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Accountant II

Company: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 27, 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 Accountant II position is an integral part of The Hutch Accounting team, which has a wide range of responsibilities relating to all aspects The Hutch's finances including financial reporting, month-end close, policy setting, internal and data controls and transaction processing for a $2B international organization. This position performs accounting functions that require intermediate accounting knowledge and analytical skills as well as transaction processing. Levering available technology, including financial applications, is an integral aspect of this position. This position reports directly to the Assistant Controller.

  • Record monthly Fixed Asset Accounting transactions. Includes monitoring capital purchases, reviewing depreciation for accuracy, processing retirements and reconciling expenditures and Physical Inventory items to financial records.
  • Prepare monthly journal entries and conduct account reconciliations in assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Work closely with internal departments in supporting the capital procurement process.
  • Document and update procedures and guidelines for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Assist with monthly State and City tax filings of the organization.
  • Review General Ledger and other subsystems for data quality.
  • Function as back-up in several areas including initiating electronic payments, tax reporting and study participant payments.
  • Prepare audit and tax schedules
  • Assist with testing system enhancements, upgrades and reports
  • Participate in process improvement projects including reviewing processes and suggesting changes for improved efficiencies and controls
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


    • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent work experience required.
    • Minimum of six years bookkeeping, budget, tax or related financial experience.
    • Experience with non-profit, research and/or multi-unit business models preferred.
    • Knowledge of federal, state, and other related regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
    • Strong technology skills including efficiency with keyboard and mouse as well as experience with desktop applications including MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook.
    • Must be willing to develop expertise in FMS PeopleSoft and software tools.


      • Person must be diligent and self-motivated with attention to detail.
      • Ability to consistently and accurately process transactions
      • Must have excellent work habits, including a willingness to work the hours necessary to get the job done, especially around important deadlines
      • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, and desire to work in team-oriented environments
      • Requires strong organization skills as this job involves multi-taking in a fast-paced environment

        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 $29.42 to $44.11 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 , Accountant II, Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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