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Financial Controller Associate

SWORD Health

SWORD Health

Accounting & Finance
Porto, Portugal
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Sword Health is on a mission to free two billion people from pain as the world’s first and only end-to-end platform to predict, prevent and treat pain.
Delivering a 62% reduction in pain and a 60% reduction in surgery intent, at Sword, we are using technology to save millions for our 2,500+ enterprise clients across three continents. Today, we hold the majority of industry patents, win 70% of competitive evaluations, and have raised more than $300 million from top venture firms like Founders Fund, General Catalyst, and Khosla Ventures.
Recognized as a Forbes Best Startup Employer in 2023, this award highlights our focus on being a destination for the best and brightest talent. Not only have we experienced unprecedented growth since our market debut in 2020, but we’ve also created a remarkable mission and value-driven environment that is loved by our growing team. With a recent valuation of $2 billion, we are in a phase of hyper growth and expansion, and we’re looking for individuals with passion, commitment, and energy to help us scale our impact.
Joining Sword Health means committing to a set of core values, chief amongst them to “do it for the patients” every day, and to always “deliver more than expected” on behalf of our members and clients.
This is an opportunity for you to make a significant difference on a massive scale as you work alongside 800+ (and growing!) talented colleagues, spanning two continents. Your charge? To help us build a pain-free world, powered by technology, enhanced by people — accessible to all.
As part of the Accounting Department, you will integrate the Financial and External Reporting Team in charge of the production and justification of financial statements at Sword Health.
This department counts about 20 people with a target to be between Portugal and the US. You will join a team of 12 people in Porto.
As an Accounting controller, you will be in charge of the certification of financial statements, i.e. produce, analyze, make any corrections, and validate the accounting results and exposures, as part of the monthly and quarterly closings, of the activities.

What you'll be doing:

  • Accounting: Overview booking and controlling of all financial transactions; Prepare and Review Balance sheet reconciliations; Ensure timely monthly closing and reporting of the financial statements; Assist implementation efforts for new accounting standards and policies; Perform technical assessment of new financial reporting developments; Play an integral role in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the financial accounting systems.
  • Closing Controls: Ensuring accurate and timely closing of the books for monthly and annual reporting; Preparing monthly analysis on movements in key general ledger accounts; Identification and substantiation of discrepancies in detail; Justification of the alert controls: non-standard balance, consistency of monthly balances; Controlling P&L per Financing business line, vendors, and departments; Delivering advice on accounting and reporting issues.
  • Analysis & Reporting Task: Summary of control works by Financing business line, including the consistency between P&L and outstanding; Delivering process improvements to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting process - both via automation and control.
  • Consolidation: Preparing consolidated GL accounts for EU subsidiaries in ERP Oracle NetSuite in accordance with US GAAP; Preparing timely and accurate preparation of financial statements, reports, and disclosures in accordance with US and local GAAP; Support and preparation of decks for external stakeholders.
  • Audit: Be one main point of contact for external auditors and to ensure the audit for the entities is progressing with the GL, AR, AP and Indirect teams.

What you need to have:

  • University degree in finance or economics;
  • 3+ years experience in Finance and Controlling functions;
  • Preferably Big 4 trained in the Audit Department;
  • A structural and logical approach to solving problems;
  • Strong analytical skills and a hands-on attitude;
  • Experience within a fast-growing organization;
  • Great motivation and focus on delivery.

Bonus Points or We'd Love to see:

  • Financial services experience is preferred, ideally with international aspects;
  • Strong accounting knowledge, with proven experience with IFRS and consolidated financial reporting.
US Sword Benefits:
*Eligibility for Essential benefits: Full-time employees regularly working 25+ hours per week
Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
Equity Shares
Discretionary PTO Plan
Parental leave
US Sword Perks:
Flexible working hours
Remote-first Company
Internet Stipend for remote working
Paid Company Holidays
Free Digital Therapist for you and your family
Portugal - Sword Benefits:
Health, dental and vision Insurance
Meal Allowance
Equity Shares
Portugal - Sword Perks:
Remote Work Allowance
Flexible working hours
Work from home
Unlimited Vacation
Snacks and Beverages
English Class
Unlimited access to Coursera Learning Platform
*US Applicants Only: Applicants must have a legal right to work in the United States, and immigration or work visa sponsorship will not be provided.*
SWORD Health, which includes SWORD Health, Inc. and Sword Health Professionals (consisting of Sword Health Care Providers, P.A., SWORD Health Care Providers of NJ, P.C., SWORD Health Care Physical Therapy Providers of CA, P.C.*) complies with applicable Federal and State civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Color, Citizenship, Gender, Gender expression, Gender identity, Gender information, Marital status, Medical condition, National origin, Physical or mental disability, Pregnancy, Race, Religion, Caste, Sexual orientation, and Veteran status.