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Financial Director

STIMSON

About STIMSON

STIMSON is a nationally recognized 35-person landscape architecture firm with studios in Cambridge and Princeton, MA. Our work, which ranges from urban campuses and public parks, to farms and residential gardens, is formed by a deep appreciation for the New England landscape.

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About This Position

STIMSON is seeking a Financial Director to lead the financial management of our practice. This position is a unique opportunity for someone who is interested in working in a creative environment, with a lot of passionate individuals on a variety of projects, ranging in scale from local, regional and even national.

The Financial Director (FD) is a key member of the leadership team at STIMSON. Working alongside Principals and Directors, the FD is responsible for all business financial operations and provides the template for studio-wide accounting and billing. They are responsible for managing cashflow, accounting and budgeting efforts of the firm. Candidates must demonstrate appropriate discretion and judgement in the handling of sensitive financial and personal information of staff and firm. The FD will also be responsible for working closely with an Accounting Manager and Accounting Assistant to achieve a sustainable work flow.

Qualifications:

  • 7-10 years of experience in a similar role in the design or A/E/C industry
  • Master Certification in Deltek Vantagepoint or comparable experience
  • Proficient use of MS Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat
  • Outstanding organization, communication and interpersonal skills

Responsibilities:

  • Oversees all firm financial performance, records and strategy
  • Prepares all billing and tracking of receivables/payables on a recurring basis
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly reporting, tracking and goalsetting for firm financial metrics and project finance
  • Advises and reviews fee projections, staff utilization and tracks operating expenses
  • Suggests changes or improvements to increase studio efficiency and cost savings
  • Oversee all salaries and benefits packages, including confidential 401k, health insurance, and PTO information
  • Manages all banking, credit cards, liability insurance, and other business expenses
  • Completes annual corporate taxes and associated accounting (joint with outside Accountant)
  • Oversees and collaborates with the Accounting Manager and Accounting Assistant

STIMSON is a nationally recognized 35-person landscape architecture firm with studios in Cambridge and Princeton, MA. Our work, which ranges from urban campuses and public parks, to farms and residential gardens, is formed by a deep appreciation for the New England landscape. This position will be based in our Princeton, MA studio at Charbrook Farm. Once a month, the Financial Director may need to commute to the Cambridge studio to collaborate with our team in that location.

How To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to [email protected].