The work of the Division of Oncology bridges the worlds of basic science, clinical diagnosis and the treatment of cancer. Our basic investigative activities concentrate on immunology, genetics/genomics, pharmacology, DNA repair and oncogene action. Our clinical science covers each cancer type; has a strong focus in clinical trials of new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, and in correlative laboratory studies. Our work is supported by a portfolio of peer-reviewed grants, industrial agreements and research endowments.
The Division of Oncology in the Department of Medicine is seeking an experienced and effective Clinical Research Financial Specialist (Accountant 1) to join a group of dedicated and talented professionals as part of the division finance team. The candidate will be an integral member of the division's finance and administrative team providing support to a portfolio of clinical research trial accounts. The Clinical Research Financial Specialist will perform moderately complex accounting activities and functions, including monitoring clinical trial accounts, preparing documentation, expenditure reconciliations and reviews, revenue reporting/accounting, reimbursements, general ledger transactions, and journal entries.
The Clinical Research Financial Specialist will work under the supervision of the Division Manager and in close coordination with the Clinical Research Managers for designated Clinical Research Groups (CRGs), primarily focused on implementing clinical trial A/R workflow and managing post-award funds. They will provide guidance and oversight on issues related to the administrative management of contracts and sponsored programs from award receipt through closeout. This position adheres to clinical research sponsored project contracts and internal and external policy and procedures to determine allowable transactions towards sponsored projects. Additional responsibilities include financial management reports on assigned research accounts, supporting clinical trial budget development, monitoring transactions in accounting systems for outstanding items, and other key financial functions delegated by Clinical Research Managers. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and sound financial judgement based on data analysis to support Principle Investigator's clinical research portfolios.
Review, process, gather, and compile accounting transactions and documents for completeness, accuracy, and compliance. Contribute to development of analyses to be used for key activities or decision making.
Run, maintain, reconcile, review, combine, analyze and validate financial data sets, utilizing financial reports, financial databases, and key financial information often from multiple systems. Assist in the preparation of basic management information reports.
Identify and resolve incorrect journal entries, data anomalies, deviations from established procedures, and unusual issues.
Collect data and perform research on details of transactions. Ensure work complies with complex internal policies and external regulations which may require interpretation.
Participate as a member of a project team and contribute to change management strategy through communication and collaboration with others.
Recommend, assist, test, or implement process streamlining, system improvements or work flow changes.
Serve as a liaison to other departments to resolve accounting-related issues.
*- The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge of clinical trial billing, regulations/terms and conditions relating to sponsored projects
Sponsored projects related experience in a university or non-profit environment
Knowledge of the post-award management activities and account receivable (AR) system or other integrated business systems
Ability to work independently in a deadline driven environment
Well-organized individual who can multi-task and who has excellent oral and written communication
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Associate degree plus two years of applicable experience, or combination of education and relevant work experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Proficiency in basic business applications, such as Microsoft Office; user knowledge of Excel.
Basic knowledge of accounting systems and the internet; computer literacy.
Understanding of and ability to apply accounting skills and concepts.
Ability to draft professional e-mails, memos, business letters, and reports, and to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal audiences and client groups.
Ability to learn project management skills and to participate as part of a project team.
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.
Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.
Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
May work extended hours during peak business cycles.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
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