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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Senior Staff Accountant, Sponsored Accounting in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Senior Staff Accountant, Sponsored Accounting

  • Job Number: 21787

  • Functional Area: Finance/Accounting

  • Department: Office of the Vice President for Finance

  • School Area: VP for Finance

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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

SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT, SPONOSRED ACCOUNTING, Office of the Vice President for Finance, to oversee the financial review of specific sponsor awards and contribute to the overall closeout process of those awards. This includes, but is not limited to, performing audits of expired sponsored research awards, preparing and reviewing financial reports and documents, and overseeing community and team training sessions; provide exemplary customer service and support to the MIT community on complex sponsored research inquiries, working under minimal supervision and with strict deadlines. A full description is available here (https://vpf.mit.edu/about-vpf/jobs-at-vpf) .

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in an accounting, finance, or related business area; minimum of three years of experience in financial operations including accounting and/or research administration; advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues with minimal guidance; strong analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills; ability to manage multiple tasks with attention to detail and accuracy; strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to use discretion, tact, and good judgment working with highly sensitive and confidential information; collaborative working style; PREFERRED: Demonstrated sponsored research administration experience including financial audit of sponsored research awards, reviewing and recording journal entries; experience with SAP or similar enterprise accounting systems, Brio Query, and Cognos; prior MIT experience. Job #21787-7

Salary range: $75,000-$85,000 8/30/22