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CFO-HOU (NW: Tomball): $175-$200K + BONUS/BENEFITS

Diffco is an established, growing, privately/closely held, and highly regarded/award winning niche CONSTRUCTION SERVICES company with HQ in the Tomball Area, Northwest of Houston operating through 2 Divisions and serving mostly Blue-Chip customers with their commercial construction needs throughout the Greater Houston Area and in other areas of Texas currently.

-       FAR NORTHWEST HOUSTON HQ (Tomball AREA)/HOUSTON-WIDE (MOSTLY) & TEXAS PROJECTS/GROWTH COMPANY/ENTREPRENEURIAL-FAMILY FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT WITH SHARED VALUES – The Company currently has almost 300 total employees (mostly in the field working on construction projects), with 30 currently in HQ, including the 4-person Senior Management Team – President/CEO/Founder/Owner (“Owner”), 3 Division Vice Presidents and the CFO - and 3 currently in Finance/Accounting/HR/IT under the direction of the CFO - the Controller, and 2 support staff: Payroll/HR Specialist and AP Specialist - with IT outsourced to a 3rd Party. The Company operates from HQ and serves mostly Blue-Chip customers with their construction needs in the Greater Houston Area and beyond in Texas and enjoys an entrepreneurial/family friendly environment with the Owner, a successful forward-looking entrepreneur with a proven track record of growing the Company and other businesses with Shared Values, involved in the daily business growing the Company.

-       REPLACEMENT POSITION- Current CFO is leaving to pursue another opportunity.  The prior CFO and Co-Owner of the Company, a Big Four Alum and CPA, top-notch industry veteran with over 20 years of experience handles other responsibilities with the Company’s sister companies, is a Trusted Business Adviser to the Owner and is on hand for the transition and consulting.

-       We are looking for a FORWARD LOOKING/STRATEGIC CFO with DEEP CONSTRUCTION Industry Experience, an entrepreneurial attitude, who has exceptional people skills and who is also a HANDS-ON LEADER to be a KEY MANAGEMENT TEAM MEMBER of a small collaborative team of a growing business.




Reporting directly to the Owner, a highly successful, forward-looking construction industry veteran and entrepreneur, the CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER duties are as follows:

-       OVERALL – Leading all financial decision-making for the Company and providing strategic financial input to the Management Team while overseeing the overall accounting process and playing a key role in developing and implementing financial procedures to improve and maintain the financial health of the Company.

-       FINANCIAL STRATEGY - Develop and execute the financial strategy of the Company.

-       FINANCIAL ANALYSIS - Monitor the global financial performance by measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances. Ensure full transparency over the global financial performance of the Company.

-       PROFIT IMPROVEMENT - Provide advice on how to increase revenue and reduce costs.

-       ACTION PLANS - Propose action plans to ensure that annual financial objectives are attained.

-       AR BILLINGS & COLLECTIONS - Maintain speed and accuracy of billings and customer payments.

-       OPERATIONS ANALYSIS – Extract sales and cost data from the current system and prepare meaningful, value-added operational analysis and reporting for the Management Team to manage and grow the business.

-       OPERATIONS LIAISON/PROJECT ACCOUNTING – Interface with Operations Management and Operations Support regarding proper and timely accounting for projects.

-       JOB COSTING– Supervise and perform job costing, general ledger preparation and supporting schedules.

-       WIP – Monthly preparation and review of all current projects.

-       BANK ACCOUNTS - Managing all bank accounts and ledgers: Daily Deposits, Transfers, Checks, Wires, and Reconciliations.

-       BANK REPORTING – Assisting with Bank Covenant Compliance and other operating data provided to the bank monthly.

-       FINANCIAL REPORTING/FORECASTING - Deliver accurate and timely reporting; summarize and forecast Company business activity and financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and expected operations. Manage separate Division reporting systems and create consolidated reporting systems.

-       MANAGEMENT/BOARD REPORTING – Ensuring timely preparation and presentation of monthly, quarterly & annual financial statements and directing execution and management of financial reports to Management, including the monthly Board Report and presentation narrative.

-       CASH FORECASTING – Managing and anticipating cash flow.

-       PLANNING/BUDGETING - Assisting with strategic planning; directing budget preparation, reviewing budget proposals, and preparing necessary supporting documentation and justification for proposed budgets.

-       TREASURY MANAGEMENT - Facilitate bank relationships including monthly and quarterly bank reporting in compliance with the Company’s bank agreement.

-       PAYROLL (IN HOUSE) – Managing and verifying appropriate payroll amounts on a weekly basis for in house payroll using Vista by Viewpoint, the Company’s ERP System.

-       SYSTEMS – Assessing, leading & managing the Company’s systems to ensure the Company is receiving the best service and reports needed using the Company’s ERP System (Vista by Viewpoint).

-       SURETY LIAISON – Managing Client relationship with Bonding Agent and Surety Company including quarterly reports and semi-annual meetings.

-       IT/SYSTEMS – Managing the IT function with the support of a 3rd Party MSP and working closely with the Management Team to set and achieve IT goals and innovations.

-       LEGAL – Managing open legal issues and coordinating with outside counsel and management to strategize and direct legal responses.

