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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Business Manager, Intelligence in Lexington, Massachusetts

MIT Lincoln Laboratory (LL) is a Department of Defense Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) chartered to develop advanced technology in support of national security. Research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration. The Laboratory works with government and industry to transition new concepts, technology and prototypes into future system development and deployment.

Job Summary:

The Financial Services Department (F$D) is seeking a Business Manager to work within the Operations group. Reporting to the Senior Financial Manager, Operations, the Business Manager will manage intelligence funding and Intelligence Community financial relationships that are critical to the Laboratory’s operation. This position will serve as a primary point of contact for the technical groups for guidance related to FFRDC intelligence Staff year of Technical Effort (STE) and Ceiling funding.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Proactively monitor intelligence program and portfolio financial progress and provide assistance and guidance to individual group business managers on STE and ceiling management, and program execution related issues.

  • Effectively apply proper financial management policies, processes and procedures. 

  • Work closely with the Intel Coordinator and external financial points-of-contact on the certification of incoming funding, annual portfolio forecasts and Air Force contractual requirements.

  • Develop a close understanding of each Intel agency's financial processes and procedures and develop contacts and routine meetings with each organization.

  • Manage program-level and portfolio-level financial reporting to Intel agencies and Department leadership. Keep LL management informed about the intel portfolio.

  • Ensure Security Classification Guidance measures are in place with LL intel funding

  • Maintain Laboratory’s intelligence funding history files and provide annual updates

  • Support Director’s Office requests for financial data

  • Other special projects and financial analysis as required


  • Bachelor’s degree is required (Business/Finance degree or related experience necessary), MBA is preferred

  • Minimum 5 years of financial management experience

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a government Top Secret security clearance

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Exceptional judgment and discretion with regard to protecting sensitive program information and financials

  • Strong budget and financial management skills

Requirements con't:

  • Initiative to coordinate meetings and notify others with important information

  • Proficient in planning, scheduling, monitoring, and reporting

  • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others but independently on a daily basis

  • SAP proficiency preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Working knowledge of the US Government Intelligence Community and DoD funding process is a plus

  • Must be able work independently with minimum supervision.

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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