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FINANCIAL ASSISTANT 2 , Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL)/Supply Chain Management (SCM) , to provide complex and diverse financial support for CTL and SCM. Responsibilities include reconciling accounting statements and monitoring expenses for compliance with sponsor guidelines; reviewing and certifying purchase transactions; reviewing, processing, and tracking payments and reconciling bills, vendor invoices, requisitions, POs, and requests for payment; serving as financial transaction contact point for staff/students/faculty/vendors and a training resource to less experienced staff; implementing policies/operating practices; investigating and resolving financial transaction issues; researching and gathering information for financial projects; assisting with the development of guidelines and procedures and recommending best practices; electronically processing, approving, and tracking travel reports; processing journal vouchers and telephone and change orders for office or cell phones; acting as main contact for Facilities' orders/requests; processing equipment and furniture orders; assisting with space change activities; file maintenance; updating procedures for own area; and assisting financial staff and performing other duties as needed.
REQUIRED : high school diploma or its equivalent; three years' accounting and finance experience, preferably in an academic/research environment; strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, and written and verbal communication skills; initiative; good judgment with confidential matters; proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel and ability to rapidly learn applications developed in-house; knowledge of Concur; and ability to implement and/or improve established financial processes, function independently and as part of a team, and work efficiently despite frequent interruptions. Seek someone who enjoys interacting with and assisting students, faculty, administrators, and visitors from culturally and professionally diverse backgrounds. PREFERRED : bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or finance; MIT accounting/finance experience; and experience with relational databases, SAP, Brio Query, QuickBooks, Salesforce, and/or Cognos. Job #21245-5
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