Aspen Medical Products Career Opportunities
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Make an Impact Driving Process Improvements and Facilitating Major International Growth

Support Our Mission of Enhancing the Quality of Life for Patients

Do you have the desire to be an integral part of a rapidly expanding dynamic team?  This newly revised position offers you the opportunity to make a difference at a growing manufacturer of award-winning medical devices that is debt-free and privately owned. As Senior Accountant in our Irvine headquarters, you will support a broad array of accounting activities, including playing a leadership role in month-end closing and reporting processes. Quick question for you - click here You'll also showcase your leadership skills and technical expertise as you help drive process improvements that will pave the way for significant global expansion. We are restructuring the accounting and finance department, expanding the team and building expertise and capacity to become a global shared services organization. Demonstrate proficiency in your responsibilities and your role may expand; down the road, your success could set you up to pursue multiple career paths in our organization.

We're looking for professionals with the bandwidth to grow with us, along with the ability to promote a customer service orientation and positive culture. We have multiple opportunities for accounting professionals as we expand, so feel free to share this link with your networks: aspenmp.jobinfo.com.

At Aspen Medical Products we pride ourselves on making the best products in the industry: medical devices that change people's lives. We have won many industry awards for our medical devices, which are sold through hospitals, medical practices, chiropractors and pain management clinics. We believe that enjoying your work and making valuable contributions to business are equally vital. We offer an exceptional environment with a strong family-like feeling and fun activities. That belief has helped Aspen to be named one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Register and the Orange County Business Journal eight years in a row.

Video: The Peak Scoliosis Bracing System™ is an unloader brace designed to relieve pain, thus enhancing the quality of life for adult scoliosis patients.

The Requirements

To be a good fit for the Senior Accountant opportunity you should have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.
  • 5+ years of general accounting experience, including:
    • Knowledge of accounting for international operations and financial statement consolidation.
    • Demonstrated technical accounting skills and a solid understanding of GAAP are required.
    • Demonstrated skills in preparing and/or reviewing journal entries, reviewing account reconciliations and performing advanced variance analysis.
  • Solid technological proficiency, including:
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including the ability to conceptualize and design models, use pivot tables and VLOOKUP, etc.
    • Experience working with ERP systems.
    • Intermediate skills in MS Word and PowerPoint.
    • Familiarity with and working knowledge of current tech trends.
  • An auditor mentality and a habit of diligently checking work for accuracy and completeness.
Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others, and proactive verbal communication style.
  • The ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously and comply with critical deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with objectivity and discretion.
  • Self-motivation.
Preferred but not required:
  • A CPA, CMA and/or MBA. Quick question for you - click here
  • Public accounting experience.
  • Experience with sales and use tax.
  • Experience with travel/expense management software, ideally Concur.
We value work/life balance and one reason for expanding the team is to ensure that people don't have to work the kind of long hours you find in some organizations. The efficiencies you implement will help with that effort. However, you should be prepared to put in the time necessary to achieve goals and meet deadlines, such as during month-end closing.

Role Overview

Reporting to the General Accounting Manager, you will join a sub-group in accounting and finance that also includes a General Ledger Accountant.

We view this position as a key member of the Accounting/Finance team. Key objectives will include:
  • Helping lead month and year-end close, including accounting for international operations, preparation of consolidated financial statements, audit and management schedules, analysis, and research. Quick question for you - click here
  • Overseeing the administration of state sales and use tax returns and other tax related matters.
  • Assisting with preparation of the annual budget.
  • Supporting the company's international growth.
In addition to administering our travel/expense management program, you will evaluate potential improvements, such as developing and integrating a new company-wide credit card program. As we bring on a new ERP system, you will support the integration. You'll interact with other departments to initiate and execute process improvements and other projects as assigned.

We'll also look to you to support department efforts to build, develop and direct a Finance/Accounting team that provides value to the organization and operates with a mindset of continuous improvement consistent with Aspen's corporate culture and growth objectives.

Pictured: Aspen Fit. Aspen Quality. Aspen Advantage. The Horizon™ 456 is designed to provide motion restriction, creating a dynamic environment for healing within the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine.

Role Specifics

Note: this is a detailed description of responsibilities. To get the 30,000-foot view, see the Role Overview tab.

