Financial Analyst

SBP is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. 

The Research Accounting team is looking for a Financial Analyst to join their team. This is an exciting career path and we invite you to consider this opportunity.  

Under specific direction, the Research Analyst will partner with Faculty to provide financial planning and analysis along with compliance management to ensure that sponsored research projects are managed according to institutional and sponsor policy requirements. The Research Analyst will be responsible for managing Faculty portfolios ranging from standard to more complex depending on Principal Investigators and needs of the Institute. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements fiscal strategies to manage laboratory operations and minimize risk to the portfolio and Institute
  • Forecasts the financial trends of Faculty laboratory operations
  • Participates in Faculty meetings to present financial projections and provide financial business recommendations
  • Creates accounts and budgets for awarded sponsored research projects and Institute funded research
  • Prepares and ensures the accuracy and integrity of various financial and other reports
  • Analyzes and approves expenditures to determine allowability and allocability of costs incurred
  • Manages lab personnel effort allocations on sponsored research projects and on Institute funded research
  • Facilitates cost reimbursement invoices for subaward agreements
  • Prepares and processes adjusting journal entry transactions
  • Reviews and distributes Faculty financial reports

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained
  • One or more years’ related experience preferred
  • Financial Analyst experience is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks with a strong use of initiative and precise attention to detail  
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively with the highest degree of accuracy while working in an environment of fluctuating priorities and frequent interruptions
  • Ability to recognize issues and resolve them with minimal supervision 
  • Possess excellent customer service skills with the ability to interact in a positive, professional and courteous manner
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills with the ability to compose effective business correspondences
  • Ability to interpret and analyze financial data 
  • Work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office, with strong Excel skills and the ability to compile, manipulate and optimize data
  • Embody the Institute’s core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

The scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute are making research breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology, and children's disease. We are also at the forefront of finding solutions for emerging health threats such as COVID-19, where we are working to identify drugs that may help millions of people. During our more than 40 year history, we have established an NCI-designated Cancer Center, designed one of the most sophisticated drug discovery centers in the nonprofit world, and created global collaborations that are leading to preventions, treatments and cures to improve human health. 

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability – committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click HERE.

Contact Information

Sanford Burnham Prebys





Background Information

4-Year Degree

  • Other
  • Finance, Operations


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