Accounting and Finance

  • location: Northbrook, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $45 - $50 per hour

job description

Accounting and Finance

Job Title: Quality Control (QC) Payment Specialist

Position Description

  • Processing invoices for site payments from start-up activities to reconciliation and study close out: Patient visit costs and other costs such as start-up fees, pharmacy fees etc.
  • Equally important to meet timelines and do accurate work.
  • Entails cross-checking between various systems (Site payment system, RAVE, IMPACT, IVRS).
  • Keeping study specific trackers:

    • Filing invoices etc., for new sites or amendments to contracts.
    • Need to check protocol and contract against site payment system term sheets.
  • May participate in process improvement and quality-related initiatives associated with study execution and deliverables.
Position Responsibilities

  • Assist in the day-to-day support of study operations including:

    • Tracking and creating overviews of subject, site, study status, milestones and
    • Performing quality check activities across components of the clinical study.
  • Process and track vendor and investigator payments and other study related activities as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate and up-to-date study information within relevant tracking systems.
  • Effectively communicate with study team members and work closely with Lead Study Manager to address challenges.
  • Handle multiple studies with variety of study specific processes and trackers.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

  • BA/BS - Finance or Scientific
  • Must have at least 8 years previous experience in the healthcare field or research administration are candidates from CRO, biotech, pharmaceutical, academia or hospital setting is acceptable.
  • Familiar with clinical trials, protocols and contracts, preferably also with payments.
  • At least 3 years general knowledge of drug development and ICH/GCP.
  • Experience with data entry, excel and SAP.
  • Experience with clinical site payments.
  • Understands contractual terms and conditions surrounding budget schedules.
  • Familiarity with clinical research activities.
  • Understands and has experience in financial reconciliations.
  • Experience with budget management and quality control.
  • Finance background strongly preferred.
  • Understands or experience with internal/external audits and compliance requirements with clinical payments.
  • Some experience with medical/research and finance terminology
  • Direct Pharma experience preferred.
  • Soft Skills:

    • Requires analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Can understand issue and find resolution.
    • Good communication skills.
    • Can work cross-functionally (Resource will be interacting with internal study team and CRO payment specialists).
    • Flexible.
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Independent worker but also team player
    • Must have excellent interpersonal, written, verbal, presentation administrative and computer skills.
    • Minimal (10%) travel required.
    • Fluent in English (Oral & Written).

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401K Plan with Company Match
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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