As Senior Accountant you will:
  • Lead financial statement preparation and analysis, including accounting for international operations, and assist in providing schedules and commentary for management reporting.
  • Prepare intercompany elimination entries and consolidated financial statements.
  • Provide meaningful variance analysis.
  • Develop financial reporting templates to improve reporting and analysis.
  • Manage the outsourced sales and use tax returns and annual report processes, review results, and present to Manager for final signoff.
  • Handle Sales and Use Tax maintenance, including:
    • Maintaining current applicable tax rates in system (exports and uploads) and ensuring documentation/retention of appropriate exemption certificates.
    • Establishing and implementing processes to determine taxability of new customers and ensure proper setup in system.
    • Verifying accuracy of invoicing for sales tax.
  • Oversee other taxes, licenses and registrations, including:
    • Maintaining a schedule of deadlines, and ensure accurate, timely filing of other business taxes, property taxes, licenses and registrations.
    • Communicating with outside CPAs and performing independent research to monitor changing tax regulations and their impact on the company.
    • Identifying other areas of tax planning and compliance as needed.
  • Support payroll, commission and bonus processes, including:
    • Coordinating with HR and outside payroll company to manage payroll accounting.
    • Preparing quarterly calculations of commissions and bonuses.
    • Preparing and posting monthly journal entries to record compensation-related costs.
    • Reconciling accounts, analyzing variances and resolving notices and discrepancies. Assisting with maintaining documented comp plans.
    • Tracking and preparing schedule of taxable fringe benefits.
  • Support budgeting and forecasting, including:
    • Preparing annual budget for all compensation related accounts, including payroll, commissions, bonuses, payroll taxes, benefits, 401k, etc.
    • Preparing forecasts of eligible payroll costs for workers' comp insurance policy.
  • Under the guidance of the General Accounting Manager, be a primary contact with outside auditors.
  • Prepare assigned year-end audit and tax schedules, and research and resolve auditor questions.
  • Administer the Concur travel/expense program, including:
    • Providing management reporting on T&E spend, downloading, reviewing and posting weekly T&E data to general ledger.
    • Researching and learning about Concur platform to better utilize and increase value for the Company and employees.
    • Increasing the Company's knowledge base of Concur.
    • Preparing mileage and other reports as requested.
  • Assist the Manager in supporting the company's international growth by developing policies and procedures to ensure proper controls are in place and accounting is in accordance with GAAP.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to team members.
  • Handle other projects and tasks as needed.
Pictured: Active Therapy for Effective Rehabilitation. The Vista® MultiPost Therapy Collar is designed to reduce the symptoms of forward head carriage, promoting improved posture and a more natural alignment.

What's in It for You

Leadership impact
In addition to taking a lead role in key accounting functions, you'll be heavily involved in our international growth, including automating and streamlining consolidation processes. You will act as the General Accounting Manager's right hand, helping ensure proper controls and implementing process improvements.

Build a career home
As part of reorganizing the department, we are taking a proactive approach to professional development and succession planning. This includes investing in ways to enhance our culture and promote development of both technical and leadership skills. Once you've proven yourself in this role you might set your sights on the General Accounting Manager position, or move into other areas, such as cost accounting or planning & analysis. Growth may also create entirely new roles that may be of interest to you.

Award-winning products enhance the quality of people's lives
Backed by over 25 years of R&D, Aspen Medical Products help patients cope with chronic conditions, manage pain, and heal faster (see testimonials in the video above). Our innovative approach and strong business model have earned us distinctions. In addition to the workplace excellence awards mentioned above, we have won:
  • Several Spine Technology Awards from Orthopedics This Week.
  • The American Technology Award, in the medical device category, from TechAmerica Foundation.
  • Awards for delivering exceptional service as a vendor, from Hanger/SPS, a leading distributor of orthotic and prosthetic patient care and therapeutic products, services and solutions.
  • And others.
Exemplary culture
You will find a close-knit culture that values mutual respect at Aspen. The numerous "Best Places to Work" awards we've won represent high levels of employee satisfaction (as reported by employees) as well as excellence in benefits, pay, work/life balance and culture.

Fun activities
Our Employee Council puts together a variety of events that enhance teamwork and allow us to have fun. We might go to see the Angels play, go bowling or spend the day at Knott's Berry Farm. Your family is enthusiastically invited to these events and each event is 100% paid for by the company. The destinations for our company trips vary. We might head for Palm Desert, Las Vegas or Santa Barbara . . . or maybe you'll suggest a destination. We also get involved in community and philanthropic activities, as you can see in the video.

