Join the finance team at the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program (ES), and work with experts as they focus on addressing obstacles to long-term economic growth and opportunity. This is a great opportunity for a finance professional with the drive to join a team that supports key projects for a top-rated think tank. Responsible for a portfolio of projects within the Economic Studies Program, the Financial Manager (FM) is accountable for financial analysis; for preparing, managing, implementing, and reconciling budgets and forecasts; oversight of all financial transactions in portfolio; and for managing grant proposals, reports, and contracts.
Budget and Forecast Management (50%)
Project & Proposal Management (25%)
Financial Administration (25%)
Bachelor’s degree required; some business courses preferred. Minimum of four years of combined administrative and financial coordination experience required. Background in a research, academic, financial or non-profit setting is preferred. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Strong problem solving skills and customer-focused attitude required. In depth knowledge of financial software applications, databases, spreadsheets, and financial modeling required. Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and experience working with CRM systems required. Budgeting experience required; must have excellent organizational skills and initiative to manage logistics of projects independently. The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent writing skills, discretion, mature judgment, flexibility, and will be a team player.
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.