Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Financial Analyst III - Budget and Financial Planning

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


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


  • Master’s 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

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, 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 or by calling 206-667-4700.


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