate monthly results and work with the International team to ensure answers are obtained
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or related field required; MBA preferred
5-7 years of experience in budgeting and forecasting techniques and financial analysis
Experience working with forecasting and budgeting tools required
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (VLOOKUP, Pivot tables)
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
Excellent analytical and communication skills
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