1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 176604
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 02/03/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
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.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website.  

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. 

UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central information technology organization for the University of Washington, responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UWs IT infrastructure, resources, and services.  Business & Finance is an internal unit within UW Information Technology (UW-IT). It is focused on providing critical business, financial, and logistical support services to the various divisions within UW Information Technology.   These services include:  Accounting, Resource planning and budgeting, Financial reporting and analysis, Management reporting, cost center accounting and rate development, Procurement, Asset and inventory management and Logistical support.

UW-IT has an outstanding opportunity for an Assistant Director of Finance.

The UW Information Technology (UW-IT) Assistant Director of Finance is a strategic leadership position responsible for oversight of the finance team functions for UW Information Technology. This position requires a high level of collaboration, the ability to understand the complex funding, pricing, and overhead models and the ability to lead the team through a time of significant change.  Collaboration between this position and the other key leaders in UW-IT is critical as well as collaboration with the central University Financial Management team.

The Assistant Director of Finance position requires a professional with experience in sophisticated business operating environments, possessing a full range of leadership, change management and technical skills necessary to support the financial management processes of a large computing organization within a major public university.  The ability to translate abstract concepts into tangible reports that can be explained to non-financial people is essential.

Understanding of budgeting, service costing, and accounting concepts and all the various ways transactions are recorded is necessary to this job, as is a thorough knowledge of the very complex UW-IT business, cost accounting and budget models.

Solid understanding of data management, queries, and transforms to support Ad-Hoc budget and reporting methods.

Oversee Budgeting, Financial Reporting, and Rate Setting functions for UW-IT: (70%)
Hands-On Financial Report Development (20%)
Support transition to new systems (10%)


  • Bachelors Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Related Field
  • Five or more years supervising and managing a diverse workforce
  • Demonstrated experience supervising a finance team
  • Experience  managing complex financial operations including budgeting, reporting, and cost-accounting/rate-setting
  • Experience developing ad-hoc financial reports in a stand-alone environment (excel, access, etc.)
  • Ability to work in a fast paced information technology environment
  • Excellent data management skills in Excel, Access, and/or related applications
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills and personal interaction abilities

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Experience supervising and managing a finance team
  • Experience in higher education or a large research institution
  • Experience managing finances of large technology organization
  • Experience with UW Administrative Systems (Workday, Ariba, Data-Warehouse, ASTRA, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Federal Cost Standards, Circular A-21


    Open office environment.

    This position is required to report to work remotely when the UW suspends operations.

    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.
  • 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 equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2020-02-03 Expires: 2020-06-11

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