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Req #: 181376
Appointing Department Web Address:
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 10/23/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  

Shift: First Shift 
Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for updates

Onsite work in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

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 six consecutive years. 

UW Facilities is one of the largest and most diverse administrative units on the Seattle campus supporting a large urban campus.  UWF manages the Universitys buildings, infrastructure and land, with more than 1,100 employees in a variety of fields. Our teams can be organized into four main groups:  Finance & Administration, Asset Management, Operations, and Business Intelligence.  The Asset Management group includes Capital & Space Management, Real Estate, Sustainability and other teams responsible for planning and workload management. The Operations group includes Project Delivery, Maintenance & Construction, Campus Utilities & Operations, Building Services, Transportation Services and Safety. Supporting these groups, as well as the separate Emergency Management team, are the Business Intelligence & Information Technology group and the Finance & Administration group.

Finance & Administration has an outstanding opportunity for an Analyst to provide financial data analysis to the Director of Finance, Assistant Directors of Finance, and Senior Financial Analysts. The Analyst gathers data from multiple sources, analyzes the data, and prepares financial reporting and analysis to support business opportunities and projects. The Analyst will focus on the Minor Capital reporting requirements and will follow projects from inception to close. In addition, this position will work with a team of senior analysts on a variety of budgeting, reporting, and ad hoc requests to provide a wide variety of projects throughout the UWF organization.

The Analyst position requires a detail oriented individual who can work with different systems to gather data for reporting. The position will interact with a variety of people within UWF to understand unit operations and project costs. The Analyst may face tight deadlines and challenges. Financial reports need to be prepared at various levels of detail for different audiences. The position reports to the Director of Finance and requires a flexible, collaborative person with a proactive approach to problem solving.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Work directly with the Director of Finance, Assistant Directors of Finance, and Senior Analysts to provide financial analysis and reporting on various UWF projects, with an emphasis on Minor Capital projects.

Minor Capital Financial Analysis (40%)

Analyze minor capital project status using multiple UW systems (AiM, PAS).  Create, maintain, and liquidate encumbrances.  Create and maintain workorders in AiM.  Analyze budget adjustments, work order status and close work orders in AiM.
Transfer costs between work orders and budgets in AiM.
Prepare monthly reporting of minor capital projects and identify project surplus or deficit status.
Work with Capital and Space Management team to review minor capital projects and provide project analysis as requested.

Other Financial Analysis (60%)

Provide financial analysis of monthly budgets, trends, and forecasts.
Budget reconciliations, transaction analysis
Use UW systems to extract and download data for analysis.
Work collaboratively across all UWF to understand operations and interpret data for meaningful financial reporting.
Assist senior financial analysts with ad hoc projects as requested.

Other projects as assigned.

Core Competencies

Demonstrate personal integrity and trustworthiness.
Manage stressful situations and changing priorities effectively.
Anticipate, recognize and resolve problems.
Be responsible and accountable.
Use organizational skills and provide attention to details.
Maintain a positive, optimistic, and success-oriented attitude.
Exercise professionalism, which includes being tactful and courteous.
Exhibit a professional work ethic.
Continuously promote a safe work environment.

Requirements include:

Bachelors Degree in accounting, finance, or closely related field.
Three or more years experience finance, accounting, or related field.
Demonstrated experience in analyzing and presenting financial information from multiple sources.
Proficient user of Microsoft Office software suite, with a strong background in Excel.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
High degree of professionalism, integrity and ownership needed; must be customer-committed and results-oriented.

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


Working knowledge of the UW financial accounting systems.
Experience with Tableau or SQL.
Knowledge of Yardi, Asset Works, or PM Web software.

Conditions of employment:

Must be able to work in a non-smoking environment.
Regular and predictable attendance is required.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

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 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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 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 or

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