Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Center for Clinical Studies. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position collects, prepares, and manages complex financial information, which provides management with recommendations and documentation used in planning and budgeting.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Direct management of accounting function that handles participant payments for clinical trials.
Lead contact with system vendor and university departments to assure invoices and orders are processed accurately.
Process documents, such as check requests, travel documents, purchase orders, blanket orders, invoice statements and various types of documents handled through the office.
Collect, analyze and maintain complex cost data to produce quarterly and annual financial reports used by management. Provide necessary interpretation and explanation of work product as needed to peers and leadership.
Participate in development, preparation, review and evaluation of annual strategic planning project and budgeting process. May provide project management in support of unique and on-going initiatives.
Develop and prepare presentation of complex financial results to administration relative to departmental operations, payroll and personnel administration, grants administration, purchasing and accounts payable/receivable functions. Ensure accuracy and thoroughness of reports along with retaining for future reference and development.
Design/implement complex database applications for billing and invoicing using variety of FIS/FOCUS/IDX related applications.
Assists with development and utilization of other complex financial models and analysis.
May design/implement computer programs and account approval practices used to extract financial data from account system.
May plan, develop and prepare special financial reports for management.
Assist with grant profile setups, monitor grant budgets. Assist with post award fiscal management for department grants.
Perform other job duties as assigned.
Equivalent of a bachelor's degree in a business/accounting related field with more than five years of experience in finance/budgets and business management areas.
MBA or related advanced degree.
Demonstrated effectiveness with Microsoft Office Suite tools, including spreadsheets, with analytical skills and University accounting system utilities.
Demonstrated effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to present information to leadership.
Demonstrated business acumen – understands and can express the financial bottom line impact.
Ability to conduct and interpret quantitative/qualitative data and analysis and build action plans that identify gaps and tactics to aid/supply management with creative alternatives or solutions.
Ability to develop and maintain business relationships with various leaders and contacts.
The hiring range for this position is $47,986 - $61,194 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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