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FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR , Biology , to manage and administer financial activities, resources, and special programs, primarily related to research administration. Will manage a portfolio of faculty research funds from proposal development and submission through closeout and supervise the work of financial assistants. Pre-award responsibilities include budget development and proposal coordination, review, and submission. Post-award duties include monitoring financial compliance, reviewing/preparing quarterly forecasts, preparing detailed overviews projecting a faculty member's long-term financial health, arranging subcontracts, resolving problems, handling close-outs, and monitoring support systems related to research activities. Will also maintain other faculty support information, tracking under-recovery, cost-sharing, startup, and discretionary commitments; train financial assistants regarding SAP, account reconciliation, preparing forecasts, and pre-award activities; serve as a resource on MIT financial policies/procedures and as credit card and payroll approver; maintain specific fellowships; prepare general financial reports; and handle additional responsibilities as needed.
REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; at least five years' financial management experience, preferably in an academic environment; experience working with federal sponsors, particularly NIH; knowledge of standard federal regulations and major agency guidelines; supervisory experience; experience with database and spreadsheet software, preferably FileMaker Pro and Excel; demonstrated aptitude for learning changing technologies related to grants/contract management; initiative; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; attention to detail; ability to manage a variety of tasks concurrently, research and resolve discrepancies, exercise sound judgment, anticipate needs, work independently and as part of a team, and remain flexible as situations demand; and discretion and diplomacy with confidential information/issues. Experience with MIT financial systems, particularly B2P, BrioQuery, Cognos, Concur, FRC, GAP, Kuali-Coeus, and SAP/SAPgui strongly preferred. Knowledge of Tableau a plus. Job #17215-P
Internal Number: 17215
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