Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder’s integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives – from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver.
Kleinfelder is hiring a Finance Manager for our Central Division operations. The position would ideally sit in our Denver, Colorado office but we are open to having a candidate work from an alternate location.
This is an exciting opportunity for a finance professional who is interested in providing financial support and guidance across the Central Division. The position reports to the Division Business Manager and provides financial guidance to help Area Managers assess the performance of projects and Area profitability. The position will also provide direct financial support to the Nevada Area Manager. The position will participate in regular business performance reviews alongside the Division Director and Division Business Manager and may also be responsible for performing financial analyses, investment evaluations, and financial training programs. The role is responsible for managing the collections functions for the Division and leading efforts to ensure that administrative resources supporting Project Managers and offices are effective, efficient, and consistent across the Division.
10+ years of progressive and relevant finance commercial experience in the architecture/engineering/construction industry or a professional services firm with a revenue model that is project-based.
Contracts, financial reporting, project and internal controls, forecasting, analysis, process management, and technical accounting knowledge.
Ability to work in a cross functional environment and build organizational relationships.
Strong analytical skills, including the ability to make logical assumptions, draw conclusions from ambiguous data, to effectively reach a viable solution.
Identify and champion productivity improvements through process evaluations.
Ability to obtain buy-in with clear and concise analysis and presentations, including engaging in communication at the executive level.
Capable of training Division resources to raise the level of commercial acumen about the business.
Strong attention to detail and a high level of organizational skills.
Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to manage and oversee multiple initiatives or assignments and prioritize projects and time effectively.
Excellent skills with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint are required.
Deltek Vision or similar software skills are preferred.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:Division Financial Support:
Contracts & Procurement
Provide sound financial, commercial, and business advice to minimize business and financial risks.
Financial, commercial, and strategic input to major pursuits.
Review the pricing for all contracts to optimize project profitability.
Oversee the disclosure and dissemination of financial information in response to RFPs.
Evaluate subcontractor agreements to ensure compliance with client contract terms and conditions (e.g., flow down provisions) and company policies.
Planning & Forecasting
Participate in strategic discussions with division management.
In conjunction with the Division EVP, direct the detailed annual planning process covering the overall operational P&L, manpower, working capital, and capital expenditures.
Identify deviations from the annual budget through the completion of short-term and long-term financial forecasts and communicate recommendations for corrective actions to achieve the annual budget.
Ensure compliance with revenue recognition accounting standards.
Perform month-end and year-end financial closing activities for the Division on behalf of Corporate Accounting and complete them within required deadlines.
Oversee all accounting of joint ventures for the Division.
Support all internal audits as well as the year-end external audit performed by the CPA firm.
Participate in other audits as required.
Responsible to work with division and area management, project managers and project support staff to ensure cash collections are expedited and client issues impacting timely payment are rectified in an expedited manner.
Forecasting of divisional cash flow and identification of areas for improving the speed of collections.
Management of other support functions required at the Divisional Level
Coordinate and manage the support functions required at the divisional level. It is expected that roles in the areas of human resources (recruiting), safety co-ordination, and administration (administrative efficiency) will be part of the small group managed by the Business Manager.
Manage the process for consistently tracking and reporting key performance indicators (KPIs) across the Division to effectively benchmark against appropriate baselines and external benchmarking data.
Advise division management on monthly actual results as measured against the annual budget and periodic forecasts, and identify areas of immediate concern relative to deviations, risks, and opportunities.
Perform analyses of business performance to provide insights into strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT analysis) as well as profit margin improvements. Use data and trends to drive business decisions and adjustments.
Perform financial analysis and evaluation of investments, including capital equipment and acquisitions, as necessary.
Nevada Area Support:Collaborates with the Nevada Area Manager to:
Track and analyze actual variable operating costs against budget; provides assistance with financial analysis of project performance including assessment of write-offs, usage capture, accounts receivable, and other related Project Manager financial metrics.
Compiles information from various company systems and resources to enable Area Manager to conduct thorough review meetings with staff.
Collects information regarding soft and hard backlog within the region to support Area Manager in the assessment of projected workloads, resource needs, and for internal resource sharing opportunities.
Identifies issues and brings them to the attention of the Area Manager for resolution.
Participate in operational meetings.
Responsible to work with the Division EVP, Division leadership and the Corporate HR Group to ensure that employee relations, recruiting and health and welfare programs are administered in an effective manner across all business units
Responsible to work with the Division EVP, Division leadership and the Corporate H&S Director to ensure LPS stewardship is effective across all business units. Helps to analyze divisional trends and assists with loss reporting.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business, or other relevant background required.
The expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience.
Salary range: $89,670-$149,411
Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.
Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)
NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES
Please note that Kleinfelder does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, Kleinfelder will not consider or agree to payment for any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, Kleinfelder explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resume, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Kleinfelder.
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