Financial Assistant

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
09 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Feb 2021
Ref
19147
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 2Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), to provide complex and diverse financial support-- under direct supervision of the DMSE senior financial administrator--for the day to day operations of faculty labs. Will perform financial activities for general, fund, and research accounts for faculty and their labs; serve as a resource for faculty, postdocs, and students on financial transactions; provide backup support to financial staff during absences; exercise confidentiality of classified information based on office protocols; conduct regular review of account activity for compliance with MIT and sponsor policy, budget v. actuals, positive balances, and expiring accounts; participate in quarterly projection meetings with faculty and finance staff and assist with executing the projection plan; process account closeouts, including compliance audits; maintain proposal and award data and prepare current and pending reports for proposal submissions; conduct regular reviews of transactions in accordance with the financial review and control process; and perform other administrative, financial, and clerical duties as necessary. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years of financial or accounting experience; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; ability to set priorities, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and follow through; attention to detail; strong accounting skills; sound judgment with confidential/sensitive information; and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

PREFERRED:  a bachelor’s degree; experience with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and university accounting and purchasing systems; and proficiency with MIT’s financial software, i.e., SAP and Cognos.  Job #19147-5

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