Accounting Manager

Huntsman Architectural Group

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Huntsman Architectural Group is an award-winning architecture and interiors firm dedicated to elevating the human experience by designing places that connect, sustain, and inspire.

We actively engage clients as partners in the design process to explore their unique aspirations and culture, while prioritizing wellness, sustainability, and equity in the built environment. The result is places with meaning.

We believe in the conservation of environmental resources. Our focus is on realizing the potential of existing buildings through revitalization and inspiring interior environments to create lasting value for our clients and communities.

Our services include strategic workplace consulting, interior design, and architecture across a wide array of project types in the commercial, institutional, educational, residential, and other sectors.

The firm was established in 1981 and is a 100% ESOP employee-owned company. Our offices in San Francisco, New York, and Chicago are home to over 70 architects, interior designers, project managers, and support staff who are passionate about their work – explorers and innovators who never lose sight of our client’s vision. We maintain a fast-paced and fun work environment where team-based success is highly valued.

Huntsman is committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in its design practice, its operations, and in the greater community by improving access for all to the architecture and design profession. We value our employees work-life balance, offering hybrid work (home/office), comprehensive benefits, and paid time off, in addition to competitive salaries. We consider mentoring and continuous learning integral to the long-term professional development of our team members.

About this Role

The Accounting Manager oversees and manage the general accounting functions including but not limited to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Project Accounting and Payroll.  The Accounting Manager primarily reports to the Director of Finance and indirectly to the CFO and  oversees one or more Accounting Specialists.

Responsibilities

  • Meet financial accounting objectives. Establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, and principles
  • Assign projects and direct accounting staff to ensure compliance and accuracy
  • Provide recommendations to improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions
  • General Accounting Functions
    • Manage General Ledger functions
    • Process and monitor Accounts Payable and reconcile with appropriate cost centers
    • Monitor receivables and payments
    • Establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions
    • Processing and reconcile expense reports and company credit cards
  • Management of Project Accounting Activities
    • Oversee monthly draft invoice production and issuance, adherence to individual contract terms
    • Oversee project compliance with contract signature and filing protocols
    • Review timesheet records and reports
    • Prepare Project Progress Summaries and customized reports as requested periodically by clients, Project Managers, or management
    • Oversees/provides quality control of project initialization process
    • Maintain logs of monthly contracted fee levels
    • Support on-going implementation of new PM software with the goal of transferring project related capabilities and processes to PM users.
  • Management of Payroll Activities
    • Track, manage and report salaries and other compensation, voluntary and involuntary deductions and withholding, benefits, and PTO usage, accruals, and balances.
    • Interface with HR to update and maintain compensation adjustments
    • Interface with HR and Finance departments to prepare annual 401K and ESOP Census Data
    • Oversee regulatory Federal and State payroll reporting compliance and mandates as required
  • Support of Finance Activities and Initiatives
    • As required including participation in year-end Financial Reporting, and audits related to the administration of:
      • Employee Retirement Plans including the 401K and ESOP
      • Annual Policy Renewals including but not limited to Professional Liability, Group Life Insurance, Employment Practices, General Liability and Workman’s Comp Policies
  • Support of HR Activities and Initiatives
    • Participate in recruiting and integration of new Accounting staff
    • Participate in employee development, training, and performance reviews

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate well with all members of the firm, vendors, and clients both verbally and in writing
  • Thorough understanding of basic accounting concepts and full-cycle accounts payable & accounts receivable
  • Proficiency with Office 365 and accounting software.  Experience with Deltek Vision or Deltek Vantagepoint is a plus
  • Strong time management and organization skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to manage others
  • Able to work with a high-level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong ability to prioritize and follow through, meet deadlines, and complete tasks in a timely manner within a dynamic work environment
  • Research and analytical skills

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ Years of Employment with Professional Services Corporation, including supervisory experience
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with MS Office, database management, accounting software (Deltek Vision and/or VantagePoint experience highly preferred)
  • Experience with payroll programs, preferably ADP Workforce Now

Additional Information

Candidates must have legal working status in the U.S. as Huntsman will not be sponsoring work visas at this time.

If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Application Instructions

If you meet the qualifications, experience, and requirements for this position, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to: hr(at)huntsmanag(dot)com. In your e-mail subject line, please indicate Accounting Manager – San Francisco.

We will review your information and contact you should your qualifications align with our needs.

Huntsman is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek talent in every job position that best supports our clients, teams, and workplace. We prohibit discrimination based on race; color; creed; sex; gender (including identity and expression); religion (including dress and grooming practices); marital status; registered domestic partner status; age; national origin or ancestry; physical or mental disability; medical condition; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; caregiver status; political affiliation; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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