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FINANCIAL ASSISTANT II, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to provide complex financial assistance on pre- and post-award sponsored research activities. Responsibilities include reconciling accounts, monitoring activity in cost objects, performing account maintenance, researching discrepancies, and using discretion to resolve problems and complete transactions; monitoring and correcting account transaction activity; providing regular projections on account expenditures; maintaining records and files; assisting financial officers with the preparation of proposals and budgets and the processing of interim budget adjustments; preparing and processing requisitions; processing invoices, preparing journal vouchers, verifying credit card charges, and approving financial documents (e.g., travel vouchers, requested for payment, etc.); serving as a resource for faculty, staff, and researchers on financial transactions; providing support to financial officers; and performing other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED: a high school diploma or its equivalent; at least three years of experience in accounting or finance; strong analytical, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills; good judgment and the ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality; attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines despite frequent interruptions, set priorities, and work both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and proficiency with Microsoft Excel. PREFERRED: bachelor’s degree and knowledge of SAP and MIT's accounting and purchasing systems and reporting tools. Job #20279-5