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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington whose mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, using data to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. The aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems.
This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment. If you join IHME, you’ll be joining a team of dynamic, mission-oriented people who are committed to creating a welcoming and diverse workforce that respects and appreciates differences, and embraces collaboration.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Financial Analyst to join the IHME Financial Planning and Operations team. The Financial Analyst will be a financial steward across multiple Institute projects, and be responsible for financial reporting. They must work effectively in many roles – analyst, advisor to leadership, and business intelligence tool administrator. The individual in this role will use strategic and creative problem solving and excellent collaborative skills to sustainably develop IHME’s financial activities, processes, systems, and tools to monitor and report on spending. This position is contingent on project funding availability.
Decision support and strategic planning
Develop and maintain reporting tools and metrics for presenting strategic planning information required by the IHME Executive Team. This includes budgets, projections, revenue forecasts, and strategic plans.
Understand how to manage and shape financial data; analyze data and provide advice to senior leadership.
Create forecasts and scenarios using available data and tools.
Propose and track financial performance metrics.
Create standardized, documented, and intuitive reports.
Use data to create novel presentations and model different scenarios outside of the business intelligence tool to inform strategic planning and executive- and board-level decision-making.
Work closely with the Institute’s leadership to inform strategic planning activities.
Work collaboratively with the Finance Manager to oversee the annual IHME budget process.
Business intelligence tool and database administration
Routinize budget and financial management and analysis.
Manage business intelligence tool and related financial database administration, support, and security as needed. Design and develop data import/export processes as required.
Assess organizational needs over time and how well the business intelligence tool supports them. Develop complementary tools and data representations as needed.
Advise over time on any modifications or enhancements to the business intelligence tool.
Think creatively and flexibly about how information can be presented for strategic planning purposes and used to answer questions posed by the executive leadership and the board that might not be part of routine reporting processes.
Work regularly with key staff to review reports, assess analyses for both risks and opportunities, and identify aspects of budgets or forecasts that require modifications.
Understand University business processes, rules, data structures, and available data sources to determine the data appropriate for problem-solving
Support growth in IHME’s collaborations and revenue streams by facilitating goods and services agreements, subscriptions, conference and training budgets, and state funding.
Provide guidance and hands-on help in aligning contract stipulations with reasonable budget assumptions and desired flexibility to accomplish the work in efficient and effective ways.
Provide strategic input to the proposal development process in regard to revenue projections and opportunities.
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, finance, computer science, or related field and three years’ relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Advanced knowledge of Excel/financial modeling
Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving skills
Strong communication skills, both written and oral
Ability to build and deliver presentations to all levels of the organization and effectively explain complex issues and concepts in simple, understandable language
Ability to innovate and work independently and successfully in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with University of Washington finance systems such as Enterprise Data Warehouse and My Financial Desktop
Familiarly with a major research university setting or non-profit research organizations
Experience with data integration
Advanced level of Microsoft Access and PowerPoint
Familiarity Business Intelligence reporting tools
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Weekend and evening work occasionally required
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