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Req #: 184535
Department: SCHOOL OF LAW
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/10/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
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.  

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.

The School of Law has an outstanding opportunity for a Financial Analyst.

Position Purpose
Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Finance and Operations, the Financial Analyst performs and coordinates school wide research and financial analysis in the areas of institutional effectiveness, strategic planning and financial management. The Financial Analyst independently develops, conducts research and analyzes data for decision making and policy implementation in areas including (but not limited to) student enrollment and retention/attrition, modeling and financial forecasting, resource utilization, institutional costs and productivity, access and equity studies, and benchmarking studies. This position will be responsible for producing regular financial reports and presentations to the leadership team and other administrative units within the school. As a financial leader, this position will support the schools transition to UWFT, specifically, helping the school prepare for the transition to a new UW finance system and related policies and processes.

Financial Data Analysis, Reporting & Management (60%)
Provides high level of operational expertise through analysis and interpretation of data gathered for decision support.
Supports leadership with information to support data driven decisions related to achieving strategic goals.
Compiles, interprets and communicates various monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports distributed to law school leadership and other stakeholders.
Provide regular financial reports to leadership.
Serves as an advisor to faculty and staff on allowable costs on budgets from multiple sources. Participate as a representative on institutional committees, as assigned. Consult with representatives from other agencies regarding fiscal matters.
Lead the development of the annual budget and operating plan that supports mission, strategic goals and core values of the Law School.
Design and build complex queries, data flows, and data visualization, design reports, design charts and graphs, write summaries of results and proactively write and maintain documentation of protocols for data access reporting analysis.
Clean and normalize data required for all internal and external reporting requirements using new and existing data tools in.
Develop and support standardized and customizable financial reports, budget revisions, commitment tracking, self-sustaining budget reviews, distributions of funds, and fee/revenue
Through the utilization of enrollment data, manage the forecasting and revenue cycle for the JD program and ten graduate programs.
Track and manage auxiliary revenue for the School of Law.
Serves as an advisor to faculty and staff on allowable costs on budgets from multiple sources. Participate as a representative on institutional committees, as assigned. Consult with representatives from other departments and agencies regarding fiscal matters.
Partner with Assistant Dean of Finance and Operations to ensure errors or irregularities identified in the data get resolved and reported to the correct parties.
Analyze and help control for budget variances to ensure prudent fiscal management.
Assist and provide training to colleagues in developing, maintaining and promoting data quality standards.

Strategic Planning (35%)
Support operational changes in the transition to UW Finance Transformation.
Participate in the development of major law school and university initiatives and works with the legal community, staff and faculty to implement these initiatives.
Provide data analytics related to frequency, utilization and equity to help steward the schools financial resources.
Develop tracking and reporting tools to help manage the schools annual budget allocation from all fund sources: state, research, fee/ revenue and philanthropy.
Work closely with the various faculty and staff leaders to deploy a transparent strategy related to the utilization of restricted and unrestricted philanthropy.
Develop key metrics to measure and report on the strategic objectives of School of Law

Other 5%
Other duties as assigned including helping with special projects, events and meetings

Bachelors Degree and 4-5 years of experience working in business management, accounting, or financial analysis. A combination of education/work experience may substitute for the stated requirements.
Ability to work with one or more tools that can be used to access and analyze financial data, such as Excel, Access, Tableau, Business Intelligence, SQL etc.
Strong attention to detail
Ability to perform data analysis, make recommendations, and be solutions oriented
Works well autonomously and with others

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

Experience with fund accounting
CPA license

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.

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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