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 , Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) , to perform comprehensive pre- (20%) and post-award (80%) financial research management. Will coordinate the preparation, review, and submission of government/industrial/foundation proposals; advise principal investigators (PIs) and project leaders on all aspects of research administration; monitor the daily financial performance of grants/contracts to ensure compliance and meet with PIs to review resource plans/budgets; prepare and submit reports, forms, financial analyses, forecasting, etc.; monitor/manage internal charge-backs, payroll distribution, and certification; analyze and track cost sharing and encumbrances; ensure timely grant close outs; and perform other tasks/projects as assigned.
CSAIL has a diverse sponsor base and operating volume of over $70 million annually.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; five years' accounting/finance experience with decision-making responsibility or nonprofit research administration experience; experience with federal contract terms and conditions, administrative rules, cost principals, and regulations under OMB guidelines; experience with pre- and post-award research administration; knowledge of budgeting theory/practices, budget preparation/administration, financial recordkeeping, and reporting; knowledge of grants, contracts, and applications; familiarity with electronic research administration; proficiency analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating contractual terminology; financial management/forecasting skills; discretion with confidential information/issues; strong interpersonal, customer service, organizational, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the internet; knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and databases; and attention to detail. Must be able to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines; operate effectively in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment; create, improve, and streamline work processes; and function both independently and on teams. Financial experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit a plus. Experience working with federal sponsors (NSF, DoD, NIH) and using Cognos and BrioQuery strongly preferred. Job #16787
Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary (up to 20% time).
Internal Number: 16787
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