Cancer Center Jobs

Director, Finance

Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center

February 7, 2022
The Director, Finance – Simmons Cancer Center will plan, organize, direct and lead financial operations of the Simmons Cancer Center, including financial planning, budgeting, billing and accounting functions. The Director will provide strategic financial leadership and direction to senior leadership. He/she must demonstrate a broad-based financial management background in a large academic health care environment.  Additionally, the Director must have strong leadership ability, excellent financial management skills and outstanding written/verbal communication skills in order to communicate effectively about research, education and patient care programs with faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutional leadership.



Master’s degree in health, business or public health is required and ten (10) years of experience in an academic medical center, preferably NCI-designated cancer center or academic health systems setting


·         Develop and maintain operating budgets for all aspects of the Cancer Center's clinical care, academic, and research operations.

·         Work collaboratively with Health System planning, leadership and Cancer Center leadership to develop and monitor the financial components and performance metrics of the strategic plan for the Center, as well as specific Cancer Center programs.

·         Work collaboratively with appropriate academic department Business Affairs Managers to develop and maintain appropriate reports reflecting comprehensive Cancer Center activities.

·         Coordinate and review the monthly Profit and Loss statement for all Cancer Center clinics and related operations. Develop a system to enable multi-departmental review and reconciliation of jointly appointed and/or budgeted personnel.

·         Develop and maintain proactive systems to monitor clinic and overall Cancer Center expenditures, including pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and staffing related expenses. Develop strategies to sustain and improve the financial performance of clinical operations.

·         Review and coordinate the production of patient, nursing and physician performance measures and outcomes.

·         Develop and oversee the creation of monthly and ad hoc financial reports. Review monthly financial operations with Cancer Center senior leadership, faculty and shared resource directors.

·         Consult with department and/or Center directors to oversee and manage multi-departmental extramural awards, including training programs and program-project type awards.

·         Oversee all institutional compliance and audits associated with financial affairs.

·         Oversee all administrative functions that support the financial operations, such as payroll and timesheet processing, dues/membership approvals and purchasing requirements. Advise administrative staff of new requirements or developments related to financial affairs.

·         In coordination with the Office of Development, ensure allocation of Cancer Center gifts to appropriate research cores and shared resources in the Center

·         Supervise subordinate Manager(s) and other professional personnel. Provide leadership and direction to the financial operations of Cancer Center shared resources.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.