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#112055 Clinical Trials Financial Analyst III

Filing Deadline: Mon 10/25/2021

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This position has been changed from internal to external. All candidates are welcome to apply.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 10/13/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/15/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Clinical Trials Financial Analyst III is a member of ADCS Finance Team, and uses professional concepts to apply organizational policies and procedures, and contributes to the financial and operational performance of the center/ADCS.

Under the direction of the ADCS Finance Director, the Clinical Trials Financial Analyst 3 provides extensive fiscal management for a full range of sponsored projects and is responsible for complex budgeting, financial and analytical functions. Independently responsible for the tracking and allocation of complex funding sources and provide crucial resource, operating and forecasting analyses. Supports the Finance Director during the annual budgeting process, providing expert recommendations for the short- and long-range strategic financial planning for the ADCS. Independently performs special high-level analytical and forecasting projects. Develop comprehensive reports and enhance existing Cognos and Tableau reports.

The Clinical Trials Financial Analyst III will have exposure to the multiple facets of clinical trials operations at the ADCS, interfacing with various central offices (RSC, HSSPPO, OPAFS, OCGA, OCTA, IRB, OCAA, General Accounting, etc) and acting as an intermediary between these units and other stakeholders, such as Principal Investigators and Project Directors. The incumbent will work within a high-volume, fast paced environment, with changing priorities and requires tact, political acumen, diplomacy, and discretion on a wide variety of complex and sensitive matters. On a daily basis, the incumbent will use professional concepts, judgment, and organizational policies to resolve various issues. The scope of these solutions will range from transaction processing to in-depth analysis for department leadership.

Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and organizational policies and procedures; resolves a wide-range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways. Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Contacts are primarily internal to the department, but may also be external.


  • Seven years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business or relevant field related area plus three years of related experience/training.

  • Thorough knowledge of finance policies, practices, and systems. Proven ability to analyze and prepare budgets, to identify spending patterns and project future expenditures. Proven ability to analyze complex financial issues, recognize potential impact, identify creative and alternative solutions and make recommendations.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively present information verbally and in writing clearly and concisely. Must possess the necessary skills to convey information to non-financial faculty and executive-level staff.

  • Demonstrated ability using spreadsheet and database software for moderately complex financial analysis, fiscal management, and financial reports. Expertise with PCs, database applications, and business computer software programs necessary for the proper function of office including Excel and Word.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills at all levels within the unit; excellent service orientation and critical thinking skills; and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability using organizational skills to multi-task in a high volume environment. Taking direction from others, such as the Finance Director as well as other ADCS leadership, is required.

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities. in a high-volume environment.

  • Ability to function as a member of a team. Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy, flexibility and professionalism in interactions with faculty, staff and industry representatives is required.

  • Knowledge of and experience working with federal and state regulations regarding clinical trials.

  • Through knowledge of policies and procedures relating to contract and grants, and accounting. Ability to analyze and interpret which policies and procedures apply to a given situation.

  • Extensive knowledge of accounting principles, business math and bookkeeping for budget planning and analysis and in reconciling discrepancies.

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and drafting complex clinical trial budgets and recommending negotiation for mutually satisfying terms and conditions.

  • Ability to identity issues and problems, thoroughly research complex financial issues and summarize large amounts of data into useful recommendations.

  • Knowledge of UC policy and procedures regarding acceptance of industrial funds, including rights to data, restrictions on publication, indemnification, subject injury, disposition of intellectual property rights, patient confidentiality.

  • Knowledge of University policies, procedures, and business systems such as UCPath, Oracle Financial Cloud, Kuali Research, Concur, Financial Link, etc.


  • Five (5) or more years of relevant experience preferred.

  • Prior experience with EDC and CTMS data entry preferred, especially with Trial Master and Clinical Conductor.

  • Valid HIPAA and GCP certifications are preferred.

  • Intermediate knowledge and understanding of internal control practices and their impact on protecting University resources.

  • Experience conducting transaction sampling.

  • Experience with UCSD financial systems.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • Must be willing to work outside of normal business hours, including evenings and weekends as needed to meet deadlines.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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