Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.
FINANCIAL OFFICER , Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) , to administer and oversee pre- and post-award sponsored activities and provide 'cradle-to-grave' contract/grant and financial management for faculty and principal investigators (PIs). Pre-award activities include reviewing solicitations, proposal and budget development, and proposal submission to the Office of Sponsored Programs. Post-award responsibilities including monitoring the financial performance of grants/contracts to ensure compliance with MIT and sponsor policies and consistency with the sponsor-approved budget; performing financial review and control activities such as personnel charges, expense review and approval, account extensions, and closeout activities; preparing monthly forecast projections; handling payroll distribution and certification, cost sharing and matching requirements, and other terms and conditions; and preparing reports and financial analysis for faculty and PIs. Will also perform other financial transactions as necessary, e.g., approving credit card charges, reimbursements, and travel reports; serve as a primary contact and resource for faculty, PIs, and staff on financial and research matters; serve as trusted source and subject matter expert on compliance and audit best practices; and perform other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least five years' related experience in grant management, accounting, or related financial area; initiative; interpersonal, communication, analysis, and organizational skills; attention to detail; knowledge of sponsor policies; advanced knowledge of Excel and SAP or similar accounting package; and ability to work independently and solve problems with minimal supervision, function as part of team in a fast-paced environment, adhere to tight deadlines, and learn changing technologies related to grants and contract management. Experience with Kuali Coeus, Grants.gov, Brio Query, and relational databases strongly preferred. MIT experience helpful. NIH experience preferred. Job #17824-8
This position is an eleven-month term appointment.
Internal Number: 17824
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