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 Hutchs 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 nations first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Accounting team has a wide range of responsibilities relating to all aspects Fred Hutchs 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.
Add or update customer profiles
Review and update customer accounts
Submit invoices to research partners via industry or sponsor platforms and email
Gather and prepare invoice support documents per contract/award language
Manage assignments in-takes and distributions for the Account Receivables Team
Process general clean-up of on-account payments
Complete sponsor setup request forms, statements, and refunds
Confirm and send out notices for AR collections
Process invoice requests to System upload worksheet and send out invoices
Prepare payment schedules for new account setups
Prepare supporting documents for accounts closeouts
Upload shared resources billing files
Assist with preparation of cash confirmation requests
Provide assistance to ad hoc assignments and projects
Bachelors degree in related field or equivalent combination of degree and work experience
Two years general billing, accounts receivable or accounting experience with non-profit, grants experience is desirable
Intermediate or better skills with MS Excel, Outlook, SharePoint
Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or other ERP system, Ariba a plus
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
Self-starter, engaging, and highly motivated
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.