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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Finance and Grants Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Finance and Grants Manager

  • Job Number: 23921

  • Functional Area: Finance/Accounting

  • Department: Center for Real Estate

  • School Area: Architecture & Planning

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

FINANCE AND GRANTS MANAGER, MIT Center for Real Estate (MIT/CRE), to administer the financial activities of the center, including account structuring and invoicing procedures that meet MIT’s requirements for sponsored research and non-sponsored and educational activities (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, GAAP, OMB circulars, gifts stewardship, etc.). Will participate in the development of short- and long-term financial strategies with center leadership; collaborate on preparing the operational annual budgets and forecasts based on information supplied through multiple sources; and administer and oversee pre- and post-award sponsored program activities, interacting with principal investigators (PIs) to develop and submit proposal budgets, monitoring the financial performance of active grants/contracts, and providing forecasts and updates to PIs to ensure the proper distribution of resources and use of funds. MIT/CRE ( is an entrepreneurial and start-up environment consisting of a dynamic, multidisciplinary, and team-oriented group of faculty, staff, researchers, and graduate students. It is known for its world-renowned graduate degree program and as a research center that includes four world-class research labs. A full job description is available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; at least five years’ financial and grants management experience; demonstrated knowledge of GAAP and OMB Uniform Guidance; strong organizational and proactive communication skills; discretion and sound judgment with confidential information; attention to detail; advanced-level Excel and relational database skills; ability to learn and use new financial systems, processes, and related technologies; and proven ability to provide appropriate solutions and courses of action based on precedent and Institute policy. PREFERRED: demonstrated knowledge of MIT financial systems and operations and experience as a fiscal officer; and experience with SAPgui, Service Now, Cognos, Concur, Kuali Coeus, and BrioQuery. Job #23921-9 4/10/24