-       SALES/CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS – Interfacing with the Company’s Sales and Sales Support Team in reviewing and managing customer relations.

-       HUMAN RESOURCES – Managing the Human Resources issues, payroll, evaluating and administering benefits plans and ensuring compliance with governmental requirements and Company procedures.

-       RISK MANAGEMENT – Managing Insurance Coverage; monitoring accounting to ensure credit risk is mitigated.

-       TAXES - Managing and reporting Federal & State taxes as needed. Appealing property renditions as needed and ascertaining appropriate amounts are paid on a timely basis.

-       INTERNAL CONTROLS - Monitoring effectiveness of internal controls and adherences to delegation of authority guidelines.

-       PROCESS IMPROVEMENT – Working closely with the Management Team in ascertaining the current processes and determining the best plans to assist the Management Team in determining the best course of action for all its operations.

-       PERMANENT RECORDS – Managing, administering & retaining all corporate records, customer files et al in an orderly fashion.

-       CPA FIRM LIAISON – Assessing and maintaining only the essential services needed from the Company’s Houston CPA Firm; retrieving information needed and looking for ways to reduce costs.

-       OTHER VALUE ADDED - Additional Duties as they arise, e.g., Software implementation, Outside Consultant Liaison, etc., and responsibility and accountability for various job duties/responsibilities and special projects as directed and to be determined on own initiative.

-       MANAGERIAL & SUPERVISORY – Currently 1 Direct Report (the Controller) and 2 Indirect Reports (Payroll/HR Specialist and AP Specialist) and overseeing IT function, currently outsourced to a 3rd Party. Assessing the proper staffing levels on a Company-wide basis, including additional hires needed to build out the accounting function with Company growth, in due course.

-       LEADERSHIP - Providing leadership toward additional value-added activities and supporting operational and departmental excellence, while fostering teamwork between all functions. Maintaining honest and ethical conduct, including the ethical handling of actual or apparent conflicts of interest between personal and professional relationships.




-       BASE SALARY (ANNUALIZED): In $175,000 to $200,000 range, commensurate with Qualifications below

-       Stock and Bonus Program

-       Company-subsidized Medical; Dental, Vision, Life Insurance available

-       401K Retirement Savings Plan

-       At least 3 weeks of PTO in addition to customary US Holidays

-       Reimbursement of all necessary and approved CPA Et Al and CPE expenses

-       Free Parking, and Business Casual every day, Nice Jeans are fine M-F



-       Construction Industry CFO

-       Project/Construction Accounting Experience - With job costing, cost allocation and analysis (standards)

-       Accounting Systems Experience (as detailed on Resume) – With proven ability to run queries & analysis.

-       MS Office Proficiency – Excel in particular

-       Other Required Skills - Good communication, people and organizational skills; “can do” attitude, wearing many hats, willing to get into the detail, lateral thinker, while maintaining the ability to grow and change the organization; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Monitors own work to ensure quality; Seeks increased responsibilities; identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; communicates clearly and informatively; Ability to make decisions in a timely manner; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process. Supports the Company’s goals and values; Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans; Approaches others in a tactful manner; works well in a team environment; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.



-       CPA

-       CCIFP Certification

-       Vista by Viewpoint Experience


The Financial Controller, with the TF Warren Group

The Financial Controller, with the TF Warren Group, will have direct hands-on involvement in the day-to-day financial operations. They will be responsible for organizing, maintaining, and directing all accounting activities which include financial reporting & analysis, cost accounting, financial records, inventory accounting, accounts payable, payroll and other financial related functions. They will provide leadership and direction to achieve optimal levels of profitability, productivity and quality to assure internal and external customer satisfaction. Must be able to have an in-depth understanding of the company’s financial situation and be able to provide clear, real-time answers to issues and questions that arise.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manages professional level accounting functions and the preparation of reports including profitability, working capital, and balance sheet accounting. Prepares monthly, quarterly, and year-end financial statements.
  • Develops and maintains a system of financial controls and reporting for the entire project accounting process to include monitoring and reporting of the project budget and job costing.
  • Evaluates the finance structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group, as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities (where possible).
  • Actively assesses and builds competencies and strength in the finance organization.
  • Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs, and evaluate the organization's fiscal function and performance by identifying and tracking key performance indicators in support of the company goals.
  • Directs preparation of budgets and financial forecasts. Participates in continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
  • Assesses the potential profitability of long-term capital investments through detailed financial analysis and in-depth understanding of the benefits of the investment.
  • Benchmarks, establishes and interprets operational and financial Key Performance Metrics (KPI’s).
  • Identifies trends and advises company leadership with recommended actions based on sound analysis.
  • Drives process improvements and margin enhancements with timely data analysis.
  • Provides timely cost extraction data and acts as the integrator of data reporting standards across the group.
  • Assures compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
  • Assures financial integrity of all accounting functions and ensures controls are in place to comply with all FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) requirements and US GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
  • Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.

Education and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (CPA or CMA certification a plus)
  • Strong general ledger, accounts payable, payroll skills.
  • Must have 5+ years’ experience in a construction accounting setting with job costing experience.
  • Strong business partnering and communication skills.