Brown University — Assistant Director, Finance

Job Description:

Position Purpose
Facilities Management is an exceptionally talented team built from a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about providing the highest levels of quality craftsmanship, customer service, and teamwork through sustainable practices and who take pride in supporting the mission of the University and Facilities Management “We Care” principle values.

The incumbent directs the daily operation of a wide scope of business support for Facilities Management (FM), including high-level financial reporting and analysis; managing and reviewing budgets and projections for several FM divisions; managing and approving financial transactions, overseeing the entry and reconciliation of payroll for department personnel. Another key responsibility is the formulation and implementation of high-level strategic initiatives as related to Budget & Finance based on University, departmental and area goals.  The incumbent is directly responsible for reporting and analysis of budget line items totaling $75M, including budget formulation, reporting and expense analysis. The incumbent will identify ways to continuously improve departmental financial processes and procedures.

Job Qualifications & Competencies

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in a business-related field and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Requires expertise in development and use of Integrated Work Management systems, including interaction with system administrators and users at all levels.
  • Requires expertise in the field of procurement, including Professional Service Agreements, contracts, strategic sourcing, category management, etc.
  • Requires professional knowledge of the theory, principles, and procedures of accounting, auditing and financial management.
  • Requires knowledge of the principles and procedures used in budget preparation, accounting administration, and development of internal control.
  • Requires professional knowledge of the principles and techniques used in financial analysis, and the ability to convert financial information and outcomes into reports of findings, and develop conclusions and recommendations.
  • Requires well-developed skill with personal computer software sufficient to design and use spreadsheet and database models.
  • Requires well-developed human relations skills sufficient to supervise staff, carry out negotiations, make formal presentations, conduct performance reviews, and communicate technical concepts to diverse audiences.
  • Requires the ability to supervise, train, evaluate and motivate staff in a way that optimizes service.
  • Requires the ability to plan, organize and prioritize complex and technical work processes in order to meet schedules and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and navigate in a complex, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to use good judgment and provide exceptional leadership.
  • Ability to plan steps and carry out multi-phase projects requiring problem definition and modified techniques, to coordinate work with others, and to modify methods and procedures to solve a wide variety of problems.
  • Ability to direct and organize program activities and to establish program goals and objectives that support strategic plans.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate policies and procedures.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze reports.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative, team centered environment.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive campus community.

Additional physical demands and working conditions:

This position is classified as hybrid eligible.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of background check and education requirements.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Assistant Director, Finance

Facilities Management

Grade 12

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Time Type:
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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