National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Finance Analyst

Job Description:

Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine – composed of The Warren Alpert Medical School and the Program in Biology – is home to numerous centers of excellence in education, biomedical research, and clinical care. The Division is large and diverse. Currently there are 152 biology/basic science faculty, 606 medical academic faculty (employed by an affiliated hospital or practice) and 1,742 clinical faculty (community-based physicians) spread across five basic biology departments and 14 clinical departments. The Division is affiliated with seven diverse teaching hospitals in and around Providence. There are 10 graduate programs (master’s and PhD) educating over 300 students.

Reporting to the Director of BioMed Finance, the Financial Analyst serves as a financial officer for the graduate and postdoctoral studies within the Division. The Financial Analyst will be responsible for the development and financial management, including: budget, funds flow/reconciliation and forecasting for an assigned portfolio of departments and/or programs. This position will deliver exceptional customer service in terms of financial management, development of the operational budgets, and implementation of changes as they occur.

The Financial Analyst will serve as the subject matter expert (SME) supporting central as well as program finances and will assist with financial training the departments/programs they support. The position will require the ability to stay abreast of the financial capacity within each distinct program, while maintaining a broader understanding of the finances at the Divisional level.

This position will assist with the coordination of departments/programs as assigned including:

  • oversight of the annual budget and projections
  • financial management and compliance
  • new initiatives/business development
  • general administration and a focus on service excellence

Job Qualifications
Education and Experience

  • A degree in accounting, finance, economics or related field required;
  • 1-3 years’ relevant experience required (experience with financials and structures in an academic setting preferred);
  • Knowledge of and experience with complex financial models, record keeping, and database management with the ability to develop new systems and procedures;
  • Or, equivalent combination of education and experience

Job Competencies

  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills, including experience presenting to management and/or senior leadership
  • Experience with designing and executing strategy-based financial analyses, including scenario modeling
  • Well organized, flexible, and able to manage multiple challenging projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
  • Collaborative working style and ability to build strong relationships with people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong computing skills; advanced excel, PowerPoint and accounting software
  • Experience working with financial reporting such as profit and loss statements or balance sheets
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment

Educational and criminal background check required.

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Job Posting Title:
Finance Analyst

BioMed Finance

Grade 9

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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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