University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Houston , TX 77020
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 Financial Analyst position is to provide analysis of business and management financial data for strategic financial planning and assist in implementing processes to maximize efficiencies, as required for efficient accounting management. Provides skilled accounting experience for a variety of department financial processes, including the preparation of the annual budget and daily management of the department accounting system.
Impacts operational procedures and practices in the department. Performs special assignments as required and prepares detailed audit reports, cost reports, etc., for departmental and institutional use.
1.Financial analysis, strategic planning, and reporting
As assigned, prepare monthly reports summarizing available funds (Free Balance Report) for the Program Director, Department Administrator, and Chair.
As assigned, reconcile departmental accounts/funds (e.g., FG 30, 40, 80 and 90).
As assigned, prepare quarterly reports of PRS Staff Development Funds (faculty and midlevel providers) for submission to PRS. Work closely with administrative support staff to ensure accurate recording of expenses on an ongoing basis and update tracking document to reflect when encumbrances are expensed.
Review and analyze data from above reports to identify trends or problem areas and formulate strategic solutions to address deficiencies.
For ad hoc reports, assemble data from special financial statements and other reports.
Assist in the preparation of monthly and annual financial reports and other special reports, as required.
Review and analyze data from reports (departmental, divisional, and institutional) to identify trends or problem areas and formulate strategic solutions to address deficiencies.
Prepare adjusting and closing entries, statements, and analyze financial operations as required.
As assigned, monitor industry grants and initiate the invoicing process in accordance with agreements. Work closely with Grants and Contracts Accounting, Research Nurses, and other study personnel to provide the appropriate information for invoicing.
Assist in the coordination and preparation of departmental annual budgets by applying general and specific guidelines, as established by the institution, division, and department.
Assist in the quarterly forecasting process, incorporating changes in personnel, position vacancies, addition/loss of faculty, etc. Project future needs and requirements.
During the annual budget process, assist with projections for revenue and expenses by utilizing, analyzing, and applying departmental, divisional, and institutional data, such as seasonal trending.
Assist in the preparation of grant and contract budgets by applying guidelines and procedures established by the department and by adhering to the granting agency's procedures and stipulations.
3.Account management and reconciliation
Monitor balances and track income and expenses for assigned co/centers, auditing debit and credit transactions for accuracy and conformance with established procedures and regulations.
Maintain appropriate salary allocations on all sources of funds, including grants and contracts. Initiate ePAFs for changes in source of funds for personnel salary support. Perform personnel reconciliation monthly.
Prepare basic accounting data items such as journal vouchers, for entry into the accounting system.
Initiate contact with departmental representatives, other agencies or personnel to resolve problems or questions regarding basic accounting data items.
Monitor accuracy and appropriateness of expenses charged to accounts.
Monitor adherence to institutional and state guidelines and deadlines for event expenses, purchasing, and reimbursable expenses (including travel).
Perform monthly reconciliation of chartfield strings (CFS).
5.Contract and service fee invoicing
Run biopsy service reports and submit accurate monthly invoices timely according to approved rates.
Maintain an up-to-date tracking tool for monitoring when contracts are due to be invoiced.
Maintain an up-to-date tracking tool for monitoring when contract invoices are paid and ensure the appropriate distribution of funds received.
Monitor industry grants for assigned faculty and initiate the invoicing process in accordance with agreements. Work closely with Grants and Contracts Accounting, Research Nurses, and other study personnel to provide the appropriate information for invoicing.
Meet with PIs to discuss payment or budget issues.
6.Other duties as assigned.
Required:Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related business specialty (e.g., accounting, cost accounting).
Preferred:Master's degree in Business Administration or related business specialty.
Required:Two years business experience including at least one of the following areas: project management, data analysis, or accounting.
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