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Finance Manager

ZGF Architects
Los Angeles, California, United States
Closing date
Feb 23, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
ZGF is seeking a Finance Manager who will lead the finance function firmwide. We are looking to add more analytical rigor to the budget and continue development of a data-driven, transparent, and inclusive forecast process, so this is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, self-directed individual who wants to build something new and impactful.

The base compensation range for this role is $119,500 - $148,600 annually, dependent on education and experience.

As a Finance Manager, you will...
  • Build analytical models that utilize both financial and non-financial data to forecast operating results.
  • Manage annual budget and quarterly forecast processes, and track progress against budget.
  • Assist with ad hoc financial analysis projects.
  • Continue development of new process and models for project-based revenue forecasting and enhance current processes.
  • Maintain and develop various financial models and standard templates distributed for the Accounting Department, ensuring quality, accuracy and focused analytic review, and increasing automation.
  • Actively participate in digital transformation project transition to ERP system.
  • Analyze variances, identify relevant drivers and trends, and apply analytics for developing forecasts.
  • Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data.
  • Assist CFO with building presentations for firm leaders using graphics and data visualization.
  • Serve as business partner to budget owners - partner to develop budgets, provide regular updates on use of budgets, and assist in analysis for financial decisions.

  • Bachelor's degree. MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • 4-7 years of financial analysis experience.
  • 3-5 years in an architectural, engineering, construction or project-based professional services organization highly preferred.
  • Extensive experience building, modifying, maintaining, and reviewing financial models in Microsoft Excel.
  • Use of Power Pivot, Power Query and Deltek/Microsoft financial ERP software is a plus.
  • Highly accurate and organized with the ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Capable of problem solving through initiative, assumption of responsibility, and resourcefulness.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to interact effectively with management, team members, peers, and cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to use broad financial analysis and business knowledge to identify financial issues and opportunities to optimize financial results and to drive/influence management decisions.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment on projects with minimum daily guidance.
  • Creative and innovative team player with a positive approach and a focus on business issues.
  • Good work ethic - timely, reliable attendance, honest, dependable, conscientious, respectful, and accountable.
  • Ability to travel occasionally to other ZGF offices as needed.

Apply With:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume and/or portfolio.

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