Welcome to SEAS Finance.


SEAS Finance supports SEAS’ mission of creating collaborative bridges across SEAS and Harvard and educating the next generation of global leaders by addressing the greatest challenges facing our society by providing sound financial planning, internal control, and strategic decision support, and fostering a culture that promotes financial discipline, transparency, and sustainability.


The office, led by the Executive Dean for Administration and Finance, is comprised of four teams:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Operations
  • Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A)
  • Payroll

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, financial reporting, budgeting and strategic planning, financial policy development, risk management, internal controls, fund management, purchasing, travel and reimbursement, card services, student funding, financial aid allocation, fixed asset and capital project management, data management, and faculty, staff and student payrolls.

FY17 Goals

  1. Provide excellent customer service by focusing on proactive dialogue and support.

  2. Increase outreach efforts to share information, offer our services, and educate the community about the school’s financial opportunities and challenges.

  3. Strengthen existing relationships and build new partnerships in order to increase visibility, share/learn best practices, and leverage available resources.

  4. Identify and implement process improvements to ensure operational best practices and efficient utilization of resources.

  5. Increase financial ownership at local levels to increase autonomy and efficiency, while ensuring responsibility and accountability.

  6. Foster a culture of engagement, participation, collaboration, and continuous learning



For full Finance Organizational Chart click here