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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Financial Officer (Post-Award) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Financial Officer (Post-Award)

  • Job Number: 24128

  • Functional Area: Grants Administration/Management

  • Department: Comp Sci & Artificial Intel Lab HQ

  • School Area: Schwarzman College of Computing

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

  • Schedule: M-F

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    Job Description

FINANCIAL OFFICER (POST-AWARD), Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), to perform comprehensive pre- (10%) and post-award (90%) financial research management. Will manage a complex portfolio of post-award finances, advising principal investigators and project leaders on all aspects of research administration and implementing their subsequent decisions. A full job description is available here ( .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.A./B.S.; five years' accounting/finance experience with decision-making responsibility or in a nonprofit research administrative function; experience with federal contracts, administrative rules, cost principals, and regulations under OMB guidelines; experience with pre- and post-award research administration and sponsored programs; experience with budgeting, reporting, and procedures related to federal, state, and other grants; experience with cost accounting, government accounting, and auditing; familiarity with grants, contracts, and applications and electronic research administration requirements; experience with budget preparation and administration, financial recordkeeping, and reporting; proficiency with analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of contractual terminology (pre- and post- award); financial forecasting and financial data interpretation skills; discretion and judgment with confidential information; excellent interpersonal, customer service, organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills; proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and internet research; and knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases. Must be able to multitask, prioritize, and manage numerous awards with varying degrees of complexity while meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment; interact effectively with a variety of constituents, including faculty, staff and sponsors; learn new procedures and systems; contribute to a team effort to improve and streamline complex work processes; and work both independently and collaboratively. PREFERRED: financial administration experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit, experience working with federal sponsors (e.g., NSF, DoD, and NIH), and Cognos experience. Job #24128-86/11/24