Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
UW Medicine's mission is 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. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children's University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children's.
UW Medicine Finance has an outstanding opportunity for a Financial Analyst, Grant and Supplies Expenditures, UW Medicine Accounting. This individual will work in conjunction with the Harborview Medical Center (HMC) Accounting Manager and various HMC operational areas (clinical and non-clinical), establishing and maintaining relationships between program managers and Accounting and providing assurances that grant expenditures are properly monitored, analyzed and reported. The analyst also works to ensure that costs are reasonable and consistently treated per contract agreements, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), governmental accounting standards board (GASB), and regulatory requirements. This position also leads efforts within Accounting to ensure inventories and supply costs are analyzed, evaluated and correlated to volumes, revenues and contractual arrangements. In addition, this individual prepares the HMC monthly Financial Statement Board Reporting (FSBR) package.
The Analyst must have a strong customer service orientation, a focus on delivering accurate and actionable analytical tools, and a flexible approach to solving problems. The Analyst must be able to function well independently and must be able to diagnose and document accounting problems through the use of reconciliations and data flow charts.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Partner with various departments to ensure supply costs are analyzed, evaluated and correlated to clinical volumes, revenues and contractual arrangements.
Collaborate with the Operating Room, Central Distribution, Angio, and Pharmacy to ensure transactions for inventoried items are properly identified, recorded, validated, reconciled and reported. This includes ensuring the annual physical inventory counts are properly planned, conducted and documented for year-end close and audit.
Review and validate monthly expense reporting process, including budget to actual reconciliation and variance analysis. Communicate variances in a meaningful way on a monthly basis for areas of responsibility.
Under the direction of the HMC Accounting Manager, monitor grant and contract performance, providing analysis and reports useful to Accounting and program managers in developing solutions to improve results. Partner with various program managers as well as the HMC Grant & Contract Accounting Team, to analyze, evaluate and communicate financial performance on grants relative to both budget and contract levels.
Prepare the monthly financial HMC Board Reporting package, inclusive of budget-to-actual and trended financial / statistical information, as well as operational graphs, charts and other information used to communicate financial results to leaders, executives and the Board of Trustees.
Prepare accurate, timely, complete and well-labeled journal entries, journal vouchers, account reconciliations and analyses for areas of responsibility.
Assist UW Medicine entities in developing reports to more effectively identify, evaluate and communicate exception transactions to better assure timely and appropriate resolution.
Build effective, collaborative working relationships throughout the organization with staff, peers, supervisors and customers.
Represent UW Medicine Accounting on committees or task forces as assigned.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Four to five (4-5) years of experience working in a healthcare accounting role, demonstrating familiarity with the accounting process flow and functions.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or related field is required.
Advanced skill level in using General Ledger applications and supporting software programs, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.
Strong understanding of GAAP and GASB.
An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
Strengths & Skills:
Able to prepare accurate, timely properly labeled analyses which communicate complex concepts and information.
Commitment to completing tasks with great attention to detail and with a routine, critical self review.
Takes initiative in acquiring new skills and increasing proficiency for personal effectiveness.
History of successful interaction with all levels of personnel within an accounting department.
Effective communication with internal as well as external customers.
Record of strong analytical and critical thinking skills being practically applied.
Personal philosophy of continuous process improvement.
Proactive; anticipates problems and seeks solutions.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.