Accounting Specialist III (Temporary - End Date 2/23)

Job ID
Temporary Full-Time
Accounting and Finance


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 Accounting team has a wide range of responsibilities relating to all aspects Fred Hutch’s finances including financial reporting, policy setting, internal and data controls and transaction processing. The team works closely with multiple groups within Fred Hutch to ensure accurate and timely financial information.


The Accounting Specialist contract role is for medium complexity transaction processing. Using well documented procedures, this temporary role will support the Billing and Accounts Receivable team by performing transaction processing using a number of different systems encompassing cash receipts, banking, journal entry, invoicing, customer maintenance and system configuration.


  • Gather support and prepare package for VAT refund on a monthly basis.
  • Review & process payroll LCD Re-distributions and ensure related effort certification support has been properly generated by the system.
  • Manage assignments ticket in-takes and distributions for team.
  • Process general ledger account reconciliations as needed.
  • Process Fixed Asset retirements in the Asset Management system.
  • Assist with audit workpapers and Form 990 tax return schedules.
  • Provide assistance to ad hoc assignments and projects



  • Bachelor degree in related field or equivalent combination of degree and work experience
  • Two years general billing, accounts receivable or accounting experience
  • Intermediate or better skills with MS Excel, Outlook, SharePoint
  • Diligent, productive and attentive to detail
  • Ability to consistently and accurately process transactions
  • Must have excellent work habits
  • Desire to work in a team-oriented environment, continually learn from peers, share feedback and knowledge to improve processes
  • Requires strong organization skills as this job involves multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Be a self-starter, engaging, and highly motivated


  • Experience with non-profit, grants experience
  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or other ERP system, Ariba

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 ; OR
Initiate 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.

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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