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Senior Financial Reporting Accountant

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The Senior Financial Reporting Accountant 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.


  • 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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Where we are

Our headquarters are located in the River North area of Chicago. Located steps from the Chicago Brown Line stop on the CTA.

Technology we use

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What are GoHealth Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Unconscious bias training is completed by all employees and key leaders.
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
At GoHealth you will find a very interactive [email protected], WomeninSales, Black Lives Matter ERGs to name a few. We continue to empower employees to create employee resource groups within
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
From our gender neutralized job descriptions that encourage women and underrepresented groups to apply,to our interview practices, GoHealth strives to promote diversity when hiring.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
GoHealth provides all employees access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which provides well being and financial assistance. Our open PTO policy is also available for mental health days.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
We have recently become public and will allow employees to purchase stock during certain times.
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
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
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Pre-COVID 19, GoHealth sponsored children's day by celebrating GoHealth families.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees are encouraged to use our open PTO policy towards volunteering.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees can use our open PTO policy towards sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Pre-COVID-19 Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
We have runners groups, volleyball groups and other
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
All GoHealth employees receive a work from home stipend to improve their WFH environment.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Access to LinkedIn Learning has been provided to all employees as part of their professional and personal growth.
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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