ENVELOPE Architecture + Design is seeking a qualified and motivated candidate to join our small, award-winning firm. ENVELOPE has a diverse business strategy which includes architecture and design services, small run fabrication projects, an interim use development project in San Francisco and a 501c3 nonprofit that supports studio-directed cultural programming. We are looking for someone who can handle the day-to-day financial operations as well as assist with financial strategy for the firm. This role will evolve based not only on the needs of the office, but on your strengths, skills, and interests. We see this role as an incubator for a smart, ambitious, motivated person to grow into an invaluable part of our firm.
Manage cash flow, expenses and accounts receivable for three lines of business each with separate accounting software and accounts.
Analyze the profitability of projects and business lines.
Advise on new project fee projections and contracts.
Work with staff to manage their project time.
Make bi-weekly employer contributions to our company 401k plan.
Create annual expense budget.
Report biweekly on budget-to-actuals.
Administer time tracking system and ensuring user compliance.
Create ad hoc analyses and financial modeling as needed.
Handle all miscellaneous financial inquiries from within and from outside the firm.
Prepare end of year documents for our tax accountant for two lines of business.
Submit annual tax forms for our small 501c3 nonprofit.
Assist in ongoing B-Corp application and certification process.
Additional preferences and opportunities for growth
Experience with communications and marketing; crafting and posting compelling content across social media accounts, new business and press inquiries, curating website updates, proposal, RFP and RFQ submissions.
Basic IT knowledge; troubleshoot with support from outside IT personnel, ability to install and configure software, organize and schedule upgrades.
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field, or equivalent professional experience.
3+ years experience in professional services. A/E/C industry preferred.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate financial concepts to those without a finance background.
An interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative, energetic environment.
Knowledge of / Experience with BQE CORE, Quickbooks and Gusto Payroll Services is preferred.
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills, proficiency with other Microsoft Office and/or iWork (Pages, Numbers)Experience managing a diverse business strategy is preferred.
Other Requirements / Compensation:
This position is expected to be part-time at approximately 30 hours per week, with one to two days per week of in-person work at our Berkeley office. The salary for this position is competitive for similarly-sized firms and based on experience and qualifications. Additionally, we provide health insurance, paid vacation + holidays, as well as optional enrollment in vision + dental insurance and a retirement program.
Candidates should send an email with a single PDF attachment containing a cover letter, resume, and three references, to info_at_envelopead_dot_com, with the subject line “ENVELOPE Finance Manager Position".
We are an equal opportunity employer and benefit from diversity in the workplace.
Envelope is an idea-driven architecture and activations studio; a hybrid practice intent on realizing an equitable and compelling built environment. Founded in 2002, the firm is recognized for its pioneering work transforming underutilized sites across San Francisco as well as for its environments for hospitality, creative industry and the arts, attuned to the dynamics of contemporary culture.
Reaching across disciplinary boundaries, Envelope engages a wide ranging set of questions spanning architecture, development, product design and curation. Their collaborative and experimental approach has informed projects as varied as forest<>house, an unconventional family retreat; PROXY, an interim use design and development strategy; Hunters Point Shoreline, a half-mile long bayfront park; and the reimagining of Chef Thomas Keller’s kitchen at The French Laundry.
Envelope’s penchant for the unexpected has earned widespread attention. In 2010, Architectural Record named Envelope among the year’s Design Vanguard and the firm’s work has appeared in the United States Pavilion at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, The New York Times, T Magazine, Architect, Architectural Record, Interior Design, and Fast Company.