This position will lead the financial planning and analysis efforts
for two of our org units: Epidemiology and Neuro-Oncology for our
Brain Tumor program. In addition to preparation and monitoring of
the monthly unit budgets, this position will be responsible for
creation and maintaining of all forecasting and analysis on the
grant and philanthropic accounts for these org units. This involves
developing models and benchmarking for expense and revenue targets,
calculating burn rates and making recommendations on spending and
budgeting. They will also lead special projects and lead all
related financial management including effort certification,
post-award management, reconciliation and ordering/travel. This
position will lead the monthly end close and develop policies and
procedures for the management of the retention funds and alliance
funding. This role will also lead long-term planning for the two
org units. Analyzing grant and alliance funding and developing
models will also be required.
This funding equals approximately $15 million annually, and this
position will need to develop tools and analytics for reporting as
well as monitor expenses, budget and additional post-award
This position will work in the Section of Hematology/Oncology
helping lead the post-award team and leading the financial planning
and management for the Neuro-Oncology (Brain Tumor program) and
Epidemiology org units.
- Performs financial analysis, budget forecasting trend analysis,
pro formas, forecasts, and the monitoring of key financial
- Creates financial reports, forecast presentations, variances,
and identify risks and opportunities.
- Identifies financial reporting issues, develops solutions, and
follows through to ensure correction.
- Develops tools and analytics to perform various types of
- Leads the preparation and submission of documentation for long
term financing requests.
- Leads the creation and presentation of new financial models, ad
hoc financial analysis, and business case support.
- Identifies trends, and recommends actions based on sound
- Analyzes data to improve operational efficiency and implement
- Prepares and monitors budgets.
- Monitors expenses and financial accounts.
- Prepares and maintains report templates for analysis and
- Communicates regularly with various internal and external
stakeholders to facilitate collection and analysis of financial
- Manages and monitors post award grant activities.
- Provides creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce
costs and improve financial performance.
- Develops financial models, conducts benchmarking and processes
- Conducts business studies on past, future and comparative
performance and develop forecast models.
- Reviews and approves financial entries and transactions, such
as journal entries or purchase orders.
- Participates and/or leads special projects as needed.
- Collaborates with project stakeholders to understand their
project goals, tasks and deadlines.
- Provides work direction and technical guidance to less
- Leads month end close and external financial audit.
- Reviews and interprets regulatory guidance and works to develop
advanced subject matter knowledge.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance or a related field.
- Six years of relevant experience.
- Master's degree in Finance or a related field and four years of
relevant experience may also be considered.
- Experience in post-award grants management.
Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully
vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against
vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to,
COVID-19 and influenza.
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/Equal Access Employer.