University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
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Posted on June 26, 2020
Req #: 176288
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Posting Date: 01/27/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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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 is 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.

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. 

UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central information technology organization for the University of Washington, responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UW’s IT infrastructure, resources, and services.  Business & Finance is an internal unit within UW Information Technology (UW-IT). It is focused on providing critical business, financial, and logistical support services to the various divisions within UW Information Technology.   These services include:  Accounting, Resource planning and budgeting, Financial reporting and analysis, Management reporting, cost center accounting and rate development, Procurement, Asset and inventory management and Logistical support.

UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for a Financial Analyst.

The UW Information Technology (UW-IT) Financial position requires a high level of collaboration, the ability to understand the complex funding, pricing, and overhead models and the ability to lead the team through a time of significant change.  Collaboration between this position and other members of the finance team is critical as well as collaboration with the central University Financial Management team.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field or experience.
  • Four or more year’s financial management experience in a large organization (budgeting, reporting cost accounting).
  • Experience developing ad-hoc financial reports in a stand-alone environment.
  • Excellent data management skills in Excel, Access, and/or related applications.
  • Experience in accounting policy research and knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and a solid understanding of internal controls required.
  • Demonstrated capability with Microsoft Office software, including Access, Excel and Word. Advanced level of Microsoft.
  • Experience with modern accounting system, including balance sheet reconciliations and reconciling to subsidiary systems is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce accurate and professionally presented work.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced ever-changing information technology environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills and technical documentation skills and user interaction ability.

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


  • Experience in higher education or a large research institution.
  • Experience managing finances of large technology organization.
  • Experience with UW Administrative Systems (Workday, Ariba, Data-Warehouse, ASTRA, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Federal Cost Standards, Circular A-21.


    Open office environment.

    This position is eligible for flexible remote work 

    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 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.
  • REQUIREMENTS: See above

    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