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Senior Controller

Are you an accounting pro who enjoys audits, tax returns, budgeting and investor relations? Are you intrigued by the opportunity to coach entrepreneurs, on finance and capitalization strategies, who are working to achieve Health Moonshots? Are you looking for role with growth potential at a mission-driven organization, where no two days are the same? If you answered YES, we want to meet you!

StartUp Health is hiring a Senior Controller, who will be a key member of our team in NYC, working closely with our experienced CFO. This role is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial-minded finance leader to have a transformational impact on StartUp Health’s mission and financial strategy, as we build the world’s largest health innovation portfolio (currently more than 225 companies from 20 countries). This role is an opportunity for your work to be professionally and personally rewarding, contributing greatly to our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world.


  • Lead day-to-day accounting of multi-company Operating Entity as well as current and future Investment Funds
  • Oversee annual audit of Operating Entity and Funds
  • Oversee preparation of all tax returns for Operating Entity and Funds
  • Assist CFO with cash management, budgeting and strategic planning including financial modeling, cost analysis and projections
  • Coach portfolio companies founders and executives teams on finance, accounting, fundraising and M&A strategy
  • Prepare equity schedules, including Capital Calls, allocations and distributions to LPs
  • Manage Employee Stock Option Plan including detailed accounting
  • Assist CFO with Board of Directors and GP/LP investor relations and communications
  • Supervise and mentor Senior Accountant and future finance and accounting team members
  • Implement and improve accounting and finance related policies and procedures

Ideal Candidate:

  • 5+ years experience as a Controller of a venture or private equity firm or high-growth company in the technology or digital space; CPA preferred
  • Energetic individual with a keen interest in both assisting with high-level strategic issues and rolling up sleeves to handle daily accounting matters
  • Strong knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting and accounting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and taxation issues
  • Passionate about coaching entrepreneurs and comfortable interfacing with portfolio company CEOs, investors and industry leaders
  • Experience deploying capital to startups and/or experience on fundraising with institutional investors
  • Hands-on experience with Quickbooks and managing a PEO relationship (TriNet a plus)
  • Comfortable using SaaS-based accounting and finance platforms as well as using (and embracing) Google Drive and other collaborative software


About StartUp Health: In 2011, StartUp Health introduced a revolutionary new model for transforming health by organizing and supporting a global army of entrepreneurs called Health Transformers. The company has identified and is investing in 10 Health Moonshots, with the long-term goal of improving the health and wellbeing of everyone in the world. These include: Access to Care; Cost to Zero; Cure Disease, Cancer; Women’s Health; Longevity; Happiness & Mental Health; Brain Health; Nutrition, and Children’s Health. With the world’s largest digital health portfolio (more than 225 companies spanning six continents and 20 countries), StartUp Health’s long-term platform for entrepreneurs includes the StartUp Health Moonshot Academy, StartUp Health Network, StartUp Health Media, and StartUp Health Ventures. Founded by Steven Krein and Unity Stoakes, StartUp Health is chaired by former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin. Notable strategic partners and investors include Allianz, Aurora Health Care, Bayer, California Health Care Foundation, Steve Case, Mark Cuban, Esther Dyson, Brad Feld, Genentech, GE Ventures, GuideWell, Kaiser Permanente Ventures, Masimo Corporation, Ping An, SAP, and SeventySix Capital.

Mindset of a StartUp Health Team Member:

  1. Long-Term Commitment - you are “all in” and committed long-term to our mission
  2. Supportive Relationships - you are continually surrounded by like-minded team members
  3. Quarterly & Weekly Rhythm - you recalibrate every 90 days and start each week with a sense of purpose
  4. Confidently Ambitious - you always convey confidence regardless of the obstacles
  5. Self-Aware - you are coachable, aware of your unique abilities, and leverage the unique abilities of colleagues
  6. Healthy Habits - you take care of yourself, have a clear mind and body, and regularly practice gratitude
  7. Value Creator - you are continually making your future bigger than your past
  8. Batteries Included - you always provide energy to others and have no tolerance for those who drain energy
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