Cedars-Sinai Cancer is committed to pursuing pioneering research into disease mechanism, diagnostic innovations and new technologies and resources. Through our historic achievements, growing research enterprise, and serving one of the most diverse regions in the world, our physicians and scientists are uniquely positioned to guide the next generation of progress against the disease.
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The Cancer Clinical Trials Office is looking for a Clinical Research Finance Analyst III to develop clinical trial budgets sponsored by industry, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and investigator-initiated clinical research. This role critically evaluates research protocols to assess resource needs; assessment includes all research procedures, clinical research staff time, investigator time, and costs from ancillary departments. Determines cost allocation, negotiates budgets and details budgets. Oversees invoicing for study/trial and payment processing for satellite sites. Plans and coordinates strategies for improving efficiency, action plans to improve quality, and training and education of personnel. Participates in centralized activities of the department or institution. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.
In addition, the Clinical Research Finance Analyst III will be responsible for the following:
The Clinical Research Finance Analyst III will be the Pre-Award Lead for the team and the Rapid Activation Specialist
Develops clinical trial budgets sponsored by industry and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as investigator-initiated clinical research.
Critically evaluates research protocols to assess resource needs; assessment includes all research procedures, clinical research staff time, investigator time, and costs from ancillary departments.
Determines whether research procedures in the protocol are standard-of-care or a research-related cost in order to correctly classify expenses.
Negotiates trial budgets with industry sponsors.
Works closely with investigators to obtain accurate budget details.
Works with the CSMC office of Sponsored Research to develop final budgets for clinical trials and research projects. Reviews and approves internal and/or satellite site budgets.
Oversees invoicing of sponsors, patient research billing, reimbursement to ancillary departments, and payment tracking. Processes payments for satellite sites.
Provides training, education, onboarding and mentorship of other personnel and supervises other budget coordinators.
Participates in centralized activities of the department or institution.
Uses business analytics to identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and works with management to lead the development of new (or improvement of existing) processes, policies or standard operating procedures.
Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
Analyzes financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project a financial probability.
Uses astute financial analysis techniques to provide practical proposals to influence business results.
Assists with business software launches, implementation or optimization.
Participates in external research community networks.
Serves as point of contact for fiscal related questions and engages management as appropriate.
Carries out special projects as assigned.
May conduct quality review and/or audits of clinical trial budget.
May prepare and deliver data, reports and/or presentations to investigators, management and/or leadership.
May lead or facilitate team meetings.
Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.
Maintains research practices using Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
Participates in required training and education programs.
*Remote Work available to California Residents with prior approval. Inquire for more information.
High School Diploma, GED, Required
BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or other related degree, strongly preferred
Seven (7) years minimum of experience with billing, accounting, finance analysis or related field.
Five (5) years experience with Pre and Post funding in clinical research
Budgetary & Financial - Ability to apply knowledge of accounting principles to create, monitor or operate to budget(s).
Communication - Ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information to/from various audiences in different formats.
Communication - Ability to influence and/or negotiate.
Regulatory - Ability to use discretion and maintain privacy, confidentiality or anonymity Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.
Regulatory - Ability to interpret and apply knowledge of State, Federal and Agency standards to comply with regulations. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.
Technical - Ability to use software applications and operate technological devices (e.g., computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.
Time Management - Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines.
Time Management - Ability to handle multiple demands and/or manage complex and competing priorities.
Working Title: Clinical Research Finance Analyst III - Pre Award (Remote Work for California Residents)
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.