ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR CLINCAL TRIALS FINANCE
Duties: The Associate Director for Clinical Trials Finance is responsible for the financial strategy and oversight of 12 oncology disease programs/divisions in the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC). The Associate Director develops and implements fiscal policies and processes and oversees the financial reporting activities, as well as the internal control environment in the ACC. The incumbent is accountable for administrative and financial management operations, including the development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to report accurate financial results. The Associate Director reports directly to the Executive Director of Administration in ACC. The position requires strong leadership over all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the ACC, in collaboration with faculty, administrators, and ACC leadership.
The Associate Director will be responsible for managing and maintaining a growing clinical research portfolio which includes industry, federal, and foundation sponsors for $12M per annum with over 200 awards and will be responsible for developing and managing a team that consists of six financial and administrative staff who will assist in pre-and post-award financial processes. The Associate Director will have oversight of proposal submission, budget development, and contract negotiations (finance) through study initiation as well as post-award financial management and reporting and will ensure that the following are done effectively and efficiently:
* Establishing internal family accounts for study related patient expenses
* Coordinating with clinical project managers and CRU Director and other Associate Directors to ensure financial compliance and provide financial information for strategic resource planning an allocation.
* Reviewing complex contract information and invoicing sponsors for study payments based on milestones and activity.
* Developing, analyzing, and submitting routine financial reports to Principal Investigators
* Preparing internal reports and responding to inquiries from executive level university administration concerning specific grant and contract information.
* Processing study payments through the University's financial systems and budget funds based on initial study proposal.
* Oversee the payroll process for the entire Clinical Trials Program in the Cancer Center
Provide financial analysis over grant portfolio and submit findings to the Executive Director of Administration.
Qualifications: The minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and 7-10 years of experience in fiscal operations or clinical research contract and subcontract administration experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Masters in Business Administration strongly preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of project budgeting and fiscal management. Comprehensive knowledge of and understanding of clinical research contracts and subcontracts preferred. Working knowledge of CMS policy as it relates to coverage for subjects enrolled in clinical trials. Strong financial, analytical, and modeling skills. CPA a plus. Experience with the University of Pennsylvania financial systems preferred. Capability to independently manage multiple projects through final presentation. Advanced user skills with Excel and other Microsoft programs and computer systems. Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. Demonstrated ability to be detail-oriented and accurate. Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Demonstrated organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to work within tight and often conflicting deadlines. Must be flexible. Must also be discreet and have the ability to handle confidential financial matters.
Reference Number: 40-29193
Salary Grade: 030
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: CC-Cancer Center
Job Family: D-Financial