Financial Analyst - Leukemia

Houston, Texas
January 12 2021
Health Sciences
Organization Type
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


Project and budget development
· Create and negotiate budgets for new clinical trial contracts and amendments as assigned; communicate with sponsors or CROs concerning status of budgets and contracts; pursues negotiation of budgets to final approval
· Prepares detailed research patient care budgets on new and modified research contracts
· Collaborates with study managers, data managers and principal investigators in identifying payment milestones associated with clinical trial projects, identifies non-patient care research funded services, and develops budgets for private industry
· Follow up with legal department, respond to CRF financial review questions, respond to preliminary and finalized coverage analysis
· Provide review, guidance and assistance to faculty and administrative staff in the preparation of applications to non-profit granting agencies. Work directly with faculty, support staff and agency officials to resolve questions and problems and assist in budget preparation.

Project activity, amendments and invoicing
· Performs monthly audits of active contracts to monitor payment activity.
· Ensure that company centers are established promptly for executed projects so that the project can begin receiving appropriate expense transactions
· Systematically reviews projects for the submission of internal payment milestone invoices, or invoice-able charges which are not formally budgeted.
· Monitors Services with other departments such as Pathology, Radiology, CTRC as well as internal collaborators such as the Leukemia Clinical Research Services (LCRS)
· Tracks protocol revisions which impact research contract budgets to process budget amendments for same
· Ensures that department policies and procedures conform to institutional standards as it relates to research patient charges, their budgeting and their expenditure.

Project completion and close-out
· Collaborates and coordinates with the department’s finance team in the design and implementation of databases, queries and reports which track and monitor clinical trial funds. This includes ensuring company centers are established and restricted appropriately, payments are made, and expenses incurred appropriately, and timely review and close-out is performed.
· Maintain proficiency and expertise with the institution’s financial systems, clinical research administrative and regulatory processes.
· Develops and maintains procedures for the departmental reconciliation process in compliance with the requirements set forth by the Controller’s Office.
· Responsible for maintaining financial databases for internal tracking at all stages of the research continuum.

Required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related business specialty.

Required: Two years business experience to include project management, data analysis or accounting.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

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