SENIOR FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR, Materials Processing Center (MPC), to function as a high-level individual contributor and as a team member working on complex projects. Responsibilities include performing pre- and post-award sponsored activities for the center and providing 'cradle-to-grave' contract/grant and financial management for faculty and principal investigators (PI). Pre-award activities include reviewing program announcements, developing proposals and budgets, and submitting proposals to central OSP; ensuring compliance with agency program announcement requirements; coordinating proposal preparation, routing, and submission; monitoring the financial performance of grants and contracts to ensure compliance with MIT and sponsor policies and consistency with the approved award budget; and preparing reports, financial analysis, forecasting, and graphs and spreadsheets for dissemination to the PIs. Post-award activities include attending to technical and financial reporting, payroll distribution and certification, cost sharing and matching requirements, and other terms and conditions of the award; ensuring compliance with award terms and conditions; and advising PIs and other faculty and implementing their decisions. Will also work with research and administrative staff on pre- and post-award issues related to the policies and procedures of MIT and sponsoring agencies.
REQUIRED: B.S./B.A. degree, preferably in business management or finance degree; minimum of seven years' experience, of which at least four are in research administration, preferably in a university/nonprofit environment; demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills; good judgment and discretion; excellent analytical, financial, and writing skills; ability to adhere to tight deadlines; knowledge of databases and spreadsheets, sponsored program activities, and accounting principles; and competence using MIT management reporting systems, including Excel, SAP, Kuali COEUS, Data Warehouse, and BrioQuery; and ability to manage changing and conflicting priorities. Job #15286-P
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