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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 Controller will manage and oversee the organizations Accounting, External Reporting, Technical Accounting, Accounts Payable and Payroll functions.  This role is critical to the ensuring the Company reports is financials results accurately and timely.  A successful Controller will be someone who enjoys process improvements and can build a world class accounting department.  This position will report to the Chief Accounting Officer. 

What you’ll do:

  • Ensure timely and accurate accounting and financial reporting for the consolidated and separate financial statements.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing and recording of financial transactions in accordance with GAAP for all activities.
  • Develop & monitor policies and procedures to ensure effective processed and controls exist & are followed.
  • Research FASB/GAAP issues to ensure accounting best practices are being followed. Work with managers and staff to develop, implement and maintain standard operating procedures.
  • Manage General Accounting team. Provide oversight and direction to ensure processes are efficient & followed.  Assign resources appropriately.  Ensure goals are aligned with the department.  Responsible for accuracy, timeliness and completeness of staff work product. Supervise, coach & mentor direct reports.
  • Participate in, and lead all or part, of process improvement projects including cross-divisional projects as assigned. Act as an Accounting resource, distribute information to team, monitor accounting impact on resources and procedures. Provide insight & expertise on processes and accounting ramifications.
  • Manage month-end close cycle including timely journal entries, accurate accruals, budget variance review and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Evaluate sources and timing of information received, improve timing where dependencies exist, and reduce work-load bottlenecks. Review and approve manual journal entries and account/bank reconciliations.
  • Review, research and document major budget variances.
  • Prepare and/or oversee preparation of audit and regulatory schedules.

What we’re looking for:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field from an accredited college of university is required
  • CPA certification is highly preferred
  • Minimum 7+ years of controller and public company experience; healthcare experience a plus, experience in private equity environment also a plus
  • Strong Management experience is required
  • Accounting software experience
  • Project management experience is highly desirable
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with all levels of organization

Location: Chicago, IL (3 days in office)

Benefits and Perks:

  • Open vacation policy because work life balance is important
  • 401k program with company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Generous employee referral bonuses
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Work from Home Stipend