Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Director, Finance - Clinical Trials

Job Locations US-NY-Rye Brook
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FLSA Status
Full Time Regular


How many people can answer the question, "What do you do for a living?" with the answer, "I help find cures for cancer." At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Join us and give new meaning to the word, "job."


The Director, Finance – Clinical Trials is responsible for the financial operations and oversight of all clinical trials conducted at LLS.  Develops and implements fiscal policies and processes and oversees the financial reporting activities, as well as the internal control environment of the clinical trials.  This includes Beat AML, Stop MDS and PedAL.

Additional Position Information

Reports to:VP, Controller and dotted line to Sr. Director, Accounting Supervises:1 Senior Accountant & 2 Staff Accountants


  • Responsible for all financial accounting and operations of Clinical Trials, including:
    • Invoicing and cash collections
    • Cash management
    • Vendor Invoices
    • Expense allocations
    • Account reconciliations
  • Management of senior and staff accountant(s), including review and approval of all accounting functions.
  • Partner with Internal Clinical Operations Team to develop Trial Protocol budgets, forecasts, billing schedules and reporting, as needed.
  • Partner with Internal Clinical Operations Team to provide financial oversight of External Clinical Research Organizations and other vendors, which will include budget development, monthly invoice reviews and reconciliations, and cash flow management.
  • Develop and maintain monthly and quarterly reporting of Trial Activities to Internal Clinical Operations Team and Executive Leadership.
  • Maintain internal controls and ensure compliance with LLS policies and procedures.
  • Assist with development of annual LLS budget and quarterly forecasts associated with Clinical Trials.
  • Develop P&L and cash projections for each clinical trial and protocol arm within those trials. Partner with Treasury and FP&A team to ensure accurate reflection of such trials within LLS projections and forecasts.
  • Responsible for all audit and legal inquiries as they arise.
  • Support all ad hoc tasks


Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • CPA and a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 8 + years of financial accounting experience
  • 3 + years of management experience

Position Requirements: 

  • Experience in fiscal operations or clinical research contract and subcontract administration experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience, required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of project budgeting and fiscal management. Comprehensive knowledge of and understanding of clinical research contracts and subcontracts preferred. Strong financial, analytical, and modeling skills.
  • Knowledge of current GAAP required accounting and financial statement disclosures, and IRS required reporting,
  • Must be able to multi-task and manage multiple projects.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Solid organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong technical knowledge of accounting theories and principles.
  • NetSuite and Adaptive, or similar financial system experience a plus.
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office Suite

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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