Accounting Operations Guru

Forward, San Francisco, CA

A New Kind of Health Membership, Augmented with Technology

Forward is on a bold mission to make high quality healthcare available to a billion people across the globe. We’re building the world’s most advanced healthcare platform from the ground up, combining hardware, software and doctors under one roof. 

Forward was founded in January 2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and Uber. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including Founder's Fund, Khosla Ventures, First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet Chairman), Marc Benioff (Salesforce Founder), Joe Lonsdale (Palantir Founder), and Garrett Camp (Uber co-Founder).

Feel free to read our story, view a Forward Tour with our Medical Lead, learn how Forward is combatting COVID-19, and check out some press: New Yorker, TIME, USA Today, Forbes, WIRED, TechCrunch

Why Join Forward?

We don’t want to just move dollars around the healthcare industry - we want to rebuild it and fix it. All of it. You’d be a major part of the story behind one of the most ambitious startup attempts of the past decade and you’d work with a team of people who want to use their talents for good.

As an early member of our world class finance team, you’ll have a significant role in rebuilding our country’s most important and most broken industry from first principles. You’ll be responsible for developing key accounting policies (e.g., revenue recognition, lease accounting) while working to streamline and scale Forward’s accounting operations. Are you a builder? Want to do more than just the debits and credits? If yes, then this is the role for you.

You Will:

  • Develop and document key accounting policies for the company
  • Be a key player in the month-end and year-end close process
  • Help scale accounting and finance operations, including, but not limited to AP, AR, and payroll 
  • Build robust relationships with key stakeholders and advise partners on developments in accounting and financial reporting
  • Prepare bank reconciliation and other account reconciliations
  • Prepare monthly spend reports - employee and vendor
  • Maintain W-9 files for vendors and prepare 1099 reports
  • Perform reviews to guarantee accuracy and compliance with GAAP and ensure we are ready for our first-year external audit
  • Work on ad-hoc accounting and finance projects

You Are:

  • Impact-Driven - You’re deeply mission-driven, and you think there’s more to life than software that enables puppy ears to be superimposed in photos. (Although we concede those are cute.)
  • A Problem Solver - You love breaking down highly complex problems into their easily explainable building blocks.
  • Detail-Oriented - You have exceptional organizational skills and enjoy diving into operational processes.
  • Scrappy - You’re a hustler who will get your hands dirty and protect your builders at every turn.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field 
  • CPA/CA
  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting / finance operations functions
  • Proficiency in NetSuite (or similar ERPs) and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with Bill.com; Expensify and/or similar tools
  • Collaborative style and ability to work with cross functional teams
  • Proven ability to lead and drive complex operational initiatives 
  • Enthusiastic, upbeat, and positive with the ability to work in a fast-paced startup environment with changing priorities
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: We deeply understand the value of bringing together a team with different perspectives, educational backgrounds, and life experiences, and we prioritize diversity within our team. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We conform to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

About Forward

Forward is a startup redesigning the way we deliver healthcare using all the technologies healthcare has neglected: sensors, mobile, and AI. We were founded in January 2016 by former executives and engineering leaders from Google and Uber and led by serial-entrepreneur, Adrian Aoun. We are funded by some of the world's best investors and entrepreneurs including First Round Capital, Eric Schmidt (Google/Alphabet chairman), Marc Benioff (Salesforce founder), Joe Lonsdale (Palantir founder), Joshua Kushner (Oscar co-founder) and Garrett Camp (Uber co-founder).


Want to learn more about Forward? Visit Forward's website.