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Accountant II Clinical Research Finance

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Accounting/Finance
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Invest. Cancer Therapeutics 600723
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The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The primary purpose of the Accountant II – Clinical Research Finance position is to develop, process and negotiate industry sponsored contract budgets and amendments, provide accounting/analysis and management of assigned Principal Investigator(s) financial data for budgeting and strategic financial planning.  Performs special assignments as required and prepares detailed audit reports, cost reports, etc., for departmental and institutional use.

  Essential Functions

  1. Financial Administrative Support
  • Works with Admin Director, Protocol Research to prepare budgets for industry-sponsored clinical trials.
  • Prepares and reviews Budget Authorization Forms
  • Reviews protocols, amendments, and ancillary documents for discrepancies and/or lack of clarity. Works with PI teams and/or Sponsors to resolve these.
  • Works with ICT’s Regulatory, Budget and PI teams and CRF to review the preliminary and final versions of the Coverage Analysis, accurately reports any discrepancies and incorporates suggestions.
  • Complete Advance Set Up requests to establish funding accounts for clinical trials.

2.  Sponsor Negotiation and Interaction

  • Participates in negotiations with industry sponsors and CRO’s to process new and amended clinical trial budgets.
  • Analyzes sponsors’ budget proposals to determine if the proposed funding is adequate to cover costs associated with trials depending on their complexity, the frequency of patient visits, and the reporting requirements
  • Counters proposals if required and finalizes budgets with the sponsor
  • Ensures a quick turnaround time to complete budgets and activate studies in a timely manner to meet industry standards

3.  Pre-Award Files/Data

  • Creates, updates and maintains files which include all pertinent correspondence and information regarding pre-award activities for ICT clinical trials.
  • Assists in maintaining the ICT Timelines database to ensure all pre-award information is verified and updated in a timely manner to allow the tracking of contract activation timelines.
  • Assists in maintaining a database that will provide up-to-date financial information about all   department sponsored trial and investigator-initiated funding.
  • Ensures compliance with Good Clinical Research Practice standards
  • Attends in-services, departmental meetings, applicable trainings and/or events to remain abreast of new policies and procedures affecting the conduct of protocols.
  • Maintains knowledge of clinical trial process

 

4.   Other duties as assigned

 

Working Conditions

This position requires:

Working in Office Environment

 

No

 

X

Yes

Working in Patient Care Unit (e.g. Nursing unit; outpatient clinic)

X

No

 

 

Yes

Exposure to human/animal blood, body fluids, or tissues

X

No

 

 

Yes

Exposure to harmful chemicals                               

X

No

 

 

Yes

Exposure to radiation

X

No

 

 

Yes

Exposure to animals

X

No

 

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Demands

Indicate the time required to do each of the following physical demands:

 

Time Spent

Never

0%

Occasionally

1-33%

Frequently

34-66%

Continuously

67-100%

Standing

 

X

 

 

Walking

 

X

 

 

Sitting

 

 

 

X

Reaching

 

X

 

 

Lifting/Carrying

 

Up to 10 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

10lbs to 50 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

More than 50 lbs

X

 

 

 

Pushing/Pulling

 

Up to 10 lbs

 

 

X

 

 

10lbs to 50 lbs

 

X

 

 

 

More than 50 lbs

X

 

 

 

Use computer/keyboard

 

 

 

X

 

 

Education

Required: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field.

Experience

Required: Two years of accountant experience required with a Bachelor's in Business Administration or related field. One year of accountant experience required with a Bachelor's in Accounting. May substitute required education degree with additional years of equivalent experience on a one to one basis.

Preferred: Previous experience with clinical trials (understanding the schedule of assessments)

 

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. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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