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HNTB Michigan Office Finance Manager in East Lansing, Michigan

What We're Looking For

At HNTB, you can invest in a career that is meaningful and rewarding to you while making a difference for Michigan communities that matter to all of us. As part of a nationwide firm, HNTB Michigan has been a part of delivering solutions for some of the largest and most innovative infrastructure projects across the state. With our historic growth and several office locations across the state, it is an exciting time to join our team of passionate professionals and employee owners working to build a better tomorrow.

This opportunity entails working closely with the Office Operations Manager and Office Management Team to achieve the office’s performance goals of contribution and cash.

Proactively and consistently champions implementation of best business practices by all office staff, including client service leaders, client service team members, department managers, project managers, and the office business group. Coordinates the office operating budget and forecasting process, as well as provide analysis of monthly office performance relative to plans and budget for all functional areas.

Responsible for hiring, training and on-going development and mentoring of the project finance staff and is knowledgeable on project financial management processes and procedures. Reports directly to the Office Operations Manager and will work closely and collaborate with the Division Finance Director.

What You’ll Do:

  • Partners with office leadership in the preparation of strategic planning and operating budget (and quarterly updates) and plays an active role in the evaluation and implementation of strategic initiatives. Monitors monthly results, conducts financial analysis, and provides recommendations for improved performance.

  • As a member of the OMT, responsible for initiating or supporting solutions, profitability enhancements and process improvements to meet the office goals. Coordinates reporting of performance variances to contribution, earnings, and cash.

  • Organizes and leads a highly effective project finance team with the resources, skills, and abilities to best serve the office’s needs. Recruits, hires, onboards, develops, and retains staff. Responsible for all aspects of Career Planning and Development process consisting of, goal setting, coaching, performance evaluation, and compensation review.

  • Leads office month-end reporting and revenue recognition activities that adhere to the revenue recognition policy. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the financial data that results in accurate reporting and projecting of our financial results through quality assurance and cost control methods. Consults with office leadership, project managers, delivery, and project finance team to provide an accurate representation of the earnings on our projects by maintaining current and accurate project backlog, reserve reviews, reporting, and revenue projections.

  • Provides financial management guidance to the pursuit, project management, and finance teams to ensure appropriate setup and delivery of contractual business obligations in the areas of contracting, cash management, subcontract management, change management, cost management, and financial controls.

  • Engages in the pursuit process to advantageously position HNTB for successful project delivery. Utilizes knowledge of contract terms to influence favorable proposals that will optimize the project’s cash and profitability outcomes. Provides analysis, strategic planning, and supporting resources to execute HNTB's Sophisticated Approach to Cash during the discovery and planning phases, including strategies for assessing and optimizing client profitability performance.

  • Participates in the office's contract review and negotiations process in accordance with firm processes and policies. Drives successful contract outcomes and contributes to contracting strategies that improve profitability. Champions gross margin performance analysis, and payment and compensation term reviews to make recommendations that maximize our cash performance.

  • Champions office cash management goals, ensuring effective cash collections and timely resolution of delinquent billings. Offers financial forecasting, modeling, and analysis to guide office and project teams in adhering to standardized business processes for financial discipline throughout the client/project lifecycle. Acts as an office liaison with the cash management organization to achieve collaborative and positive results.

  • Collaborates with office leadership in achieving budgeted overhead expenses. Analyzes budgeted adherence of non-labor overhead and advises office management on new strategies or initiatives to manage overhead expenses and maintain sound business practices more effectively.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10 years of financial, project accounting/analysis, or related experience

  • 2 years of people management experience

  • 8 or more direct and indirect line finance reports, Administration positions are excluded

  • In lieu of education, 14 years of relevant experience and 2 years of people management experience

What We Prefer:

  • Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or relevant degree

  • 16 years of relevant experience

  • 4 years of people management experience

  • In lieu of education, 22 years of relevant experience and

  • 4 years of people management experience

  • Experience with MDOT and Municipal client contracting procedures

  • Knowledge of Project Controls/Project Management Processes

  • Effective communication skills, written and verbal

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • Ability to lead and influence without direct authority

  • Proficient understanding of financial operating metrics and concepts

  • Understands how to develop, manage and maintain a high performing team

Additional Information

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Detroit, MI, East Lansing, MI (Lansing)















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Job Type: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full time

Job Category: Finance Group

ReqID: R-20831