Financial Coordinator

Massachusetts, United States
25 Jun 2020
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25 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 COORDINATOR, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to coordinate financial activities and sponsored program administration for a dynamic neuroscience research center.  Will serve as pre- and post-award grant administrator for sponsored research accounts and fellowships, including monthly long range planning and projections, developing and preparing budgets/proposals for submission to sponsors, prior approvals, contract/program compliance, sponsor policy and procedures, financial reports, subcontracting arrangements, and account reconciliation; serve as pre- and post-award grant administrator for gift accounts and fellowships (for areas such as the Aging Brain Initiative, Alana Down Syndrome Center at MIT, and other new prospects), including monthly long range planning and projections, developing and preparing budgets/proposals for submission to donors, prior approvals, program compliance, financial reports, and account reconciliation; maintain faculty other support; monitor payroll distribution, certification, and vacation tracking; authorize procurement transactions, including credit card, requisitions, and travel; mentor and train financial assistants in the use of SAP, account reconciliation, and preparation of forecasts and overviews; act as a resource for support staff and faculty; provide financial training for administrative staff, support staff, and lab personnel as needed; and perform other duties as directed.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED bachelor’s degree; at least three years’ accounting or finance experience; high-level proficiency with Excel and other MS Office products; meticulous attention to detail; strong customer service, organizational, project management, communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills; ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines. 

PREFERRED: experience with pre- and post-award accounting; experience in an academic research environment, with emphasis on sponsored research; MIT experience; knowledge of SAP or similar accounting package; and relational database skills, e.g., Brio Query and/or Cognos. 

Job #18707

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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