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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 proposals, ensuring compliance with agency program announcement requirements and MIT's policies/procedures; advise principal investigators (PIs) and project leaders on all aspects of research administration; monitor the daily financial performance of grants/contracts, meeting with PIs to review resource plans and budgets; prepare reports, financial analyses, forecasting, and other information; monitor/manage internal charge-backs, payroll distribution, and certification; analyze and track cost-sharing and encumbrances; and ensure the timely closeout of grants.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; five years' experience in accounting/finance with decision-making responsibility or in a nonprofit research administrative function; experience with federal contract terms/conditions, administrative rules, cost principals, and regulations under OMB guidelines; experience working with pre- and post-award research administration and sponsored programs; knowledge reporting requirements/procedures related to federal/state/related grants, cost accounting, government accounting, and auditing; familiarity with electronic research administration; knowledge of budget preparation and administration, financial recordkeeping, and reporting; proficiency analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating contractual terminology and financial data; discretion with confidential information; strong interpersonal, customer service, organizational, analytical, problem-solving, financial management/forecasting, and verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), the internet, enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases; and attention to detail. Must be able to multitask, prioritize, and manage numerous awards while meeting concurrent deadlines; learn new procedures/systems; and work independently and as part of a team. PREFERRED : financial administration experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit, experience working with federal sponsors (i.e., NSF, DoD, NIH), knowledge of general accounting principles, and Cognos and BrioQuery experience. Job #19417-8
Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends (up to 20% time) when necessary.
Internal Number: 19417
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