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IT Finance Analyst

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

IT Finance Analyst

Req #: 179327
Appointing Department Web Address: http://uwmits_hires.uwmedicine.org/
Job Location Detail: Primary work location is at the Ninth and Jefferson Building (NJB) on the corner of 9th and Jefferson in downtown Seattle 
Posting Date: 05/15/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
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UW Medicines IT Services department is looking for an outstanding IT Finance Analyst to join the team!

What are we looking for?
  • Patients Are First focus
  • Customer service mindset
  • Interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Results-oriented attitude
  • Commitment
  • Adaptability and flexibility

  • What are the perks?
  • Medical insurance at reasonable rates with TEN plans to choose from!
  • Dental Insurance at no cost to you OR your dependentsAND we have three plans for you to choose from!
  • 10 paid holidays annually!
  • 1 personal holiday every year!
  • Generous amounts of vacation and sick leave that you can feel good about taking (more than 5 work weeks in your first year)!
  • TWO Retirement plans to choose from one even matches 100% of your contributions with immediate vesting!
  • Voluntary Investment program to save more towards your retirement!
  • Deferred Compensation program to save even MORE towards your retirement!
  • Flexible Spending Account!
  • Dependent Care Assistance program!
  • On-site childcare centers and other caregiving resources!
  • Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurance!
  • Long Term Disability insurance!
  • Transportation Services Program that includes U-PASS options and other parking services!
  • Tuition Exemption program at the UW and other higher education institutions across the state)!
  • Housing resources and home buying options!
  • Engagement and Wellness programs!
  • Auto, home, renter, and boat group insurance!
  • Valuable membership and merchandise discounts!
  • Federal student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!

  • For all of the specific details on these benefits, eligibility and more, please click here.

    UW Medicines Information Technology Services (ITS) department is a shared services organization that supports all of UW Medicine.  UW Medicine is comprised of Harborview Medical Center (HMC), UW Medical Center-Montlake Campus (UWMC-Montlake), UW Medical Center-Northwest Campus (UWMC-NW), Valley Medical Center (VMC), UW Neighborhood Clinics (UWNC), UW Physicians (UWP), UW School of Medicine (SOM) and Airlift Northwest (ALNW).  In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Childrens University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (a partnership between UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research and Seattle Childrens).  ITS is responsible for the ongoing support and maintenance of the infrastructure and applications which support all of these institutions, along with the implementation of new services and applications that are used to support and further the UW Medicine mission.

    The IT Finance Analyst ('Analyst') serves as an integral member of the ITS Finance team by determining the cost of information technology operations for UW Medicine by developing professional financial analysis tools, interpreting results and providing expert level advice, consultation based on the data results and long-term financial planning initiatives. The scope of the Analysts work covers areas that are not related to IT projects; rather, their focus is on long-term planning and analyzing the budgets and the departments financial health. The incumbent will be responsible for performing operating and capital budget analyses and preparing/analyzing fiscal and narrative reports.

    The Analyst will work alongside the IT Service Management (ITSM) group to analyze long-range financial planning and the effects of proposed IT projects from UW Medicine and provide data to support the decision-making process for UW Medicine executive leaders. Examples of these analytical tools include net present value, cost of ownership of technological solutions and ROI (return on investment).

    The Analyst will also develop and perform complex technical financial analysis and reporting for ITS operational costs including income statements and balance sheets over a 5-year projection and creating the comparative narrative against long-range planning goals. This position will also create and maintain complex computer budget and long-range planning models to make budget projections and identify funding allocations for ITS across UW Medicine entities.

    Responsibilities include:

    Financial Cost Analysis (30%)
  • Develops and implements analysis tools for tracking total cost of ownership (TCO) of applications and systems.
  • Develops and implements best practices for calculating net present value and ROI for proposed and in-flight business and clinical initiatives that require implementation of information technology solutions.
  • Evaluates and makes recommendations on the design of the implementation of an ITIL based ITSM program.  Once implemented, conducts ongoing in-depth analysis into TCO for UWM systems, independently identifying and notifying IT and financial leaders of outliers or potential problem areas.
  • Guides cost analysis process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; providing trends and forecasts; explaining processes and techniques; recommending actions.
  • Improves ITS financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; providing creative alternatives and recommending actions to ITS management and senior executives.
  • Serves as an ITS subject matter expert on financial cost analysis

