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SENIOR FINANCIAL OFFICER (SFO) , Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) , to manage CSAIL's research administration, collaborating with the research manager and second SFO on supervising a thirteen-person fiscal team, supporting principal investigators' (PIs) financial portfolios, and providing advice on financial issues. Responsibilities include directing pre- and post-award activities; drafting and monitoring sponsored research and operating budget; managing a diverse portfolio of PIs; preparing complex expense analyses; forecasting year-end results; strategic planning; and collaborating on developing/implementing financial practices to facilitate reporting and analysis and on training and developing fiscal staff.
Job Requirements REQUIRED : bachelor's degree; five years' accounting/finance experience with decision-making responsibility; experience with federal contract terms and conditions, administrative rules, cost principles, and regulations under OMB guidelines; experience with pre- and post-award research administration and sponsored programs; knowledge of reporting requirements/procedures related to federal/state/related grants, cost accounting, government accounting, and auditing; familiarity with electronic research administration requirements; knowledge of budget preparation and administration, financial recordkeeping, and reporting; proficiency analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating contracts; financial management/forecasting skills and ability to interpret financial data; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and the internet; knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases; excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal, customer service, and verbal and written communication skills; discretion with confidential information/issues; and attention to detail. Must be able to multitask, prioritize, and simultaneously manage numerous awards while meeting concurrent deadlines; create, improve, and streamline work processes; and both coordinate projects independently and work as part of a team. PREFERRED : university, hospital, or nonprofit financial administration experience; knowledge of general accounting principles; and experience working with federal sponsors (e.g., NSF, DoD, NIH), Cognos, and BrioQuery. Job #19892-9
Must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends, up to 20% of the time.
Internal Number: 19892
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