External Reporting and Technical Accounting Manager

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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.

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
  • 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

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Location

Our company is in the River North area with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants. GoHealth is near the Chicago Brown line and bus stops close by.

What are GoHealth Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We have recently become public and will allow employees to purchase stock during certain times.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 6 weeks of paid recovery time for new mom's and two weeks of bonding time to all new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Acme Co.'s pet policy is Occasional bring your pet to work days.
Recreational Clubs
We have runners groups, volleyball groups and other
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Cross-department program.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

In addition to virtual company wide sponsored Health & Wellness Initiatives, employee referral bonuses, open vacation policy, we offer a work from home stipend to all new employees. We know that this pandemic has been difficult and working from home is a change. Every new employee receives access to a Work From Hope stipend to purchase items that will make your work from home experience much more comfortable.

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