Financial Administrator

5 days left

Massachusetts, United States
26 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Jul 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 ADMINISTRATOR 1, SPONSORED ACCOUNTING, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI), to administer pre- and post-award financial activities related to the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS).  Responsibilities include working closely with the senior manager of the TESS SOC to coordinate the preparation, review, and submission of financial reports; providing the principal investigator (PI) and other TESS management team members with up-to-date account balances; generating expenditure and commitment forecasts and budget revisions while maintaining full compliance with MIT accounting policies, contract clauses pertaining to accounting, and the federal Uniform Guidance; maintaining monthly accounting for subcontracts; initiating subcontract modifications for increased effort, obligated funds, or extensions and coordinating with MKI and TESS personnel to complete contract modifications; using Excel to populate NASA 533 forms, performing monthly updates, reviewing and analyzing data, and preparing financial slides; working with central MIT offices to correct problems in MIT's systems of record; collaborating on the preparation of TESS budgets for cost growth proposals, subcontractor rebudgets, and budget replans; preparing, reviewing, and submitting requests to NASA for prior approval of TESS-related travel and equipment purchases; serving as liaison to other collaborators and offices; and performing other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  at least two years’ experience in sponsored research accounting, budget preparation and forecasting, and financial management; bachelor’s degree in finance or related field; high-level knowledge of Microsoft Excel; excellent verbal and written communication skills; sound judgment with confidential information; and familiarity with PowerPoint.  MIT experience, experience with NASA 533 forms and Excel macros, knowledge of SAP's reporting functions, and familiarity with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Uniform Guidance strongly preferred.  Job #17628-6

This position is currently funded through June 30, 2021.