Job Details

  • Title: Clinical Finance Associate
  • Code: RCI-11808
  • Location: Foster City, CA 94404
  • Posted Date: 06/23/2022
  • Duration: 6 Months
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  Job Description

Development Business Operations, Clinical Finance Associate

Job Description

  • Provides operational support for a wide spectrum of financial activities performed by Development Finance team
  • Completes responsibilities in a timely, organized way. Identifies issues/problems and provides customary recommendations for solutions
  • Works on diverse business problems that require financial analysis with only general instructions from more senior individuals in department
  • Assists clinical teams and interdepartmental functional groups in contract and PO reporting and resolving financial issues as they relate to vendor contracts
  • Able to read/understand contract budgets and financial terms and apply them in review of invoices
  • Has frequent contact with external customers regarding invoice-related issues and internal cross-functional collaboration
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to performs routine work without detailed instructions
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the use of complex budgeting & forecasting database tools
  • Assists in the development of spreadsheets, data analytics, visualizations and tracking tools based on requests for information and analysis from the senior staff
  • Demonstrates ability to work under pressure with rapid and accurate turn-around timelines, especially while managing multiple, constantly changing priorities
  • Demonstrates a general knowledge and understanding of accepted accounting procedures
  • Collaborates well with members of clinical operations, legal, and corporate finance teams


  • Support a wide spectrum of financial activities for multi-phase clinical studies including assistance with supplier contract financial terms validations, vendor management, accrual confirmations and variance analysis, budget reviews and maintenance
  • Perform high volume of financial activities with numerous clinical service providers (CRO, Specialty Labs, Imaging, Biomarkers, etc.) which requires strong attention to detail, a high level of organization, and aptitude to understand and utilize multiple financial systems and tools
  • Investigate payment issues, work with Purchasing & Accounts Payable partners on escalated issues, delays, and discrepancies resolution
  • Manage review and approval process for a high volume of invoices across multiple therapeutic areas


  • BA/BS in relevant discipline; 4 years of experience in biotech/pharma
  • Strongly preferred, but not required expertise:
  • Advanced level of Excel
  • Oracle or other major ERP platforms
  • Ability to be productive in a fast-paced environment with ability to adapt quickly to frequent changes