The Senior Financial Manager in the Foreign Policy program (FP), under the direction of FP’s Director of Finance, is responsible for financial management and analysis, and budget administration of a portfolio of the Foreign Policy (FP) projects. The Senior Financial Manager serves as a member of a flexible team of financial managers; supports all financial and budget matters for an assigned portfolio; and serves as backup for other team members as needed.
Budget and Forecast Management (35%)
Grants, Funding, and Award Management (25%)
Proposals and Development Support (20%)
Expense Management (10%)
Timesheet Administration and Administrative Support (10%)
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required; some business courses preferred. Minimum four years of relevant work experience is required; at least two years of relevant work experience in a non-profit organization is required. Financial management experience in a research or academic setting is preferred. Must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Financial Management: Must have ability to manage a diverse portfolio of funding from proposal through final reporting. Must have proven ability to build and manage complex, multi-million dollar budgets to include budget compliance and forecasting. Knowledge of federal grant management and reporting requirements is preferred; knowledge of foreign government grants is preferred. Must have ability to analyze data for historical perspective and risk management.
Technical Skills: Must possess advanced proficiency of Microsoft Office applications, with extensive knowledge of Excel including the use of advanced formulas, pivot tables, charts, and other data analysis tools; Office 365 a plus. Data visualization skills a plus. Must be familiar with budgeting or accounting software; familiarity with PeopleSoft is a plus.
Organizational Skills: High level of attention to detail and strong administrative and organizational skills are required. Ability to independently manage multiple projects, priorities, and competing deadlines is required.
Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills are required; candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with stakeholders at all levels. Extreme honesty, discretion and tact are required, with the ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
Interpersonal Skills: Must be a mature, self-motivated, team player who gets along 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.
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.