LNS Central Facilities


Posted: 04/09/21
Job number: 19490

Financial Administrator I (LNS Fiscal Office)

Independently perform accounting and financial functions in a busy, service-oriented fiscal office in an academic research laboratory. Responsibilities will include developing research proposals; working in coordination with Senior Financial Administrator to develop specific budgets and long-range projection analysis for research groups; maintaining proper accounting, financial, and recordkeeping reports and procedures and helping to assure post-award conformity to sponsor guidelines; approving paper and electronic requisitions; maintaining and developing salary database projections; handling accurate and timely close-out of accounts; serving as a key contact for faculty, research administration staff, and internal MIT offices regarding budget and fiscal matters; and assisting Senior Financial Administrator with special assignments as needed.


  • Manage and develop budgets and long-range projection analysis independently for 2-4 research groups.
  • Research award management to include pre-and post- award activities
  • Independently develop research proposals that include multiple PI and MIT units/dept’s, sub-recipient cost and fixed price industrial contract proposals and Cost Sharing
  • Maintain proper financial reports to ensure post-award conformity to sponsor guidelines
  • Maintain and develop salary database projections and salary certification
  • Close-out of accounts after project completion
  • Key contact for faculty and research administration staff that includes internal MIT offices as well as contacts outside of MIT
  • Interact with PIs, research staff, and other MIT departments on all fiscal matters
  • Handle salary reconciliation for research projects
  • Oversee Discretionary and Research accounts
  • Assist LNS Research Administration with special projects as needed
  • Supervisor for Financial Assistant II that includes performance reviews, human resource issues and training
  • Resolves and creates complex journal vouchers
  • Approves support staff vouchers

Reports to the Senior Financial Administrator

Financial Assistant II

Minimum requirements- bachelor's degree and two years’ experience in finance or accounting. Combinations of education and experience may be used against minimum education and experience requirements. Experience in an accounting/finance environment; excellent analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; proficiency with Microsoft Excel; and proven ability to work without supervision. Must have good communication skills; be self-motivated and detail- customer service-oriented who is able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines. Must possess skills in order to effectively handle multiple tasks and changing priorities/ responsibilities as needed. Database management, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Excel/Word experience.
Preferred experience- managing and developing budgets; knowledge of federal guidelines

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