Financial Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
18 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

FINANCIAL COORDINATORPicower Institute for Learning and Memory, to be responsible for coordinating financial activities and sponsored program administration for a dynamic neuroscience research center.  Will serve as both pre- and post-award grant administrator for sponsored research accounts and fellowships, including developing and preparing budgets/proposals for submission to sponsors, prior approvals, contract/program compliance, sponsor policy and procedures, financial reports, subcontracting arrangements, account reconciliation, and monthly long-range planning and projections; maintain faculty “other support”; monitor payroll distribution, certification, and vacation tracking; authorize procurement transactions, including credit card, requisitions, and travel; mentor and train financial assistants in the use of SAP, account reconciliation, and preparation of forecasts and overviews; act as a resource for support staff and faculty; provide financial training for administrative staff, support staff, and lab personnel as needed; and perform other duties as directed. 

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least three years of experience in accounting or finance, preferably with pre- and post-award accounting; high-level proficiency with Excel and other MS Office products; customer service orientation; meticulous attention to detail; strong organizational, project management, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines.  Relational database skills and experience with Brio Query and/or Cognos strongly preferred.  Experience in an academic research environment with emphasis on sponsored research and knowledge of SAP or similar accounting package also preferred.  MIT experience is highly desirable.  

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.