Tech Transfer Accountant

Job Details

Job ID:

10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, MA 02445


Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Remote: occasional time on campus


This position's work location is fully remote with the expectation of being onsite 1-2x/month as needed. The selected candidate may only work remotely from a New England state (ME, VT, NH, MA, CT, RI).

The Tech Transfer Accountant I will play an important role in the Accounting and Finance functions of the Belfer Office for Dana-Farber Innovations (BODFI).  The individual will primarily interface with BODFI’s Sr. Technology Transfer Accountant and its Senior Manager Finance and Operations, in addition to other BODFI Operations and Licensing staff.  The duties will include general accounting functions involving preparation, analysis, reconciliation, interpretation, and maintenance of financial information in BODFI’s current database. This individual will also assist in the implementation of new or modified accounting systems, and in the coordination and preparation of reports and audits for BODFI Finance.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


  • Assist in the development, implementation and operation of systems and processes to support the activities and goals of BODFI’s financial operations.
  • Responsible for monitoring regarding all BODFI receivables including sponsored research funding and licensing revenue.
  • Working with DFCI General Accounting and BODFI Finance, assists with the distribution of licensing revenue to internal DFCI accounts, inventors, and outside third parties.
  • Work with BODFI’s Business Analyst, BODFI Finance, and, on occasion, other pertinent departments, to research and resolve data and system discrepancies as they relate to financial operations.
  • Provide detailed reconciliations and analyses for assigned duties and special projects.
  • Will perform other related duties as needed and assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Accounting, Finance or business-related field.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of related work experience, preferably in the health care or academic research environment. 


  • Technical and professional accounting skills, including strong reconciliation skills;
  • The ability to develop and maintain computer-based, automated accounting systems, accounting procedures and controls;
  • Familiarity with policies and procedures related to responsibilities;
  • Appropriate oral and written communication skills;
  • Must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills as BODFI interfaces with many different internal departments and external companies, law firms, and other academic and not-for-profit institutions;
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and be committed to working closely with others in a team-oriented approach;
  • Must possess a customer-service philosophy and be able to handle problem solving and issue resolution;
  • Performs primary duties, as directed, and requires direct supervision;
  • After initial training period, able to perform regular monthly tasks independently and report results to manager;
  • A strong understanding of and facility with software applications including Microsoft Word and Excel, and databases is essential.

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

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