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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Job Description:

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for six consecutive years.

Grant and Contract Accounting has an outstanding opportunity for a Budget Fiscal Analyst GCA Campus Services Budget Set Up. Working within the Grant and Contract Accounting (GCA) department, the Budget Fiscal Analyst is responsible for processing complex fiscal analysis and financial reporting of federal and nonfederal grant and contract accounts. This includes projecting, analyzing, planning, interpreting and reviewing fiscal operations involving a variety of disciplines in order to prepare billings, reports, and reconciliations. Manage grant and contract budgets from setup to closeout within a team configuration. Make recommendations for and assist in the development of fiscal policies, procedures, system enhancements to improve the efficiency of GCA office work flow. GCA has actively adopted the culture of Lean process improvement and continual change. All staff participate in team collaborations on a daily basis to identify and implement process improvements.

---Review award documents related to new awards, renewals, supplements, revisions for new and existing grant and contract supported projects.
---Review a variety of awards to ensure they have been properly reconciled, are in compliance with award guidance, invoicing and reporting requirements have been satisfied, and properly closed. Verify all special conditions are documented. Review accounting system for accuracy and completeness.
---Adhere to GAAP accounting principles in processing transactions.
---Identify and resolve issues prior to entering information in the UW's Financial Accounting System. Investigate discrepancies and independently resolve errors.
---Perform complex analysis on accounting transactions involving multiple processes across multiple UW systems. Read and interpret grant and contract agreements to ensure compliance.
---Analyze, summarize and report on complex fiscal data in preparation for and in response to sponsor requirements and audits.
---Apply knowledge of University of Washington on-line systems, including EDW, FIN, BGT, PAS, HEPPS, Financial Desktop, the General Ledger and the GCA Accounts Receivable subsidiary system for sponsored projects to perform complex fiscal and/or business management tasks.
---Participate in daily team collaborations to identify and implement process improvements. Implement process improvements and apply best practices approach to problem solving and customer service activities.
---Participate in daily efforts to streamline the post-award administration process and enhance partner relationships using Lean.
---Analyze, recommend and update procedures to improve work efficiency and accuracy.
---Interact with sponsors, including federal, state, and private funding agencies, to exchange information and to resolve issues related to sponsored research issues.
---Interact with process partners, including Principal Investigators, campus departments, Financial Accounting department, the UW Office of Sponsored Programs, internal GCA teams, and others to resolve issues related to payments.
---Provide timely guidance and assistance to campus departmental personnel on procedures related to University, state and federal processes, procedures, and requirements.
---Special assignments as requested by Manager.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position,


A Bachelor's Degree with major study in accounting, business administration, or related field and two years of work experience as a Fiscal Specialist, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Requires demonstrated experience using personal computers, specifically using spreadsheet, database and word processing software (MS Office).

Personal computer experience and knowledge must be at an appropriate level to develop applications that will enhance service and products to GCA customers, primarily research faculty.

Excellent verbal and written communication required. Keyboard proficiency is required.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

A working knowledge of the University's financial accounting systems.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in , and committed to becoming climate neutral.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or .

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , BUDGET/FISCAL ANALYST, GCA CAMPUS SERVICES BUDGET SET UP, Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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