• Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • $142,370.00 -142,370.00/year*
  • Cambridge , MA
  • Financial Services - Banking/Investment/Finance
  • Full-Time
  • 101 Auburn St

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture and benefits that just aren t found together anywhere else. If you re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future then take a look at this opportunity.


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE , Media Laboratory, to manage a team that provides day-to-day financial services for a large, interdisciplinary research lab with current annual activities totaling over $80mm. Will manage the financial reporting, budgeting, planning, and forecasting processes for the lab and supervise a finance team of seven. Responsibilities include leading the financial planning process including annual budgets, multi-year forecasts, and monthly monitoring; overseeing the management of research revenues and expenditures; serving as a final escalation contact to PIs when financial advice or guidance is needed; actively identifying and evaluating trends, opportunities, and risks impacting the lab s financial position; working closely with the director of MAS (Program in Media Arts and Sciences) on high-level issues to ensure effectiveness of the team s collaboration and processes; developing materials for and delivering clear and effective presentations; working with the senior business analyst to develop key reports on the financial status of the lab s research groups; recommending actions to streamline processes, improve operational efficiencies, and identify opportunities for reducing operational costs; and serving as primary liaison to MIT s central financial groups and the Dean s Office.

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Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a bachelor s degree, preferably in a quantitative discipline; at least five years financial management experience, experience in an academic/research environment; computer and quantitative expertise, including advanced Excel and financial reporting skills; strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills; a history of supervising individuals and teams; and comfort and expertise dealing with a diverse academic and professional community. Knowledge of SAP, KC, and Tableau strongly preferred.




* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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