POSITION TITLE:           General Manager/Director of Finance and Operations/Controller

REPORTING TO:             Principal/Owner

LOCATION:                 San Francisco, CA 94118

OUR CLIENT:               Kendall Wilkinson Design

Website: http://www.kendallwilkinson.com/

Over nearly twenty years, Kendall Wilkinson Design & Home has successfully managed hundreds of full-scale interior design projects. Our tight-knit team of thirteen is well-educated in interior design and interior architecture, furniture design, project management, communications, and finance. Whether we are engaged in a full-scale remodel or customizing a furniture piece for a store client, our goal is to provide a well-conceived, functional design plan that can be implemented in a time frame, budget and style consistent with the client's desires. We take pride in doing our work well and in enjoying the process. Our employees take pride in offering the quality service that defines us as a best-in-class firm.

To guide us in our growth, we are seeking a General Manager/Director of Finance and Operations to direct, oversee and manage all aspects of the design and retail business' day-to-day finance/operations functions, and execute the overall business plan. We are seeking a hands-on GM to will work as a Controller and Chief of Staff . We are a small nimble company, we wear many hats, we support each other, and we share responsibilities when appropriate.

The GM will oversee both Operations and Finance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Act as Chief of Staff:
  • Effectively manage all human resource aspects of the business, including payroll, employee reviews, human resource documentation, employee handbooks, related legal issues, hiring, termination and training of new staff.
  • Shape and support employee work flow and priorities, train/educate staff software, policies and procedures.
  • Be proactive in financial and operational functions, processes and procedures. Apply continuous improvement.
  • Manage the retail store function and operations including sales, processing orders, inventory and ecommerce.
  • Manage overall office functions and projects as they occur regarding: computer/technical issues, supplies, office maintenance.
  • Oversee external public relations/marketing consultants’ representation, strategy and programs, including overall presentation of the firm, marketing, design, promotion, advertising, graphic design, website, print materials, and events.
  • Work directly with and develop strong relationships with external clients as necessary; field inquiries, provide customer satisfaction and follow-up.
  • Oversee business and financial aspects of project proposals.
  • Conduct weekly management meetings with Principal/Owner.
  • Conduct monthly financial meetings with bookkeeper, accountant and Principal/Owner.
The GM will be responsible for preparing company financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting reports, accounts payable, budgeting, tax compliance and financial analysis.
  • Management of the finance function and supervising a bookkeeper
  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts, cash flow/cash management
  • Maintenance of financial ledgers and accounting processes
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet and income statement
  • Timely production of internal financial reports
  • Financial modeling and analysis
  • Ensuring that appropriate systems and internal controls are implemented and maintained
  • Overseeing the payroll process
  • Management and oversight of billings and collections
  • Maintenance of contractor/vendor relationships and payments
  • Management and oversight of purchasing and accounts payable
  • Responsibility for insurance matters and risk management
  • Contributing to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
  • Gather/prepare tax information for CPA

Minimum of ten years of overall business management experience. Minimum of five years of solid experience managing finance and operations in a professional services firm. Experience with any design related company is a plus.
Successful track record of managing the operations and finance of a small office.
Strong skills with accounting software. Any exposure to “Studio IT” software is a plus.

Be a proactive business and financial partner to the Owner/Principal.
Ability to embrace changing priorities and cater to client driven customer service. Maintain company’s competitive edge and commitment to customer service on all levels.
Proven management skills, preferably in a setting involving the creative fields.
Must be detail-oriented, organized, accurate and consistent in all paperwork and data management.
Ability to lead and work within a team to proactively create harmonious and professional relationships.
Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written.
Creative problem-solving, organizational, and time management skills.
Willingness to observe and promote company policies, procedures, and the instructions of the Principal.
Experience and comfort working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Be thorough, in thought and action. Be strong as a leader and manager to both the team and the Principal.
Be kind in words, actions and intent. Positive attitude; polished professional.
Work in harmony with a high-energy Principal. Be flexible, adaptable and supportive for the greater good.

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree is required, ideally in accounting, business, finance, or related field. MBA is a plus.

Competitive six-figure salary, plus benefits. Medical insurance/PPO Plan (some coverage paid), Profit sharing plan, 401k plan (employee contribution), paid holidays, PTO-accrued paid time off (first year two weeks, second year and after-three weeks). Considering adding Dental and Vision plans.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, cover letter and salary history (Word documents preferred).
Local candidates only; no phone calls please.
Lisa K. Locke
Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services
We are the source of your hire power.
Mail: P.O. Box 6746, Oakland, CA  94603
Phone/fax: 510-533-2055
Email: recruiting@lockeandkey.com Web: http://www.lockeandkey.com
Flexible recruiting solutions for your KEY hiring needs
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/lisalocke; if you would like to connect, please invite me.
Keep our number for the next time you need candidates. We help companies hire people.