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University of Washington INTERNAL CONTROL ANALYST, UW MEDICINE in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 187622


Posting Date: 02/22/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. ( )

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.

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UW Medicine Internal Control has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, 100% FTE, Internal Control Analyst. This individual is responsible for supporting the UW Medicine internal controls policy program for the UW Medicine entities (Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake and NW Campuses, Valley Medical Center, UWM Shared Services, Airlift Northwest and UW Neighborhood Clinics). 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.

The INTERNAL CONTROLS ANALYST serves as an internal controls resource for the health system which is a significant component of the University of Washington, representing approximately 40% of the overall revenues and nearly 40% of the overall FTE's. As UW Medicine expands, the need to have consistent policies and controls has increased. This position is responsible for assisting with drafting standardized policies for the hospitals.

This position is responsible for supporting the UW Medicine internal controls policy program for the UW Medicine entities, and serves as an internal control resource for the UWM entities and health system leadership. This position will work closely with department managers and staff to prioritize, coordinate, and implement improvements. The Internal Control Analyst reports to the UW Health System Internal Control Director.


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.


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.


Serve as a content expert and resource for Ariba and procard policy compliance for the UW Medicine entities. Test and monitor control risk areas across the health system, respond to department inquiries for information, and perform training in areas related to internal control policies.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business or related degree

2 to 3 Years experience:

  • Understanding of internal control guidelines and healthcare finance.

  • 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.

  • Highest integrity.

  • 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.

  • Use 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.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.