HNTB Office Finance Manager in Fort Worth, Texas
What We're Looking For
The time is right to join HNTB! We are currently seeking an Office Finance Manager in our North Texas office. The North Texas office of HNTB Corporation was named among the TOP 100 Places to Work in the DFW area, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Strong financial business team leader that is success and results oriented.
Office champion of sophisticated business practices for HNTB’s North Texas office with an annual operating budget that has $40-60 million gross revenue. Fiduciary responsibility for the integrity of office financial data.
Manage and develop annual office operating budgets and forecast process for local design and project offices
Analyze office financial performance and variances and make recommendations for improvements and facilitate corrective actions
Client engagement to drive proactive and timely management of cash positions
Analyze and advise on management of overhead costs
Champion early reviews of contract payment and compensation terms and gross margin analysis providing recommendations to maximize cash performance and profitability
Manage review of contract backlog and revenue labor for accuracy in forecasting
Develop and maintain best business practices for the office
Enforce standards of performance adherence in the local office
Willing to ask for help and engage and work with others across the organization
Manages 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. Works closely with the Office Leader 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 project business group.
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
Proven team building capabilities, that demonstrate a sincere interest in others’ careers
Has demonstrated ability to lead and influence without direct authority
Understands and can perform financial project management
Proven ability to delegate and remain strategically focused while ensuring an assigned team follows through on all required day-to-day responsibilities
Proven results orientation with desire and ability to coach and mentor staff
Proven ability to enhance business processes to deliver improved efficiency and results
Proven ability to identify and resolve issues in a cross-functional fast-paced environment
Proven analytical skill using in Microsoft Excel
Knowledge of Project Controls/Project Management Processes
Effective communication skills, written and verbal
Proficient understanding of financial operating metrics and concepts
Understands how to develop, manage and maintain an annual operating budget
Ability to effectively problem-solve independently
What You'll Need
Works with office leadership to coordinate and assist in the preparation of annual business plan and operating budget (and quarterly updates) and plays an active role in the evaluation and implementation of strategic initiatives. Monitors monthly results and conducts financial analysis and will work with the Office Management Team to initiate corrective actions as required to meet goals. Responsible for coordinating reporting of performance variances to contribution, earnings and cash.
Hires, supervises, manages, trains and mentors project finance staff. Responsible for assignment of projects and tasks and for first-level review of deliverables. Responsible for all aspects of Career Planning & Development process, including goal setting, coaching, and performance evaluation. Provides oversight of project finance support for the office, including providing assistance and guidance to project management and project finance staff.
Coordinates office month-end reporting and revenue recognition activities. Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the financial data that result in accurate reporting and projecting of our financial results. This role serves a fiduciary responsibility to the shareholders to protect the value of the firm and to ensure that new value is created. This includes, ensuring regular and thorough project proactive reporting, maintaining accurate cost accounting through proper cost control methods, adhering to revenue recognition policy, working with office leadership and project managers to provide an accurate representation of the earnings on our projects, keeping project backlog accurate and up to date, ensuring revenue projections are current and accurate, ensuring accurate and thorough reserve reviews and reporting.
Provides fundamental financial management guidance to the project management team to ensures appropriate delivery of contractual business obligations in the areas of Contracting, Cash Management, Subcontract management, Change management, Cost Management and Financial controls. May have project analyst financial management responsibilities on projects within the office.
Ensures office meets/exceeds cash management goals. Includes proactive and timely management, follow-up, status reporting and resolution of cash collections and delinquent billings. Support should include financial review of contracts, JV partners, subcontractors, and vendors, performing a profitability or gross margin analysis to assess projected outcome and/or historical results. May include negotiations participation. May lead collections issues by interfacing with clients, office leadership, business staff and project managers regularly, and analyzing actual cash flows to forecast and reporting deviations. Acts as the office liaison with enterprise cash organization and fosters a positive working relationship with the group in an effort to achieve collaborative results.
Participates in the offices contract review and negotiations process in accordance with firm processes & policies. Champions payment and compensation term reviews and makes recommendations that maximize our cash performance. Champions gross margin performance analysis, as early as the preliminary go-no go decision-making stage, and makes recommendations for maximizing profitability.
Ensures office is achieving budgeted overhead expenses. Analyzes budgeted adherence of non-labor overhead and advises office management on new strategies or initiatives to more effectively manage overhead expenses and maintain sound business practices.
Provides leadership in developing and maintaining best business practices and standards of performance in the pertinent operational and business functional areas within the offices; including supporting training initiatives, in these areas, to the office.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business, Finance or relevant degree
7 years of relevant experience
2 years people management experience
In lieu of education, 11 years of relevant experience
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.
Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more by visiting HNTB Total Rewards at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com/en/public/ .
HNTB is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer at https://www.hntb.com/equal-opportunity/ .
HNTB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law. We will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability where appropriate.
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law).
Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is typically not available for entry level positions.
HNTB participates in E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/EVerifyParticipationPoster.pdf
Know your rights: Right to Work at https://www.e-verify.gov/sites/default/files/everify/posters/IERRightToWorkPoster%20EngEs.pdf