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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Financial Assistant 2 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Financial Assistant 2

  • Job Number: 24091

  • Functional Area: Finance/Accounting

  • Department: Laboratory for Nuclear Science

  • School Area: Science

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

FINANCIAL ASSISTANT 2, Laboratory for Nuclear Science (LNS), to coordinate research administration and financial activities and perform a diverse range of pre-and post-award grant administration duties. Will interpret and resolve concerns from faculty members and labs within LNS and across other departments, juggle multiple deadlines, and provide excellent and efficient support to a variety of stakeholders. Responsibilities include providing timely, transparent, and efficient guidance to internal and external stakeholders on a wide variety of finance-related matters and inquiries; providing support for post-award budgets/general accounts; supporting financial review for research/general accounts and monitoring expenditures for compliance with sponsor requirements; processing invoices, preparing journal vouchers, verifying credit card charges (PCard), performing monthly financial review and control, and approving financial documents (e.g., travel vouchers, requests for payment, etc.); updating and maintaining account and LNS database information; supporting the preparation of monthly financial reports for principal investigators; providing backup support to other financial assistants; and participating in special projects and performing other duties as assigned. Full description available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; three years’ financial/accounting or business operations experience; proficiency with Microsoft Excel; excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills; meticulous attention to detail; willingness to assume new responsibilities and learn new software as needed; and ability to set priorities, meet tight deadlines despite frequent interruptions, and work both independently and as part of a team. PREFERRED: associate’s/bachelor's degree; experience with database management and Adobe Acrobat; MIT experience; knowledge of OSP Kuali and SAP, MIT's financial and administrative systems; and knowledge of Uniform Guidance, NIH and other federal sponsor policies, and MIT policies related to finance and research administration. Job #24091-5 Hourly rate: $25.00 - 31.005/29/24