Financial Analyst

Brown University

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 149 biology/basic science faculty, 597 medical academic faculty (employed by an affiliated hospital or practice) and 1,865 clinical faculty (community-based physicians) spread across five basic biology departments and 14 clinical departments. The Division is affiliated with eight diverse teaching affiliates in and around Providence.  There are 10 graduate programs (master’s and PhD) educating over 400 students.

The Financial Analyst will be responsible for the development and financial management of: budgets, 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 policy and other 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 for 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. The analyst is also responsible for serving as an SME for assigned areas, ad hoc analysis for ongoing or future programs and administrative responsibilities related to cost center management.

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


Education and Experience

  • A degree in accounting, finance, economics or related field required;
  • A minimum of 2 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;
  • Experience and proficiency in developing spreadsheets and combining data sources for analysis and operational support required;
  • 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;
  • Strong computing skills and ability to learn new systems quickly, including: advanced Excel, PowerPoint and accounting software;
  • Experience working with financial reporting such as profit and loss statements or balance sheets;
  • Practical experience using spreadsheet and database software for analysis and operational support;
  • 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;
  • Initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team;
  • Ability to learn and apply policies and other regulatory parameters into a dataset or work product;
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

Criminal and education background check required.

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Job Posting Title:
Financial Analyst

BioMed Finance

Grade 9

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Full time

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Position Work Location:
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.

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