The Finance and Administration Manager is a member of the Office of Financial Planning and Management (OFPM)* and reports to the Director of Finance, Institutional Initiatives and Press. This position will be responsible for a broad range of administration, budget, accounting, and financial management for a portfolio of programs including but not limited to Institutional Initiatives, Communications and Development. Institutional initiatives houses cross-program initiatives such as, Inter-collaborative Initiatives, Foreign Offices, All Brookings Priorities etc. This position will have a primary focus on supporting the administration and financial management for the Brookings Doha Center, Brookings Tsinghua Center and Brookings India Center.
*The Office of Financial Planning and Management (OFPM) is responsible for preparing and executing against the annual institutional operating and capital budgets as well as long-range financial modeling for the Brookings Institution. OFPM is also responsible for financial management of Institutional Initiatives (Cross-Collaborative Initiatives, and Foreign Centers - India, Doha and Beijing) and all Business Units (Communications, Development, Operations and the Brookings Press), working as a strategic partner with the directors of those programs. OFPM also leads all Office of Financial Services (OFS) activities supporting planning, development, implementation, training and post go-live activities of the Institution's financial systems, processes and policies.
Budget Administration (35%)
Purchasing & Contract Management (30%)
Administrative Support (25%)
Grants, Funding, and Award Management (10%)
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field. Minimum three years of relevant work experience, two of which are in developing and successfully managing a budget of similar size required. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. Some business courses preferred. Some background in a research, academic, or non-profit setting is preferred. Experience with financial management of foreign offices a plus.
High level of attention to detail required; strong administrative and organizational skills; excellent communication skills required; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required; advanced Excel skills PeopleSoft knowledge a plus. Budget experience and/or familiarity with budgeting or accounting software required. Solid knowledge of budgets and accounting principles; must have a strong understanding of GAPP and fund accounting as well as a strong understanding of how business transactions are recorded into the financial records of an organization. Ability to organize, analyze, present and communicate financial data. Must be a mature, self-motivated, team player who gets along well with a variety of personality-types and can work independently. Must be flexible and capable of working in a fast-paced environment with shifting and competing priorities. Extreme honesty and discretion required, with the ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
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