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SENIOR STAFF ACCOUNTANT, Office of the Vice President for Finance (VPF), to support the sponsored accounting team by overseeing the financial review of specific sponsor awards and contributing to the overall closeout process of those awards. This includes performing audits of expired sponsored research awards, preparing and reviewing financial reports and documents, overseeing community and team training sessions, and providing exemplary customer service and support to the MIT community on complex sponsored research inquiries.
REQUIRED: bachelor's degree in an accounting, finance, or related business area; at least three years of experience in financial operations, including accounting and/or research administration; three years' experience delivering excellent customer service; advanced-level knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint); ability to swiftly and independently identify, resolve, and/or escalate issues; strong analytical, problem-solving, organizational, and written and verbal communication skills; ability to ensure the timely delivery of all responsibilities/assignments and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; attention to detail and accuracy; discretion, tact, and good judgment with highly sensitive and confidential information; collaborative working style that fosters interpersonal relationships within a team and the broader community; willingness to pitch in with the team to accomplish all tasks, modifying approaches as required by the situation; willingness to take on new tasks/assignments and support team initiatives; and comfort working under minimal supervision and with strict deadlines. PREFERRED: sponsored research administration experience, including financial audit of sponsored research awards and reviewing and recording journal entries; experience with SAP or similar enterprise accounting systems, Brio Query, and Cognos; and MIT experience. Job #21439-7
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