Financial Officer

Massachusetts, United States
09 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
09 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 OFFICERMcGovern Institute for Brain Research, to perform comprehensive pre- and post-award financial research management in support of a projected research volume of $35 M. Will be responsible for complex financial activity associated with research funding, perform comprehensive financial work, and support a diverse community of faculty members and principal investigators.  Duties will include managing a complex portfolio of research groups and initiatives (including federal awards, industrial, foundation, donor, and other organizational proposals) by providing monthly reporting, analysis, and advice; performing financial analysis and strategic planning for research funding projections, personnel allocations, and other resource management issues; ensuring pre/post-award transactions are completed within set timeframes (including sponsor reporting, sub-award management, cost object maintenance, etc.); assisting with the preparation of research proposal submissions to industrial/foundation/federal sponsors during peak periods; ensuring financial compliance with Institute policies/procedures and applicable agency rules and regulations; helping mentor and advise financial coordinator and senior financial assistant; and perform other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ related accounting/finance experience; experience working in pre- and post-award research administration and sponsored programs; familiarity with federal awards and guidelines; excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills; meticulous attention to detail; problem-solving, time-management, and analytical skills; initiative; and sensitivity with confidentiality information. Must be able to prioritize; work efficiently despite frequent interruptions; implement and/or improve established financial processes; collaborate with MIT central offices; and interpret, communicate, and apply policies/procedures. 

PREFERRED: financial administration experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit, experience working with federal sponsors (e.g., NSF, NIH); familiarity with MIT’s financial procedures and practices; and experience with SAP, Concur, BrioQuery, and MIT’s web-based financial systems. Job #18738-8

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.

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