The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
Our Financial Accounting apartment has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Financial Accountant position. This Financial Accountant position is responsible for supporting the timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, detail supporting schedules and footnotes for the UW's Financial Report prepared according to the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), as well as detail schedules and disclosures for the Office of Financial Management's (OFM) Comprehensive Annual Financial
This Financial Accountant will participate in the analysis of financial results, as well as improvement of UW accounting processes. They will work independently and in partnership with the Manager of Financial Reporting and the Director of Financial Accounting, as well as in close collaboration with process partners and supplier departments across campus.
Support and continually improve the accounting processes which are responsible for complying with the accounting and reporting directives required by the OFM and which support the preparation of the CAFR.
Support and continually improve the accounting processes which contribute toward preparation of the GASB-basis UW Financial Report, along with the associated supporting schedules and footnotes.
Serve as a resource to the Financial Accounting department and various other departments across the University to support accounting processes, research and analyze data and trends, explain accounting treatments, interpret and implement new accounting requirements, etc.
Utilize Lean principles and tools to focus on continuous process improvement activities related to Financial Accounting.
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 or related field, and a minimum of four years experience in full scope accounting including use of automated systems and data analysis tools.
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel including the abiltiy to design and build from scratch relatively complex calculation models, and the ability to build, format and document workbooks in a user-friendly, intuitive and logical manner.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret and explain financial results, and to formulate and implement process improvements.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience in public accounting.
CPA license or demonstrated progress toward CPA designation.
Proficiency with Microsoft Access.
Condition of Employment:
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
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