The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
This position performs financial analysis to support budget and financial planning. The primary purpose of the role is to support financial decision making of the organization to ensure the short-term and long-term financial success of the SCCA. The position reports to the Associate Director of Financial Planning & Budget.
Create multi-year and annual budgets
Monitor financial performance relative to budget and explain variances and trends.
Utilize numerous data sources, analytics and personal interaction to develop keen understanding of primary drivers of financial variation
Assist in developing actionable steps for financial improvement
Evaluate financial results in context of internal and external benchmarks
Assist in identifying and developing targeted benchmarks
Conduct financial modeling to determine and analyze the financial impact of business opportunities and action plans.
Develop scenario/sensitivity analyses to highlight financial strengths, weaknesses and risks
Perform financial analysis, including historical and predictive
Collaborate interdepartmentally to monitor and develop actionable reports that analyze financial performance
Translate business problems into technical approaches to create standardized Tableau reporting dashboards which help explain budget to actual variances and guide decision making
Build driver-based models in support of business cases, rolling forecasts and budgets
Provide recommendations for changes in processes or practices that standardize, automate and optimize efficiencies in routine tasks
Support development of multi-year financial plan and link current year priorities and assumptions to budget and management reporting
Complete and submit financial surveys
Educate self through industry readings, conferences and other forums on critical financial and healthcare trends and analyzes and identifies potential implications for SCCA
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) required - preferably in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, or a related field
Five years of financial analytic experience, preferably in a healthcare environment or relevant experience
Ability to apply critical thinking and analytic skills to formulate recommendations and resolve problems.
Ability to research, analyze and interpret complex data
Strong financial skills, including a working understanding of the income statement, balance sheet and statement of cashflows
Sustained, proven ability to think analytically and use independent judgment
Collaborative and team-oriented communication style able to work effectively cross departmentally
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to propose actions, identify and illustrate opportunities, make recommendations and articulate financial impact of decisions to both clinical and administrative audiences
Proficient with Excel functionality such as lookups, pivot tables, and charts, and comfortable working with large data sets
Great attention to detail
Able to independently grasp and apply new concepts quickly
Ability to effectively prioritize concurrent responsibilities and meet timelines
Proficient in the use of communication and organization tools such as Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
Ability to work independently under minimal supervision with a wide degree of creativity and latitude. May manage projects independently or lead/direct the work of others
Ability to work in a high pressure, deadline oriented, and complex health care environment
Ability to effectively prioritize responsibilities and meet timelines
Masters Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting or a related field
Advanced Excel skills and experience with relational database tools such as SQL Server and Access
Extensive experience in exploratory data analysis and visualization
Experience with financial software programs such as Kaufman Hall/Axiom, Tableau, PeopleSoft, Kronos, Workday
Understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and financial statements
Working knowledge of healthcare payment methodologies
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The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance was incorporated in 1998 as a separate, jointly governed non-profit that included the cancer programs of three partners. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is a cancer treatment center that unites doctors from Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s. The purpose of this organization is to provide state-of the-art patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond. The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Northwest, and according to the National Cancer Data Base, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients in general have better survival rates than patients treated at other cancer treatment centers.