Covance Grant Payment Associate in Princeton, New Jersey

Job Overview

Grant Payment Associate

Princeton, New Jersey

The Grant Payment Associate is the primary payment contact for investigative sites. Responsible for administering grant and non-grant payments in accordance with the site contract agreement. Act as a subject matter expert for grant payments for internal and external teams, as well as study site participants.

  • Accountable for the overall payment management of assigned studies which includes initial communication with Clinical Project Managers and external investigative sites during payment set-up in the system, execution of timely and accurate payment to the sites, issue resolution and final study reconciliation

  • Responsible for processingand tracking payments to Investigators and other payees in support of a clinical trial

  • Identify payment criteria and administer payments to each investigator and process all pass through costs

  • Assist in preparation of the study budget template

  • Liaise with GSS Site Contracts teams regarding payment terms in investigator agreements

  • Communicate with sites and clinical teams regarding payment questions or updates

  • Provide excellent customer service and timely site issue resolution

  • Maintain and update payment tracking information in theTrial Tracker TM Grant /CTMS

  • Setup and maintain financial files throughout the course of the study including payment documentation, investigator financial files and amendments

  • Reconcile all study payments on a routine basis and provide financial reports to clients as requested

  • Provide site payment documentation for sponsor audits as requested


University/College degree (Business or Accounting preferred) OR four (4) years work experience in a financial, clinical trial, or accounting related position.


  • Working knowledge of clinical trial payment process and familiarity with investigator contracts and budgets; previous interaction with operational project teams and investigative sites preferred

  • Strong networking abilities and an ability/willingness to work with internal and external stakeholders across the globe

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent communication / writing skills

  • Customer oriented

  • Strong computer skills with an ability to access and leverage technology alternatives

  • Computer proficiency (MS Office - Word, Excel, Power Point and Internet skills), aptitude for training, capable of operating standard office equipment (e.g. fax, copier etc.).

  • Flexible and adaptable to a developing work environment

  • Self-motivation with the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines

  • Works well independently as well as in a team environment

  • Detail and process oriented

  • Positive attitude and approach

Job Number 2018-24568

Job Category Finance

Position Type Full-Time

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