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Sr. Planning & Programs Analyst (364609)

Located in a city known for its rich technology and innovative leadership, our Boston Research Center sits adjacent to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The center conducts research in computational reservoir modeling and nanotechnology and develops advanced materials science and separation technology systems.

Basic Function

Provide staff assistance to a Department Manager, Division Head or Planning & Programs Analysts for departmental/division program activities.  This includes contracts, cost, budgets, accountability, project management, performance indices and relevant business programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the preparation of routine and special reports for department management review and approval
  • Work with corporate groups in maintaining overall business systems to assist department or division heads in keeping operations, manpower, and financial budgets within established programs and standards
  • Conduct studies relating to organization business activity/productivity, effective utilization of funds and resources or other areas of concern
  • Develop and maintain statistical reports, cost control measures, and scheduling programs for management purposes
  • Assist the Department Manager or Division Head in conducting detailed analytical work, producing charts and graphs, and organizing relevant data in preparation of management requested reports; study and analyze such possibilities as cost reductions, improving manpower utilization and related areas
  • Serve as an Advisor in assisting Division Heads and other supervisory staff in details of operating plans, manpower/expenditure budgets, performance review, accountability reports or policy or procedural changes such as those in the accounting system, budgeting, timekeeping or employee relations
  • Handle contract work such as auditing invoices from contractors, interpreting contract provisions, checking for accuracy, recommending corrections; monitor contractor performance for compliance or provide assistance and support in procurement
  • Provide and record operations performance data with particular emphasis on trends
  • Conduct periodic audits or operational reviews compiling and reporting statistics; discuss with supervisors apparent discrepancies and resolve them
  • Maintain records; initiate or process necessary forms and reports as necessary
  • Direct work of subordinates as/when appropriate
  • Perform all other special complex or confidential projects as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or closely related specialty required, MBA or CPA is highly desirable
  • Eight (8) years diversified accounting, budget preparation, cost control, project management or other closely related experience required; a minimum of two (2) years of company related work is highly desirable
  • Specialized knowledge of statistical and financial analytical tools company planning, budgeting, accounting, personnel administration and cost control activities is highly desirable
  • Must be able to communicate and comprehend accurately, clearly and concisely in English at a level required to perform the job as outlined
  • Must possess good work habits, a strong work ethic, and be able to adhere to company work hours, policies, and standard business etiquette


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