UW Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing outstanding primary and specialty care to the people of the region, and preparing tomorrow’s physicians, scientists and other health professionals. UW Medicine owns or operates Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center (UWMC), a network of UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics that provide primary care, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, Airlift Northwest, and other owned, operated or affiliated entities as appropriate. In addition, UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of Children’s University Medical Group and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance a partnership among UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research, and Seattle Children’s.
UW Medicine Internal Control has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, 100% FTE, Internal Control Analyst. This individual will be responsible for supporting the UW Medicine internal controls policy program for the UW Medicine entities. This position serves as an internal control resource for the entities as well as health system leadership. This position will work closely with department managers and staff to prioritize, coordinate, and implement improvements.
Training, Testing, & Monitoring
Provision system access and perform testing and monitoring of control risk areas such as procards, employee reimbursements, travel, cash collections. Assist management in the resolution of complex procedural, process, or control problems.
Grants & Contracts Support
Research federal, state, county and other policy and regulatory guidance for grant and contract proposals, post award management and compliance. Recommend and assist in implementing departmental policies and practices to ensure compliance with sponsor, Medical Center, and other regulatory requirements. Work with departments and funding agencies (both federal and non-federal) to resolve problems and/or obtain approval from deviation from authorized procedures. Escalate issues regarding specific proposals to Director of Internal Controls and department contacts. Support process and business system improvements in the Grants and Contracts functional areas, including but not limited to, greater alignment with UW Academy processes and tools.
Policies & Procedures
Assist with drafting standardized policies and procedures, develop and communicate consistent controls across the health system departments. Ensure consistent application of approved policies, controls, and procedures.
Research state, county and other policy and regulatory guidance to advise department managers and staff with regard to internal control policy questions. Provide clear and customer oriented descriptions of Medical Center internal control policies and procedures.
Participate in a variety of complex and specialized projects which assist management in understanding the financial implication of services provided to its community. Other special projects assigned by the UW Medicine Internal Control Director.
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, or related field AND 4-5 years of experience.
Understanding of internal control guidelines and healthcare finance.
Grant and contract management experience.
Demonstrated ability and/or experience handling high volume of diverse tasks, under deadlines, with consistently excellent accuracy and attention to detail.
Functional knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Access, and Word.
Strongly collaborative working style.
Intrinsically motivated. Proactive; anticipates needs of the organization.
Record of strong analytical skills being practically applied.
Values UW Medicine’s mission.
Credible presence with a professional image; develops trust quickly. Highly collaborative.
Possesses excellent decision-making skills based upon a mixture of analysis, experience and judgment.
Uses independent judgement and decision making to complete work on time and within compliance.
Possesses a balanced understanding of financial, operational and human dimensions in a healthcare environment.
Demonstrated effective written and oral communications and presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex information to diverse audiences.
Personal philosophy of continuous process improvement. Takes initiative in acquiring new skills and increasing proficiency for personal effectiveness.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
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.