Financial Assistant

Massachusetts, United States
21 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 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 2, Materials Science & Engineering (DMSE), to provide complex and diverse financial support--under direct supervision of DMSE’s senior financial administrator for the day-to-day operations of faculty labs.  Responsibilities will include performing financial activities for general, fund, and research accounts for faculty and their labs; monitoring and correcting account activity and expenditures for compliance with sponsor guidelines and approved budgets; reconciling account statements and salary expense reports in accordance with the financial review and control process; assisting with developing proposal budgets and preparing current and pending support; processing account closeouts including compliance audits; conducting quarterly review of F&A rates and monthly review of closing reports; participating in periodic in-person meetings with faculty and administrative assistants and in quarterly projection meetings with faculty and finance staff and assisting with executing the projection plans; serving as a resource for faculty, postdocs, and students on financial transactions; following office protocols with regard to classified information; and performing other administrative, financial, and clerical duties as necessary.  May provide backup support to financial staff during absences. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years of financial or accounting experience; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; ability to set priorities and handle multiple tasks simultaneously; attention to detail and follow through; strong accounting skills; sound judgment when maintaining the confidentiality of classified information; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and university accounting and purchasing systems preferred; as is proficiency with MIT’s financial software, i.e., SAP and Cognos. Bachelor’s degree also preferred. Job #17606-5

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.