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GRANTS FINANCIAL OFFICER, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)-Headquarters (multiple openings), to perform comprehensive pre- and post-award financial research management. Will coordinate the preparation, review, and submission of proposals; advise principal investigators/project leaders; monitor financial performance of grants and contracts; ensure compliance with MIT and sponsor policies; prepare reports/analyses/forecasting; and ensure timely close-out of grants.
Job Requirements REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; five years' of experience--with decision-making responsibility--in accounting/finance or nonprofit research administrative function; experience with federal contract 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 and practice, including reporting requirements/procedures related to federal, state, and related grants, cost accounting, government accounting, and auditing; familiarity with electronic research administration requirements from a variety of sponsoring agencies; knowledge of budget preparation and administration and financial recordkeeping/reporting; proficiency analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating contracts; financial management/forecasting skills; discretion with confidential information/issues; excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, customer service, 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; and meticulous attention to detail. Must be able to multitask, prioritize, simultaneously manage numerous awards with varying degrees of complexity, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; learn new procedures/systems and contribute to a team effort to create, improve, and streamline work processes; interact effectively with a variety of constituents; and work independently and as part of a team. PREFERRED: financial administration experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit organization, experience working with federal sponsors, knowledge of general accounting principles, and experience with Cognos and BrioQuery. Job #20301-8
Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends (up to 20% time) when necessary.
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