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External Reporting and Technical Accounting Manager

Chicago, IL

This position will play a key role in the preparation and analysis of financial reporting and financial results, both for internal and external purposes, including the preparation of 10-Qs, 10-Ks, and other SEC reporting.  This position will also be a key leader in the identification, implementation, and monitoring of controls over financial reporting, which will require the ability to work cross-functionally with other leaders throughout the organization.  This role is ideal for a self-starter, who has a strong technical accounting and financial reporting background, and for someone who is willing to “get into the weeds” and drive tasks and projects to completion. 

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, GoHealth has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely. This is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities’ and the CDC.


  • Assist in the management of GoHealth’s financial accounting and reporting functions, including the preparation and analysis of monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, both to internal and external stakeholders, including 10-Qs, 10-Ks, and other SEC reporting
  • Assist in the month-end, quarter-end, and year-end financial consolidation processes, and help identify and implement areas for improvement and increased efficiency
  • Serve the accounting and finance teams, and the organization as a whole, as a technical accounting subject matter expert by advising on new accounting and financial reporting rules and regulations, and work closely with the accounting and finance teams to understand the impacts on financial results, including how changes to financial accounting standards will impact forecasted results
  • Assist in the implementation of new financial accounting and reporting standards, including the development of related disclosures and implementation controls
  • Work directly with and assist external subject matter experts around highly technical accounting areas, including equity compensation valuations, goodwill impairment analyses, and the implementation of new and emerging financial accounting and reporting standards
  • Play a lead role in coordinating with GoHealth’s external auditors and managing the annual financial statement audit and quarterly review processes
  • Identify gaps and areas for improvement in the internal control over financial reporting environment, and assist in the development of remediation plans and the implementation of needed controls
  • Work as a trusted advisor with other departmental leaders throughout the organization to understand the financial accounting and reporting implications of new contracts, transactions, and other operational changes

Skills and Experience 

  • 5+ years in public accounting, or a mix of public accounting and corporate accounting experience with a focus on financial reporting
  • Strong working and current knowledge of GAAP, with demonstrated ability to analytically interpret accounting guidance and understand its impacts on financial reporting, disclosures, and operational results
  • Very strong written and verbal communication skills, with experience in writing complex technical accounting memos, process narratives, and/or accounting policies and procedures
  • Proven ability to interact with all levels of the organization, up-to-and-including C-Suite Level Executives
  • Expert level proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe applications, and other professional platforms
  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA required

Benefits and Perks: 

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