The Financial Manager in the Foreign Policy program (FP), under the direction of FP’s Director of Finance, is responsible for a broad range of budgeting, accounting, and other financial management responsibilities for a portfolio of FP projects. The Financial Manager serves as a key member of a flexible team of financial managers; supports the budgeting, management, oversight, and reporting for an assigned portfolio of grants and other revenue; assesses areas for improved efficiency; and serves as backup for other FP financial team members as needed.
Budget and Forecast Management (35%)
Grants, Funding, and Award Management (45%)
Expense Management (10%)
Timesheet Administration and Administrative Support (10%)
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field is required; some business or non-profit financial management courses preferred. Minimum four years of relevant work experience is required, with 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; experience managing grants and contributions from non-U.S. donors is preferred. Must be legally authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Financial Management: Must have proven ability to manage a diverse portfolio of funding from proposal through final reporting. Must be able 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; general knowledge of foreign currency transactions and financial practices 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 and abilities in 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; PeopleSoft experience is a plus. Some interest in foreign policy or international relations is preferred.
Organizational Skills: High level of attention to detail and strong administrative and organizational skills are required. Ability to proactively 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. Consummate 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 works well with a variety of personality types and can also perform 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.