Senior Financial Coordinator

Updated: 25 days ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS

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SENIOR FINANCIAL COORDINATOR, Chemical Engineering (ChemE), to work closely with the senior financial officer for research administration on comprehensive financial management of a portfolio of the department’s sponsored research activities, including pre- and post-award administration and ensuring compliance with MIT policies and sponsor requirements.  Responsibilities include cradle-to-grave sponsored research administration for an assigned portfolio of principal investigators (PIs); preparing and submitting research proposals and contracts and assisting PIs with budgets and administrative content; preparing reports, forecasting, disseminating the information, and meeting with PIs monthly to review and plan; complete the pre-award administration of grants, including reviewing solicitations and determining necessary components, organizing proposals, and managing renewal and/or submission of applications; participating in sponsored project closeout process; ensuring the assigned portfolio is compliant with MIT research administration policies; monitoring research financial management of assigned portfolio, including overseeing cost-sharing, under-recovery, overruns, and other research-related issues; assisting with the preparation of larger-scale financial reports; reviewing and ensuring the timely processing and submission of information relating to sponsored activity both internally and externally; preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual budget reports for assigned portfolio; and other duties as assigned.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor‘s degree; three years’ financial management experience, including experience with administration of sponsored research programs in a university setting; strong communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team, handle deadlines and stressful situations, and multitask; attention to detail; knowledge of federal guidelines; flexibility in adjusting to new technologies related to grant and sponsored contract management; Microsoft Excel proficiency.  PREFERRED:  experience with MIT systems, e.g., Kuali Coeus (KC), SAP, Cognos, BrioQuery, and NIMBUS.  Job #21463-7


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