Career Opportunities

Assistant Controller

Position Summary

The Assistant Controller will report directly to the Corporate Controller with exposure to the Chief Financial Officer. You will be part of a high-performing team who is expected to lead, take ownership of your areas of responsibility, and ensure accurate and timely completion of the company's reporting requirements. You will work closely with the Corporate Controller in directing the company's accounting functions. These functions include establishing and maintaining the company's accounting policies and procedures, preparing accurate and timely monthly/quarterly/annual financial statements, managing the external audit process and maintaining data integrity in the company’s financial systems. The ideal candidate is one who collaborates well across multiple functions, explores and embraces opportunities for doing things in new ways and initiates, and/or supports, improvements in work processes to increase efficiency.

Essential Functions

Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Directly supervise, manage and continually develop a team of three accountants at the senior and staff levels
  • Efficiently and accurately close the books for the Freedom Scientific subsidiaries including review of the general ledger, sub-ledgers, supporting schedules, and balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Coordinate the global monthly close process using Blackline Task Management tool to ensure all month-end close deadlines are met
  • Coordinate the global consolidation of the company's financial statements including eliminations and intercompany balances. Experience using Adaptive Insights consolidation software tool is a plus.
  • Prepare monthly consolidated reporting package for company's sponsor and banks
  • Develop and maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of the company's accounting policies, financial systems, transaction processes, internal controls and chart of accounts
  • Assist Corporate Controller with managing external audit processes, including establishing and maintaining audit relationship, coordinating field work dates, and resolving audit issues
  • Research technical accounting topics and document/report conclusion to Corporate Controller and/or CFO
  • Ensure data integrity in the company's financial systems, specifically Microsoft Dynamics GP and Adaptive Insights
  • Ensure the completeness, accuracy, and clarity of annual external financial reporting in accordance with GAAP requirements
  • Appraise, evaluate, and inventory the company's demo equipment, recording information such as the description, value, and location of property
  • Critically review current accounting and reporting processes and identify ways to improve and automate
  • Critically review the company’s operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • Coach and mentor team members and promote a team environment. Actively support career development for the team.
  • Support M&A transactions from due diligence through integration
  • Manage and perform ad hoc analysis or special projects as needed
  • Critically review the company's operations to ascertain accounting needs and to recommend, develop, or maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • Coach and mentor team members and promote a team environment. Actively support career development for the team.
  • Support M&A transactions from due diligence through integration
  • Manage and perform ad hoc analysis or special projects as needed

Position Qualifications

Competency Statement(s)

  • Demonstrated expertise in US GAAP including ability to understand complex accounting processes and methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience with SOX and internal control compliance
  • Strong IT skills and exposure to ERP systems, preferably Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Familiar with international subsidiaries, including foreign currency valuations, international consolidations, transfer pricing, and intercompany eliminations
  • Demonstrated leadership and team building, including staff development skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks; ability to perform well under pressure and meet time-sensitive deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong customer service mindset with the ability to communicate effectively and balance different stakeholder needs
  • Excellent organizational ability and keen attention to detail
  • Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
  • Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace
  • Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct
  • Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
  • Ability to adapt to change in the workplace
  • Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal

Skills and Abilities

Education
BS or BA Degree in Accounting or Finance (Accounting preferred). CPA required.

Experience/Language
7-10 years accounting experience; 3-4 years Big Four accounting firm experience preferred

Computer Skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel) with intermediate to advanced-level Excel skills. Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains, Blackline and Adaptive Insights experience a plus.

Work Environment

Office environment in a controlled atmosphere building.

The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.

Send resume to careers@vfogroup.com or fax to 727-803-8014.

EOE/M/F/D/V & Drug Free Workplace

VFO Group Technical Support Representative

Remote Position to Cover the West Coast - Hours 9:30 AM-6:00 PM PST

VFO™ is the leading worldwide provider of assistive technology products, dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with visual impairments and learning disabilities. Our innovative technology is designed to promote independence, allowing blind and low vision users the same access to information as their sighted peers. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, our team is passionate about what we do and committed to the communities that we serve.

Purpose

Provide timely, courteous and expert support to VFO Group's customers who need assistance with VFO's solutions for the blind and vision impaired customers including JAWS, ZoomText and other VFO software solutions, braille display hardware, and various hardware readers and magnifiers for low-vision users. Perform troubleshooting and triage by phone, email and remote access. Determine and implement corrective actions that may include training, online assistance, providing workarounds, and handling product updates or replacements as appropriate.

The successful candidate will be able to use a braille display to read braille content for all types of files and online information and will be able to use an industry leading screen reader to "read" all types of files and online information via audio output.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Respond to user inquiries regarding installation, configuration and operation of VFO software and hardware products to resolve problems for VFO dealers, end-users and other customers
  • Maintain records of daily customer communication transactions, problems and remedial actions taken, or installation activities and enter all details in VFO call tracking system
  • Read technical manuals and other online resources, confer with users, and conduct product diagnostics to investigate or gain remote access to customer systems to resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support by phone or other online access
  • Confer with staff, users, and management to obtain technical information and confirm recommended response and recovery actions
  • Develop materials and procedures, train users in the proper use of applications or hardware devices
  • Perform various tasks including:
    • Adjust firmware, OS, application software
    • Conduct product diagnostics to determine nature of problems
    • Install Firmware, OS, application software
    • Install hardware, software, or peripheral equipment
    • Take calls from customers and respond quickly to their questions or requests for problem resolution
    • Use computers to enter, access or retrieve data for call tracking, problem analysis, etc.
    • Use support call tracking software applications

Education/Experience

  • Associate or Bachelor Degree in Technical or related field
  • 3-5 years relevant experience
  • Must have excellent working knowledge of VFO products including: JAWS, ZoomText and other VFO software solutions, braille display hardware, and various hardware readers and magnifiers for low-vision users

Send resume to careers@vfogroup.com or fax to 727-803-8014.