Financial Operations Manager

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
26 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2019
Ref
17787
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 OPERATIONS MANAGER, Materials Research Laboratory (MRL), to manage and provide administrative leadership on financial, business, and administrative matters for a research center with annual expenditure volume of $21M. Will manage pre- and post-award and other financial activities. Responsibilities include developing and submitting research proposals and serving as the primary financial contact for principal investigators (PIs); serving as a primary point of contact with the Office of Sponsored Programs and sponsor on grant and contract activities; advising PIs on proposal opportunities; preparing financial forecasts for PIs; documenting and monitoring expenditures on grants/contracts and ensuring financial review and control procedures are performed; managing labor distribution activities and labor certification processes; processing subcontracts; managing cost-sharing, F&A under-recovery, and cost object close-outs; supervising, training, and mentoring fiscal staff; managing facilities-related fiscal issues for research groups; advising/assisting staff/faculty/students on accounting, purchasing, and general administration matters; collaborating on developing, implementing, and leading policies/strategic direction; maintaining and interpreting statistical data; advising the director regarding MIT/sponsor/government regulations and policies; and serving as primary contact for all Manufacturing Innovation Institute activity.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree, preferably in a quantitative discipline; seven years’ senior-level administrative experience supporting research programs in higher education; solid knowledge of management, finances, space management, operations and human resources; self-motivation; excellent organizational, analytical, and verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience; proactive approach to responsibilities; sponsored research financial management skills/experience; and ability to work collaboratively, set and achieve priorities, handle sensitive/confidential matters, and function autonomously. Proficiency with MS Office and knowledge of SAP, Kuali COEUS, BrioQuery, NIMBUS, and Roles Database strongly preferred; as is working knowledge of MIT policies/procedures. Job #17787-10

Must be able to attend evening and/or weekend meetings/events and to travel domestically and/or internationally when necessary.