Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Sponsored Financial Administrator

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Sponsored Financial Administrator

MIT Open Learning seeks a sponsored programs financial administrator to oversee and report on the financial performance of several business units and manage a varied portfolio of sponsored awards.

Key responsibilities include supporting the development of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts; acting as a resource for business units on transactional inquiries and financial/budgetary questions; ensuring the support of day-to-day financial operations and internal controls, including review and approval of financial transactions; assisting with pre-award activities, including proposal and budget development, proposal submission, and award and account set-up; providing monthly and quarterly reporting and forecasting to principal investigators (PIs); strategizing with business unit leads and PIs on resource allocation, effort/salary allocations across projects, and payroll changes; processing budget revisions, no-cost extensions, and amendments; subrecipient monitoring; assisting with financial reporting requirements to various funding organizations; interpreting award terms/conditions and advising on financial and sponsored matters; ensuring financial compliance with MIT policies/procedures and applicable legal rules/regulations; and performing related duties.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance, accounting, or business administration
  • Five years of relevant finance/accounting experience
  • Experience with federal contracts and financial administration in an academic research environment
  • Knowledge of federal guidelines
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making, time-management, organizational, customer service, and interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Discretion with confidential information
  • Strong data management and Excel skills, including querying, pivot tables, and formulas
  • Ability to prioritize, manage numerous projects with varying degrees of complexity, work on teams, identify and recommend solutions to complex problems, and operate effectively in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP, Tableau, and Kuali COEUS.

Interested candidates may apply online at Please reference job number 22285.

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