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Hoosier Cancer Research Network Seeks Chief Financial Officer

Hoosier Cancer Research Network (HCRN) is an independent nonprofit contract research organization that specializes in early phase, multi-center, investigator-initiated clinical trials. HCRN conducts innovative cancer research in collaboration with 450+ academic and community clinical research sites across the United States. Through its work, HCRN advances cancer research, education, and patient advocacy.


HCRN is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to lead and support its growing operations in Indianapolis, Indiana. The CFO will manage the finances of a 60-employee organization dedicated to oncology clinical research and education. As a key member of the senior executive team, this person will lead the finance function, oversee a team of four professionals and provide critical input to enterprise-level strategic decisions. Most importantly, this person’s leadership and financial acumen will enable HCRN to connect more cancer patients to potentially life-changing clinical trials.


  • Reports to CEO.
  • Member of HCRN’s senior leadership team.
  • Leads Board of Directors’ Finance Committee meetings.
  • Acts as CFO of the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium and Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium Foundation.


Accounting & Financial Reporting

  • Oversight of daily financial operations, including management and development of four team members.
  • Responsible for financial and management reporting, including preparation of monthly financial statements and forecasts.
  • Manages day-to-day accounting and financial operations.
  • Monitors business systems and internal controls to ensure integrity of financial data.
  • Supervises yearly budgeting process.
  • Manages and prepares documentation for annual financial audit and tax returns.
  • Partners with HCRN management team to identify process improvements.
  • Works closely with the CEO on strategic planning and special projects.


  • Manages banking and insurance provider relationships.
  • Works closely with HCRN’s Finance Committee and CEO to manage cash and investments portfolio.

Human Resources

  • Oversees HR function by coordinating with external service provider (PEO) and internal staff responsible for HR activity.

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in accounting and financial roles.
  • Experience in a management position.
  • Knowledge of clinical trial accounting.
  • Solid GAAP and financial reporting technical skills.
  • Proficiency with accounting software (Sage) and MS Office Suite.
  • Professional certification (Certified Public Accountant/Certified Management Accountant).
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

About Hoosier Cancer Research Network:

Hoosier Cancer Research Network conducts innovative cancer research in collaboration with academic and community physicians and scientists across the United States. The organization provides comprehensive clinical trial management and support, from conception through publication. Created in 1984 as a program of the Walther Cancer Institute, Hoosier Cancer Research Network became an independent nonprofit clinical research organization in 2007. Since its founding, Hoosier Cancer Research Network has conducted more than 230 trials in a variety of cancer types and supportive care, resulting in more than 350 publications. More than 9,000 subjects have participated in Hoosier Cancer Research Network clinical trials.