• Technology Transfer Accountant

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/23/2019 12:36 PM)
    Job ID
    Finance/Accounting/Patient Billing
    full time
  • Overview

    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 underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    The individual will play an important role in the Accounting and Finance functions of the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations (BODFI). The individual will primarily interface with the Sr. Manager of Finance and Operations and BODFI’s Sr. Technology Transfer Accountant, in addition to other BODFI Operations and Licensing staff. His/her duties will include general accounting functions involving preparation, analysis, reconciliation, interpretation, and maintenance of financial information in BODFI’s current database. This individual will also assist in the implementation of new or modified accounting systems, and in the coordination and preparation of reports and audits for BODFI Finance.


    • Assist in the development, implementation and operation of systems and processes to support the activities and goals of BODFI’s financial operations.
    • Responsible for monitoring regarding all BODFI receivables including sponsored research funding and licensing revenue.
    • Record into database all legal (patent-related) expenses; assist with the monitoring and reconciliation of the annual patent budget.
    • Working with DFCI General Accounting and BODFI Finance, assists with the distribution of licensing revenue to internal DFCI accounts, inventors, and outside third parties.
    • Work with BODFI’s Database Manager, BODFI Finance, and, on occasion, other pertinent departments, to research and resolve data and system discrepancies as they relate to financial operations.
    • Provide detailed reconciliations and analyses for assigned duties and special projects.
    • Will perform other related duties as needed and assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or related field is required.

    • Minimum of 1-2 years of related work experience, preferably in the health care or academic research environment. 

    • Technical and professional accounting skills, including strong reconciliation skills;
    • The ability to develop and maintain computer-based, automated accounting systems, accounting procedures and controls;
    • Familiarity with policies and procedures related to responsibilities;
    • Appropriate oral and written communication skills;
    • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills as BODFI interfaces with many different internal departments and external companies, law firms, and other academic and not-for-profit institutions;
    • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and be committed to working closely with others in a team-oriented approach;
    • Must possess a customer-service philosophy and be able to handle problem solving and issue resolution;
    • Performs primary duties, as directed, and requires close supervision;
    • After initial training period, able to perform regular monthly tasks independently and report results to manage;
    • A strong understanding of and facility with software applications including Microsoft Word and Excel, and databases is essential

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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