Financial Administrator

Massachusetts, United States
18 Jul 2019
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18 Sep 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, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) (2 openings), to be responsible for pre- and post-award administration.  Will coordinate the proposal preparation process; consult with FOs and PIs on developing research proposal budgets and review all proposal documents prior to submission; interact with sponsor representatives on pre-award operation issues; serve as MIT OSP point of contact on pre-award grant /contract activities; advise PIs on proposal opportunities; manage pre-award tracking, analytical, and reporting systems; design, generate, and analyze ad-hoc reports using Excel, Cognos, and other database/reporting tools; review procurement and accounting transactions for conformity with sponsor, MIT, and CSAIL policies/procedures; manage support staff distribution; and perform other duties/projects as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least two years' accounting/finance experience; receptivity to and adeptness at learning new business methods/computational skills; record of assuming greater responsibilities over time; discretion and good judgment with confidential information/issues; meticulous attention to detail; strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational, interpersonal, customer service, and verbal and written communication skills; flexibility; and high-level proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word.  Must be able to multitask, prioritize, and simultaneously manage numerous awards with varying degrees of complexity; meet concurrent and strict deadlines; work independently and as part of a team; and operate effectively in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.  Knowledge of budget preparation and administration, financial record-keeping, and reporting; financial management/forecasting skills; ability to interpret financial data; experience with federal contracts and/or financial administration experience in an academic research environment, particularly research proposal processing and pre-award administration; knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases; and experience working with federal sponsors (including NSF, DoD, NIH) preferred.  MIT experience helpful.  Job #17682-6

Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary. 

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.