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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Financial Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Financial Coordinator

  • Job Number: 20156

  • Functional Area: Administration

  • Department: Chemical Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    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.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

SENIOR FINANCIAL COORDINATOR, Chemical Engineering, to work with the senior financial officer for research administration on managing and performing comprehensive financial management for a portfolio of sponsored research activities. This will include pre- and post-award administration, ensuring compliance with MIT policies and sponsor requirements, and advising principal investigators (PIs) on matters related to sponsored research accounts. Responsibilities include providing cradle-to-grave sponsored research administration support; preparing and submitting research proposals/contracts, including assisting PIs with budgets and administrative content of proposals; preparing standard/nonstandard reports and forecasting; completing pre-award administration, including reviewing solicitations and determining necessary components, organizing PI proposals, and managing application renewals and submissions; participating in sponsored project closeout process, including submitting final reports and certificates; ensuring assigned portfolios are compliant with MIT research administration policies; monitoring all aspects of research financial management of assigned portfolio, including overseeing cost-sharing, under-recovery, overruns, etc.; recommending policy changes and new initiatives and developing improvements/innovations to enhance performance; assisting with the preparation of larger scale financial reports; reviewing and ensuring the timely processing and submission of a variety of information related to sponsored activity; and other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor‘s degree; three years’ financial management experience, including the administration of sponsored research programs in a university setting; strong communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team, handle deadlines and stressful situations, and multitask; attention to detail; knowledge of federal guidelines; flexibility in adjusting to new technologies related to grant and sponsored contract management; and experience with Microsoft Excel. PREFERRED: experience with MIT systems, e.g., Kuali Coeus, SAP, Cognos, BrioQuery, and NIMBUS. Job #20156-7 9/14/21