Brown University, South Street Landing, Providence Rhode Island
The Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team. The Office serves as a steward of institutional resources and a trusted advisor to University leadership to support decision-making and enable strategy.
Reporting to the Director for Budget, Planning and Analysis, the Analyst will assist in the development and implementation of policies, processes, and practices related to budget and finance. She/he will use a collaborative approach to work effectively with team members and other University stakeholders on tasks that promote resource productivity and financial sustainability.
Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance, economics, business, higher education administration, or public policy/administration
1-3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in higher education
General knowledge of the principles, concepts, and practices related to university budgeting
Basic to intermediate knowledge of principles and concepts related to financial management, including forecasting and financial analysis that integrates disparate statistical and financial information
Basic to intermediate understanding of cost concepts, including cost allocation, marginal costs, fixed versus variable costs, direct versus indirect costs, opportunity costs, and sunk costs
General understanding of basic decision tools for budgetary analysis, such as expected value tables, weighted score tables, decision trees, and break-even analysis
Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
Ability to work independently on routine tasks and with limited, but appropriate, direction on more complex matters
Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to speak and write with clarity and precision to obtain and convey information related to job responsibilities
Cultural competency skills to effectively engage with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Ability to effectively synthesize large amounts of complex detailed materials for presentation and review to varying audiences
Preferred experience with financial ERP systems and data query tools, including knowledge of Workday financial systems
Takes initiative, demonstrating resourcefulness. Displays a sense of urgency in fulfilling commitments. Demonstrates personal accountability for achieving results.
Promotes innovative thinking by bringing different perspectives and approaches together, combining them in creative ways to solve problems. Accepts new ways of doing things.
Delivers a high-quality work product, free of material error, by showing concern for all aspects of the job with a high attention to detail. Accurately follows established procedures for completing work tasks.
Makes timely and well-reasoned decisions that are consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. Grasps complexities and perceives relationships among problems and issues, which regularly includes abstract concepts.
Builds effective working relationships. Builds trust by communicating in an open manner, and following through on commitments. Actively listens, and validates others’ viewpoints. Respects the confidentiality of others. Handles conflict and difficult situations in a professional way, working toward consensus
This position requires a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in the Finance Division.
Candidates may be eligible for higher pay grade based upon their relevant work experience and education.
Applicants please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.
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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.