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Accounting Specialist II

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.
With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world's leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. 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 to the world's deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.
At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.
The Accounts Payable team has a wide range of responsibilities relating to all aspects of Fred Hutch's finances including payments, policy setting, recording liabilities for accrual purposes, and high-volume transaction processing. The team works closely with multiple groups within Fred Hutch to ensure accurate and timely financial information.
The Accounting Specialist II is an integral part of the Center's Accounts Payable team and performs a variety of functions including electronic invoice ingestions & quality assure, responding to internal/external customer inquiries and will work with the Accounts Payable Leads. The position reports directly to the Accounts Payable Manager.

  • Serve as AP liaison between internal customers and suppliers
  • Triage incoming inquiries
  • Monitor and QA (Quality Assure) ingestion of electronic invoices in AP delivered system(s)
  • Respond to internal/external customer inquiries and requests for information
  • Load-level within AP team when required due to volumes or capacity
  • Compile and provide supporting documents for audit activities
  • Perform other responsibilities as required, including occasional administrative and clerical tasks
  • Assist in month end/year end processing
  • Ordering of AP supplies
  • Responsibilities may vary as needed


    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Minimum of two years bookkeeping, or accounts payable a plus.
    • Intermediate skills with MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
    • Person must be diligent and self-motivated with attention to detail.
    • Ability to process transactions consistently and accurately.
    • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must have excellent work habits, including organization and timeliness.
    • Should have strong interpersonal communication skills and desire to work in team-oriented environments.


      • Experience with PeopleSoft.
      • Experience with Hyland products.

        Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine requirement, with exceptions only for approved medical or religious accommodations. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees must, prior to their first day of employment: Provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 ; ORInitiate the accommodations process to request a religious or medical accommodation (medical accommodations require a healthcare provider's certification).
        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.
        The hourly pay range for this position is from $22.64 to $32.23 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications. -
        Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months). -
        Our Commitment to DiversityWe 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.

Keywords: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle , Accounting Specialist II, Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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