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FINANCIAL OFFICER , Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) , to perform comprehensive pre- and post-award financial research management. Will coordinate the preparation, review, and submission of government/industrial/foundation/other organizational proposals and ensure compliance, advise principal investigators (PIs)/project leaders on all aspects of research administration, and monitor the daily financial performance of grants/contracts. Will also prepare reports, financial analyses, forecasting, and other relevant information for PIs; prepare and submit forms and financial reports; monitor/manage internal charge backs, payroll distribution, and certification; analyze and track cost sharing and encumbrances; and ensure timely close out of grants.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; five years' experience in accounting or finance with decision-making responsibility; experience with federal contracts' terms and conditions, administrative rules, cost principals, and regulations under OMB guidelines; experience working in pre- and post-award research administration and sponsored programs; knowledge of budgeting theory, practices, administration, and reporting related to grants, cost accounting, government accounting, and auditing; familiarity with electronic research administration requirements; proficiency analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating contractual terminology; financial management/forecasting skills; discretion with confidential information; ability to multitask, prioritize, simultaneously manage numerous awards, and meet concurrent deadlines in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment; strong interpersonal, customer service, organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the internet; knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases; meticulous attention to detail; ability to work independently and as part of a team. PREFERRED : financial administration experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit, experience working with federal sponsors (e.g., NSF, DoD, NIH), knowledge of general accounting principles, and experience with Cognos and BrioQuery. Job #18449-8
Must be able to work evenings and weekends, up to 20% time, when necessary.
Internal Number: 18449
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