Clinical Financial Analyst

Frederick, MD, USA
Nov 22, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides financial management and oversight of NIAID VRC's clinical research studies, including Chikungunya, Zika, and other clinical research studies. The position will compile and analyze financial information for clinical research efforts supported within the program.

  • Organizes and implements the flow of materials, products, services and associated systems information
  • Performs technical analysis to determine present and future financial performance
  • Gathers, analyzes, prepares and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trended future requirements, operating forecasts, etc.
  • Coordinates Task Orders
  • Monitors monthly revenue and/or expense analyses on complex projects/problems
  • Works with the teams to develop internal budgets that include all projected costs applicable to the clinical research studies and projects
  • Develops detailed final budgets identifying all clinical research activities, and tests to be performed during the conduct of the study based on the study protocol and related documents
  • Identifies trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings
  • Performs financial forecasting and reconciliation of internal accounts
  • Prepares, monitors and analyzes cost proposals, reports and staffing
  • Reviews and approves costs related to new/proposed contracts, modifications/amendments and invoices for financial verification
  • Prepares closing financial reports and obtains proper approvals from program management
  • Maintains annual budget assumption documents to track for actuals, approvals and estimates
  • Monitors program process flows and works in concert with the team to accurately document and report project updates
  • Maintains and tracks protocol budget documentation and conducts regular audits to ensure the accuracy and completeness of these records
  • Works to assess complex clinical research studies where analysis requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited university in a scientific discipline. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible job-related experience
  • Experience with complex projects at a program level
  • Demonstrated experience with analysis and tracking of budgets and costs, including burn rates and cost projections
  • Ability to collect and disseminate information in a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to track multiple projects concurrently
  • Working knowledge of MS Office Suite including Excel (advanced), PowerPoint (intermediate), and Word (intermediate)
  • Excellent research and investigative skills with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to review complex documents independently and/or in collaboration with clinical research managers, and determine sufficiency of financial documentation
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Knowledge of governmental regulations; knowledge of human subject's protection and/or clinical research activities
  • Clinical research experience
  • Budgetary and strategic planning experience and responsibilities as it relates to clinical research
  • Knowledge of study design, clinical and biospecimen terms used in research studies and scientific and medical concepts and terminology

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) | Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran (M/F/D/V) | Drug Free Workplace (DFW)