Housing & Food Services mission statement is working together to enhance student life. We believe that care is the most essential ingredient of our business. The University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Financial Analyst within Housing & Food Services (HFS), a self-sustaining auxiliary of the Division of Student Life. HFS is a dynamic and complex organization with a mission to enhance student life. HFS achieves this by providing campus housing for over 10,000 student and families and through the operation of over 40 dining venues across campus. This position is a key member of HFS Financial Planning & Analysis team and is responsible for budget development, multi-dimensional reporting, financial analysis, and decision support for departmental stakeholders. This position will also support HFS' business intelligence and big data initiatives by providing critical input to the development and design of a data warehouse and the transformation of reporting platforms. Purpose:This Financial Analyst will collaborate across the department and the institution to ensure departmental financial stability. Performs complex analysis of revenue, expenses, budgets and business processes for HFS with revenue in excess of $150 million annually. Delivers insights and provides data-driven recommendations to senior leadership for strategic decision-making. Key ResponsibilitiesAnalysis & Forecasting:*Conduct financial analysis and strategic planning in support of business groups. *Work on monthly close process working closely with accounting to ensure the validity of the financials and report results to stakeholders. *Oversee and review and update bi-yearly operational planning activities for detailed business level budgeting and forecasting, and create detailed financials plans. *Conduct financial, statistical and business analyses, business and financial forecasting, and financial spreadsheet modeling, using a broad range of tools and technologies. *Analyzes reports prepared by others in the University and HFS department to evaluate their impact on the HFS organization.*Participates in the university-wide year-end audit reporting process. Working with external auditors to address cross-departmental impacts and accountability. Budgeting & Financial Planning:*Develop and maintain annual operating budgets and forecasts for assigned business units.*Prepare and analyze operating and strategic plans, including quarterly and monthly forecasts. *Provide support for annual housing and dining rate development activities. Reporting:*Support the on-going maintenance, generation, and dissemination of HFS' analytical reporting portfolio.*Develops, reports, and analyzes metrics and KPIs in partnership with business lines of assigned portfolio.*Review and measure financial and operational performance on a weekly basis with business team and report to senior management using financial and operational metrics, including performing ad-hoc audits of the financial metrics used for data accuracy.Other:*Participates in or conducts special projects as assigned.*Participate in cross-functional teams with other departments, as appropriate. *Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or a related field. Two years' experience in financial analysis that demonstrates:*Experience with MS Excel (Advanced), MS SQL Server, Visual Studio, Report Builder, Questica, Tableau or Power BI, Management Reporter, Microsoft Dynamics and Great Plains.*Experience in organizational financial performance metrics.*Experience in financial data analysis and modeling.*Experience in financial policy development and analysis.*Experience working across multiple groups and teams.*Excellent problem solving skills.*Strong written and verbal communication skills.*Strong business acumen.*Strong attention to detail. *Ability to manage competing priorities and deliver results under tight deadlines. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may substitute for required qualifications.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS*Masters in Business, Accounting or Finance. *Experience with R/R-Studio is a plus.*Experience with retail, hospitality, or higher education industries.Benefits:*Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement.*Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.*Subsidized transit and parking passes.Condition of Employment:*A satisfactory outcome from the reference check process and education verification. This position will work a Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule. The salary range is $6000.00 to $6600.00/month + benefits.Posted until filled. For priority consideration please apply by September 30, 2019. At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.We seek candidates who exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.