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Finance Specialist

Stanford University - Academic

Palo Alto, CA
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Full time
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Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Finance Specialist
Job ID  51846
Job Location  School of Medicine
Job Category  Finance
Salary  3P1
Date Posted  Mar 20, 2013 The Stanford University NCI-designated Cancer Institute seeks a Cancer Clinical Trials Financial Specialist. This position will report to the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) Financial Manager and will manage clinical research financial accounts from award opening to award closeout. This position requires experience with clinical trials contracts and grants, budgeting, forecasting, accounting, post-award financial management, and account reconciliation. Working knowledge about regulations for OMB Circulars A-21, A-110 and A-133 is strongly desired. S/he will track account balances, analyze financial data and processes, assign labor distributions, close-out accounts, update databases, submit invoices using the CRISP(Clinical Research Invoicing System for Participants) system, track payments and regularly generate financial reports for review with faculty and CCTO managers. Responsible for review of monthly expenditure statements and quarterly certification as well as approve all expenses for each award.

Required:- Two year college degree and two years related work experience in financial management and analysis including budgeting, forecasting, and accounting.- Experience in finance and grants management in an academic/clinical setting- Understanding of finance principles- Must be able to maintain discretion in handling confidential matters- Must be able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people and University offices- Excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communications skills, and analytical and conception skills- Intermediate to advance knowledge of MS Office: Word, Excel, and Power Point - Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, customer-service environment- Ability to take initiative and work independently, consulting with appropriate School, University and hospital parties as needed for information and problem resolution- Ability to work as an effective member of a team, sharing workload and information- Strong organizational skills with ability to coordinate activities across multiple units (administrative, departmental, interdisciplinary and inter-school)- Good leadership, diplomacy, judgment, and decision-making skills DESIRED:- Knowledge of Oracle financial systems, SeRA, CRISP systems and Stanford University policies- Basic knowledge of clinical operational procedures and clinical financial procedures- Understanding or ability to learn State and Federal accounting and grants management policies and procedures- Knowledge of patient care billing practices helpful- Ideally familiar with multidisciplinary cancer therapy, clinical trial design and methods, good clinical practice requirements (GCP), and regulatory requirements of the FDA, NIH, and IRB


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