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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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.
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