Assistant Manager, Sponsored Accounting

Massachusetts, United States
09 May 2019
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Controllership
School Area: VP for Finance
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: 
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.

ASSISTANT MANAGER, SPONSORED ACCOUNTING, Office of the Vice President for Finance-Controllership, to be responsible for all team deliverables related to managing sponsored billings, collections, financial data and analysis, and industrial post-award administration for the Institute. Will oversee a five-member team that is responsible for revenue reconciliation, audit, and financial reporting of sponsored awards and providing analytics of research related data; and provide excellent customer service to MIT community members and external sponsors through consistent and effective collaborations.
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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration; at least four years of experience in financial operations, including accounting and account reconciliation; demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and relevant federal regulations for sponsored accounting, including those specific to research and nonprofit organizations; excellent collaboration, interpersonal, customer service, and written and verbal communication skills; attention to detail, quality of work, and timeliness of deliverables; adaptability and flexibility; and training and coaching skills. Must be able to manage multiple tasks under strict deadlines; work as part of and add value to a team; respond to general inquiries and use sound judgment in recognizing when to escalate questions and concerns to senior management; take ownership and responsibility for tasks Independent; designate and assign tasks to team members; and manage assigned workload, reprioritizing as necessary. Experience with billing processes, managing accounts receivable, and/or sponsored grants/contracts accounting; management experience; knowledge of research administration; familiarity with Microsoft Office, especially Excel; advanced-level knowledge of SAP and database software such as Brio Query, Cognos, and FileMaker; MIT experience; and knowledge of research administration preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation also preferred. Job #17436-8

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.