EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Concord, Irvine, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Salinas, San Diego, CA
Full Time

Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on solving today's complex challenges in planning, design, and construction of public infrastructure. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California, Nevada, and Washington with a staff of over 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in the municipal, water, transportation, and education markets.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will serve as a strategic partner to the CEO and be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.  The CFO will also lead and direct the financial and risk management activities of the firm to include management of our banking relationship, cash management, and the monitoring and development of control systems designed to preserve company assets, report accurate financial results and to achieve long-range objectives and strategic business goals.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Oversees Accounting & Finance
  • Leverages business and leadership acumen to participate as a member of the Executive Leadership Team working together in creating growth strategies and leading the company’s strategic direction.
  • Works with other department heads to monitor each department and make recommendations.


  • Oversees the accurate and timely preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, shareholder reports, job costing schedules, variance to budget, cash flow forecast, breakeven analysis, backlog, and governmental agency reports.
  • Oversees the preparation of the annual update to the 5 Year Plan which includes an evaluation of our future ESOP repurchase obligation.
  • Compares sales and profit projections to actual figures and budgeted expenses to actual expenses; makes recommendations for corrective operational action when results are not meeting expectations.
  • Reviews financial and planning processes and suggests improvements to current methods. Accountable for ongoing improvement of the business processes.
  • Provide leadership and coordination in the administrative, business planning, accounting, risk management, contracts, project management office, budgeting, and forecasting efforts of the firm.
  • Analyzes operations to identify underperforming areas in need of reorganization, downsizing, elimination and/or identifies opportunities for expansion into new service areas.
  • Works with other executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process.
  • Evaluate potential strategic investments to ensure they are value creating.
  • Lead the firm’s Merger & Acquisition activities.
  • Leads the company’s Risk Management Advisory Committee including identifying and managing business risks, contracting, leasing and insurance requirements.
  • Studies long-range economic trends and projects their impact on future growth in sales and market share.
  • Recognizes and recommends transformative changes to the organization and strategy to drive long-term success.
  • Oversees investment of funds and works with investment bankers to raise additional capital required for expansion.
  • Monitors Harris’ internal control environment and relationship coordinate with the firm’s independent auditors’ function to identify and correct any noted weaknesses.
  • Work with the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors to include the review of the Audited Financial Statements of the firm as well as those related to our benefit programs.
  • Present the financial performance of the firm at Quarterly Board meetings
  • Oversees employee stock purchase program and valuation process.
  • Ensures compliance with prevailing wage rates in all jurisdictions within which the firm operates

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent management and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills featuring the ability to lead with empathy, work in a consultative manner, and display general emotional intelligence.
  • Executive presence with ability to make concise presentations to the Board of Directors.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Deep understanding of how we deliver projects (i.e., project orientation).
  • Exhibits the strong mindset needed to set the organization’s long-term strategy.
  • A deep understanding of the dynamics of the AEC industry in general as well as trends impacting the specific markets in which we operate, particularly with our municipal client base.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • The skills necessary to define and lead our Merger & Acquisition process.
  • Able to build strong partnerships, networks and balances stakeholders needs
  • Ability to operate consistent with our Shared Values.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance required. Masters preferred.
  • CPA license desirable
  • 20+ years of experience in financial management
  • 10+ years in relevant managerial experience, preferably including prior experience as a CFO
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of the market, competitive environment, technology, and economic or social implications of organization activities
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency with risk and contracts, ESOP & Valuation, and facilities leases
  • Strong proficiency with Computer software such as Deltek, Microsoft Office and Excel, databases, and web applications
  • Strong proficiency with FAR
  • M&A experience required
  • Demonstrated experience with external trusted advisor relationships: BOD, trustee, and bank

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access various departments of a given location.

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $250,000-$335,000 this will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. Harris & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability) and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Harris expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.





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