Cancer Center Financial Administrator
Working Title: Cancer Center Financial Administrator
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Cancer Center
Posting Date: 04-13-2017
The Cancer Center is seeking a Financial Administrator. This position serves as the lead individual responsible for managing the operating budget(s) of the Cancer Center. This includes fiduciary oversight of all grant, gift, local, and endowment accounts. These responsibilities include: formulating financial plans, monitoring expenditures, and producing quarterly financial reports. The matrix nature of the Cancer Center requires this individual to be responsible for coordinating complex funding models with several departments and the SOM Dean's Office.
The position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Grants and Contracts Specialist. The incumbent will work very closely with other finance personnel across multiple departments. A major area of focus is the finances of the Office for Clinical Research. The Financial Administrator is responsible for the oversight of the full financial lifecycle of a study starting with oversight of budget creation, negotiation, building of study and financial calendars in OnCore, labor distribution and effort certification, LD transfer, invoicing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and reconciliation of study accounts.
This position ensures that awarded contracts are managed appropriately. The position collaborates in the preparation of the annual budget and year-end financials, as well as provides forecasting, monthly financial reporting, and cost and revenue analysis, and ensures that the Cancer Center's clinical research financial practices comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
The Cancer Center Financial Administrator plays an important role planning the strategic commitments of the Cancer Center, and will work closely with the Cancer Center's leadership to ensure good stewardship of funds to meet long term goals to support the mission and vision of the center.
Qualified applicant must have a Bachelor's degree with at least seven years' experience in financial reporting or accounting management, three or more years of budget development, and at least three years of personnel management. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills, including negotiation experience.
Preferred qualifications include an MBA with an emphasis in finance or accounting. Experience in a health-care-related setting, knowledge of clinical research and associated study budgets, and knowledge of policies and procedures in a state-funded higher education system are also preferred, as well as experience in performing an internal audit process.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
2. Attention to detail.
3. Strong analytical skills, including negotiation experience.
4. Ability to lead, train, and supervise a team.
5. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
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