The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) for the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) reports to the Dean for Administration and Finance with a dotted line to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Harvard University. The CFO provides leadership and financial strategy in budgeting, planning, financial management and reporting for HSDM with an annual budget of $50+ million. The CFO acts as a senior advisor to the Dean and other members of the school's leadership team on strategic and long-range financial planning matters and represents the school at the University level.
Leads team in the execution of the HSDM's financial planning, financial operations, and clinical business operations.
Leads the annual and multi-year operating and capital budget/planning processes, financial risk assessment, financial reporting and analysis, accounting operations, general ledger management, and service delivery for the Finance Office.
Responsible for the oversight of the Clinical financial operations to include patient billing, revenue analysis and business development. Collaborates with the Senior Director of Operations for the Harvard Dental Clinic for ways to maximize billing and collections as well as continuous improvement.
Collaborates with Dean for Administration and Finance, senior leadership, and department chairs to align strategic priorities for HSDM through robust engagement and planning for the realization of short- and long-term goals. Serves as a strategic business partner to HSDM Senior leadership to provide recommendations in a wide range of HSDM matters, including but not limited to policy, strategic use of resources, academic planning, capital planning, fundraising, and program development.
Collaborates and communicates with financial partners throughout HSDM to address areas for process improvement, new policies and procedures, system updates, etc.
Directs creation and management of financial systems/procedures, payroll allocations, general accounting, interim and year-end closings, and annual report. Ensures the accuracy of all fiscal activities including but not limited to accounting, budgeting, procurement, and financial reporting.
Implements and ensures compliance with University and HSDM policies and procedures as well as established accounting and financial policies, internal controls, regulations, processes, and agreements are in compliance and appropriately documented.
Coordinates audit and tax preparation activities with central administration
Advises Development staff on structuring of gift proposals and reviews restricted fund terms.
Provides financial oversight for all donor funds as well as supporting donor stewardship, and effective, term-compliant use of donor funds.
Collaborates with Grants Management Director on financial and policy related issues. Coordinates with grants office to incorporate grants into multiyear plans and annual budget process.
Provides creative problem-solving on financial issues confronting HSDM.
Continually assesses and evaluates operational processes for the purpose of implementing improvements to protect assets and drive revenue growth.
Develops, manages, and mentors a small, high-performing team; encourages professional development and evaluates staff on a regular basis.
Serves as the HSDM representative on the University Financial Dean's Forum and serves on university committees.
Contributes to a culture of inclusivity and respect.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, financial management business administration or related field required.
At least 10 years of professional, relevant, and progressively responsible work experience.
Supervisory experience with an ability to mentor.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Excellent judgment, problem-solving, time management, and organizational skills.
Ability to effectively balance and perform multiple projects simultaneously, often with competing deadlines, and adjust priorities accordingly.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with an advanced skillset in Excel.
Knowledge of advanced financial administration and general accounting principles.
Ability to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to successfully pass a comprehensive background check at hire.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Advanced degree in accounting, financial management, business administration or related field.
Experience with Harvard University financial systems
Experience in a higher education setting
Experience in clinical outpatient billing
May be required to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.
The primary work location for this position is Boston, MA. In-person on-campus work will be required. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business. In order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states – CA (exempt employees only), CT, GA, IL, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, VA, WA. Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: We are dedicated to being a community within which self-respect and mutual respect are understood and practiced, HSDM believes that compassion, fairness, and trust are fundamental values that enable our individual and collective well-being. We recognize the diversity of individuals within the community to be an essential ingredient to an inspiring, vigorous, and exciting culture. And we recognize that ethics and integrity provide the framework for all of our efforts. HSDM Mission, Vision, and Core Values
Compensation Range Minimum $139,400 Midpoint $199,200 Maximum $259,000
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity. Generally new hires can expect compensation between the minimum and midpoint of the range. Applications received by May 20, 2023 will receive priority review. Applications received after this date may not be considered if a sufficient applicant pool has been realized by the May 20 deadline.
Harvard School of Dental Medicine is not able to provide visa sponsorship or work authorization for this opportunity.
COVID-19 Vaccines Requirement: The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
Salary Grade: 061
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
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.
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.
About Harvard University School of Dental Medicine
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.