Senior Staff Accountant, Global Operations

Massachusetts, United States
27 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Finance/Accounting
Department: Controllership
School Area: VP for Finance
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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.

SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT, GLOBAL OPERATIONS, Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF)-Controllership, to support accounting transactions and financial reporting for MIT’s international activities. Will maintain and improve accounting and reporting processes for international affiliations; review and manage financial data using SAP and other financial reporting tools; collaborate and coordinate with partners within VPF and throughout MIT to support the global financial needs of the community; and support the Global Financial and Accounting Operations manager and work to provide business, financial, and operational expertise and analysis and provide support to VPF and Institute leadership.  Responsibilities include driving accounting and financial reporting for MIT international entities and collaborations; preparing and present financial reports and compliance documentation; researching and responding to information requests; collaborating with other VPF teams to produce financial reports and compliance documentation; identifying and coordinating improvements/automation efficiencies; documenting financial and operational policies/procedures, technical advice, opinions, and memoranda; and other duties as assigned.  

Full description available at 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field; at least three years’ accounting experience and least one in financial operations; interest in global business operations; comfort with accounting information systems and report writing tools; strong customer service focus; self-motivation; ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment; strong analytical, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to build consensus across teams and anticipate outcomes in order to drive processes forward; and proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.  Higher education or nonprofit accounting experience preferred, especially for organizations with overseas portfolios or subsidiaries.  SAP and Brio Query experience and familiarity with MIT financial, administrative, and operational policies/procedures also preferred.  Job #16965-O 


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.