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Senior Accountant, External Reporting and Technical Accounting

Illinois

The Senior Accountant, External Reporting and Technical Accounting, 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, which will require the ability to work cross-functionally with other leaders throughout the organization.  This position will also be a key contributor in the research, interpretation, and implementation of technical accounting and financial reporting guidance.  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.  This role will report to the Senior Manager of External Reporting and Technical Accounting.  

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. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Write technical accounting memos, process narratives, and/or accounting policies and procedures
  • 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

  • 3+ years of public accounting, or corporate accounting experience with a focus on financial reporting, 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
  • Ability to interact with cross-functional stakeholders across different levels of the organization
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Adobe applications, and other professional platforms.  Experience with NetSuite is a plus.  

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
  • GoHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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