Financial Administrator

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
09 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
07 Feb 2021
Ref
18611
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 ADMINISTRATOR, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to be responsible for administering pre- and post-award financial activities and for sponsored program administration for a dynamic neuroscience research center’s sponsored research and gift accounts.  Responsibilities include completing pre-award administration of grants/contracts activities, organizing principle investigator (PI) proposals, and managing renewal and submission applications; serving as subject matter expert on pre- and post-award matters related to the National Institutes of Health; preparing monthly budget forecasts and financial analyses; assisting with managing large-scale gift accounts, preparing philanthropic budget requests, and advising faculty on spending; compiling budget reports; participating in sponsored project closeout process; keeping up-to-date on and advising PIs/other faculty/researchers/staff on research administration and MIT and government policies for sponsored projects; compiling audit documents; tracking/monitoring the financial performance of grants and contracts to ensure compliance with approved budget; authorizing expenditures; completing entire proposal applications for standard proposals; tracking proposals and managing under-recovery, cost sharing, subcontracts, etc.; paying invoices and handling account set-ups/extensions/closeouts, FRCs, and salary adjustments; keep up-to-date on changing technologies; and other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; at least three years’ accounting or finance experience; strong communication, customer service, analysis, organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills; knowledge of federal guidelines; high-level proficiency with Excel and other MS Office products; knowledge of SAP or similar accounting package; relational database skills, Brio Query and/or Cognos strongly preferred; meticulous attention to detail; and ability to work independently, prioritize, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and meet deadlines. 

PREFERRED:  MIT experience and experience with pre- and post-award accounting in an academic research environment with emphasis on sponsored research. 

Job #18611-7

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