Senior Financial Officer

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
26 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
26 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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. 

SENIOR FINANCIAL OFFICER, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) and Harvard-MIT Program in Sciences and Technology (HST), to be responsible for the fiscal management of all financial related transactions, including sponsored, non-sponsored, and general accounts.  Will provide comprehensive leadership and strategic direction to the IMES Finance Office; lead a small financial team, including training, orientation, and career development; and identify and optimize ongoing operational process improvements.  Responsibilities will include collaborating on developing a consistent financial infrastructure to optimize sustainable performance; ensuring all accounts are in good standing; ensuring the finance team meets the needs of principal investigators and support staff  while complying with institutional policies and governmental regulations; providing monthly financial reports, summaries, analyses, forecasts, and resource needs assessments; budgeting, financial planning, and analysis; ensuring compliance with sponsor, agency, and MIT award terms conditions and requirements; advising department personnel on financial matters; developing and maintaining relationships with a variety of departments/centralized offices at multiple institutions; creating, enhancing, and employing infrastructure and controls to ensure compliance with policies and procedures; and making recommendations regarding fiscal policies, plans, and strategies. 

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ research administration, accounting, or finance experience; excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail and accuracy; strong SAP, Kuali Coeus, Cognos, Brio, and Excel skills and ability to learn changing technologies related to grants and contract management; knowledge of federal guidelines; self-motivation; and experience managing and leading others.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals and objectives, and meet deadlines; present solutions to complex problems; and work both independently and with others.  

PREFERRED: master’s degree, higher education experience, and knowledge of pre- and post-award financial activities. Job #18844-9 


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.