  • Budget and Long-Range Financial Plan Development (30%)
  • As a financial business partner to ITS Leaders, leads the development of multi-year technology capital plans.  Once developed, conducts ongoing in-depth analysis into capital spending trends; provides creative but reasonable alternatives and recommends appropriate modifications.
  • Leads development and implementation of enhanced forecasting for the IT budget; develops and implements a long-term multi-year forecast for operating as well as capital expenditures and resulting depreciation.   Provides analytic and system support to managers in the review, understanding and mitigation of budget variances in support of improving overall financial performance. 
  • Conducts in depth financial analysis on budget planning and actual reports from multiple systems; compares results to forecasts and long-range plans and adjusts as necessary. 
  • Makes recommendations on the design and leads implementation of appropriate long-range planning and budgeting tools and processes for the IT Department.
  • Develops and conducts training for managers and employees within the ITS Department on those tools and processes; materials are kept current. Assures that a high level of service and consistency is achieved.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert on finance and budgeting for the department roll out of an ITSM program.
  • Provides subject matter expertise in the planning, design and implementation of the department and enterprise budgeting and financial reporting systems.
  • Consults with ITS and Finance managers, senior executives to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making within the broadest scope
  • Performs the tracking, reporting, and communication of department funding allocations throughout the enterprise.

  • Management Reporting and Financial Performance Improvement (25%)
  • Works with all levels of accounting and finance staff to help ensure the accuracy of financial results.  This includes working with UWM Finance leaders such as the Budget and Planning Director, Controller, Director of
    Accounting and entity Accounting Managers in understanding and communicating budget to actual fluctuations and data anomalies.
  • Serve as subject matter expert to department management and leadership on questions related to the budget, actual expenditures, forecasts, long-range plans, TCO, and ROI.
  • Provides complex analysis leveraging multiple reporting tools which support the organization at the entity level.
  • Proactively assess the needs of customers (managers and leaders) in the development of monthly/quarterly/annual and ad hoc reports and special requests.

  • Other Accountabilities (15%)
  • Drive process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the financial function.
  • Proactively identifies issues, provides creative but reasonable alternatives and recommends appropriate modifications.
  • Actively participate in meetings, team and departmental projects, system changes, and long-term planning.
  • Builds effective, collaborative working relationships throughout the organization with staff, peers, supervisors and customers.
  • Represents department on financial committees or task forces as assigned.
  • Serves as the leading expert to advise other team members on their processes and information as it relates to budget.

  • What youll bring to the table: (minimum requirements)
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education/experience.

  • 4+ years experience must include the following:
  • Financial and operational analysis.
  • Experience in the regular use of financial software and systems.
  • Knowledge of procedural controls and data validation techniques
  • Strong skill level with financial systems and supporting software programs, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access is required
  • Must possess a high degree of accuracy and have meticulous attention to detail.  
  • Experience creating presentations, charts, and graphs that communicate the story behind the financial data.
  • Strong facilitation skills for leading managers and senior executives through results of analysis and towards decision-making.

  • The successful candidate will also possess:
  • Values consistent with those of UW Medicine's mission to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow's physicians, scientists, and other health professionals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication abilities as well as presentation skills; including the ability to effectively communicate financially related issues and processes to diverse individuals and/or groups throughout the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with a diversity of personalities.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and multitasking skills.
  • Strong collaboration skills in various work environments including complex, matrixed environments.
  • Strong customer service skills and experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.

  • Ideally, youll also have: (desired skills and experience)
  • Bachelors degree specifically in one or more of these areas: Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Public Policy/Administration.
  • Experience with finance and accounting within an IT organization.
  • Experience with project budgeting including calculations of ROI and TCO.
  • Healthcare industry experience.
  • Knowledge of UW policies, regulations, and institutional/state accounting and/or budget procedures highly desirable.

  • What are some of the other tidbits that you might want to know?
  • This position is considered to be a 100% FTE. This means that the minimum number of hours worked each week is 40; however, work needs may dictate extended or alternate hours, in order for the individual to meet deadlines and fulfill customer needs.
  • The work environment encourages remote work; however, travel into UW Medicine sites is expected as work needs dictate.
  • The individual must have the basic technology resources in order to work remotely. An example of a basic technology resource includes high-speed internet and the ability to work most work hours within an 8:00 am 5:00 pm timeframe, Monday - Friday. If the individual would like to set other scheduled work hours, it is dependent on their managers approval.
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • This advertised job posting may not include the complete official job description for the role.
  • Appointment of the successful candidate to this position will be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of criminal background checks.
  • The application process for UW Medicine positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process (i.e. Work Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, 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 applying for a position, all assessments must be completed at that time.  Please note that your application shows up in our system as ready to review regardless of whether or not all assessments have been completed.  If the assigned Recruiter happens to review applications prior to all of your assessments being completed, there is a chance you could be 'Not Selected' due to an incomplete application.  For this reason, we strongly encourage all applicants to ensure there is plenty of time to complete all of the assessments prior to clicking on Apply to this position.

  • Who are we and what do we do?
    UW Medicines mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, to provide outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and to prepare tomorrows physicians, scientists and other health professionals. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

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

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.  To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or click here to send an email.

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

    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 environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-05-19 Expires: 2020-06-20

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