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University of Colorado Finance Specialist in Aurora, Colorado


University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Medicine – Division of Hematology

Finance Specialist, Research Service Senior Professional

Position # 00731686 – Requisition #19380

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  • The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Division of Hematology Clinical Trials Unit (HCTU) has an opening for a part-time University Staff (unclassified) Finance Specialist

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here at .

Nature of Work

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support of research activities. Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed fully independently.

The Hematology Clinical Trials Unit (HCTU) is looking to hire a part-time (.5 FTE / 20 hours per week) Finance Specialist to serve as a member of the Hematology/Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Finance Team.

The Finance Specialist is a member of the Hematology Clinical Trials Unit and is responsible for the reconciliation of clinical trial speedtypes, review of patient billing from UCH and CU Medicine and accurate and timely reporting of clinical trials to PI’s and staff. This position also serves as a finance liaison for finance interactions between uchealth (UCH), CU Medicine and the Office of Grants and Contracts. In addition to working closely with University personnel, this position also communicates regularly with pharmaceutical company representatives. Specifically, this position will have oversight of industry sponsored, investigator initiated, and cooperative group clinical trials.

As an overview of the HCTU, Investigators in the Division of Hematology’s Blood Cancer Program at are actively engaged in multiple research activities aimed at improving outcomes for patients with blood cancers and related disorders. These studies are wide-ranging and involve extensive collaboration between laboratory scientists and physicians. Our work is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and numerous other foundations and industry sources.

A key strength of our research group is its highly collaborative and cross-disciplinary nature, which provides an ideal environment in which to develop new therapies. The Hematology Clinical Trials Unit (HCTU) plays an integral role in conducting the clinical research components of the division and has made bringing bench-to-bedside research a huge divisional success. The HCTU is comprised of over 30 employees, and their dedication and investment each day is seen and felt by patients who have and will participate in a clinical trial.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Reconcile patient enrollment earnings to sponsor revenues received

  • Invoice sponsors for patient care reimbursement and patient accrual as mandated in contract

  • Investigate and reconcile deficit balances and collect past due accounts

  • Process all research patient care charges received from the UCH and CU Medicine teams with payment requests and/or vouchers for all internal and external invoices presented to the team for clinical protocol activity

  • Prepare accurate financial documents for all assigned accounts

  • Reconcile all assigned financial statements using various university reporting tools

  • Review general ledger reports for misappropriated expenses billed to clinical trial accounts

  • Manage patient care bill processing and bill dispute resolution

  • Create and maintain patient billing reports

  • Prepare journal entries to distribute trial funds per the clinical trial budget

  • Follow University fiscal policy and provide all necessary documentation to the Office of Grants and Contracts to inactivate closed clinical trial projects

  • Work closely with Research Manager and Budget Specialist to ensure all budget amendments are entered into OnCore on a timely basis and assist with database budget maintenance

  • Work closely with Regulatory Affairs Coordinator regarding protocols (e.g. addition of investigators, amendments, serious adverse events, consent form changes, monitoring visits, correspondence, continuing review and study termination reports) to ensure quality study flow and that all governing regulations are being adhered to

  • Relays timely information to Research Manager, Research Medical Director, and Division Administrator regarding budget and/or contracts (e.g. addition of CRC responsibilities necessitating budget changes; inadequate sponsor budget in relation to clinical trial costs, etc.) to ensure quality study flow and accurate budgeting

  • Serves as a contact person for ongoing clinical research studies and meets with representatives from sponsoring pharmaceutical firms or in-house staff for initial orientation to studies and for review of study records

  • Other duties of a similar nature and scope as needed

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at .

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in field related to business, finance, or accounting.

  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in accounting or financial management

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with grants, contracts, sponsored projects, and/or clinical trials in an academic/research medical campus

  • Experience with OnCore

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong accounting and fiscal management skills including but not limited to grants and contracts, gift accounts

  • Advanced Excel skills to develop custom user-friendly reports for faculty for monthly fiscal reviews

  • Decision making skills on how to resolve financial issues that arise, related to compliance, deficits, and new processes

  • Knowledge of the HRMS and PS financial systems

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong work ethic and positive problem-solving attitude

  • Strong interpersonal and human relations skills.

  • Ability to work independently, identify and set priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment

Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Job: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Research Services


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Oct 16, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Lynette Brandon

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00731686

Req ID: 19380

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.