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Director of Operational Accounting

SWORD Health

SWORD Health

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, May 26, 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 a Director of Operational Accounting you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the financial operations and ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our financial information. We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented professional who can lead our accounting team, and develop and maintain strong internal controls. You will be responsible for leading the optimization and streamlining of our financial closing processes. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in operational accounting, experience with implementing and managing financial systems, and a proven ability to drive process improvements. This role requires someone who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and is comfortable working with ambiguity.


  • Oversee the month-end and year-end closing processes to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  • Identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies in the financial close process and develop strategies to streamline and optimize these processes.
  • Lead the proper implementation and integration of financial systems, including Netsuite (ERP), Coupa (Accounts Payable), Concur (Travel & Expense), and FloQast (Financial Close).
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Finance, Operations, and IT, to define and implement best practices for financial operations and reporting.
  • Develop and maintain strong internal controls to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and mitigate financial risks.
  • Manage and mentor a team of accounting professionals, providing guidance, support, and ongoing training to improve their skills and performance.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, accounting standards, and emerging technologies to drive continuous improvement in financial operations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA certification required.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in accounting and financial operations, with a focus on process improvement and system implementation.
  • Experience in leading operational accounting in series C+ to IPO
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge and understanding of US GAAP.
  • Proven experience in implementing and managing financial systems, such as Netsuite, Coupa, Concur, and FloQast.
  • Demonstrated ability to optimize and streamline financial processes, resulting in improved efficiency and accuracy.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a high level of adaptability and comfort in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire a team, fostering a collaborative and results-driven culture.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Prior experience in the healthcare industry or a similar regulated industry is a plus.


  • A self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity, a fast learner and thrives in dynamic, fast-paced environments.
  • A highly analytical problem-solver, with a propensity for taking action.
  • A thoughtful collaborator, and great listener, keenly focused on understanding business challenges, building strong relationships and driving even stronger outcomes
  • Able to “zoom in and out” of details when needed. You love to “roll up the sleeves” and get into the data and analysis while keeping the bigger picture in focus.
  • An excellent communicator capable of translating complex, nuanced, or detailed analysis into clear, actionable summaries or recommendations.
  • Extremely organized, comfortable in ambiguity, and highly adaptable while creating clarity and focus in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
US Sword Benefits:
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.