• Accounting Specialist III

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Accounting and Finance
  • Overview

    Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.

    The Accounting Specialist III Performs daily accounts payable responsibilities, ensuring that all accounts payable documents are properly coded, authorized, and entered for payment. The position works under the supervision of the Accounts Payable Managers. The specialist performs daily responsibilities independently, though in a team environment, and uses initiative and judgment in investigating and resolving accounts payable discrepancies following established guidelines.


    • Using Hyland AnyDoc and OnBase software, prepare vendor invoices for payment, verifying product, price, quantity, and extensions on invoices, ensuring purchase order limits are not exceeded and all items submitted for payment are properly authorized, and initiating corrective actions as necessary
    • Communicate tax status with vendors. Make conscious and correct decision about taxability of product
    • Reconcile vendor statements to company records, investigating discrepancies and initiating corrections within department guidelines as necessary
    • Communicate with end users by phone and/or email to assist with any payment issues
    • Communicate with vendors by phone and/or email to reconcile accounts as well as educate vendors regarding Fred Hutch tax status
    • Audit check and ACH payments prior to mailing
    • Assist with ProCard auditing
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    • High school graduation or GED
    • Minimum of three years accounts payable experience
    • Experience with Washington State sales/use tax regulations
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Well organized with attention to detail
    • Experience with automated accounts payable systems
    • Hyland OnBase and PeopleSoft AP experience advantageous

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, 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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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