Financial Assistant 2

Massachusetts, United States
03 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
03 Aug 2020
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 2MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), to provide direct support to the fiscal officer. Responsibilities include reconciling accounts, monitoring activity in cost objects, performing account maintenance, researching discrepancies, and using discretion to resolve problems and complete transactions; monitoring and correcting account transaction activity, providing regular projections on account expenditures; responding to and making telephone, email, and in-person inquiries from internal and external contacts; maintaining records and files; assisting fiscal officer with the preparation of proposals and budgets and processing interim budget adjustments; preparing and processing requisitions, processing invoices, preparing journal vouchers, verifying credit card charges, and approving financial documents; serving as a resources of faculty staff and students on financial transactions and as a backup for peer financial assistants during absences. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  at least three years of financial or accounting experience; excellent communication, organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills; ability to set priorities; meticulous attention to detail; proactive approach to work; ability to multitask, work under the pressure of deadlines, deal with frequent interruptions, and work both independently and in team-oriented environments; willingness to assume responsibility and take initiative while working with a diverse group of people; and proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word and willingness to learn new software.  

PREFERRED:  familiarity with SAP, Cognos, and Kuali Coeus; MIT experience; and a bachelor degree.  Job #18647-5

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.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.