FINANCIAL COORDINATOR, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), to join MIT's hub for energy research, education, and outreach--connecting faculty, students, and staff to develop the knowledge, technologies, and solutions that will deliver clean, affordable, and plentiful sources of energy. Will collaborate with other finance staff members on the pre- and post-award administration processes and work with MITEI members such as ExxonMobil, Shell, Eni, and others. Responsibilities include supporting principal investigators (PIs) with developing industrially-funded research project plans and all administrative content for proposals; providing post-award administration support for a portfolio of PIs; monitoring the financial performance of active grants and contracts and providing regular updates and projections for PIs, verifying the proper distribution of resources and use of funds; providing financial analysis and oversight and preparing reports for PIs, senior administrators, and sponsors; monitoring accounts to ensure compliance with MIT and sponsor policies/requirements, including the closeout period; and reconciling accounts.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least two years' accounting/finance experience in a nonprofit or educational setting; strong analytical, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail; ability to prioritize and work effectively under deadlines; solid understanding of federal regulations applicable to research projects and the ability to communicate these effectively; high-level of proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel; willingness to learn new business methods and computational skills; demonstrated record of assuming greater responsibility over time; good judgment and discretion with sensitive information; and ability to work independently and as a member of a productive, collaborative, and innovative team in a fast-paced and challenging environment. PREFERRED: MIT experience and familiarity with its systems, e.g., Kuali Coeus and SAP. Job #23561-6
Employment is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory background check.
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