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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Grants Financial Officer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Grants Financial Officer

  • Job Number: 22522

  • Functional Area: Grants Administration/Management

  • Department: Institute for Medical Eng. and Science

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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GRANTS FINANCIAL OFFICER, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES) (https://imes.mit.edu/about) , to perform complex pre- and post-award sponsored research administration. Will provide support to faculty and advise on all matters pertaining to financial management of an assigned portfolio, which will include managing sponsored, non-sponsored, and general accounts according to the terms and conditions of the sponsor and MIT. Responsibilities include utilizing the COEUS award management module for proposal preparation and processing; performing initial award set-up; monitoring the financial performance of grants/contracts to ensure compliance; meeting regularly with principal investigators (PIs) to advise on all aspects of research administration; preparing financial analyses and forecasting; preparing and submitting forms and financial reports; monitoring and managing effort distribution and certification; analyzing and tracking cost-sharing and under-recovery; and ensuring timely and appropriate accounts close-out. Will also collaborate on analyzing and implementing processes and improvements to financial operations. A full job description is available here (https://www.dropbox.com/s/805a6qipqb3071w/22522+-+Grants+Financial+Officer.pdf?dl=0) .

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree; five years’ experience in accounting or related financial area; excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; meticulous attention to detail and accuracy; self-motivation; proficiency with SAP, Cognos, Brio, and Excel (or similar accounting software or financial portals); and ability to learn changing technologies related to grants and contract management. PREFERRED: knowledge of federal guidelines; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines, work independently and collaboratively in a complex environment, set goals and objectives, and present solutions to complex problems; knowledge of pre- and post-award financial activities; financial administration experience in a university/hospital/nonprofit organization; experience with COEUS or other grants management system; knowledge of Uniform Guidance, NIH, and other federal sponsor policies; and experience at MIT and with its finance and research administration policies. Job #22522-8 3/23/23