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General Ledger Accountant (full Time, Days) - Seattle, WA #7635709

Company: University of Washington

Date: 09/27/2020

City: Seattle, WA

Employment type: Full-time

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A remarkable team of nearly 30,000 caring professionals comes together each day at UW Medicine to improve the health of the public. For us, working here is not just a job—it's a calling. As providers, faculty, scientists, staff and administrators from diverse backgrounds, we are united by our dedication to excellence in providing patient-centered care, conducting innovative research and teaching the next generation of healthcare professionals.

UW Medicine Faculty Practice Plan Services (FPPS) supports UW Physicians (UWP), a practice group for more than 1,800 physicians and other healthcare professionals associated with UW Medicine. UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Medical Center - Northwest, the UW School of Medicine, Valley Medical Center, and Airlift Northwest. UWP members also practice at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, a partnership of UW Medicine, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital.

UW Medicine FPPS has an outstanding opportunity for a General Ledger Accountant! This role is responsible for maintaining general ledger accounts and the production of financial statements.


  • Ability to calculate, prepare, and issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
  • Ability to check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  • Ability to classify, record, and summarize numerical and financial data to compile and keep financial records, using journals and ledgers or computers.
  • Ability to compile statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
  • Ability to debit, credit, and total accounts on computer spreadsheets and databases, using specialized accounting software.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State and local employment regulations and tax processing.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to complete detail-oriented work in a timely manner.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive

information with solid judgment and discretion.

  • Ability to prioritize workload and meet quality and production standards.
  • Ability to read and understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people and be a team player.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to convey a positive and professional image, and to interact effectively with diverse personalities and backgrounds.
  • Excellent typing/keyboarding skills with a high degree of accuracy to input data, process information and extract information in various report and presentation formats.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Strong customer service and relationship management skills.


  • Proficiency with Windows based software and Microsoft Office Suite products in a network environment.
  • Knowledge of ADP GL, SAGE ERP, FRX, Business Objects and Cognos preferred.


  • Prepare monthly journal entries from source reports, including Activity Reports, Budget Activity Reports, etc.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliation for the general ledger accounts.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements.
  • Maintain the tracking of contracts.
  • Assists the Controller in preparing audit schedules for the annual audit.
  • Perform special projects and other related assignments as requested.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or related field required. Equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered
  • 2 years of comprehensive financial accounting experience.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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