Competitive benefits package
The health, satisfaction and security of you and your family are important to your well-being and important to us. We offer a competitive salary and bonus potential; medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family; life insurance; paid vacation; and a 401(k) plan with company match.

Video: Aspen Medical Products has been involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation since 2000. Through donation, fundraising and volunteering, Aspen employees unify to support the CAF in numerous ways. Since 2009, Aspen has held the privilege of being the title sponsor of the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge.

Keys to Success

Your technical expertise will be essential, but energetic leadership skills will be just as important. You'll support two important initiatives:
  • Creating a culture that promotes a service orientation and continuous improvement.
  • Developing an accounting team that is technically competent, respected by their peers, viewed as trustworthy, and stands out in comparison to other companies.
We have developed an environment of open communication, and you'll find that the Controller, CFO and even CEO maintain open-door policies. In addition, we are more concerned about achieving goals than about hierarchy and titles, so you should be willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in when necessary. You should demonstrate initiative and achieve goals independently, but also know when to ask for help. When you do bring forth an issue, we will look to you to have a recommendation for addressing it.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Senior Accountant, you will:
  • Hold yourself to high standards.
  • Leverage analytical skills and creativity to solve problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate initiative and independence in achieving goals.
  • Build collaborative relationships both within the accounting/finance group and across functional lines.

About Us

Truly Innovative Patient Care for the Upper and Lower Spine

Founded in 1993, Aspen Medical Products is a leader in the design, development and marketing of upper and lower spinal orthotics. The Company is located in Irvine, California and has sales representatives throughout the United States as well as representation worldwide. For over twenty years, the management team and employees at Aspen have introduced a continuous flow of pioneering spinal bracing products and services to the healthcare marketplace. Aspen is a U.S. based company that is debt free and privately owned.

Mission Statement

We make the best spinal braces in the world and run a company we can be proud of.

Goals from the Beginning
  • Develop the best products in the industry.
  • Develop products that enhance the quality of life.
  • Have a culture where employees are respected, have input, and are part of the team.
  • Be a company where employees look forward to coming to work each day.

Make an Impact Driving Process Improvements and Facilitating Major International Growth

Support Our Mission of Enhancing the Quality of Life for Patients

Do you have the desire to be an integral part of a rapidly expanding dynamic team?  This newly revised position offers you the opportunity to make a difference at a growing manufacturer of award-winning medical devices that is debt-free and privately owned. As Senior Accountant in our Irvine headquarters, you will support a broad array of accounting activities, including playing a leadership role in month-end closing and reporting processes. Quick question for you - click here You'll also showcase your leadership skills and technical expertise as you help drive process improvements that will pave the way for significant global expansion. We are restructuring the accounting and finance department, expanding the team and building expertise and capacity to become a global shared services organization. Demonstrate proficiency in your responsibilities and your role may expand; down the road, your success could set you up to pursue multiple career paths in our organization.

We're looking for professionals with the bandwidth to grow with us, along with the ability to promote a customer service orientation and positive culture. We have multiple opportunities for accounting professionals as we expand, so feel free to share this link with your networks: aspenmp.jobinfo.com.

At Aspen Medical Products we pride ourselves on making the best products in the industry: medical devices that change people's lives. We have won many industry awards for our medical devices, which are sold through hospitals, medical practices, chiropractors and pain management clinics. We believe that enjoying your work and making valuable contributions to business are equally vital. We offer an exceptional environment with a strong family-like feeling and fun activities. That belief has helped Aspen to be named one of the Best Places to Work in Orange County by the Orange County Register and the Orange County Business Journal eight years in a row.

Video: The Peak Scoliosis Bracing System™ is an unloader brace designed to relieve pain, thus enhancing the quality of life for adult scoliosis patients.

