MD Anderson Cancer Center Accountant II -Investigational Cancer Therapeutics in Houston, Texas

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 position is to negotiate, process and manage industry and non-industry sponsored contracts/budgets, 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.

Applies professional accounting principles and techniques in meeting assigned responsibilities and in preparing data for department accounting records, financial reports, special reports, and analyses of operations.

Essential Functions and Expected Outcomes

  1. Clinical Research Management

- Negotiate with industry sponsors and CRO's on new and amended clinical trial budgets.

  • Develop working relationships with ICT's Regulatory team, Clinical staff and Legal Services regarding essential documentation for supporting the clinical trials budgets.

  • Coordinate with Clinical Research Finance to ensure that all pertinent information is captured for review and approval of the clinical trial budget.

  • Provide finalized documentation for Legal Services and Office of Sponsored Programs to proceed with signature for contract execution.

  • Complete Advance Set Up requests to establish funding accounts for clinical trials.

  1. Clinical trial contract invoicing

Analyze industry grants and initiate the invoicing process in accordance with agreements. Work closely with Grants and Contracts Accounting, Research Nurses, and other study personnel to provide the appropriate information for invoicing.

Interact with external funding agencies to ensure proper invoicing and payment for clinical trials according to the contractual agreements.

Meet regularly with PIs to discuss payment or budget issues.

Ensure invoicing is accurate and done per ICT's departmental, Divisional and Institutional guidelines.

  1. Account maintenance reconciliation and reporting

Monitor balances and track income and expenses for department co/centers, auditing debit and credit transactions for accuracy and conformance with established procedures and regulations.

Maintain appropriate salary allocations on all funded grants. Initiate JDUFs for changes in source of funds for personnel salary support.

Initiate IDTs for payment of internal research-related invoices (such as CTRC invoices for PKs, urinalysis, etc.).

Perform duties relevant to closing the monthly and annual financial statements and other duties as required.

Prepare monthly reports summarizing available funds for the Department Administrator and Chair.

Maintain department Grants and Contracts database to verify the accuracy of the institutional FRED system and generate monthly reports for the Chair and Department Administrator.

Maintain database to track sources of funds and corresponding source of funds percentages for all department personnel.

Assist in maintaining a database that will provide up-to-date financial information about all department sponsored trial and investigator-initiated funding.

Prepare adjusting and closing entries, statements, and analyze financial operations as required. Assemble data from special financials statements and other reports.

Assist in the preparation of grant budget by applying guidelines and procedures established by the department and by adhering to the granting agency's procedure and stipulations

Prepare and process sponsored and funded investigator-initiated study amendments and, or contracts

  1. Budgets

Assist in the preparation of departmental annual budgets by applying general and specific guidelines, as established by the institution, division, and department.

During the annual budget process, assist with projections for revenue and expenses by utilizing and analyzing departmental, divisional, and institutional data.

Assist in the preparation of grant budgets by applying guidelines and procedures established by the department and by adhering to the granting agency's procedures and stipulations.

Prepare and process sponsored and funded investigator-initiated study amendments and, or contracts.

Core Competencies

· IC – Analytical Thinking:

o Gather relevant information systematically;

o Break down problems into simple components; and

o Make sound decisions.

· IC – Build Relationships:

o Initiate, develop, and manage relationships and networks; and

o Show sincere interest in others and their concerns.

· IC – Innovative Thinking:

o Approach problems with curiosity and open-mindedness; and

o Offer new ideas, solutions and/or options.

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

Supervision:

Received: Management Analyst and/or Department Administrator

Given: None

Education: Preferred

Required: Two years, with a BA in Business Administration or related field. One year, with BA in Accounting

Experience: Required experience obtained in a healthcare or government environment

Working Conditions: Office Environment

Education

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

Preferred: Master's degree in Business Administration or related business specialty

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: Experience in a healthcare or large research environment.

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

Additional Information

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 52,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 65,000

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 78,000