Financial Assistant II

Massachusetts, United States
06 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANT IIMechanical Engineering, to provide complex financial assistance on pre- and post-award sponsored research activities. Responsibilities include reconciling accounts, monitoring activity in cost objects, performing account maintenance, researching discrepancies, and using discretion to resolve problems and complete transactions; monitoring and correcting account transaction activity; providing regular projections on account expenditures; accepting and responding to telephone, e-mail, and in-person inquiries from internal and external contacts; maintaining records and files; assisting financial officers with the preparation of proposals and budgets and the processing of interim budget adjustments; preparing and processing requisitions; processing invoices, preparing journal vouchers, verifying credit card charges, and approving financial documents (e.g., travel vouchers, request for payments, etc.); serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and students on financial transactions; providing backup support to financial officers during absences; and performing other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: at least three years of experience in accounting or finance; strong analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; good judgment and discretion with confidential information/issues; attention to detail; ability to set priorities and meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions; ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and proficiency with Microsoft Excel.  Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of MIT's accounting and purchasing systems, SAP, and reporting tools preferred.  Job #16723-5


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