Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Accountant, Intermediate

Accountant, Intermediate

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Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

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Reporting to the Financial Reporting Manager, this position works with contacts across the organization and is responsible for various general ledger processing, including but not limited to the preparation of fixed asset transactions, creating and following up on outstanding invoices, recording payroll and benefits activity, department accounting and reporting, and other duties as assigned. This role includes preparation of journal entries, monthly reconciliations, schedules for audit, insurance, budget and tax support, and collaborating with outside departments. This role involves the ability to independently identify and resolve most issues within the scope of assigned tasks.


  1. Complete assigned tasks in a timely manner; deviations from expected timeline are appropriately communicated to supervisor and other stakeholders.
  2. Prepare journal entries and monthly reconciliations.  Areas of responsibility include: gift shops, House, expense accruals, recurring journal entries, payroll and benefits, fixed assets, Pharmacy, cash, and others as needed.

  3. Responsible for fixed asset accounting, including monthly additions and disposals of fixed assets, depreciation calculations, and annual budget projections.
  4. Responsible for working with contacts to ensure proper accounting for gift shops, Patient House, Pharmacy, among others.
  5. Communicate with customers (peers, SCCA department managers, SCCA affiliates, etc.) to resolve accounting issues.

  6. Responsible for annual accounting duties, including preparation of audit schedules and 990 information as requested.
  7. Responsible for recording payroll activity, reconciling related liabilities, and monitoring selected payments.
  8. Prepare standard and non-standard invoices for various departments, and follow up on outstanding balances.

  9. Independently identify, research, and resolve issues within assigned work.

  10. Responsible for virtual merchant and manual affiliate parking credit card payment processing and reconciling worksheet.
  11. Assist others within the department as needed.
  12. Perform other responsibilities as required.


Training, Education, and Experience:

  • BA in Accounting.
  • Two years of experience in accounting or finance.
  • Two years of experience in conducting monthly/yearly financial statement close processing.

Education and Experience (Preferred):

  • CPA/MBA preferred.
  • Three to four years of experience in accounting or finance.
  • Three to four years of experience in conducting monthly/yearly financial statement close processing.
  • Experience with the financials suite of PeopleSoft and EPIC applications highly desirable.
  • Previous accounting experience in a healthcare setting preferred.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required to Perform the Job Duties:

  • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, follow up regularly, prioritize and ability to independently perform complicated and multiple tasks with minimal direction.
  • Able to identify and resolve routine and complex problems.
  • Excellent and pleasant oral and written communication skills by email, phone and in person.
  • Comfortable communicating with both a technical and non-technical audience.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook