VP of Finance

Location: San Jose, CA, United States of America


ZOLL Medical is a growing, innovation-driven company at the forefront of delivering medical devices to save lives, and software solutions to improve efficiency. With customers in more than 140 countries, we continue to expand our reach, as well as our product offerings. Hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS), and others trust us to provide high-quality products and exceptional customer service. ZOLL products are used every day across the globe to save the lives of people who suffer sudden cardiac arrest. From Real CPR Help® technology—an industry first—to the world’s only wearable defibrillator, our capabilities and features set us apart. But none of this would be possible without the motivation and dedication of ZOLL employees, and we’re invested in their success.

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Join our team. It’s a great time to be a part of ZOLL!


  • Act as a business advisor to the division president and all functional leaders. Maintain a financial organization that is approachable and from which other business leaders seek advice.
  • Understand sales strategy, and sales processing systems, and provide relevant economical and financial advice to sales and marketing leadership.
  • Analyzes and maintains a dashboard of critical financial information throughout the organization in order to identify opportunities and gaps for the Circulation division.
  • Support business case analytics for new product and technology development, including ROI thesis and COGS estimates over time. 
  • Lead ZOLL’s annual planning cycle and ensure a seamless transition from MTP (Mid-Term Planning), to business planning, to budgeting and forecasting.  Provide meaningful analysis and feedback of actual financial results in this context.
  • Engage in and promote leadership in the improvement of the divisional financial and relevant IT systems.
  • Develops systems and processes to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all company accounting books and records, including producing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to provide local and corporate management with financial information
  • Develops internal accounting controls and accounting procedures and policies to ensure the accuracy of information provided by all departments. Maintains quality control over financial stages and controls with no material control weaknesses on significant deficiencies.
  • Be a business partner with the Vice President of Operations and team to ensure continuous improvement in manufacturing operations and costs.
  • Responsible for compiling information to forecast company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations.
  • Directs preparation of company-wide annual budgets and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification. Work with the local and corporate management team to ensure understanding and compliance with the budget process.
  • Develops annual spending budgets and quarterly spending forecasts for the administrative department.
  • Coordinate communication with all relevant tax authorities.
  • Coordinates audit activity with the parent company and outside auditors.
  • Manage, monitor, and continually develop local sales order processing including interface with the operations organization
  • Manage and ensure the human resource function follows local statutes and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ensures that the G&A functions scale appropriately with the growth of the overall business
  • Special projects as designated by the President

Skills and Qualifications:

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                      

Directly supervises employees in Accounting & Order Management. Fulfills supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Create an environment of continuous skill development of subordinates. These include communication, supervisory, and analytical skills. Develop relevant career tracks for relevant/financial backgrounds.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Analytical - Collects and researches data, Designs workflows and procedures.
  • Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Problem Solving - Works well in group problem-solving situations.
  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Manages project team activities.
  • Oral Communication - Demonstrates group presentation skills.
  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.
  • Leadership - Inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others.
  • Business Acumen - Aligns work with strategic goals.

Education/Training/Experience Requirements:

  • BS Degree in Accounting, advanced degrees strongly preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • 15+ years of accounting experience, with considerable experience in a manufacturing operation.
  • 5+ years management related experience                                                                      
  • Experience in a public company and SEC-related experience preferred    
  • Federal and state income tax-related experience

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous experience working in a start-up company and/or medical devices environment preferred.