Assistant Director of Finance

Massachusetts, United States
12 Nov 2018
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12 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.

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCEWorld Wide Web Consortium (W3C), to assume primary responsibility for the W3C budget and its financial planning and performance, overall fiscal management, and reporting. Will provide expert analysis, projections, and cost-benefit solutions to business issues in W3C and develop and maintain its financial plan (current and long-range) to reflect strategic goals and mission; develop financial models to help W3C leadership assess business-worthiness of new initiatives and support business decisions, both locally and on a global scale; and work closely with the leadership to develop and implement financial practices, policies, procedures, and systems to facilitate reporting and analysis of financial information.  Will also serve on the W3C management team and serve as a liaison to MIT's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP), corresponding fiscal officers at the three other W3C hosts (ERCIM (European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics), Keio University, Beihang University), and W3C member organizations. 

Job Requirements

REQURED:  bachelor's degree in financial management or accounting (MBA preferred); CPA a plus. At least seven years of financial experience at a decision-making level. Strong financial modeling and planning skills. Ability to develop clear presentations of complex financial information/situation. Extensive experience in budget forecasting and analysis. Strong attention to detail. Experience preparing reports using Web-based tools and technologies. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work and communicate effectively with a diverse and geographically dispersed technical staff. Experience in international and technical environments and an understanding of and experience with the Web industry and its technologies. Supervisory experience. Takes initiative. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of SAP and relational database skills desired.  Job #16754

Occasional travel and be expected.  


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