Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Business Analyst III

    Job ID
    14370
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
  • Overview

    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.


    The Business Analyst III performs data discovery and uses technical expertise to design, create and develop automated analytic solutions to support budget and financial management reporting. 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.

    Responsibilities

    • Design and implement automated analytic solutions, including reports, dashboards, and views from a wide range of data sources, and provide leadership in evaluating, interpreting and optimizing these solutions.
    • Assure integrity of the data for current and future financial reporting and ensure the sustainability and adaptability of all developed solutions. Seek opportunities for continuous improvement.
    • Collaborate interdepartmentally to monitor and develop meaningful reports that provide users with insight on financial performance.
    • Develop a robust understanding of SCCA’s financial data and systems to ensure effective, reliable, and responsible use of data.
    • Build systematic solutions that address complex business problems, derive actionable insights, and maximize decision-making confidence, while being easy to refresh.
    • Utilize numerous data sources and analytics to develop reports that assist in conveying the causes of financial variation. Assist in developing action steps for financial improvement and reports to monitor these results.
    • Maintain a solid working knowledge of a wide range of internal financial systems, workflows and related data sources.
    • Conduct data discovery and analysis from financial data to generate and test working hypotheses, uncover relationships and identify data quality issues.
    • Manage budget system (currently Kaufman Hall Axiom) from a data management and reporting perspective.
    • Translate business problems into technical approaches to create standardized Tableau reporting dashboards which help explain budget to actual variances and guide decision making.
    • Other duties as assigned

    Qualifications

    Required:

    • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) required - preferably in Informatics, Math, Business, Computer Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience/technical training that demonstrates analytical and technical competency
    • 5 years of business analytic experience, preferably in a healthcare environment or relevant experience
    • Superior organizational skills and proven knowledge and application of best practices for system management, documentation and standardization.
    • Sustained, proven ability to think systematically and analytically and use independent judgment.
    • Ability to identify and implement areas of improvements such as increasing the level of data accuracy or decreasing the time spent to update a model or report.
    • Experience with financial software programs such as Kaufman Hall/Axiom, Tableau, PeopleSoft, Workday.
    • Advanced Excel skills and experience with relational database tools such as SQL Server and Access.
    • Ability to research, analyze and interpret complex data and formulate recommendations.
    • 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
    • Solid financial skills, including a working understanding of the income statement.
    • Able to grasp and apply new concepts quickly.
    • Ability to effectively prioritize concurrent responsibilities and meet timelines.
    • 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.

     

    Preferred:

    • Master’s Degree in Health Science, Informatics, Business or a related field preferred
    • Experience in managing databases and systems.
    • Extensive experience in exploratory data analysis, data visualization.
    • Experience with predictive modeling and leading indicators
    • A working understanding of the relationships between the income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.

     

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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