Finance and Administration Officer

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New York, NY, USLocation:
Thu, Aug 31 '17Posted on:

Finance and Administration Officer

Atelier Ten is an international consultancy of environmental designers, building services engineers, fire engineers and lighting designers committed to high-performance and sustainable design within the built environment. We deliver design based on the cornerstones of sustainability, environmental integrity, economic viability and health and social wellbeing. These principles are embedded in our collaborative and creative approach to problem solving and efficient resource utilization.

Atelier Ten has a history of innovation. Founded in 1990, we are not afraid to challenge conventional thinking. Our environmental ethos is not an additive one; rather we strive to make buildings do more with less by working from first principles of building science and employing rigorous analysis. Our success is built on the expert delivery of innovation and sustainable design solutions. Sustainability is an intrinsic component of our thought process and we support the development develop buildings and master planning concepts that integrate architectural, environmental and structural requirements in one cost-effective envelope.

Job Purpose

The post holder will report to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for finance and administration matters throughout the three U.S. offices.  It is also hoped that they will make a contribution to the general business strategy.  Success in this role is defined as being able to track the company’s financial and administration effectiveness and to implement good financial reporting including project financial performance.  

The post holder will be expected to oversee and report on the financial performance of the company to ensure continued profitability.  This will require an understanding of the overall finance process, including external and internal financial reporting, general tax matters, cost control, project financial performance and may also include management of our HR processes. The post holder will also be required to understand and advise on risk as it applies to the general wellbeing of the business. 

The U.S. business is part of a group of Atelier Ten companies and as such is involved in international intercompany activities, the incumbent will be expected to liaise with their finance and operations colleagues in other offices to ensure that our finance and administration reporting is within the international governance standards.  We recently grew to a medium sized business with a staff of approximately 65.

Key Performance Indicators:

•          Monthly and quarterly financial reporting

•          Monthly and quarterly administration reporting

•          Proof of regular analysis of performance, current operations practices and administrative outcomes

•          Proof of managing risk

•          Respectful relationship with all colleagues

•          Good relationships with external stakeholders

•          Ensuring that your colleagues work in a safe and protective working environment

•          Ensuring the quality of the services provided by members of the finance and administration team to their colleagues’ throughout the US and other Atelier Ten offices


·         Master’s degree in business or equivalent; at least 7-10 years experience in Finance and Administrative and Budgeting; government contracts billing and managing preferred.

·         Excellent computer skills proficient in excel, word, outlook. Strong written and verbal communication skills.  Delegates responsibilities effectively.

·         Knowledge of operations management implementing best practices and internal controls.

·         Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff and excellent interpersonal skill. Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications in the private sector.


Benefits include health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation. Part-time.

Qualified candidates should only respond to: and use the following in the subject line: “US Finance and Administration Officer.”



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