Financial Officer

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

FINANCIAL OFFICERMedia Laboratory, to serve as an integral member of a ten-person financial team.  Will be responsible for complex financial activity associated with Media Lab’s research and consortium funding.  Responsibilities include managing a complex portfolio of research groups and initiatives; performing high-level financial work, including analyzing and strategically planning for research funding projections, personnel allocations, and other resource management issues; ensuring all post-award transactions within the portfolio are completed within set timeframes, including sponsor reporting, sub-award management, cost object maintenance, etc.; developing innovative solutions for enhanced performance of department operations; assisting with the preparation of research proposal submissions to industrial, foundation, and federal sponsors during peak periods; and ensuring financial compliance with Institute policies/procedures and applicable agency rules and regulations. 

The Media Lab, a large interdisciplinary lab, is supported by more than eighty members, including some of the world’s leading organizations. Members provide the majority of its approximately $75 million annual operating budget. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance, accounting, economics, or related quantitative field; five years’ direct experience in financial management and analysis; meticulous attention to detail and accuracy when managing data; sound judgment; high-level proficiency with Excel; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a proactive, self-motivated, and flexible approach to daily activities.  Must be able to work independently; see tasks through to completion; manage multiple projects/priorities;  follow best practices; create well-formatted analysis that is easy to understand; and work in a dynamic and fluid environment, interacting with faculty and staff at all levels.  Knowledge of standard federal regulations and MIT business systems (SAP, KC, Tableau, Cognos, B2P, Concur). 

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.