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GRANT ADMINISTRATOR/FINANCIAL OFFICER , Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)-Headquarters (multiple openings), to perform comprehensive pre- and post-award financial research management. Will coordinate the preparation, review, and submission of government/industrial/foundation/other organizational proposals, ensuring compliance with agency program announcement requirements and MIT's policies/procedures; advise principal investigators and project leaders on all aspects of research administration; monitor the daily financial performance of grants/contracts; prepare reports, financial analyses, forecasting, and other relevant information; monitor and manage internal charge-backs, payroll distribution, and certification; analyze and track cost-sharing and encumbrances; and ensure timely grant close-outs.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; five years' accounting/finance experience with decision-making responsibility or nonprofit research administration experience; experience with federal contract terms/conditions, administrative rules, cost principals, and regulations under OMB guidelines; experience with pre- and post-award research administration and sponsored programs; knowledge of budgeting theory and practices, including reporting requirements/procedures related to federal/state/related grants, cost accounting, government accounting, and auditing; familiarity with electronic research administration requirements; knowledge of budget preparation and administration, financial recordkeeping, and reporting; proficiency analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating contractual terminology; financial management/forecasting skills and ability to interpret financial data; discretion with confidential information/issues; ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage numerous awards while meeting concurrent deadlines; strong customer service, organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills; strict attention to detail; proficiency using Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the internet; knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases; and ability to make independent judgments and contribute as part of a team. PREFERRED : financial administration experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit; experience working with federal sponsors, including NSF, DoD, and NIH; knowledge of general accounting principles; and Cognos and BrioQuery experience. Job #19647-8
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including occasional (20%) evenings and weekends when necessary.
Internal Number: 19647
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