Financial Coordinator

Brown University

Job Description:

As part of the Finance & Operations team, this position will serve as the main financial coordinator for the department. They will work with all Brown University accounts, Brown Alumni Association accounts, and Class agency accounts within the Alumni Relations organization structure. Several gift and endowment accounts will be part of the Coordinator’s portfolio as well.

This position processes financial transactions primarily performed in Workday. This position is responsible for maintaining current knowledge of, interpreting, and applying applicable University policies. The Financial Coordinator will have a strong working knowledge of the Brown Chart of Accounts and policies and protocols related to transaction coding and approval. This position will be customer-focused and responsive to requests as they arise. The Financial Coordinator will also serve as the key point person for the entire Alumni Relations staff, including providing monthly, year-end, and ad hoc financial reporting.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a related field such as fundraising, higher education, banking, nonprofits, sales, or customer service.

Required Qualifications

  • Customer service experience with a strong service-minded philosophy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; experience in effectively communicating key data in a user-friendly and concise manner to individuals with varying levels of financial acumen.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; experience in effectively communicating key data in a user-friendly and concise

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic
  • Highly proficient in financial reporting and spreadsheet applications with excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.

Job Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), including experience/ability to identify and emphasize diverse perspectives in programming, communications, and strategy.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Excel, including pivot tables, formulas, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Customer service experience with a strong service-minded philosophy.
  • Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot issues when appropriate.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced, multi-faceted work environment.
  • Ability to work occasional nights and/or weekends.
  • Experience with Workday Financials and/or QuickBooks a plus

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown. Applicants are asked to provide a cover letter and resume with their applications.

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Job Posting Title:
Financial Coordinator

Alumni Relations

Grade 8

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Time Type:
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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EEO Statement:
Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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