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Finance Manager - Brookings Executive Education

Finance Manager - Brookings Executive Education

Executive Education
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About Brookings Executive Education (BEE)


Brookings Executive Education (BEE), a partnership of the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) Oline School of Business, brings together two premier institutions to deliver on Robert S. Brookings’ desire to “teach the art of handling problems rather than simply impart accumulated knowledge” to those in and engaged with government.


About Washington University in St. Louis


Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) has a long standing reputation for scholarship and innovation. Its faculty members are distinguished in their research and have received numerous awards for research including 22 Nobel laureates. The Olin Business School has been recognized as a world leader in management education and scholarly research. In addition to Brookings, Olin partners with more than 20 international universities, including Fudan University in Shanghai, China; the Cass Business School in London; Fundação Dom Cabral in Nova Lima, Brazil; and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India.


Position Overview


The Brookings Executive Education Finance Manager handles the financial administration of Brookings Executive Education (BEE) including budget management, and executing/coordinating all accounting activities



Note: This position is an employee of Washington University, who works in the Brookings Executive Education program.


The primary responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the day to day management of BEE financial operations, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, program budgets, revenue reconciliation, financial reporting and analysis.
  • Acts as liaison to Brookings and Olin accounting departments to resolve accounting issues and manage year end process.
  • Updates forecasts and Revenue for the Financials in the Post Program Analysis spreadsheets.
  • Conducts ongoing analyses on enrollment, revenue, costs, and overall financial trends to develop strategic goals.
  • Prepares and reviews contracts for custom business.
  • Manages GSA reporting to ensure compliance.
  • Maintains financial records for federal audits.
  • Prepares quarterly and annual GSA reporting.
  • Manages 180 and 360 assessment reporting.
  • Prepares weekly assessment reports.
  • Acts as trusted advisor for assessment participants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Education/Experience Requirements: 


Minimum Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration. Minimum of three years experience in Accounting or Finance.


Knowledge/Skills Requirements: 


Experience with educational programs and/or non-profit business management preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of general accounting and finance practices.  Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation and a proactive work style. Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships among internal staff and external contacts.  Strong presentations skills.  Ability to communicate with diverse audiences and quickly establish credibility. 


Additional Information:


Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply.


Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.


Brookings is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or other factors protected by law.