• Sr Research Finance Analyst

    Location US-MA-Brookline
    Job Posted Date 5 months ago(10/9/2019 3:50 PM)
    Job ID
    Research Administration
    full time
    Location : Address
    10 Brookline Place West
    Location : City
  • 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 Sr Financial Analyst provide day-to-day post-award management of all grants and contracts awarded to DFCI. Safeguards all DFCI assets for grants while maintaining sound fiscal controls and compliance according to the terms and conditions set by each sponsor.


    • Responsible for the post-award management of approximately $35 - 40 million dollars of complex grants and contracts 
    • Ensures all personnel and other related charges are expensed to the grant according to the terms and conditions of various federal and non-federal agencies
    • Reviews and approves all personnel and non-personnel cost transfers to ensure they are allocable, allowable, and conform to the aims of the grant
    • Prepares all interim and annual financial reports by deadline set by sponsor
    • Prepares monthly journal entries while ensuring clear and concise audit trails to support each transaction
    • Works with Grants & Contracts staff and Research department administrators to resolve complex issues associated with managing grants
    • Working with the Office of Grant & Contracts, ensures all relevant information, associated with setting up and tracking grants in the PeopleSoft system, is accurate and according to the terms set by the sponsor
    • All other projects as assigned
    • Mentors junior staff in performing their day to day functions
    • Facilitates in the enhancements of the PeopleSoft application, including testing and review of all new applications
    • Serves on various committees within Research finance, Finance, and Grants & Contracts to enhance PeopleSoft financial systems as well as DFCI's standard operating procedures
    • Develops monthly financial reporting for senior management to track the status of all research grants
    • Special projects as assigned


    • BS/BA required. Minimum of 5 + years in post-award required. This level is responsible for a higher grant portfolio; performs tasks with minimal supervision and is an active participant on various committees. Position also acts as a mentor for junior staff. Special projects as assigned.
    • Knowledge of all federal regulations associated with managing federal grants and contracts
    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting principles and practices
    • Ability to effectively communicate with individuals at all levels in and outside of DFCI 
    • PeopleSoft skills highly desirable
    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
    • Ability to interpret and explain rules and regulations associated with managing Federal grants
    • 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

    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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