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Actalent Director Of Research Finance Operations in Boston, Massachusetts

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the financial administration activities including supervising and monitoring financial activities during the life of the award, transaction review, sponsor receivable and cash management, financial reporting, systems review and maintenance, subcontract administration and audit management.

  2. Assess the grants administration program and advise VP of Research Operations on strategic areas of need for Research Finance operations. Provides executive-level financial analyses to allow for strategic planning within the research business unit (essential).

  3. Establishes goals and monitors performance objectives for optimal service delivery and efficient operations and structures the Research Finance organization in support of such goals. Leads the identification and development of high-performing staff.

  4. Oversees the day-to-day operations of the cost studies activities including processes and policies related to all contractual and negotiated reimbursement rates for including the Facilities and Administration (F&A) rate and rates for internal charges (recharge rates). Manages negotiations with the Division of Cost Allocation for the Federal F&A and Fringe Benefits rate determination.

  5. Stays current in relation to changing financial grant standards and regulation changes and identifies potential threats to sponsored projects administration. Coordinates with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance to oversee compliance and regulatory frameworks, and risk management related to sponsored projects. Recommends solutions or risk mitigation strategies (essential).

  6. Oversees the effort reporting compliance activities. Responsible for assisting research units with timely and compliant reporting of effort on sponsored projects per federal regulations (essential).

  7. Collaborates with Research Operations colleagues related to grant processes, efficiencies, and annual reporting, including but not limited to: Exec Dir of Sponsored Programs, Dir of Research Operations, Dir of Academic & Research Computing, Exec Dir of Clinical Research, VP of Academic Strategy, Dir of Research Compliance and other colleagues across the system (essential).

  8. Coordinates with the hospital's Medicare cost reporting office to ensure statistics allocation bases used to apportion costs to research related functions maximize the allowable amounts reported on the stepdown (essential).

  9. Evaluates the Research Finance organizational structure, business processes and research policies. Determines training and education needs for the Research Finance staff and coordinates with the Office of Sponsored programs to determine training needs for grants management staff and faculty (essential).

  10. Has the authority to direct and support employees daily work activities. Has authority to undertake or recommend the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action, and performance reviews. Direct Reports: 2-3 Indirect Reports: 11-20

  11. Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring, and managing department budget.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in MBA or CPA preferred.

  2. 8-10 years related work experience required and 5-8 years supervisory/management experience required

  3. Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis, and maintain databases.


  1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies, and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

  2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are highly varied, complex, and often non-recurring, requiring staff input, innovative, creative, and Lean diagnostic techniques to resolve issues.

  3. Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and priorities for functional area. May make recommendations for department policies, practices, and programs. Manager or Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

  4. Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  5. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families, and external customers.

  6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

  7. Teamwork: Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.

  8. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

    About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.