Financial Coordinator

Brown University

Job Description:

The Financial Coordinator will primarily function to handle both the financial transactions and provide administrative support to the department. The position will be responsible for processing supplier invoices; expense reports; purchase orders; and Professional Services Agreements. This position will maintain current knowledge of, interpreting and applying, applicable University policies. The Financial Coordinator will have a strong working knowledge of working with chart of accounts and policies and protocols related to transaction coding and approval

This position will also be responsible for providing day to day administrative services in support of the department’s operational needs. Responsibilities and tasks include: distributing mail and packages; monitoring main phone line; ordering office supplies; greeting visitors; managing the conference room calendars; assisting faculty and visitors with travel plans and expense reimbursement; and assisting faculty and researchers with shipping needs. The incumbent must be customer focused driven and responsive to requests as they arise.

Education and Experience

  • Associate’s degree and 2-3 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of skills and experience.
  • Experience in an academic setting preferred.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

Why Brown?

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty, and staff are driven by the idea that their work will impact the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break, and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts, and more.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

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Job Posting Title:

Financial Coordinator


Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences


Grade 7

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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.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact [email protected] .

EEO Statement:

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