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MD Anderson Cancer Center Accountant II in Houston, Texas


Apply professional accounting principles and techniques in meeting assigned responsibilities and in preparing data for accounting records, financial reports, special reports, and analyses of operations in the Department of GI Medical Oncology for clinical trials and large-scale grants. This position is responsible for reconciling industry-sponsored projects, provide quarterly statement of operations reports to principal investigators, provide recommendations on financial planning, and audit financial accounts when needed.

Key Functions

  1. Post Award Management

Develop and maintain procedures for the reconciliation process.

  • Perform monthly reconciliation and report on departmental funds received.

  • Work closely with Grants and contracts on payments received and posted. New grant and annual grant funding.

  • Interact with external grant funding agents to ensure the receipt of funding to support the grant or contract.

  • Meet regularly with the Administrative Director to discuss payment or budget issues, interacts with all levels of personnel within GI Medical Oncology and other institutional departments as well as external companies to resolve problems/errors or questions regarding accounting reconciliation items.

  • Represents the department and the institution in a professional and appropriate manner.

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

  • Review and ensure appropriate salary allocations on all funded grants. Work with the grant program manager to initiate ePAF's for changes in source of funds for personnel salary support.

  • Work with the Administrative Director to initiate transfers from the study account to the departmental Core accounts

  • Perform special assignments as required and prepares any financial audit, or cost report for departmental uses.

  • Manage all post award activities for the GI Laboratory, including, IDS transfers, reconciliation, and reporting.

  1. Reporting
  • Develop and maintain a departmental Grants and Contracts database to tracking invoicing, payments, and follow-up details

  • Prepare and meet with departmental faculty, along with the grant program manager, to review account balances, create spending plans, review personnel, and make account recommendations.

  • Maintain database to track sources of funds for all department private industry and grant awards.

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

  • Prepare monthly comparative data to report the expenditure of research patient charges as opposed to the budget.

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

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

  • Assist with projections of revenue and the expenses for the departmental clinical trials by analyzing departmental, divisional, and institutional data.

  1. Grant Post Award Processing

Reconciles all sponsored project accounts on a monthly basis and follow up on all discrepancies and adjustments to ensure that corrections are posted to the appropriate company center. Creates new award activity files, maintains copies of project documents and assures that copies of all project documents are provided for the departmental grants files. Participates in close out activities.

Sponsored project company/center management .

Monitor balances and track income and expenses for department co/centers, auditing debit and credit transactions for accuracy and conformance with established MDACC and external sponsor procedures and regulations. Initiate contact with PIs, departmental representatives, and other agencies or personnel to resolve problems or questions regarding basic accounting data items. Monitor grant-funded salaries and related effort certification, working closely with department leadership on issues of salary and related effort commitments .

  1. Other duties as assigned

The position also requires one to anticipate needs, to recognize situations requiring assistance and have the ability to refer or perform any necessary tasks, and to comprehend the goals of the department/program and take the initiative in making decisions and taking actions to further these goals.

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

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.

Experience Preferred: Clinical research invoicing or clinical research finance experience.

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 138046

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: No

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

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

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

  • Science Jobs: No