People Matter




Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2023
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).
Press and Videos:
"Health Moves Forward" [CEO Blog Post]
“The Pivot to Virtual Care” [Chief Medical Officer @ Stanford Medicine]
As an early member of our Finance team, you’ll have a key role in rebuilding our country’s most important and most broken industry from first principles. You will be a key factor in helping leadership make crucial business decisions and will be navigating through the most impactful problems we have as a company.

You Will:

  • Scale the accounting and financial operations
  • Own, execute and automate all key accounting and finance operations processes, including order-to-cash, procure to pay, hire to retire, and record to report
  • Partner with engineers, product managers, and operators to build out and implement financial systems and strategic infrastructure investments
  • Leverage technology and design to build scalable & efficient finance processes
  • Develop and execute key accounting policies and controls for our company
  • Build relationships with cross-disciplinary teams of physicians, designers, and engineers to enable rapid scaling of the business

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.)
  • Entrepreneurial - You’re a self-starter who loves to own things end-to-end. You don’t ask for permission - you’re too busy making things happen.
  • A Good Helicopter - You can alternate between 10,000 foot and 10-foot views easily, and at the right time. Creating and communicating the roadmap for a long-term cross-functional project? Diving into a detailed and thorough data investigation? All in a day’s work.
  • An Operational Wizard- You have a deep understanding of how to break down and solve complex, ambiguous problems with a demonstrated track of building efficient, scalable processes
  • A Leader - You’re kind, collaborative and humble. Teams want to be in the trenches with you, and to build something great by your side.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years experience with a background in accounting operations, financial operations, management consulting, or related field
  • Collaborative style and ability to work with cross-functional teams and vendors
  • Exceptional analytical and structured problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral)
  • BA/BS required
  • CPA required
  • Legally authorized to be employed in the U.S.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Big Four experience a plus but not required
  • Startup experience is a major plus, but not required
  • Experience with Coupa, ADP, Netsuite,, Expensify, or similar technologies
  • MBA is a bonus; emphasis on operations
The base salary range for this full-time position is $85,000-$185,000, plus equity and benefits. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by factors including job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and location.
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.
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 affords 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.
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