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Cedars-Sinai Clinical Research Finance Analyst II - Pre Award - Remote Work available to California Residents in Beverly Hills, California

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The Clinical Research Finance Analyst II (Pre Award) you will develop complex clinical trial budgets for industry, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and investigator-initiated clinical research. Evaluates research protocols to assess resource needs, procedures, clinical research staff time, investigator time, and costs from ancillary departments. Determines cost allocation, negotiates budgets, details budgets, and responsible for monitoring accounts and invoicing. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board

What will you be doing in this role?

  • Work closely with investigators and ancillary departments to identify research procedures needed, budget estimates and cost details.

  • Evaluate complex research protocols to assess resource needs, research procedures, clinical research staff time, investigator time, and costs from ancillary departments.

  • Determine whether research procedures in the protocol are standard-of-care or a research-related costs in order to correctly classify expenses.

  • Develop complex clinical trial budgets for industry and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as well as investigator-initiated clinical research. Works with the CSMC office of Sponsored Research to develop final budgets for clinical trials and research projects.

  • Negotiate trial budgets and payment terms with industry sponsors.

  • Monitor study accounts to evaluate the cost expenses/details are appropriate and within expected limits, reconciles accounts receivable and payments, and recommends the best course of action for any deficits and/or surpluses. Negotiates with sponsors the final payment due for account closeout. May conduct review and/or audits of clinical trial budgets. Serves as a resource for fiscal related questions and engages management as appropriate.

  • Responsible for invoicing sponsors, patient research billing, reimbursement to ancillary departments, and payment tracking. Issues and submits invoices for protocol-related items and patient-related expenses per the executed contract and internal invoices for staff time and effort allocation into study accounts. Works with sponsors and clinical teams to resolve queries regarding invoices and/or payments due.

  • Extract and define relevant information, analyzes and interprets data to determine financial performance and/or to project a financial probability and makes recommendations to influence business results. Prepares and delivers data, reports and/or presentations to investigators, management and/or leadership.

  • Enter financial information from finalized clinical trials budgets and clinical trial agreements into the Clinical Trial Management System. Reviews and finalizes clinical trials calendars to ensure agreement with Medicare coverage analysis and clinical trial budget.

  • Perform Medicare coverage analysis for clinical trials and collaborates with Institutional Review Board (IRB) to finalize and obtain approval.

  • Review protocol amendments for impact to sponsored research budget/contract. Process budget/contract amendments as applicable.

  • May provide training and education to other personnel.

  • May plan and coordinate strategies to improve existing standard operating procedures related to budgeting and clinical trials finance. May identify quality and performance improvement opportunities and collaborate with staff in the development of action plans to improve quality.

*Remote Work available to California Residents with prior approval. Inquire for more information.


BA/BS degree (preferred)


ACRP/SoCRA (or equivalent) certification preferred.


  • Five (5) years minimum of experience with billing, accounting, finance, budgeting, financial analysis or related field.

  • Three (3) years clinical research pre and post grant and contract funding experience.

  • Budgetary & Financial - Ability to apply knowledge of accounting principles to create, monitor or operate to budget(s).

  • Communication - Ability to convey and/or receive written/verbal information to/from various audiences in different formats.

  • Communication - Ability to influence and/or negotiate.

  • Regulatory - Ability to use discretion and maintain privacy, confidentiality or anonymity Maintains strict patient confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations and applicable law.

  • Regulatory - Ability to interpret and apply knowledge of State, Federal and Agency standards to comply with regulations. Ensures compliance with all federal and local agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and local Institutional Review Board.

  • Technical - Ability to use software applications and operate technological devices (e.g., computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports.

  • Time Management - Ability to work within tight timeframes and meet strict deadlines.

  • Time Management - Ability to handle multiple demands and/or manage complex and competing priorities.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.