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SENIOR FINANCIAL OFFICER , Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) , to manage all IMES- and Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program-related financial activity, including all sponsored, non-sponsored, and general accounts administered through IMES and HST, both at MIT and the Harvard Medical School (HMS). Will report to the IMES assistant director (AD) for administration and supervise Finance Office staff. Will work with the AD on the development, consistency, and implementation of overall IMES accounting and financial management methodology and infrastructure, including transactions and reconciliations between MIT and HMS; effectively administer sponsored research activity, prepare annual institution budgets, and handle day-to-day transactions and closing activities; provide financial reports, summaries, analysis, forecasts, and resource needs assessments; coordinate with HST staff at MIT and HMS to ensure proactive and effective financial planning and monitoring in the areas of program administration, student support funding, course budgeting, and training grants; and create, enhance, and employ infrastructure and controls to ensure compliance with policies and procedures and make recommendations regarding fiscal policies, plans, and strategies.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; five years' research administration, accounting, or finance experience; excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail and accuracy; self-motivation; experience with SAP, Kuali Coeus, Cognos, Brio, and Excel; ability to learn changing technologies related to grants and contract management; and knowledge of federal guidelines. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, set goals and objectives and present solutions to complex problems, and work both independently and with others in a complex environment. PREFERRED : master's degree, higher education experience, experience managing and leading others, and knowledge of pre- and post-award financial activities. Job #18520-9
Internal Number: 18520
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