Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


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Regular Full-Time
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists of Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s, and UW Medicine. One extraordinary group whose sole mission is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. SCCA's purpose is to provide state-of-the-art, patient and family centered care; support the conduct of cancer clinical research and education; enhance access to improved cancer interventions; and advance the standard of cancer care regionally and beyond.

Every individual at SCCA plays a unique role in supporting our mission. Our collective success hinges on each of us conducting ourselves in accord with a set of core values:

  • We are patient-centered. Everything we do must be linked to our ability to deliver better, safer outcomes for our patients.
  • We are innovative. We nurture an environment that fosters unconventional thinking, a passion for discovery, and the open-mindedness to invite discovery from unexpected places.
  • We are respectful. We are deeply respectful of our patients, their families, and each of our colleagues who serve them in so many different and important ways.
  • We are collaborative. We understand that asking for and offering help in how to do better is not just a right, but among our most important responsibilities.
  • We are agile. We cannot just be comfortable with change; we must embrace it as proof that we are making progress.
  • We are responsible. Because our work is focused on people's well-being, we approach it with the highest level of ethical, fiduciary, and environmental responsibility.

This is an extraordinary opportunity to lead disruptive continuous innovations in the fight against cancer.


The Controller collaborates with leaders across the organization to ensure organizational processes exist to effectively solve operational and financial issues and to support accurate financial statements. Influence business partners and collaborate in addressing barriers. The incumbent is responsible for pro-actively forming the vision and roadmap of the accounting department. The incumbent will act as a resource to departments and the management team and provide timely, accurate, and complete financial reports. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Produce accurate, timely, and complete periodic internal and external financial reports

  • Maintain a complete and accurate system of accounting records

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive set of internal controls designed to safeguard assets, mitigate risk and enhance the accuracy of SCCA's financial results

  • Ensure financial statements comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and standards established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

  • Maintain policies that oversee all aspects of direct and indirect financial controls

  • Establish processes for staff development, particularly around healthcare acumen, collaboration with peers and succession planning

  • Work with external auditors to support the annual financial audit, interim financials to support bond offerings and regulatory auditors to support appropriate federal and state agencies

  • Responsible for general accounting activities to include the general ledger, monthly contractual allowance for patient accounts receivable, non-patient accounts receivable, revenue recognition, expense accruals and preparation of accurate monthly/annual financial statements in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles

  • Responsible for managing third party resources engaged in preparing the Medicare/Medicaid cost report, 990 tax return, and other government-related reporting. Establish review processes to ensure that reporting is accurate and timely. Provide oversight of audits performed by outside auditors and applicable agencies.

  • The position is responsible for treasury functions working with both the Director and CFO. Treasury responsibilities include cash management, cash forecasting, ad-hoc treasury reporting and analysis, capital and leasing reporting and analysis, supporting debt compliance and covenant reporting, online banking administration, bank account management, including banking fee expense management. Support the Investment Sub-Committee and providing board reports as needed.

  • Responsible for maintaining and continuously improving the organization's internal control structure to include procedural and system understanding, documentation, and enhancements



  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or a closely related field
  • 10 years accounting experience in a healthcare setting required if bachelor’s degree only; 5 years of accounting experience in a healthcare setting with advanced degrees or healthcare finance advanced certification (see below)
  • Three years of management / supervisory experience
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation, and negotiation skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage a variety of projects under deadline in a fast-paced, financially complex environment
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate key accounting issues, including new and proposed pronouncements and the ability to write appropriate whitepapers and policy statements in a consistent and concise manner
  • Ability to document key accounting policies across a broad array of accounting and operational issues


  • CPA, MPH, MHA or healthcare finance advanced certification (CHFP or FHFMA)
  • Washington State CPA license is strongly preferred
  • Medicare Cost Report preparation experience
  • Proven Microsoft office skills, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of and experience with PeopleSoft and Epic
  • Foster a departmental culture that embraces management and process transparency and constructive dialogue to understand processes and roles within the group
  • Participate in cross functional groups to build better transaction workflows and data streams that support financial reporting and efficiency

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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