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Accounting & Finance
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

Abridge was founded in 2018 with the mission of powering deeper understanding in healthcare. Our AI-powered platform was purpose-built for medical conversations, improving clinical documentation efficiencies while enabling clinicians to focus on what matters most—their patients.

Our enterprise-grade technology transforms patient-clinician conversations into structured clinical notes in real-time, with deep EMR integrations. Powered by Linked Evidence and our purpose-built, auditable AI, we are the only company that maps AI-generated summaries to ground truth, helping providers quickly trust and verify the output. As pioneers in generative AI for healthcare, we are setting the industry standards for the responsible deployment of AI across health systems.

We are a growing team of practicing MDs, AI scientists, PhDs, creatives, technologists, and engineers working together to empower people and make care make more sense.

The Role

We seek a highly skilled and motivated Controller (CPA) to join our finance team and lead the Abridge accounting function through an exciting chapter of commercial growth and eventual international expansion. You will report directly to the SVP Finance and own the entire accounting function, including accounting operations, application of technical accounting frameworks, financial applications and systems, compliance, and treasury management.

This role is designed for a dynamic and forward-thinking individual ready to implement new technologies to optimize financial operations and drive efficiencies at a large scale. You will partner closely with the SVP Finance, FP&A, business leaders, and other executives on everything from accounting and reporting matters to shaping the future of our financial strategy. This is an incredible opportunity to enjoy the autonomy to drive impactful changes and innovations to our accounting function with a highly collaborative and exceptional team while achieving remarkable personal growth.

What You'll Do

  • Be a thought leader and champion as we optimize and automate accounting transactions, processes and controls.

  • Own the month-end close process, including preparing and reviewing journal entries, reconciling accounts, and ensuring accurate financial statements.

  • In partnership with FP&A and others, ensure that the preparation and analysis of all internal and external financial reports meet the needs of the leadership team, board of directors, investors, and external auditors while complying with governmental reporting requirements.

  • Lead our external audit and tax compliance relationships.

  • Serve as the key subject matter expert for all accounting-related matters to the entire organization.

  • Advise management of potential changes in accounting regulations or practices that may impact operations and reporting. Stay abreast of US GAAP and IFRS developments.

  • Oversee and analyze general ledger accounts, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and internal policies.

What You'll Bring

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA certification is required.

  • Proven experience (8+ years) in accounting or finance roles with technology companies at a growth stage, with a strong focus on month-end close activities.

  • Audit or tax experience in a public accounting firm.

  • A desire to work in an environment with rapidly evolving goals and a strong desire to bring clarity and focus to pressing tasks.

  • Deep knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial reporting standards. IFRS is a plus.

  • Systems know-how is a must. You will have a proven track record of improving existing systems and processes and identifying and implementing the needed upgrades to existing infrastructure.

  • Strong understanding of multi-entity consolidations and willingness to learn the complexities of compliance with a global footprint.

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret financial data and provide valuable insights.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Self-motivated, proactive attitude, and fully accountable to a results-driven, fast-paced culture.rack record of leadership across multiple disciplines.

  • As part player and part coach, you are comfortable digging in and being hands-on when necessary while simultaneously mentoring, developing, and supporting a team.

We value people who want to learn new things, and we know that great team members might not perfectly match a job description. If you’re interested in the role but aren’t sure whether or not you’re a good fit, we’d still like to hear from you.

Why Work at Abridge?

  • Be a part of a trailblazing, mission driven organization that uses audio as the wedge to improve the healthcare delivery experience

  • Unlimited PTO, plus 12 national holidays

  • Comprehensive and generous benefits package:

  • 16 weeks paid parental leave, for all employees

  • Flexible working hours — we care more about what you accomplish than what specific hours you’re working

  • Remote work environment

  • Equity for all new employees

  • Generous equipment budget for your home office setup ($1600)

  • Opportunity to work and grow with talented individuals, and have ownership and impact at a high growth startup.

  • Plus much more!

Life at Abridge

At Abridge, we’re driven by our mission to bring understanding and follow-through to every medical conversation. Our culture is founded on doing things the “inverse” way in a legacy system—focusing on patients, instead of the system; focusing on outcomes, instead of billing; and focusing on the end-user experience, instead of a hospital administrator's mandate.

Abridgers are engineers, scientists, designers, and health policy experts from a diverse set of backgrounds—an experiment in alchemy that helps us transform an industry dominated by EHRs and enterprise into a consumer-driven experience, one recording at a time. We believe in strong ideas, loosely held, and place a high premium on a growth mindset. We push each other to grow and expose each other to the latest in our respective fields. Whether it’s holding a PhD-level deep dive into understanding fairness and underlying bias in machine learning models, debating the merits of a Scandinavian design philosophy in our UI/UX, or writing responses for Medicare rules to influence U.S. health policy, we prioritize sharing our findings across the team and helping each other be successful.

Diversity & Inclusion

Abridge is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do. We actively welcome applicants from all backgrounds (including but not limited to race, gender, educational background, and sexual orientation).

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