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University of Pittsburgh Senior Post Award Analyst in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Senior Post Award Analyst

This position requires a deep understanding of financial management in a clinical trials setting, expertise in research accounting, and a strong background in compliance and auditing. This position provides a review and analysis of the clinical research study to ensure compliance with Medicare's clinical trial policy and institutional billing compliance policies. Management of financial reports on clinical trials, oversight of compliance in clinical research billing, and thorough involvement in the reconciliation and close-out processes of clinical trials.

Key Responsibilities, but not limited to:

Financial Management and Reporting: Provide expert management of financial aspects of clinical trials post-award. Liaise with SPA and research accounting teams to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting. Run detailed financial reports on clinical trials, focusing on budget adherence, and expenditure monitoring.

Compliance and Oversight: Oversee and ensure adherence to policies and procedures related to clinical research billing. Conduct audits and reviews to maintain compliance with federal, state, and institutional regulations.

Reconciliation and Close-Out Processes: Manage the item-level reconciliation process in the new system for clinical trials. Oversee and facilitate the close-out process of clinical trials, ensuring accurate and compliant reporting.

Prospective Reimbursement Analysis: Validate and oversee prospective reimbursement analyses for all clinical research studies. Provide financial insights to support strategic planning in clinical trial management.

Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field; Master's degree or CPA preferred.
    • 5 years of experience in financial management and reporting, with a focus on clinical research or healthcare preferred.
    • Strong understanding of clinical research billing compliance and regulations.
    • Advanced analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across departments.
    • High proficiency in financial software and adaptability to new technologies.

       

Job Summary

Performs post-award accounting duties for small grants and contracts. Monitors account activity and prepares routine financial reports. Assists with policy and procedure interpretation and government report preparation.

Essential Functions

Proficiency in financial management in a clinical trials setting.

Ability to carry out research accounting tasks and exhibit a profound knowledge in compliance and auditing.

Proficiency in review and analysis of the clinical research study to ensure compliance with Medicare's clinical trial policy and institutional billing compliance policies.

Ability to manage financial reports on clinical trials, oversight of compliance in clinical research billing, and thorough involvement in the reconciliation and close-out processes of clinical trials.

Physical Effort

Ability to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.

Ability to lift up to 25 pounds occasionally.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular Job Classification: Staff.Grants & Contracts Specialist I (Post-Award) Job Family: Research Job Sub Family: Grants & Contracts Campus: Pittsburgh Minimum Education Level Required: Bachelor's Degree Minimum Years of Experience Required: No experience required Will this position accept substitution in lieu of education or experience: Combination of education and relevant experience will be considered in lieu of education and/ or experience requirement. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Work Arrangement: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Hiring Range: $37,182 - $55,773 annually Relocation_Offered: No Visa Sponsorship Provided: No Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable Required Documents: Resume Optional Documents: Cover Letter

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