• Accounting Billing Supervisor

    Job ID
    14942
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Company
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Location
    US-WA-Seattle
    Category
    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 team oversees a wide range of financial functions in support of the Hutch’s mission. Team responsibilities include financial reporting, financial policy setting, audit coordination, banking, capital assets, service agreements, tax and regulatory filings, internal and data controls and transaction processing.


    The Accounts Receivable Supervisor is responsible for the Non-Federal, industry, Fixed Price, Shared Resources, Non-Sponsored and miscellaneous billing. Each year, the Hutch generates over 10,000 external invoices to its scientific collaborators including industry partners, universities and other research organizations. Many of these invoices reflect complicated agreements involving patient visits, specialized services and collaborative research. The successful candidate is someone that embraces efficiency, customer service, thoroughness and collaboration. The position reports to the Corporate Controller and directly supervises a staff of two Accounting Specialists with plans to expand. Key partners include the Assistant Controller, Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), Clinical Research Services, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) as well as service providers and research programs across the Hutch.

    Responsibilities

    • Manage day to day activities of team 
    • Oversee shared resources (internal and external), Fixed price, Non-Federal billing and associated revenue recognition 
    • Work with cash desk to ensure efficient and timely cash application process 
    • Manage aging, collections and write-off according to policy and working with internal partners 
    • Maintain data quality at customer, award/contract and appropriate balance sheet levels 
    • Coordinate closely with partners on Non-Federal award activations and expirations 
    • Support month-end close process in areas of revenue recognition, reserves, deferred revenue, etc. 
    • Provide upper tier customer support 
    • Design, implement and monitor appropriate internal controls and compliance standards 
    • Support external audits including financial statement and Uniform Guidance, as applicable 
    • Work to implement department and Finance strategic initiatives 
    • Identify, manage and implement continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the workflow of the department 
    • Collaborate with key partners to ensure efficient communications and operations 
    • Enhance the professional development of direct reports by establishing and monitoring goals and objectives for staff and advising on progress thereon 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in business or Accounting, or equivalent; MBA or CPA a plus 
    • Ten years of experience in cash receipts, billing, receivables and/or general Accounting 
    • Five years direct staff management experience 
    • Experience leading process improvement projects 
    • Ability to successfully work with both external and internal customers 
    • Ability to exercise independent judgement, solve problems, and develop enterprise-wide approaches to core processes 
    • Strong oral and written communication 
    • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word  
    • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or similar ERP a plus 

    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 escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.

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