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 COORDINATOR, Materials Research Laboratory, to join an interdisciplinary research laboratory that administrates federal, industrial, and international awards for approximately seventy principal investigators (PI). Will serve as a member of the MRL fiscal operations staff reporting to the financial operations manager and work collaboratively with other fiscal staff members on the pre- and post-award administration processes. Responsibilities include supporting PIs with the development of research proposal budgets and all administrative content for proposals; providing post-award administration support on a portfolio of PIs; monitoring the financial performance of active grants and contracts and providing regular updates and projections for PIs to verify the proper distribution of resources and use of funds; providing financial analysis and oversight and preparing reports for PIs, senior administrators, and sponsors; and continually monitoring accounts to ensure compliance with MIT and sponsor policies and requirements, including the closeout period.
REQUIRED; bachelor's degree; at least two years’ experience in accounting or finance in a nonprofit or educational setting; strong analytical, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to prioritize and work effectively under deadlines; solid understanding of federal regulations applicable to research projects and the ability to communicate these effectively to a PI and the research team; high-level of proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel; willingness to learn new business methods and computational skills and demonstrated record of assuming greater responsibilities over time; good judgment and discretion with sensitive information; and ability to work both independently and as a member of a productive, collaborative, and innovative team in a fast-paced and challenging environment.
PREFERRED: MIT experience and familiarity with MIT systems, e.g., Kuali Coeus and SAP. Job #18437-6
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.
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