Accountant II

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home of three Nobel laureates, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the development and advancement of biomedical research to eliminate cancer and other potentially fatal diseases. Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone-marrow transplantation, the Center's five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science. The Hutchinson Center, in collaboration with its clinical and research partners, the University of Washington and Seattle Children's, is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center in the Pacific Northwest. Join us and make a difference! The Accounting department has a wide range of responsibilities relating to the Center's finances including financial reporting, policy setting, internal controls, data controls and transaction processing. The team works closely with multiple groups within the Center to ensure accurately and timely financial information. The Accountant II position reports directly to the Accounting Supervisor and may direct but not supervise lower level employees. This position has a high level of cross-department interaction.

- Prepare and analyze financial reports related to grants and contracts, facilities and administration (F&A) costs and collections
- Prepare schedules and draw down Federal funding
- Prepare grant invoices, monitor and follow up on aged receivables
- Prepare audit schedules
- Coordinates contract activation, monitoring and close out in accounting system
- Work closely with internal departments in supporting the billing and revenue functions
- Monitor grant and contract revenue recognition functions
- Prepare and/or approve journal entries
- Prepare monthly reconciliations
- Assist with testing system enhancements, upgrades and reports
- Document and update policies and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility
- Participate in process improvement projects related to contracts, billing and revenue cycles
- Other duties and special projects as assigned

- Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
- CPA Strongly Preferred
- Four years general accounting experience
- Not-for-Profit or Governmental experience preferred
- Knowledge of federal , state, and other related regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Intermediate to advanced skills with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook. Experience with PeopleSoft a plus
- Process Improvement experience desired
- Diligent and self-motivated with attention to detail.
- Excellent work habits and the ability to meet important deadlines
- Strong interpersonal communication skills and desire to work in team-oriented environments

We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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