Share this Job

Senior Accountant - Accounting Services

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Vancouver
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking a Senior Accountant - Accounting Services for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 166878



This position is responsible for wide range of accounting work requiring critical thinking, knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, knowledge of tax laws, and ability to work in a fast-paced, high volume environment with many deadlines.  May also include work with system implementations, audit, reporting needs.  The Senior Accountant performs planning and coordination of complex accounting activities.




  1. Reviews journal entries and reconciliation files for standard format and accuracy.  Performs complex month-end and year-end processing calculations.  Performs high-level accounting assignments.  Assignments may include audit work, tax work, software projects, process improvement and efficiency work, or other assignments as needed.  Produces and analyzes financial statements and prepares narratives about financial statements results.
  2. Assists in systems and job training of staff.
  3. Works to increase software functionality and efficiencies in process and standardization.
  4. Assists customers in problem solving and resolution.
  5. Works with accounting staff and other departments as needed on system-related issues, testing and implementations. 
  6. Provides products and services to meet the needs and requirements of internal and external customers.
  7. Documents processes for all general ledger functions and other accounting functions as needed and directed by Accounting leadership. 





  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree is preferred.



  • Minimum of five years’ experience in accounting or financial auditing.
  • Experience in healthcare preferred.
  • Implementation project experience is preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred.



  • Current CPA license



  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.  Ability to communicate persuasively to financial and non-financial audiences.
  • Have good listening skills and comfortable sharing information and ideas with others.
  • Accurate and detail oriented.
  • Ability to bring projects to successful completion on time.
  • Professional skepticism.
  • Ability to stand firm on ethical and technical matters.
  • Objectivity.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Proactive, takes initiative.
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks at one time.
  • Commitment to doing things right the first time.
  • Board perspective and understanding of the organization’s interrelationships.
  • Ability to think “outside the box”.



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.    
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.          
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Vancouver community please visit our homepage:


Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!


Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Vancouver, Shared Services Center (802)
Job Category:  Business, Administrative & Facilities 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Business, Administrative & Facilities || Accounting & Finance || Full Time || FINANCE SVCS

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

Job Segment: Accounting, Medical, Social Media, Fundraising, Testing, Finance, Healthcare, Marketing, Nonprofit, Technology