The Requirements

To be a good fit for the Senior Accountant opportunity you should have:
  • A bachelor's degree in Accounting or Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting.
  • 5+ years of general accounting experience, including:
    • Knowledge of accounting for international operations and financial statement consolidation.
    • Demonstrated technical accounting skills and a solid understanding of GAAP are required.
    • Demonstrated skills in preparing and/or reviewing journal entries, reviewing account reconciliations and performing advanced variance analysis.
  • Solid technological proficiency, including:
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, including the ability to conceptualize and design models, use pivot tables and VLOOKUP, etc.
    • Experience working with ERP systems.
    • Intermediate skills in MS Word and PowerPoint.
    • Familiarity with and working knowledge of current tech trends.
  • An auditor mentality and a habit of diligently checking work for accuracy and completeness.
Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others, and proactive verbal communication style.
  • The ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously and comply with critical deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with objectivity and discretion.
  • Self-motivation.
Preferred but not required:
  • A CPA, CMA and/or MBA. Quick question for you - click here
  • Public accounting experience.
  • Experience with sales and use tax.
  • Experience with travel/expense management software, ideally Concur.
We value work/life balance and one reason for expanding the team is to ensure that people don't have to work the kind of long hours you find in some organizations. The efficiencies you implement will help with that effort. However, you should be prepared to put in the time necessary to achieve goals and meet deadlines, such as during month-end closing.

Role Overview

Reporting to the General Accounting Manager, you will join a sub-group in accounting and finance that also includes a General Ledger Accountant.

We view this position as a key member of the Accounting/Finance team. Key objectives will include:
  • Helping lead month and year-end close, including accounting for international operations, preparation of consolidated financial statements, audit and management schedules, analysis, and research. Quick question for you - click here
  • Overseeing the administration of state sales and use tax returns and other tax related matters.
  • Assisting with preparation of the annual budget.
  • Supporting the company's international growth.
In addition to administering our travel/expense management program, you will evaluate potential improvements, such as developing and integrating a new company-wide credit card program. As we bring on a new ERP system, you will support the integration. You'll interact with other departments to initiate and execute process improvements and other projects as assigned.

We'll also look to you to support department efforts to build, develop and direct a Finance/Accounting team that provides value to the organization and operates with a mindset of continuous improvement consistent with Aspen's corporate culture and growth objectives.

Pictured: Aspen Fit. Aspen Quality. Aspen Advantage. The Horizon™ 456 is designed to provide motion restriction, creating a dynamic environment for healing within the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine.

Role Specifics

Note: this is a detailed description of responsibilities. To get the 30,000-foot view, see the Role Overview tab.

As Senior Accountant you will:
  • Lead financial statement preparation and analysis, including accounting for international operations, and assist in providing schedules and commentary for management reporting.
  • Prepare intercompany elimination entries and consolidated financial statements.
  • Provide meaningful variance analysis.
  • Develop financial reporting templates to improve reporting and analysis.
  • Manage the outsourced sales and use tax returns and annual report processes, review results, and present to Manager for final signoff.
  • Handle Sales and Use Tax maintenance, including:
    • Maintaining current applicable tax rates in system (exports and uploads) and ensuring documentation/retention of appropriate exemption certificates.
    • Establishing and implementing processes to determine taxability of new customers and ensure proper setup in system.
    • Verifying accuracy of invoicing for sales tax.
  • Oversee other taxes, licenses and registrations, including:
    • Maintaining a schedule of deadlines, and ensure accurate, timely filing of other business taxes, property taxes, licenses and registrations.
    • Communicating with outside CPAs and performing independent research to monitor changing tax regulations and their impact on the company.
    • Identifying other areas of tax planning and compliance as needed.
  • Support payroll, commission and bonus processes, including:
    • Coordinating with HR and outside payroll company to manage payroll accounting.
    • Preparing quarterly calculations of commissions and bonuses.
    • Preparing and posting monthly journal entries to record compensation-related costs.
    • Reconciling accounts, analyzing variances and resolving notices and discrepancies. Assisting with maintaining documented comp plans.
    • Tracking and preparing schedule of taxable fringe benefits.
  • Support budgeting and forecasting, including:
    • Preparing annual budget for all compensation related accounts, including payroll, commissions, bonuses, payroll taxes, benefits, 401k, etc.
    • Preparing forecasts of eligible payroll costs for workers' comp insurance policy.
  • Under the guidance of the General Accounting Manager, be a primary contact with outside auditors.
  • Prepare assigned year-end audit and tax schedules, and research and resolve auditor questions.
  • Administer the Concur travel/expense program, including:
    • Providing management reporting on T&E spend, downloading, reviewing and posting weekly T&E data to general ledger.
    • Researching and learning about Concur platform to better utilize and increase value for the Company and employees.
    • Increasing the Company's knowledge base of Concur.
    • Preparing mileage and other reports as requested.
  • Assist the Manager in supporting the company's international growth by developing policies and procedures to ensure proper controls are in place and accounting is in accordance with GAAP.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to team members.
  • Handle other projects and tasks as needed.
Pictured: Active Therapy for Effective Rehabilitation. The Vista® MultiPost Therapy Collar is designed to reduce the symptoms of forward head carriage, promoting improved posture and a more natural alignment.

