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SENIOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANT , Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences (EAPS) , to provide comprehensive financial support for faculty members and their research groups. Will serve as the program coordinator for faculty and PIs in the Programs Atmospheres, Ocean and Climate (PAOC) group. Will prepare, review, and submit proposals to government agencies, foundations, and other organizations, ensuring all comply with solicitation guidelines and MIT policies; interact with MIT Office of Sponsored Programs; create award spreadsheets, forecast expenses, and develop and prepare financial analysis reports for PIs; keep faculty and researchers apprised of the financial status of awards and fund accounts; set up pre-award spending and fabrication and child accounts; set up, oversee, and manage complicated sub-awards; prepare and submit required monthly government reports; monitor research account expenditures to ensure charges are in accordance with approved budgets and comply with sponsor and MIT guidelines; identify noncompliant items and take corrective action; manage payroll distribution, track cost sharing and under-recovery, and complete award extensions/closeouts on a timely basis; serve as a resource to faculty and research staff on the interpretation of Institute and non-Institute procedures and policies; proactively identify potential issues, troubleshoot, and problem solve; and assist with projects and other duties as requested.
REQUIRED : five years of financial and/or accounting experience; ability to work independently and as part of a team; meticulous attention to detail; ability to problem solve and follow through on assigned tasks; analytical, organizational, and written and oral communication skills; ability to set priorities and work under pressure of deadlines; and proficiency with Excel, Word, MIT financial and administrative systems, and sponsored research submission systems (i.e., NSPIRES, FastLane, Grants.gov.) Job #17102-6
Internal Number: 17102
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