Financial Officer

7 days left

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
14 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2021
Ref
19212
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 OFFICER, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), to manage and perform complex, comprehensive financial management of sponsored research activities, including pre-award administration, including developing and submitting research proposal; post-award administration of grants/contracts, including ensuring compliance with MIT policies and sponsor requirements; and serving as one of CEE’s primary information resources on research administration matters.  Responsibilities include preparing and submitting research proposals and contracts, including assisting with budgets and administrative content; preparing reports and forecasting and disseminating information to faculty and staff; reviewing and approving research proposals; overseeing cost-sharing, under-recovery, overruns, and other research-related issues; coaching/mentoring and training departmental staff engaged in research administration; liaising with RAS, VPR, VPF, SoE, and various central administrations; recommending policy, new initiatives, and enhancements; ensuring timely processing and submission of information related to sponsored activity, including progress reports, financial reports, cost-sharing sheets, F&A under-recovery distributions, eDACCAs, protocol applications, invoices, travel reports, reconciliations, account projections and forecasts, salary distributions, and account closeouts; ensuring that research cost objects are closed out on time and not overrun and that payroll suspense is clear on time; and other duties as assigned.  May assist with developing and managing the General Institute Budget.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor‘s degree in finance/accounting; at least five years’ financial management experience; experience in administration of sponsored research programs in a university setting; strong communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team, handle deadlines and stressful situations, multitask, process detail-oriented work, and learn changing grant/contract management-related technologies; knowledge of federal guidelines; and advanced-level Microsoft Excel skills.

PREFERRED: Kuali Coeus, SAP, Cognos, Brio Query, and NIMBUS experience. 

Job #19212-8

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