Business Analyst III - Financial Planning and Budget

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Accounting and Finance


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit, unified adult cancer care and research center that is clinically integrated with UW Medicine, a world leader in clinical care, research and learning. The first National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in the Pacific Northwest, Fred Hutch’s global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy, and COVID-19 vaccines has confirmed our reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy, and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures for the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion.


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.


  • 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



  • 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.



  • 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.

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.


A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists. 

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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