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ANALYST, Finance & Business Services

Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email UWHires and we will be happy to assist you. jump to content Job Location Detail: open to hybrid work schedule (combination in-office + remote) Posting Date: 02/01/2023 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Other Compensation: Shift: First Shift 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.

UW Facilities (UWF) is one of the largest and most diverse administrative units on the Seattle campus supporting a large urban campus. UWF manages the University's buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. Our teams can be organized into four main groups: Finance & Administration, Asset Management, Operations, and Business Intelligence. UWF Finance & Administration provides financial, procurement and sourcing, human resources, and communications leadership to all of UW Facilities (UWF).

Finance & Administration has an outstanding opportunity for an Analyst, Finance & Business Services to provide financial data analysis to the Director of Finance, Assistant Directors of Finance, and Senior Financial Analysts. The Analyst gathers data from multiple sources, analyzes the data, and prepares financial reporting and analysis to support business opportunities and projects. The analyst will focus on the Minor Capital reporting requirements and will follow projects from inception to close. In addition, this position will work with a team of senior analysts on a variety of budgeting, reporting, and ad hoc requests to provide a wide variety of projects throughout the UWF organization. This position will report to the Assistant Director of Finance overseeing campus operations.

Position Complexities

The Analyst position requires a detail-oriented individual who can work with different systems to gather data for reporting. The position will interact with a variety of people within UWF to understand unit operations and project costs. The Analyst may face tight deadlines and challenges. Financial reports need to be prepared at various levels of detail for different audiences. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Finance and requires a flexible, collaborative person with a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Work directly with the Director of Finance, Assistant Directors of Finance, and Senior Analysts to provide financial analysis and reporting on various UWF projects, with an emphasis on Minor Capital.

Financial Reporting (40%)

--- Analyze minor capital project status using multiple UW systems (AiM, PAS, Workday in the future).
--- Create and maintain workorders in AiM including: budget adjustments, work order status changes, close work orders, and liquidate encumbrances.
--- Transfer costs between work orders and budgets in AiM.
--- Prepare monthly reporting of minor capital projects and identify project surplus or deficit status.
--- Work with Campus Stewardship team to review minor capital projects and provide project analysis as requested.

Other Financial Analysis (60%)

--- Analyze the rechargeable work performed by campus operations and maintenance staff, providing reporting comparing targets and actual activity trends.
--- Develop the annual labor rate calculation files for several Facilities groups for rechargeable projects.
--- Analysis of costs to deliver utilities to recuperate operating costs from auxiliary units.
--- Provide support in developing annual operating budgets for operations units.
--- Monthly internal financial reporting input for several Facilities units.
--- Support the transition to Workday as the UW financial system.
--- Other responsibilities as assigned.

Core Competencies

--- Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.
--- Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.
--- Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
--- Be responsible and accountable.
--- Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.
--- Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude.
--- Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.
--- Exhibit a professional work ethic.
--- Continuously promote a safe work environment.

Requirements include:

--- Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, or closely related field.
--- Three or more years' experience in finance, accounting, or related field.
--- Demonstrated experience in analyzing and presenting financial information from multiple sources.
--- Proficient user of Microsoft Office software suite, with a strong background in Excel.
--- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
--- High degree of professionalism, integrity and ownership needed; must be customer-committed and results oriented.

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


--- Working knowledge of the UW financial accounting systems.
--- Experience with Tableau or SQL.
--- Knowledge of Workday, Asset Works, PM Web or Yardi software.

Conditions of Employment:

--- Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
--- Regular and predictable attendance is required.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

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 may include Work 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.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

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.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or .COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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