Job description

Duties: The Gene Therapy Program (GTP) is a complex R & D organization consisting of research laboratories supported by multiple core functions which provide internal capacity to perform gene transfer studies from basic research through phase 1 proof-of-concept human trials.

The Orphan Disease Center (ODC) was created to facilitate translational research and therapy development to address the prevalence of certain orphan diseases that affect a marginalized population of individuals internationally.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, Fiscal Operations, the Associate Director, Financial Operations will recommend, design, implement, and manage efficient processes for procure to pay, payroll, invoicing, expense reimbursement, petty cash etc. for GTP and ODC to ensure accuracy and timeliness of activities. He/she will run and analyze/reconcile financial reports for non sponsored programs and non service center funds, encumbrance balances, accounts payable, purchasing contract management, and payroll on a regular basis to take corrective action as needed. He/she will have a full understanding of the chart of accounts to allow him/her to approve purchasing and expenses to be booked to the correct areas in the general ledger.

GTP is a dynamic, fast-paced, ever-changing work environment. Selected candidate must be able to prioritize work assignments. Special projects may be assigned as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree and 5 to 7 years of experience in a similar role or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Prefer a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Prefer previous experience in an academic setting. Knowledge of basic accounting practices, financial reporting, and variance analysis required. Require experience and ability to negotiate contracts for services, lab supplies and equipment, hardware, software, etc. Individual must be detail oriented and organized. Strong proficiency in Excel and the entire Microsoft Office Suite required. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter and quick learner, a strong team player able to work in a dynamic environment. Experience managing staff required. Experience in university financial systems preferred. Knowledge of Business Objects, BEN Financials and other UPENN systems a plus. Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Reference Number: 40-25344

Salary Grade: 028

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: DM-Gene Therapy Program

Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Job Family: D-Financial




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Posted: 4/8/2017
Application Due: 6/8/2017
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