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 ASSISTANT II,Mechanical Engineering(MechE) , to perform complex financial assistance on pre- and post-award sponsored research activities. Responsibilities include reconciling accounts, monitoring activity in cost objects, performing account maintenance, researching discrepancies, and using discretion to resolve problems and complete transactions; monitoring and correcting account transaction activity; providing regular projections on account expenditures; accepting and responding to telephone, e-mail, and in-person inquiries from internal and external contacts; maintaining records and files; assisting financial officers with the preparation of proposals and budgets and the processing of interim budget adjustments; preparing and processing requisitions; processing invoices, preparing journal vouchers, verifying credit card charges, and approving financial documents ( e.g., travel vouchers, request for payments, etc.); serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and students on financial transactions; providing backup support to financial officers during absences; and performing other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED : a high school diploma; at least three years of experience in accounting or finance; strong analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; good judgment and the ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality; attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions; ability to set priorities and work both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and proficiency with Microsoft Excel. PREFERRED : bachelor's degree and knowledge of SAP and MIT's accounting and purchasing systems and reporting tools. Job #19623-5
This is a two-year appointment.
Internal Number: 19623
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