Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
The Senior Technology Transfer Accountant is a key member of the Accounting and Finance function of the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations (BODFI).?? The role provides day-to-day post-award management of all industry Sponsored Research funding awarded to DFCI researchers through contracts negotiated by BODFI.?? In doing so, this role safeguards all DFCI industry funds while maintaining sound fiscal controls and compliance according to the terms and conditions set by each industry sponsor.??
In addition, this position is responsible for numerous, general accounting functions that involve preparation, analysis, reconciliation, interpretation, and maintenance of the BODFI???s accounting records, internal and external financial reports, and accounting policies and procedures.?? Provides assistance to BODFI Finance and Operations management in the implementation of new or modified accounting systems and in the coordination and preparation for audits.
Works closely with BODFI???s Licensing Professionals, Sr. Financial Manager, and Database Manager; with DFCI???s Office of Grants and Contracts, Department Project Leaders and Department Grants Management Specialists (DGMS); Principal Investigators (PIs) and Centers; and with DFCI???s Research Accounting and General Accounting departments.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible and accountable for all aspects of the set-up and post-award management of a minimum of $30 million dollars contained in approximately 60 - 80 active, complex, industry Sponsored Research Agreements (SRA) at any one point in time.
Prepares all interim, monthly, and annual financial reporting for BODFI management to track the status of all industry Sponsored Research funding.
Responsible for providing detailed reconciliations and analyses for assigned duties and special projects, some of which may be in collaboration with DFCI General Accounting and/or Research Accounting.
Works closely with DGMS and with BODFI Licensing Professionals to ensure that individual SRAs, the SRAs from each particular PI laboratory, and the SRAs funded by specific industry sponsors are up-to-date with respect to set-up, receivable tracking, reporting obligations and close out and completion.
Helps direct BODFI???s Technology Transfer Accountant I???s work product as it relates to all aspects of industry Sponsored Research management and other accounting projects if appropriate
Will perform other related duties as needed and assigned.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor???s degree in Accounting or Finance is required; minimum of 5 years of related work experience required, preferably in the health care industry or a non-profit organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting principles and practices;
Technical and professional accounting skills; strong reconciliation skills; the ability to help develop and maintain computer-based, automated accounting systems, accounting procedures and control systems;
Ability to proactively define problems, collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and report to BODFI management;
Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels in and outside of DFCI;
PeopleSoft skills highly desirable;
Highly motivated, self-directed individual with strong interpersonal and analytical skills;
Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail is paramount;
Ability to interpret and explain rules and DFCI policy associated with managing industry Sponsored Research and other BODFI financial matters as appropriate;
Ability to maintain favorable working relationships with a wide variety of professional groups;
Ability to meet deadlines;
Ability to multi-task and function as an integral member of the team;
Must possess a customer-service philosophy;
Performs tasks with minimal supervision and may be an active participant on various committees and project teams
Performs primary duties independently and identifies problem areas or situations;
Prepares routine analyses without supervision, and is able to recognize, research and address variances and other problems;
Able to handle reconciliations, and prepares summaries of important points;
Is proactive when discovering variances and after researching, reports situation to Manager.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.