Karen Andrews Group
  • 27-Feb-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Executive Search
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Chief Financial & Operating Officer

Integrator to the Founder/Visionary

(Architecture and Design/Build Firm)

Identity Architects and Identity Built are elements of a growing firm providing architectural, design, construction management and real estate development for retail, hospitality, healthcare and office sectors. Comprised of 25 team members, the team is located in Houston, Texas.

This newly created Executive role will serve as a member or the Executive Team, ensuring the implementation of the firm's strategy is consistent with the CEO's vision. Specific expectations include operationalizing the values and standards of the firm, creation of focus and accountability, and data analytics leading/developing team members consistent with service standards and financial goals/objectives.

This key Executive role serves as Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer to craft and enhance strategies to drive business operations and growth of the firm.


Key areas of responsibilities:

  • Translating CEO's vision into daily operational practice and systemic norms
  • Serve as a member of the firm's Executive Team, meeting regularly using the tenants of the Entrepreneurial Operating System
  • Determine and rigorously monitor key data and analytics to drive all areas of firm operations
  • Business planning, including leading of systems and strategies to achieve financial targets and quarterly goals
  • Drive robust quarterly goal ("rocks") program throughout the firm, thus creating a sense of urgency, clarity and results orientation team-wide
  • Rigorously advance 1-year, 3-year and 10-year goals and visions
  • Ensure efficient business operations, including adherence to core values, quality and customer service standards
  • Financial oversight: budget creation, monthly P&L analysis, financial reporting
  • Accounting oversight: review quarterly statements and tax returns, and perform monthly cashflow analysis & monthly budget variance analysis
  • Create/manage reward systems: employee benefits, retirement plans, bonus and incentive strategies
  • Oversee the hiring and acclimatization of all staff and associates
  • Ensure human resource policies and practices are aligned with values and vision
  • Negotiate and manage all vendor relationships

Qualifications include:

  • A strategic and entrepreneurial thinker
  • Degree in Business, Marketing, Law or related field
  • 5+ years of leadership experience
  • Experience with the Entrepreneurial Operating System preferred
  • Possess critical thinking skills with strong business and cross-functional experience
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and is unwavering in living and leading our core values: communication, responsiveness, creative, client centric and no jerks.
  • Experience and proven track record in managing a budget and increasing revenue and profitability
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of successfully collaborating with a visionary CEO

This job is based in Houston, Texas.

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