Financial Coordinator

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
14 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Nov 2018
Ref
14843
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 COORDINATOR, Biological Engineering (BE), to provide complex, diverse fiscal management and administration services for a senior faculty member and his interdisciplinary lab with a diverse sponsor base. Responsibilities include overseeing and managing approximately $4M in research funds per year; serving as a primary information and operations resource for the PI and lab in post-award grants administration; providing financial, budgeting, and forecasting support; preparing monthly financial reports to federal sponsors; preparing and analyzing internal computerized reports; assisting with preparation of pre-award documents; and assisting with other aspects of laboratory administration and financial management. Can expect to interact with the BE’s financial team, communicate across many levels of the Institute, and act as a liaison and resource for the PI’s laboratory personnel.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:
B.A./B.S.; minimum of three years’ experience in finance/accounting or related area in a complex research/administrative environment; grants administration/management experience in an academic research environment, particularly research proposal processing and post-award administration; ability to structure and manage complex budgets; strong analytical, organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; initiative; ability to implement and/or improve established financial processes; ability to collaborate with faculty, contractors, departmental and research staff, and students; receptivity to learning new business methods and computational skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment; ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet tight deadlines despite frequent interruptions; discretion with confidential information; and proficiency with MS Office. Familiarity with MIT-specific systems (e.g., Atlas, SAPgui, Concur, Kuali Coeus) highly desirable. Experience as an EHS safety representative a plus.|

Minimal domestic travel required.