Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/12/17
5 - 7 years experience
Healthcare IT
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/12/17

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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 (UWM) owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center (UWMC), 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 UWM Accounting Senior Financial Analyst.  This individual will work under the direction of with the UWMC Accounting Manager on various UWMC and Shared Service operational areas.  This individual may be asked to represent the UWMC Accounting Manager on certain tasks, projects, or initiatives.

The Senior Financial Analyst must have a strong customer service orientation, a focus on delivering accurate, timely and actionable financial accounting, analysis and reporting as well as a flexible and proactive approach to solving problems.  The Senior Financial Analyst must be able to function well independently and must be able to diagnose, document and communicate accounting issues through the use of reconciliations, exception reports and data flow charts.

Position Responsibilities:

Partner with various departments to ensure revenues and expenses are analyzed, evaluated and correlated, wherever appropriate, to clinical volumes and contractual arrangements.  Communicate variances in a meaningful way on a monthly basis for areas of responsibility

Under the direction of the UWMC Accounting Manager, monitor Medical Center and Shared Service financial performance, provide analysis and reports useful to Accounting and Operational Managers in developing solutions to improve results.  Collaborate with Medical Center, Shared Service and Accounting colleagues to ensure transactions are properly classified, recorded, validated, reconciled and reported.

Assume a lead role in reviewing and validating reporting around monthly expenses, including budget to actual variance analysis.

Serve in a lead role for the preparation of the monthly financial UWMC 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.

Prepare accurate, timely, complete and well-labeled journal entries, journal vouchers, account reconciliations and analyses for areas of responsibility.

Actively participate, in a lead role, in system or data flow upgrades, planning and implementation activities.

Assist UW Medicine entities in developing reports to more effectively identify, evaluate and communicate exception transactions to better assure timely and appropriate resolution

Identify, develop and implement workflow and automation efficiencies.

In collaboration with the UWMC Accounting Manager, provide support of external and other audit requests.

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.

REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum of five (5) years of working experience in a healthcare accounting role, demonstrating familiarity with the 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

DESIRED:
CPA preferred.

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