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 using Kuali Coeus to prepare, route, and submit proposals. Post-award management activities include monitoring the financial performance of grants/contracts to ensure compliance with MIT and sponsor policies and consistency with sponsor-approved budgets; financial review and control activities, e.g., 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 of the award; and preparing reports and financial analysis. Other responsibilities will include approving credit card charges, reimbursements, and travel reports; serving as a primary contact and resource for faculty, PIs, and staff on financial and research matters; acting as a trusted source and subject matter expert on compliance and audit best practices; and other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; at least five years' related experience in grant management, accounting, or related financial area; initiative; ability to work independently and solve problems with minimal supervision, work as part of team in a fast-paced environment, and adhere to tight deadlines; interpersonal, communication, analysis, and organizational skills; attention to detail; ability to learn changing technologies related to grants and contract management; knowledge of sponsor policies; and advanced-level knowledge of Excel and SAP or similar accounting package. PREFERRED : pre- and post-award experience; experience with Kuali Coeus, Grants.gov, Brio Query, NIH, and relational databases; and MIT experience. Job #18161-8
Internal Number: 18161
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