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Grants Specialist / Payment Specialist
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Do you have an eye for numbers?  Do you enjoy analyzing data and making sure it’s exact?  Do you want to use your experience to make a great impact on clinical trials; ultimately helping with the development of new medicines?  If so, we'd love to meet you!


Who are we?

We Are PRA.

We are 13,500+ employees strong, operating in more than 85 countries. We are committed to saving lives and we are constantly striving to be the best at what we do. Our impact is real and we see it every single day. We help get life-saving drugs into the hands of those who need them most.



Who are you?


You are someone who understands the importance of accuracy and can use your strong attention to detail to review contracts and budgets to make sure that the payment terms and timelines are correct. 

You are flexible and adaptable and can multi task with ease in a fast paced environment.  

You are proactive and can solve any potential problems with clear communication and team collaboration.

You aim to produce the highest quality work, while maintaining professionalism, and courteous attitude with clients and our fellow team members. 


What will you be doing?


  • Reviews and thoroughly understands Investigator contracts, associated budgets and payment terms to determine payment requirements.
  • Actively participates in team calls regarding budget interpretation and set up.
  • Reviews system budget set up and payee details.
  • Collaborates with project teams, sites and Accounts Payable to maintain integrity, timeliness and accuracy of grant payments by:
  • Reviewing completed activities as per acceptance criteria to initiate payments
  • Generating payment requests for Investigator and reconciles to subsequent invoice received as necessary
  • Providing follow up with communication and direct contact with investigators and sites as needed to answer payment questions
  • Identifying and proactively raising risks/issues that may impact payment timelines and escalate accordingly
  • Prepares monthly payment status update for discussion with Functional Management.
  • Delivers accurate data that feeds into reports including paid, pending, accruals and forecasting.


What do you need to have?

  • General work experience preferably in an administrative/finance role with high attention to detail
  • Experience working with clinical site contracts highly preferred
  • Excellent analytical and organization skills
  • Demonstrated experience performing complex financial reconciliations.
  • Computerized software experience required.
  • Experience in spreadsheet software required.
  • A working knowledge of all MS Office suite of applications including Word, Excel & Powerpoint Highly preferred
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service both internally and externally
  • Articulate and professional, and communicates in a clear and positive fashion.
  • Read, write and speak fluent English; additional languages would be beneficial in this role but not essential
  • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and should not require, now or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or international equivalent

PRA is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to providing opportunities to minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.



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