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Director of Finance

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HR&A
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Published 15 days ago

ABOUT US | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development and public policy consulting firm.

We are former public servants, urban planners, economists, and real estate developers. Our projects win awards due to our ability to integrate disparate disciplines for our clients, and we often lead teams with engineers, architects, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists. 

HR&A is proud to be an employee-owned company, and is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do. In 2020, we convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to more effectively incorporate equity into our client work. 

For more information, visit our website at bit.ly/HRAAdvisors.

THE ROLE | As Director of Finance, you will be responsible for owning all financial management functions of the firm, including financial and business analytics, compliance, and day-to-day management of the accounting, finance, and business analytics team. The Director of Finance will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer, and in close collaboration with senior management from every HR&A office and department.

As a rapidly growing mid-sized firm, the Director of Finance should be comfortable tackling broad range of business challenges and have experience approaching data-driven analytics creatively and with an eye towards decision making. You will be the key driver and manager of the firm’s financial and business analytics and work in collaboration with corporate leaders to plan for critical business decisions.

This position provides opportunities for growth within the corporate management side of the firm. As the firm grows, we are looking for a candidate excited by the prospect of leading efforts to professionalize our crucial finance-related functions.

Due to the role’s frequent collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer, the CEO, the President, and the management of onsite staff, the position is based in the New York Corporate Office. The role will require working onsite approximately 3 days a week, with the flexibility to work remotely for a portion of the time. Currently, our offices are opened and working onsite remains voluntary, consistent with public health best practices and local health orders. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and communities, we will continue to update our guidance and policies as the situation evolves. We are happy to share more information with candidates through the interview process.

Key Functions

Business and Financial Analytics

  • Maintain a deep understanding of HR&A’s business model and how the firm’s financials work. Provide recommendations to senior leaders for improving and streamlining HR&A’s current business model, including considerations for sustainability and profitability.
  • Enhance and develop finance and business analytics across departments (accounting, consulting, marketing, talent development, and operations) to support firm’s strategic decision-making capabilities. Generate insights that cut across departments.
  • Produce timely and accurate quarterly reports on the financial performance of the firm’s Partners and Senior advisors in order to inform incentive compensation decisions.
  • Ability to communicate and transition analytics to deliverable format for the senior management team.

Business Planning

  • Support senior leadership in business planning efforts to help drive revenue growth, profitability, and increased operational efficiency across both the firm’s corporate team and consultant/project teams. This includes preparing business operations and financial management reports and presentations.
  • Serve as a key internal lead/resource in planning for and addressing significant microeconomic or macroeconomic events that may impact the firm's financial health.
  • Manage the development of HR&A’s annual budget in coordination with corporate leadership and leaders from all our offices.

Accounting

  • Manage our accounting functions, with an eye towards enhancing internal controls and improving the efficiency of processes and level of service for our firm and clients. Strategically leverage technology and software to streamline internal processes, develop financial systems, and support business growth.

Compliance

  • Manage finance and business compliance functions, including tax reporting and financial statements in collaboration with CPA, financial internal control procedures, support in annual company valuation, and contracts compliance.

People Management

  • Hire and train all new employees within our business analytics, accounting, and finance teams. Currently, this position has two direct reports – a Business Analyst and Accounting Manager, with additional support available within internal operations team.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED | We are looking for a candidate that is excited at the prospect of working with HR&A to upgrade its finance-related functions to be truly best-in-class. We expect the candidate to have a strong quantitative background with significant experience in using financial analytics to make crucial business decisions.

A successful candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or related field
  • 5+ years in a business financial management role, ideally in a professional services firm (consulting, architecture, engineering, accounting, or law), with at least 2-3 years as a people manager
  • Experience in financial analysis, business planning, strategic decision-making, and accounting principles
  • High level of quantitative analytical capacity with proven ability to make data-driven decisions
  • Creativity and ability to innovate and address inefficiencies or deficiencies within existing processes
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills facilitate management of team members and support senior leadership in efficiently making business decisions. 
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, with a focus on Excel and PowerPoint
  • Commitment to HR&A’s mission and a passion for the future of cities
  • Experience in the following is desired, but not required:
  • Experience with Salesforce as a data analytics tool
  • Experience with accounting- or finance-related platforms, including Concur and Sage

COMPENSATION | We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account, and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage. The salary range for this position is $120,000 - $140,000.

HOW TO APPLY | HR&A is committed to attracting and retaining a talented, diverse, competitive team of professionals dedicated to solving the challenges of urban life. Women, people of color, members of the LGBT community, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit HR&A’s website at http://www.hraadvisors.com/contact/career-opportunities/. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and HR&A is looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

For more information, please contact us at jobs@hraadvisors.com. Please do not call regarding this position.

 

ABOUT US | HR&A Advisors, Inc. (HR&A) is an industry-leading real estate, economic development and public policy consulting firm.

We are former public servants, urban planners, economists, and real estate developers. Our projects win…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 4, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 4, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

USD 120,000 - USD 140,000

Benefits

We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account, and may make contributions to other retirement accounts. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage. 

We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience. We are an employee-owned company, meaning you will have the opportunity to benefit from the…

Location

On-site
99 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013, USA

How to Apply

Candidates MUST apply directly on our website at https://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities/. Candidates will be required to complete a short questionnaire.

Candidates MUST apply directly on our website at https://www.hraadvisors.com/career-opportunities/. Candidates will be required to complete a short questionnaire.

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