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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Financial Assistant 2 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Financial Assistant 2

  • Job Number: 21080

  • Functional Area: Grants Administration/Management

  • Department: Center for Environmental Health Sciences

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-time Temporary (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F, 30 - 40 hrs/wk.

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    Job Description

FINANCIAL ASSISTANT 2, Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS) (full- or part-time, 30-40 hrs/wk.), to provide support to the fiscal officer and administrative officer. Will perform tasks related to research administration and financial and general program support for the center. Will support--under minimal supervision--the fiscal officer with a variety of duties, including assisting with reviewing/generating research administration documents (i.e., biosketches, current and pending, etc.), data entry of budgets into proposal systems, collecting/obtaining necessary information for sponsor requests, and related tasks as needed. Will also be the subcontract liaison, which will involve frequent communication with the MIT Subaward Office and external organizations, creating and closing all subaward agreements, and acting as the training grant liaison with the training grant administrator. Other responsibilities will include post-award management, which includes financial projections, maintenance of training grant spending files, etc.; and assisting with other duties as requested.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least five years of basic financial accounting or related experience; strong organizational, time-management, and interpersonal communication skills; attention to detail; knowledge of Microsoft Office; and the ability to work effectively both independently and with other staff and research members, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and perform intermediate-level accounting functions and word processing. PREFERRED: a bachelor’s degree, intermediate- to advanced-level proficiency with Excel, experience with SAP and Adobe Professional, and experience working in higher education. Job #21080-5This is a one-year, full- or part-time (30 to 40 hour a week), term position dependent upon grant funding.4/8/22