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SENIOR FISCAL OFFICER , Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) , to oversee financial-related activity, including sponsored, non-sponsored, and general accounts; and develop financial strategies--with BCS senior leadership--regarding research administration, departmental funding, and most importantly graduate student funding. Responsibilities include overseeing the development, consistency, and implementation of BCS' accounting and financial management methodology and infrastructure; administration of BCS' general institute budget and endowed funds, sponsored research activity, annual budget preparation, day-to-day transactions, and closing activities; performing high-level financial modeling, analysis, budget development, etc.; helping staff complete complex financial proposals and administer gifts/awards; resolving highly-complex budget management and policy interpretation issues; managing internal/external audits; tracking/managing proposals and managing under-recovery, cost-sharing, subcontracts, etc.; developing financial reports, summaries, analysis, forecasts, and needs assessments; ensuring effective financial planning/monitoring of program administration, graduate student support funding, course budgeting, and training grants; creating, enhancing, and employing infrastructure and controls to ensure compliance; collaborating on grant submissions through various award submission mechanisms; administration of no-cost extensions, revised budgets, closeouts, etc; ensuring compliance with sponsor requirements, agency and award terms/conditions, and MIT policy; providing core investigators with financial updates of their research/non-research portfolios; managing salary distributions; tracking cost-sharing for faculty and under-recovery commitments for core investigators; ad-hoc reporting; interpreting research administration policies; and performing other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; seven years' relevant experience with federal grants and contracts and/or financial administration in a nonprofit organization; Microsoft Office proficiency; excellent customer service, organizational, and communication skills; attention to detail; and ability to work independently and with people at all levels in a challenging environment. PREFERRED : knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases. Job #20583-10
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