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Strategic Finance Director

Amae Health

Amae Health

Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 27, 2024

Who We Are:

Amae Health is creating the standard of care for people with severe mental illness. We’re on a mission to deliver radically different care for the 14 million Americans suffering with a severe mental illness (SMI). Amae Health is a verticalized specialty care provider for patients with SMI, treating their psychiatric and physical conditions through in-person care delivery with wrap-around services. Our approach recognizes the unique needs of our patients, and provides personalized treatment across the physical, mental and social service resources required to holistically improve patients’ lives. We believe that only by treating the whole person can you obtain lasting health outcomes.

Amae Health is a Series A venture-backed Public Benefit Corporation, backed by leading healthcare and technology investors and angels.

Position Summary:

As Amae Health embarks on its next phase of growth, we are seeking a Strategic Finance Director to join our team. This pivotal role will oversee financial planning, analysis, and optimization across all our clinics, with a particular focus on enhancing clinic-level margin and overall financial health. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the financial and operational excellence of an innovative healthcare provider dedicated to transforming the lives of those with SMI.


  • Working hand-in-hand with the company founders and executive leadership on financial and operational analysis for strategic implementations and growth
  • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis to identify trends, forecast performance, and recommend strategies for improvement.
  • Work closely with clinic directors and the operational team to implement margin enhancement initiatives, cost reduction strategies, and efficiency improvements.
  • Lead the budgeting and forecasting processes, providing insights and guidance to support strategic decision-making.
  • Develop and monitor key financial metrics, providing regular reporting to senior leadership on financial performance and operational effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support the financial integration of new clinics and services, ensuring alignment with Amae Health's strategic goals.
  • Identify opportunities for financial innovation and process optimization, leveraging technology and data analytics to drive financial performance.
  • Manage financial risk by conducting regular assessments and implementing controls and mitigation strategies.


  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Scrappy, self-starter mindset who vigorously looks for ways to grow an early-stage company
  • Proven experience structuring and leading projects to successful outcomes
  • Strong analytical, financial modeling and problem-solving skills, with proficiency in data analysis tools and techniques including high proficiency in Microsoft excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Experience in a startup and/or entrepreneurial environment, with ability to thrive in a fast-paced culture, growing 0-1
  • Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with a data-driven approach to management.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Agility and flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment, with a commitment to continuous improvement and learning.
  • 4-6+ years of strategic finance experience in (ideally within healthcare but not required) within: private equity; management consulting; investment banking; venture capital or within a healthcare organization (startup or larger organization)
  • Passion and interest for the mental illness space
  • Preference to work in person in San Francisco

What We Provide:

  • A best in class work environment with some of the leading mental health professionals in the field! Our program is led by UCLA professors & VA clinicians who have designed this program with the mission of helping individuals with these complex SMI conditions unlock lasting recovery.
  • A unique holistic care model that encourages collaboration amongst staff and successfully provides care for SMI patients.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)

More About Amae:

'Amae', pronounced ‘Ah-mai’, is a Japanese concept meaning the need to be in good favor with, and the ability to depend on, the people around oneself. It reflects our core belief that a strong support system is essential to build people up, strengthen their will to carry on and even to thrive in life. This mentality applies across our whole company – from the patients we serve to the team we’re building.

We’re a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) that provides outpatient psychiatric and primary care health services through value-based care arrangements. Our model’s success is predicated upon achieving outcomes for our patients, not on the volume of services provided.