University of Washington

Seattle , WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 21, 2019
FINANCIAL REPORTING ANALYST Req #: 162965 Department: FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date: 01/15/2019 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience. 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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

Financial Accounting has an outstanding opportunity for a Financial Reporting Analyst. The Financial Reporting Analyst position is responsible for supporting the timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, detail supporting schedules and footnotes for the UW's Financial Report prepared according to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), as well as detail schedules and disclosures for the Office of Financial Management's (OFM) Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

The Financial Reporting Analyst will participate in the analysis of financial results, as well as improvement of UW accounting processes. They will work independently and in partnership with the Manager of Financial Reporting and the Associate Controller, as well as in close collaboration with process partners across campus.

Responsibilities and Duties:
•This position requires the ability to communicate effectively to explain complex transactions and accounting issues.
•The position coordinates with external independent and state auditors to provide supporting documentation and explanation of results. The position also communicates with departments across the University regarding accounting issues and guidance, and regarding updates and changes to the accounting processes.
•Position is responsible for assisting in the preparation of University-wide reporting to the Audit Advisory Committee and external users of the University's financial information. The position is also responsible for supporting the proper implementation of accounting processes that will allow external state and independent auditors to conclude that the University's financial statements are fairly presented in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principals.

  • Support and continually improve the accounting processes which contribute toward preparation of the GASB-basis UW Financial Report, along with the associated supporting schedules and footnotes.

  • Serve as a resource to the Financial Accounting department and various other departments across the University to support accounting processes, research and analyze data and trends, explain accounting treatments, interpret and implement new accounting requirements, etc.

  • Focus on continuous process improvement activities related to Financial Accounting and Reporting.

  • Support and continually improve the accounting processes which are responsible for complying with the accounting and reporting directives required by the OFM and which support the preparation of the CAFR. Duties may change to meet the needs of the department.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

    •Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Equivalent experience can substitute for degree.
    •Minimum 5 years of work experience, full scope accounting, including use of automated systems and data analysis tools.
    •Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel including the ability to design and build from scratch relatively complex calculations, and the ability to build, format and document workbooks in a user-friendly, intuitive and logical manner.
    •Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and explain financial results, and to formulate and implement process improvements.
    •This position requires a collaborative, customer service attitude and strong focus on process improvement.

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

    •Experience in public accounting.
    •CPA license or demonstrated progress toward CPA designation.
    •Proficiency with Microsoft Access.

    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 Workforce 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.
  • 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

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