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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Grants Financial Administrator 2 in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Grants Financial Administrator 2

  • Job Number: 21786

  • Functional Area: Finance/Accounting

  • Department: Research Laboratory of Electronics HQ

  • School Area: VP Research

  • Employment Type: Full-time (Hybrid)

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

GRANTS FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR 2, Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), to join the fiscal team of a large, interdisciplinary laboratory with a diverse sponsor base and annual activities exceeding $50M and more than 200 federal and industrial sponsor proposal submissions per year. Will collaborate with the senior fiscal officer on pre-award administration on the development and submission of research proposals; act as a primary information and operations resource for principal investigators (PIs); interact with PIs to develop research proposal budgets and administrative content for proposals; collaborate with the manager for fiscal administration on a portfolio of PIs for post-award administration; monitor the financial performance of active grants and contracts and provide regular updates and projections for PIs to verify the proper distribution of resources and use of funds; provide financial analysis and oversight and prepare reports for PIs, senior administrators, and sponsors; and continually monitor accounts to ensure compliance with MIT and sponsor policies/requirements, including during the close-out period.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor's degree; at least three years’ accounting/finance experience; related experience with federal contracts and financial administration experience in an academic research environment; high-level proficiency with Excel and familiarity with other MS Office programs; strong customer service skills and focus; excellent organizational and communication skills; meticulous attention to detail; willingness to learn new business methods and computational skills; demonstrated record of assuming greater responsibility over time; and ability to work both independently and as a member of a productive, collaborative, and innovative team in a fast-paced and challenging environment. PREFERRED: research proposal processing and pre-award administration experience; knowledge of enterprise financial systems, grants management tools, and multidimensional databases; and MIT experience. Job #21786-7 Hybrid work schedules are available. reposted 4/19/23