Brown University — Manager of Finance and Administration

Job Description:

The Manager of Finance & Administration directs key elements of the financial and administrative work in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Provides high level financial management support to the Department Manager and Department Chair. Duties include high-level budgetary/financial planning and analysis, research administration, payroll reconciliation, purchasing approvals, management of the department and auxiliary accounts, coordination of effort certification process, processing of salary reallocations and costings, and financial planning support to the department manager and chair. This position also manages and supervises 3 employees (2 Grants & Financial Specialist and 1 Financial/Grant Coordinators). Acts on behalf of the Department Manager in Manager’s absence. Has signatory authority on sponsored and non-sponsored financial documents on behalf of the Department Manager.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required plus at least 5-7 years of financial and budget experience, preferably in an academic setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Direct experience in financial management, including budget management, reporting, financial modeling, and financial analysis; policy implementation; and research administration, including familiarity with all relevant policies and procedures; experience with managing staff preferred.
  • Experience in grant accounting required.
  • Experience using the internal (COEUS, Workday Financial Reporting) and external (Fastlane,, NIH Assist,, Workspace, etc.) grant database systems preferred.
  • Proven accounting skills/experience required including the ability to analyze and reconcile accounts.


Job Competencies

  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize own workload and workload of others
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Suite Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe, FileMaker
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Effective customer service skills
  • File and database management skills
  • Willingness and ability to continue to learn
  • Must be able to shift focus and priority in pressure environment
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.
  • Must be able to work with large volumes of work, multiple project deadlines, and diverse personalities.
  • Pathology has four locations and this position must be able to facilitate effective and productive working relationships across the entire department.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

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Job Posting Title:
Manager of Finance and Administration

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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