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Company Name:
Brown University, Facilities Management Department
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Providence, Rhode Island
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
6-9 Years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Assistant Director, Finance

Brown University seeks an Assistant Director, Finance to direct 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 FM's University Events division; 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 oversight of budget line items totaling $30M, including budget formulation, reporting and expense analysis. The incumbent will identify ways to continuously improve departmental financial processes and procedures.


Requires a Bachelor's Degree in a business-related field and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. 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 expertise in development and use of Integrated Work Management systems, including interaction with system administrators and users at all levels. Requires professional knowledge of the principles and techniques used financial analysis, and research, 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. Requires expertise in the field of procurement, including Professional Service Agreements, contracts, strategic sourcing, category management, etc. 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. Must be able to work effectively with a diverse population. Demonstrated commitment to Diversity & Inclusion.

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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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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's vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. 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.

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