What's in It for You

Leadership impact
In addition to taking a lead role in key accounting functions, you'll be heavily involved in our international growth, including automating and streamlining consolidation processes. You will act as the General Accounting Manager's right hand, helping ensure proper controls and implementing process improvements.

Build a career home
As part of reorganizing the department, we are taking a proactive approach to professional development and succession planning. This includes investing in ways to enhance our culture and promote development of both technical and leadership skills. Once you've proven yourself in this role you might set your sights on the General Accounting Manager position, or move into other areas, such as cost accounting or planning & analysis. Growth may also create entirely new roles that may be of interest to you.

Award-winning products enhance the quality of people's lives
Backed by over 25 years of R&D, Aspen Medical Products help patients cope with chronic conditions, manage pain, and heal faster (see testimonials in the video above). Our innovative approach and strong business model have earned us distinctions. In addition to the workplace excellence awards mentioned above, we have won:
  • Several Spine Technology Awards from Orthopedics This Week.
  • The American Technology Award, in the medical device category, from TechAmerica Foundation.
  • Awards for delivering exceptional service as a vendor, from Hanger/SPS, a leading distributor of orthotic and prosthetic patient care and therapeutic products, services and solutions.
  • And others.
Exemplary culture
You will find a close-knit culture that values mutual respect at Aspen. The numerous "Best Places to Work" awards we've won represent high levels of employee satisfaction (as reported by employees) as well as excellence in benefits, pay, work/life balance and culture.

Fun activities
Our Employee Council puts together a variety of events that enhance teamwork and allow us to have fun. We might go to see the Angels play, go bowling or spend the day at Knott's Berry Farm. Your family is enthusiastically invited to these events and each event is 100% paid for by the company. The destinations for our company trips vary. We might head for Palm Desert, Las Vegas or Santa Barbara . . . or maybe you'll suggest a destination. We also get involved in community and philanthropic activities, as you can see in the video.

Competitive benefits package
The health, satisfaction and security of you and your family are important to your well-being and important to us. We offer a competitive salary and bonus potential; medical, dental and vision benefits for you and your family; life insurance; paid vacation; and a 401(k) plan with company match.

Video: Aspen Medical Products has been involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation since 2000. Through donation, fundraising and volunteering, Aspen employees unify to support the CAF in numerous ways. Since 2009, Aspen has held the privilege of being the title sponsor of the Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge.

Keys to Success

Your technical expertise will be essential, but energetic leadership skills will be just as important. You'll support two important initiatives:
  • Creating a culture that promotes a service orientation and continuous improvement.
  • Developing an accounting team that is technically competent, respected by their peers, viewed as trustworthy, and stands out in comparison to other companies.
We have developed an environment of open communication, and you'll find that the Controller, CFO and even CEO maintain open-door policies. In addition, we are more concerned about achieving goals than about hierarchy and titles, so you should be willing to roll up your sleeves and pitch in when necessary. You should demonstrate initiative and achieve goals independently, but also know when to ask for help. When you do bring forth an issue, we will look to you to have a recommendation for addressing it.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding Senior Accountant, you will:
  • Hold yourself to high standards.
  • Leverage analytical skills and creativity to solve problems in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrate initiative and independence in achieving goals.
  • Build collaborative relationships both within the accounting/finance group and across functional lines.

About Us

Truly Innovative Patient Care for the Upper and Lower Spine

Founded in 1993, Aspen Medical Products is a leader in the design, development and marketing of upper and lower spinal orthotics. The Company is located in Irvine, California and has sales representatives throughout the United States as well as representation worldwide. For over twenty years, the management team and employees at Aspen have introduced a continuous flow of pioneering spinal bracing products and services to the healthcare marketplace. Aspen is a U.S. based company that is debt free and privately owned.

Mission Statement

We make the best spinal braces in the world and run a company we can be proud of.

Goals from the Beginning
  • Develop the best products in the industry.
  • Develop products that enhance the quality of life.
  • Have a culture where employees are respected, have input, and are part of the team.
  • Be a company where employees look forward to coming to work each day.
Aspen Medical Products is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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