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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Financial Administration (But Were Afraid To Ask!)

Welcome to the world of financial administration

Whether you are new to finance or are an experienced finance administrator, working with finances can feel complicated and even overwhelming at first, so we’ve designed this manual to give you an overview of common financial terms and tools to make the process of financial administration easier.

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Financial Training Programs

This manual is not meant to replace training – there are terrific courses available for all financial applications and processes through the Harvard Training Portal’s Center for Workplace Development:

There are numerous courses available on Budgeting, Accounting, and how to use each of the Financial Applications systems.

If you have any questions, or want to learn more about any of these processes, please contact the Finance Office.