MD Anderson Cancer Center Accounting Specialist - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics in Houston, Texas

Accounting Specialist - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics

Location: United States, Texas, Houston, Houston (TX Med Ctr) at

Accounting/Finance at

Cancer Medicine 135100

Requisition #: 118429

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 Accounting Specialist position is to: manage effort and salary, reconcile industry sponsored financial data, provide Principal investigator(s) Statement of Operation report, provide recommendation on financial planning, review institutional Epic data when invoicing to sponsors, and audit financial accountants when needed. Perform special assignments as required and prepares any financial, audit, or cost report for departmental and institutional use.


  1. Account Maintenance Reconciliation and Reporting (50%)

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.

Reconcile the financial data with General Ledger and internal database

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 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. Clinical trial contract invoicing (25%)

Analyze industry grants and initiate the invoicing process in accordance with contract 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. Clinical Research Management (25%)

· 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.


Required: High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred: Bachelor's degree.


Required: Three years experience in accounting related activities.

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.