Financial Analyst - Radiation Oncology

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 23004330

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a Financial Analyst to perform complex accounting functions, budget and financial analysis responsibilities including clinical trials and biology research program financial operations. This position will assist with budget preparation, financial compliance monitoring and documentation used for research processes. The position requires a high level of collaboration, attention to detail, accuracy, and independent judgement. Duties to include:

Financial Oversight and Budgeting:

  • Monitor and reconcile account expenditures, irregularities, answer inquiries regarding usage and status of accounts; advise in usage and status of account; provide recommendations and implement corrective action.
  • Responsible for opening and closing accounts.
  • Provide budget oversight, conduct analysis of financial information to assist with clinical trial and research budget preparation.
  • Analyze and prepare monthly statement reports; maintain database record-keeping system to track all expenses and revenues. Moderate knowledge of financial systems. Assist in the development of financial proformas for financial planning.
  • Obtain and analyze statistical data for use in reports and presentations.
  • Analyze and audit account statements and reports; verify trial account compliance with source of funding guidelines, etc.
  • Maintain account balances and reconcile differences between various account balances and external sources.
  • Respond to financial inquiries from key stakeholders.
  • Participate on assigned workgroups and committees charged with reviewing Clinical Trials and research administrative level finances and practices; obtain and analyze information; provide recommendations; implement change as appropriate.
  • May contribute to implementation of policies and procedures. May perform external reporting requiring compliance with reporting standards.
  • May provide training and functional and/or administrative supervision for staff.

Financial Reporting:

  • Complete routine recurring account reconciliations.
  • Prepare and submit invoices for services rendered by Clinical Trials and Core Radiation Lab faculty and staff (i.e., protocol administration, data management and radiation user services); monitor outstanding accounts and routine account reporting.
  • Answer questions; obtain and input information; ensure information is current and accurate; prepare reports.
  • Assist Research Billing Compliance (RBC) Office with filtering and assigning patient expenses to insurance or industry sponsor in accordance with the budget and using EPIC, Tableau, and Oncore. Serve as liaison with the Joint Office of Compliance regarding clinical trial billing compliance issues.

Budget Analysis/Grants and Contract Preparation and Management:

  • Consult stakeholders and administrators on budget analysis and submissions with external financial support.
  • Analyze and negotiate clinical trials budgets with industry sponsors and/or consortiums and cooperative groups.
  • Prepare sponsored research budgets and related submission documents to federal and non-federal granting agencies.
  • Serve as liaison to University Counsel, accounting offices, faculty, staff, and industry representatives.
  • Prepare documentation; submit routing forms and obtain contract approvals as required; monitor and follow up as appropriate.

UI Health Care Core Values (WECARE)



We strive for an environment where everyone has a voice that is heard, that promotes the dignity of our patients, trainees, and employees, and allows all to thrive in their health, work, research, and education.


We aim to achieve and deliver our personal and collective best in the pursuit of quality and accessible healthcare, education, and research.


We encourage collaboration with healthcare systems, providers, and communities across Iowa and the region, as well as within our UI community. We believe teamwork – guided by compassion – is the best way to work.


We behave ethically, act with fairness and integrity, take responsibility for our own actions, and respond when errors in behavior or judgement occur.


We are committed to ensuring the UI Health Care is an inclusive environment where individuals from the full spectrum of diversity – which includes identity, backgrounds, cultures, ability, and perspective – feel safe, seen and valued.


We dedicate ourselves to equity and fairness in research, health care, education, and health.

Percent of Time: 100% - Full Time

Pay Grade:

Benefits Highlights:

· Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

· Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 1 to 3 years accounting and/or financial experience.
  • General knowledge of accounting practices.
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience managing multiple deadlines and strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel and various databases.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and teamwork skills required.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with financial contracts.
  • Experience developing and negotiating budgets for grant submissions.
  • Experience with or knowledge of clinical trials/human subject research.
  • Experience with pre- and post-award grant activities.
  • Familiarity with federal grant policies, procurement, and accounts payable/receivable.
  • Knowledge of an experience with NIH grant processes and requirements.
  • Experience with University insurance and/or billing process.
  • Experience with account reconciliation.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of University of Iowa business policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Experience working with computer programs and applications specific to grant submissions (e.g. Cayuse, eRA Commons, Proposal Central).
  • Experience with University of Iowa accounting, budgeting and financial systems including Peoplesoft, StrattaJazz, GL Reporter, and Electronic Financial Reports (EFR).

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter which clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position. Be sure to mark the documents as “Relevant File” to the submission when completing the application. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any conviction history and will be subject to a criminal background check and credential/education verification. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

For additional questions contact Joleen Timm, Radiation Oncology HR, at

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.

Job ID: 90680

Posted 14 days ago

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