CAREERS

Firebrand Technologies is a software and technology service company for the book publishing industry. Firebrands wear many hats, are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, and embrace the never-ending technical challenges in the book industry with enthusiasm and a sense of mission.


Unfortunately, we do not offer relocation benefits, or sponsor visas.  US citizens and Green Card Holders and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply, but we are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time. 

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Director of Finance and Administration

 We are seeking a Director of Finance and Administration who is responsible for oversight and ownership of the General Accounting and Financial Reporting functions and the financial services area including customer billing, customer collections, and vendor management. He or she is responsible for implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure that company assets are adequately safeguarded and that all financial reporting is prepared in compliance with all financial policies and US GAAP. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring that credit risk is balanced with business objectives and departmental goals are met.
  • Oversees the general accounting function, which includes customer billing and collections, accounts payable, inter-company accounting, cash management/reconciliation, financial reporting, balance sheet management, payroll, and working capital management.
  • Accountable for ensuring that policies and procedures (internal controls) are in place to provide reasonable assurance that the company assets are protected.
  • Provides technical accounting GAAP guidance and support. At times, this may include involvement in due diligence and other activities surrounding joint ventures, acquisitions, and dispositions.
  • Responsible for proper timing and application of revenue recognition rules. Knowledge of software revenue recognition rules for on-premise perpetual licenses, cloud subscription licenses, support services, and bundled offerings is preferred.
  • Responsible for developing company financial budgets and periodic forecasts to help departmental managers and executive team anticipate company requirements and risks.
  • Interacts significantly with Sales and Customer Service groups to help maintain high-quality customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures that company financial records, under responsibility, are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP. Responsible for reviewing monthly/quarterly account reconciliations and other documents to ensure this compliance.
  • Ensures that the company is in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Supervises the completion of Federal and State tax reporting requirements (including income, property, sales and use, payroll, and other local taxes), insurance reports, and other reports required by government regulation.
  • Ensures that all internal and outsourced accounting computer systems continue to operate as required. Involved in validating/designing suggested changes to ensure accounting requirements continue to be met.
  • Coordinates work relating to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the company financial records. Is further responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings.
  • Ensures that the accounting department is staffed with qualified financial personnel capable of meeting the objectives and responsibilities noted above. Currently would supervise the controller and office manager.

Qualifications for Position

  • Business degree in Accounting, CPA is preferred
  • 5 years experience in Accounting
  • Experience in complex, multi-variable business
  • Experience managing all areas of P&L and Balance Sheet accounting
  • Experience in analyzing business performance and developing financial plans within a high technology environment is desirable
  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls, and financial reporting is required
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills are mandatory
  • Supervisory experience

Specific Skills Required

  • Proficiency in Windows applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) with demonstrated expertise in complex Excel-based financial modeling
  • Strong analytical abilities and results oriented
  • NetSuite, QuickBooks, or strong systems experience
  • Proficient in active communication and solid interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills, project/task management experience, and cross-functional coordination skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions

 

C# .Net Developer

Firebrand Technologies is currently seeking a developer to help expand and maintain our growing suite of products in a fast-paced agile work environment in our Newburyport, MA office. In this role you will report to the Director of Development and be a part of a talented development team working closely with the system architecture and QA teams. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the growth of Firebrand Technologies.

Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Work on multiple projects as assigned by Director of Development
  • Communicate status of projects
  • Work closely with the system architecture and QA teams

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 to 4 years experience
  • Knowledge of .Net and SQL Server
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of web services and protocols, MVC, PHP, and AngularJS are a nice-to-have.

Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience.  

Work will be performed at our office in Newburyport, MA. Occasional work from home is a possibility once the team is comfortable with your independence and work ethic.

 

To apply for this position please send cover letter and resume to jobs@firebrandtech.com.

 

SQL Developer

The Firebrand Technologies Integration team is looking for a motivated, ambitious, and tenacious SQL guru. We specialize in getting new publishing clients' title data into our Title Management application, as well as build and support tools that help us do this as efficiently as possible. As a new member of the team, you’ll be managing your own project queue while under the tutelage of more senior members.  

We are interested in developers who understand the process of software development, including the importance of development, test, and production environments and responsibilities inherent in each. If you consider winding your way through several layers of code and hitting some land mines along the way a good time, then we want to work with you. We encourage creativity and ingenuity and hope you can teach us a few tricks of your own, when appropriate.  

A general sense of pride and accountability in your work are necessary to become successful in this position, as is the desire to meet high quality standards. Our clients are very dear to us and we go above and beyond to make sure that their needs are met. Our small team has the luxury of working outside of strict engineering guidelines but needs to remain disciplined and conscious of the big picture. This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the growth of Firebrand Technologies.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Work on multiple projects as assigned by Director of Integration
  • Communicate status of projects
  • Work closely with publishing clients

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 to 4 years experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of SQL 2005/2008 databases and T-SQL programming is required
  • Experience with web design and related technologies, such as ASP.NET and C .NET and Visual Studio, is a plus

Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience.  

To apply for this position please send cover letter and resume to jobs@firebrandtech.com.

 

Support Specialist (Newburyport, MA)

Firebrand Technologies (www.firebrandtech.com) is a software and technology service company for the book publishing industry. 

We are currently seeking a Support Specialist to join the support team. The schedule for this position is Sunday through Thursday from 4 pm to 12 am.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide customer service, communicate, and problem solve inquiries from Firebrand Technologies customers.
  • Work as a support team member utilizing technical skills and product expertise to help resolve customer product issues. 
  • Log and respond to customer support requests via phone, e-mail, and web interface. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to customer service while building customer partnerships. 
  • Conduct any necessary technical research (code review, database queries, etc.) or team collaboration to successfully understand and triage customer issues
  • Communicate technical product and solution expertise to internal and external customers. 
  • Provide updates and case statuses to customers and management. 
  • Act as product technical liaison between support and development teams. 
  • Fully document all case interactions and author Knowledge Base solutions.
  • Expertly utilize support tools (GotoMeeting, NetSuite, etc.) to expedite case resolution. 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 to 4 years experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with MSSQL
  • Comfortable with Excel and or Access
  • Ability to effectively use a reporting tool such as Crystal, Cognos Impromptu, or SSRS


Work will be performed at our office in Newburyport, MA. 

Compensation and benefits will be commensurate with experience.  

To apply for this position please send cover letter and resume to 

jobs@firebrandtech.com