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The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society at the local, national and global level.
We bring together leading experts in government and academia from all over the world, rooted in open-minded inquiry and representing diverse points of view, who provide the highest quality research, policy recommendations, and analysis. Research topics cover a full range of public policy issues in economics, foreign policy, development, governance and metropolitan policy.
With fair and transparent business practices, clear communication, mutual respect, and a collaborative atmosphere that offers both professional and personal development opportunities, Brookings offers an inclusive and welcoming workplace that values the efforts of all contributors.
The Office of Financial Service (OFS) is dedicated to supporting the mission of Brookings by ensuring and enhancing its financial health and promoting financial efficiency and innovation. We accomplish this by safeguarding the institution’s assets, stewarding donor contributions and providing quality and client-driven service characterized by professionalism, integrity, reliability, transparency, accountability, expertise, and above all else – respectfulness and fairness. OFS is comprised of Accounting, Financial Planning and Management, Financial Operations and Investments.
Position Location: Most Brookings positions are hybrid, combining regular in-person presence at our Washington, DC, office with the option of at least two days of remote work each week. We will prioritize candidates in or willing to relocate to the DC area for hybrid work, but will also consider remote applicants. Remote work applicants may not work from the following states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Washington.
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Individuals that (i) have a qualifying medical condition that contraindicates a COVID-19 vaccination, or (ii) who object to being vaccinated based on a sincerely held religious belief, may request a reasonable accommodation. Brookings policies on masks and other pandemic mitigation measures will continue to be informed by DC and CDC guidelines.
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The Brookings Institution is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Finance Systems Analyst to support, administer and expand financial systems. This is a critical role within the Finance Systems team in the Office of Financial Services (OFS) and reports to the Technical Lead and Functional Analyst, Finance Systems. The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting and improving the efficiency of the finance business processes at the Brookings Institution. The systems suite includes Workday Finance, Workday HR, Adaptive Planning, Concur, PeopleSoft (Legacy) and SharePoint. This is a hybrid role that requires at least 1 day per week onsite (subject to change based on the institution's return to work policy). The ideal candidate will be in their early-mid career and have a passion for learning and growing in the enterprise finance systems domain. The successful candidate will have a degree and at least 5 years of experience in Workday or similar ERP technologies, as well as the aptitude to deal with other financial systems and some experience in SQL. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing team that is shaping the finance technology landscape at the Brookings Institution.
Finance Systems Operations Support (60%)
Implementation Projects/Enhancements and Analysis (30%)
Data and System Archival (10%)
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, computer science, or related field. Minimum of 5+ years of experience in system administration, maintenance and/or implementation of medium to large scale enterprise-level HCM, Payroll, or Financial ERP cloud platforms Preferred: Experience supporting Workday (e.g. Financials, Payroll, Adaptive Insights), Concur, PeopleSoft, SAP or SharePoint. Technical exposure to Query languages such as SQL. Non-profit experience. Experience with Microsoft tools, particularly SharePoint, Teams, Visio, and Project. Workday Functional Certifications Experience supporting Workday (e.g. Financials, Payroll, Adaptive Insights), Concur, or SharePoint . Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Knowledge / Skills Requirement:
Required: Sound judgment, creativity, resourcefulness, agility, and a growth mindset . Ability to understand business priorities and align technology opportunities. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Solid working knowledge of accounting and finance principles. Strong people skills to effectively build relationships and communicate with stakeholders at all levels, particularly to bridge gap between technical and functional staff. Well-developed root-cause analytical skills with ability to configure and troubleshoot issues and defects. Advanced Excel skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Access, Word, PowerPoint). Ability to work in multicultural and multigenerational environments and provide excellent customer service. Highly Desired. Ability to assess risks and provide recommendations. Ability to influence and negotiate without formal direct authority. Focused on quality and customer service. Strong attention to detail
What can we offer you? Brookings provides a generous benefit package that is comprehensive and includes both traditional benefits and unique offerings.
Brookings requires that all applicants submit a cover letter and resume. Please attach your cover letter and resume as one document when you apply. Please note: if you have applied to more than one Brookings job opening you should add a position-specific cover letter as a separate attachment.
Successful completion of a background investigation is required for employment at Brookings.
Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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