The Finance Assistant serves as primary administrative support to the Director of Finance and the Economic Studies Program Financial Management team, including project, proposal and contract management support, project management of the timesheet process, PeopleSoft and BBRS support, expense, payment and invoice processing and tracking, and general financial management system support.
Administrative support for budget and accounting (60%)
Support for financial administration (40%)
Bachelor’s degree required; some business courses preferred. Minimum of one year of related financial or administrative experience required; some background in a research, academic, financial or non-profit setting is preferred.
High level of attention to detail required; strong administrative and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service orientation; and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Budget experience and/or familiarity with budgeting or accounting software a plus. 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.
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.