Manager of Finance & Administration, Department of Neuroscience, REQ189325

  • Brown University
  • Providence, RI, USA
  • Sep 22, 2023
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Other Executive

Job Description


Manager of Finance & Administration, Department of Neuroscience, REQ189325

Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island


The Manager of Finance & Administration directs key elements of the financial and administrative work in the Department of Neuroscience. 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 four employees (two Grants & Financial Specialists and two Grant & Financial 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.


Preferred and Required Qualifications


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree plus at least 5-7 years of financial and budget experience required, 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 preferre
  • Experience in grant accounting required.
  • Experience using the COEUS database preferred.
  • Proven accounting skills/experience required including the ability to analyze and reconcile accounts preferred.

Job Competencies:

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
  • 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 FileMaker
  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills
  • Effective customer service skill
  • File and database management skills
  • Willingness and ability to continue to learn
  • Must be able to shift focus and priority in pressure environment
  • Must be able to work with large volumes of work, multiple project deadlines, and diverse personalities.


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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies. With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

Brown’s Division of Biology and Medicine – composed of the Program in Biology and The Warren Alpert Medical School – is home to numerous centers of excellence in education, biomedical research, and clinical care. The Division is large and diverse; currently there are 147 biology/basic science faculty, 602 medical academic faculty (employed by an affiliated hospital or practice plan), 1,837 clinical faculty (community-based physicians), four basic science, 14 clinical departments, and two hybrid basic science/clinical departments. The Division is affiliated with seven diverse teaching hospitals in and around Providence, as well as HopeHealth and Brown Physicians, Inc. Staff in the Division total over 500 (including those contracted through hospital partners).

The Division is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We have more than 4,000 students enrolled in undergraduate biology and neuroscience courses. Approximately 17% of annual bachelor degree conferrals are to students graduating from one of the biology program concentrations. We have 274 PhD students, 133 Master’s students, and 599 medical students. The Warren Alpert Medical School is one of the most selective and diverse in the country. External funding for research has grown 153% since 2013, and research focus areas include aging and aging-related disease; immunology and infectious disease; RNA biology; and brain health.

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