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Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
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Summary of Position

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, an award-winning firm, including 2016 AIA Austin Firm of the Year, is seeking a new Controller.  The Controller manages the full scope of accounting, including financial reporting and analyses, tax and regulatory reporting, budget and internal controls and procedures. This role requires a hands-on, action-oriented professional who operates as a key business partner.

Firm Description

Founded in 2005, our 35+ person firm includes residential, commercial, creative office, retail, hotel/hospitality and interior work. For strong, self-starting professionals, we offer an engaging, open studio environment that encourages collaboration and creativity, as well as aggressive compensation, generous benefits, and steady profit sharing. Based in Austin with an office soon opening in Houston, the firm has projects all over the US, including New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas and San Antonio.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; preferably in Accounting or Finance
  • At least four to six years of Accounting/Benefits experience, preferably with project accounting experience in the A/E industry
  • Deltek Ajera experience preferred
  • Proficient with MS Office applications
  • Experience in financial reporting and analysis
  • Attention to detail, high level of accuracy and organization
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to meet monthly invoicing and financial reporting deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to multi-task with demanding focus


  • Management of all day-to-day operations of the accounting department up to and including the month and year-end closings processes; ensuring processes with sound internal controls
  • Enter and maintain all accounts payable and process bi-weekly check runs
  • Process semi-monthly payroll through ADP
  • Prepare/file quarterly payroll tax reports and year-end tax forms including W-2’s and 1099’s
  • Collaborate with company's CPA on annual tax returns
  • Prepare/file monthly sales tax reports
  • Process monthly client invoices based on accurate contract terms (hourly rates, fixed fee, phase billing, etc)
  • Accounts payable processing including inputting vendor and consultant bills
  • Accounts receivable processing including collections work on outstanding AR clients
  • Monthly reconciliation of bank and credit card accounts
  • Contract management including tracking proposals and retainers
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and job profitability reporting and organize and lead monthly financial meetings with Principal and Partners
  • Assist in the financial modeling and analysis to support the development of long-term strategic initiatives and business plans
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual overhead budget
  • Serve as main HR contact for the firm including employee benefits and onboarding
  • Administration of the company retirement plan
  • Manage the annual insurance renewal process for all health and liability policies
  • Maintain and ensure confidentiality of employee records and forms
  • Produce monthly time off summaries for each employee
  • Review and approve all employee timesheets
  • Oversee IT budget and collaborate with IT Consultant on purchases, annual software renewals and contracts
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information

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