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Head of Finance

Activate Care

Activate Care

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

** Candidates for the Head of Finance role, should reside within MA and would need to be able to go on site or in office several times a month **

About Activate Care:

At Activate Care, we’re on a mission to improve health equity and drive improved health outcomes across the country. Our Community Care Record platform enables healthcare and community organizations to coordinate care for populations challenged with health-related social needs. Path Assist is our tech-enabled community health worker program for HRSN utilizing an evidence-based, structured intervention. Our goal is simple: increase health confidence, improve self-efficacy, and reduce inappropriate healthcare spend.

About the Role:

The Head of Finance will be responsible for the company’s long-term financial planning, health, and growth. Due to the natural scaling of the organization, this position has been newly created and will report to the Chief Executive Officer. This would be a great fit for someone who has extensive experience in the healthcare finance industry and is comfortable with working as a primary contact within a newly forming department.

The Head of Finance will be reviewing and analyzing financial data to strategically partner throughout the company, to discuss the data's impact on the organization, and use this to help forecast, budget, and weigh in on decision-making. They will standardize and develop SOPs within the finance and accounting departments. This position will have one direct report, over time, the Vice President of Finance will add to the team as the company continues to grow.


  • Prepare outlines and simplify complex models into terms that others understand
  • Monitor the performance of the company, by creating reports using various business software
  • Analyze trends to reduce financial risks associated with making investment or spending decisions
  • Have a strong understanding of US GAAP
  • Create usable budgets for the business, including evaluating the needs of each department in the long term
  • Advise, and offer guidance to Senior Executives regarding spending and budgeting questions
  • Oversee finance and accounting, including both strategic elements (i.e. board reporting) and operational elements (i.e. AR/AP and payroll)
  • Own the financial accounting process, including but not limited to the preparation of the financial statements
  • Research and review the company’s financial and non-financial information & statistics to make forecasts and projections that help build more comprehensive and sustainable budgets
  • Develop strategies to assess, manage, and minimize any potential financial risks.
  • Craft policies and procedures to ensure that financial records are prepared in accordance with US GAAP and develop internal controls to ensure data integrity
  • Oversee the financial operations within each department to ensure they’re spending within the budget and following the financial policies laid out
  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with financial laws and guidelines
  • Oversee local, federal, and state taxes, company registrations, and unemployment accounts
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned