Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
FINANCIAL COORDINATOR, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, to serve as a key member of the finance team by coordinating financial activities and sponsored program administration for a dynamic academic neuroscience department. Will coordinate the preparation, review, and submission of budgets and/or grant proposals; assist with proposal development and submission; track and monitor compliance and consistency with approved award budgets; coordinate timely payments, extensions, and closeouts; create, implement, and maintain budget and proposal tracking systems; forecast account balances; generate budget reports and produce budget forecasts; process UROP proposals and payroll; assist with graduate student funding and submit and maintain graduate student appointments; and track external fellowships for graduate students.
REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree in a related field; at least two years’ experience in accounting or finance; strong communication, analysis, and organizational skills; ability to learn changing technologies related to grants and contracts management; knowledge of federal guidelines and the principles, theories, and concepts of pre- and post-award grant management; high-level proficiency with Excel and other MS Office products; and knowledge of SAP or similar accounting package. PREFERRED: MIT experience and experience in an academic research environment with an emphasis on sponsored research. Job #19636-6