Senior Financial Administrator, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery - Georgetown University Me

Washington D.C.
Feb 08, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
Full Time
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Senior Financial Administrator, Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery - Georgetown University Medical Center

Borne of Georgetown University Medical Center's Strategic Planning Initiative, the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery (CBPR) is designed to harness and expand existing strengths in order to develop groundbreaking approaches to restore brain function caused by neurological damage and disease. It will focus on the study of neuroplasticity, the biological process underlying the brain's ability to learn and develop, and a potential recovery tool in conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and dementias such as Alzheimer's. The Center's long-term aim is to stimulate the brain to recover from damage, preserving and restoring neurologic function.

The Senior Financial Administrator has oversight of all financial management of the Center and all extramural awards and industry-sponsored clinical trials of faculty affiliated with the centers; and serves as administrative liaison to federal, state and corporate granting agencies. Duties include but are not limited:

  • Ensures compliance with federal and institutional policies and oversee long-term planning and daily operations and assists the Director with navigating GU policies and procedures, grant submissions, financial planning, expensing, reconciliation, and other finance and operations.
  • Manages all financial aspects of recruitment - including faculty and staff, research assistants - and student help as assigned.
  • Ensures the day-to-day operations of CBPR are conducted efficiently and in accordance with university, medical center, and Uniform Guidance policies and procedures.
  • Manages the processing service contracts to CBPR - to include following GUMC procedures for establishing and renewing service contracts and POs, and ensuring that invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Supports and administers funds from an external donor and from the Provost and Graduate Dean to the Interdepartmental Ph.D. Concentration in Cognitive Science, which integrates 5 Ph.D. programs and departments across 2 schools of the University and, with the office of the Graduate Dean, services and supports 7 graduate students and growing. 
  • Handles applications from prospective graduate students and allocation of graduate stipends to graduate students in the program, coordinated with their Ph.D. program.


  • Bachelor's degree - preference for Master's degree in Business or Finance
  • 7+ years of experience in financial accounting in a university or non-profit environment, business administration, office practices, and procedures
  • Knowledge of Uniform Guidance, and experience with service or recharge centers, cost allocation methods, medical billing, and/or non-profit financial management and bookkeeping
  • Certified Research Administrator preferred
  • Knowledge of financial management systems and practices
  • Computer skills and familiarity with common office products, financial software and email
  • Ability to create and use spreadsheets, databases, and enterprise web based financial, personnel, and calendar systems.
  • Attention to detail, and ability to follow-through and to interpret policy documents, complex problem solving
  • Effective management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Strong working knowledge of NIH grants environment

Submission Guidelines:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS ( using your Net ID and password. Please select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Similar jobs