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Manager of Finance & Administration

Brown University
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2023

Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.

Job Description:


The Manager of Finance & Administration directs key elements of the financial and administrative work in the Department of Neuroscience. Provides high level financial management support to the Department Manager and Department Chair. Duties include high-level budgetary/financial planning and analysis, research administration, payroll reconciliation, purchasing approvals, management of the department and auxiliary accounts, coordination of effort certification process, processing of salary reallocations and costings, and financial planning support to the department manager and chair. This position also manages and supervises four employees (two Grants & Financial Specialists and two Grant & Financial Coordinators). Acts on behalf of the Department Manager in Manager’s absence. Has signatory authority on sponsored and non-sponsored financial documents on behalf of the Department Manager.

Job Qualifications:

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree plus at least 5-7 years of financial and budget experience required, preferably in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Direct experience in financial management, including budget management, reporting, financial modeling, and financial analysis; policy implementation; and research administration, including familiarity with all relevant policies and procedures; experience with managing staff preferred

  • Experience in grant accounting required.

  • Experience using the COEUS database preferred.

  • Proven accounting skills/experience required including the ability to analyze and reconcile accounts preferred.

Job Competencies:
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize own workload and workload of others

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and FileMaker

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills

  • Effective customer service skills

  • File and database management skills

  • Willingness and ability to continue to learn

  • Must be able to shift focus and priority in pressure environment

  • Must be able to work with large volumes of work, multiple project deadlines, and diverse personalities.

Background and Education check required.

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Manager of Finance & Administration


Department of Neuroscience


Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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