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Chief Accounting Officer


GoHealth Intro: As a leading health insurance marketplace, Go Health’s mission is to improve access to healthcare in America. For customers, enrolling in a health insurance plan is confusing and difficult, and seemingly small differences between plans can lead to significant out-of-pocket costs or lack of access to critical medicines and even providers. We use our technology, agents, and expertise to cut through the confusion and get customers enrolled in a plan with the right coverage and benefits.

Why Apply: GoHealth has established a culture where our employees feel empowered, engaged and inspired. We are looking for builders who will contribute to the long-term health of the company. We also understand that you may not check every box in our requirements list, most applicants don’t! In fact, frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. GoHealth encourages you to break that statistic and to apply today!

About the role:

The Chief Accounting Officer will be a strategic partner to the Chief Financial Officer and executive team, serving as an infrastructure builder and owner of the accounting & control functions. The CAO will be a key leader as the company embarks on a finance transformation; optimizing processes, systems, and teams. Central to the CAO’s success will be working cross-functionally as the company’s accounting authority and establishing excellent working relationships with the business. 

What you’ll do:

  • Manage the company’s accounting activities, internal control processes, internal and external financial reporting, and accounting policies. Ensure they are best-in-class and will scale with company growth.
  • Plan and direct all accounting activities across the organization to ensure compliance with GAAP, SEC regulations, SOX, statutory guidelines, and internal financial policies & procedures.
  • Ensure the preparation of timely and accurate financial statements and manage the cadence of financial reporting for the leadership team, Audit Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • Evaluate current accounting practices and policies to ensure practices and financial reporting are continuously improving, and to meet current and future requirements.
  • Evaluate the technology systems used within accounting, and where appropriate, guide the implementation of more functional and scalable solutions.
  • Oversee general ledger functions including production, consolidation and review of monthly-consolidated results and activities for SOX compliance and preparation of audit schedule.
  • Instill a strong culture of internal controls across the company, including the design and testing of a robust financial control framework.
  • Partner with the CFO to determine accounting implications for all material business decisions.
  • Partner with FP&A to improve the accuracy of the cash flow forecast and develop a deep understanding of cash flow trends.
  • Build a high performing team; attract, develop and retain top talent. Act as a change agent to drive improved efficiency within the accounting function and upgrade processes and procedures to be best-in-class.
  • Oversee, develop and monitor long-term tax strategy, including tax compliance and reporting activities.

What we’re looking for:

  • Technical Acumen: 15+ years of experience in a controllership or finance related leadership role, including tax, technical accounting, risk and controls, and external reporting, to include experience as Chief Accounting Officer/Controller of a standalone public company. A foundation with Big 4 public accounting experience and an understanding of revenue recognition and 606 policies are strong preferences.

    Industry Experience: Experience in the healthcare industry is a plus, but not necessary. An interest in healthcare technology is required.

    Transformation Experience: Has a history of improving processes, technology and infrastructure to support the business and manage controls.  Can lead change and drive transformational improvements.

    Team Leadership: Experience building, motivating and developing top teams, with a track record of attracting and leading high-performing talent.

    Effective Communicator: Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must along with a demonstrated ability to communicate complex issues effectively with leadership, peers and key stakeholders. Genuine motivation to interact cross-functionally, sharing accounting expertise.

Location: Chicago, IL

Benefits & Perks:

  • Open vacation policy
  • 401(k) program with company match
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Subsidized gym memberships
  • Commuter and transit benefits
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Casual dress code
  • Generous employee referral bonuses
  • Happy hours, ping-pong tournaments, and more company-sponsored events
  • GoHealth is an equal opportunity employer